Posts Tagged Basketball

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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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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UConn forward Tuck gets extra year of eligibility

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA has granted a medical hardship waiver to UConn forward Morgan Tuck, who underwent two knee surgeries and missed most of last season’s national championship run.

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NBA players union elects female executive director

This undated handout photo provided by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP shows Michele Roberts. Roberts was elected early Tuesday morning as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, and the Washington trial lawyer is eager to provide the leadership it needs after a few difficult years.  (AP Photo/Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP)

Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers.

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Mercury cruise past Sparks for 16th straight win

PHOENIX (AP) — Facing a short-handed Los Angeles Sparks team playing for the second straight night, the Phoenix Mercury needed a half to get going before cruising to their 16th straight win.

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