Posts Tagged Basketball

Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) moves in to block the shot of Los Angeles Sparks's Nneka Ogwumike (30) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Phoenix. The Mercury defeated the Sparks 90-69, winning their 16th straight game. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks’ 18-game winning streak.

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Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern answers questions from reporters at a news conference prior to the start of the pre-season game between the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will “end well” for the league, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will “end well” for the league.

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Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive

In this Sept. 23, 2010 file photo, Pat Riley, the President of the Miami Heat basketball team, speaks with the media in Miami. Miami Heat President Pat Riley is speaking out at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team “to be as good as it’s ever been” going forward, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

MIAMI (AP) — One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

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UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.  (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a pipe break that flooded UCLA’s famed Pauley Pavilion has now released 20 million gallons of water and continues to gush.

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Bucks sign 2nd-round pick Johnny O’Bryant

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second-round draft pick Johnny O’Bryant.

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