Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Loyd taken first in WNBA draft by Seattle

Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd, right, holds up a Seattle Storm jersey with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie after the Storm selected Loyd as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA basketball draft, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jewell Loyd and Amanda Zahui B. shared a hug after they were taken with the top two picks in the WNBA draft. The underclassmen’s decisions to turn pro were justified.

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After worst season ever, Lakers see hopeful signs in future

Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill glances up to the stands during the closing moments of the Lakers' 102-92 loss to the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The worst season in the Los Angeles Lakers’ history has finally ended, and the longest summer has just begun.

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Grizzlies trying to get healthy for series vs. Trail Blazers

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol stands on the court after an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis won 95-83. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger insists he’s not protecting or hiding Mike Conley or Tony Allen.

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Top seed Hawks look to recapture form after sluggish ending

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) shoots over Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) as Jeff Teague (0) watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Chicago. The Bulls won 91-85. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks spent the past month doing little more than warming up for the playoffs.

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NBA players to be tested for HGH starting next season

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players will be blood tested for human growth hormone beginning next season.

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