Professional Basketball

76ers' Ben Simmons penalized for elbowing Lowry in groin

May 3, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has been fined $20,000 and assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for elbowing Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in the groin in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series

Sinclair to buy regional Fox Sports networks for $9.6B

May 3, 2019

Media company Sinclair Broadcasting Group will buy Fox's regional sports networks for $9.6 billion

Prosecutor: College hoops bribery defendant lied on stand

May 3, 2019

A federal prosecutor says a defendant accused of bribing college basketball coaches lied on the witness stand at his New York City trial

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

May 3, 2019

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the "MVP!" chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors

Harden still dealing with eye injury; will play in Game 3

May 2, 2019

Houston's James Harden will play in Game 3 against Golden State despite injuries to both of his eyes

Celtics President Danny Ainge has mild heart attack

May 2, 2019

Celtics President Danny Ainge has mild heart attack in Milwaukee, full recovery expected

Basketball figure denies bribing coaches to get clients

May 2, 2019

A former aspiring business manager for NBA players continues to insist he never bribed college basketball coaches to help him get future clients

McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

May 2, 2019

CJ McCollum picks up for a cold-shooting Damian Lillard and scores 20 points in Portland's 97-90 win over the Denver Nuggets

AP source: Timberwolves hire Rockets exec Gersson Rosas

May 2, 2019

Person with knowledge of process: Timberwolves hire Rockets executive Gersson Rosas for top job

NCAA corruption case defendant denies bribing hoops coaches

May 1, 2019

A former aspiring business manager for NBA players has denied charges that he paid off coaches at major programs to get their help in landing clients with potential for big contracts

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