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Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers coach, praises team owner Steve Ballmer

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:07
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers loves talking about basketball. And with the scandal involving former Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.
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Commentary: NBA still must deal with race issue

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 14:40
Training camps are starting up around the NBA, so it is time to ask a blunt question: Does the league celebrated for its diversity and inclusiveness actually have a race problem? Any thought Donald Sterling was just an isolated case of bigotry was erased by a nasty situation in Atlanta.
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Rajon Rondo of Boston Celtics to miss from 6 to 8 weeks because of broken finger

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:01
Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, a four-time All-Star, had surgery on a broken finger on his left hand. Rondo, 28, is expected to miss from six to eight weeks. Celtics officials said he suffered the injury in a fall at his home.
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Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA will review domestic-violence policies

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:31
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic-violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents.
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Ex-Sonic Desmond Mason brings his art back to Seattle

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 15:21
Desmond Mason ran a three-player weave in Seattle, again.
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Cleveland will see LeBron James as larger than life

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:16
Cleveland’s planning commission approved artwork for a 10-story-high banner of LeBron James, four-time NBA most valuable player.
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Jason Terry traded to Rockets

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:51
The Houston Rockets acquired Jason Terry and draft picks from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson.
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U.S. basketball program confirms its status as world’s finest

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:01
The Americans run perhaps the most stable basketball program in the world, gold medalists at the men’s and women’s senior and junior levels.
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USA routs Serbia to win FIBA World Cup

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:01
Hot-shooting guards Kyrie Irving and James Harden led the United States to victory in the FIBA Basketball World Cup title game.
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Hawks apologize to fans, city of Atlanta in letter

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:26
The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and the city, saying the organization “did not do the right thing” to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos “over a period of years.”
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Steve Ballmer files six-figure counterclaim vs. Steve Gordon

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:17
Former Microsoft CEO and new NBA owner Steve Ballmer has filed a six-figure counterclaim plus damages against a longtime ex-Sonics assistant he says used his name to defraud investors.
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U.S. men advance to final at world basketball championships

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:46
The United States men moved within a victory of repeating as world champions for the first time with a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night in the World Cup of Basketball in Barcelona, Spain.
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Atlanta Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:01
The Atlanta Hawks canceled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group’s leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
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Atlanta Hawks’ other owners make moving NBA to Seattle highly unlikely

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:51
Seattle wants an NBA team. But the deep pockets and ties to Atlanta among other partners make moving the Hawks inconceivable, despite majority owner Bruce Levenson selling his stake.
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Klay Thompson scores 20 points as U.S. team beats Slovenia in World Cup

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:01
Klay Thompson, a former Washington State standout who plays for the Golden State Warriors, scored a game-high 20 points as the United States beat Slovenia 119-76 in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
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Atlanta Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:01
Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year.
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Investigation of Atlanta Hawks reportedly started after GM Danny Ferry read aloud a racist comment

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:01
Forward Luol Deng was the free-agent player being discussed in an Atlanta Hawks owners’ conference call in June when a racist comment from a background report was read by general manager Danny Ferry, a person familiar with the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Atlanta Hawks owner to sell team in the wake of racially charged 2012 email

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:59
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said he is selling his controlling interest, citing an “inflammatory nonsense” email he sent to some team executives in 2012. “My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites” is one phrase from the email Levenson voluntarily
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U.S. advances to quarterfinals of FIBA Basketball World Cup

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:31
Stephen Curry scored 20 points, leading the U.S. national team into the quarterfinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup with an 86-63 victory over Mexico.
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U.S. men beat Ukraine in FIBA Basketball World Cup

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:01
James Harden of the NBA Houston Rockets scored 17 points to help the U.S. team beat Ukraine 95-71 in a FIBA Basketball World Cup game in Bilbao, Spain. The Americans improved to 5-0.
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