• Indiana Fever’s Briann January, center, attempts a layup between Minnesota Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson, left, and Maya Moore, right, in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Gritty Fever top Lynx 75-69 in Game 1 of WNBA Finals

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Briann January had 19 points and six assists and the Indiana Fever stole home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday.

  • Clippers waive free agent Nikoloz Tskitishvili

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have waived free agent forward/center Nikoloz Tskitishvili.

  • Lynx, Fever meet in rematch of 2012 WNBA Finals

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx waltzed into the 2012 WNBA Finals ready for a coronation.

  • Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino looks on at the action during the second half of this NCAA college basketball team's intrasquad scrimmage, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville investigating if escorts were hired for recruits

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his men’s basketball program.

  • Kings pick up option on G Ben McLemore

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento have picked up the 2016-17 option on guard Ben McLemore’s contract.

  • China's Guo Ailun, white, guards Jayson William of the Philippines, blue, in the final of the FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha in south China's Hunan province Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. China won 78-67. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title

    CHANGSHA, China (AP) — Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.

  • Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, left, and Denver Nuggets' Jameer Nelson fight for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Clippers beat Nuggets 103-96 in preseason opener

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 103-96 on Friday night in the first game of the NBA preseason.

  • File-This March 14, 2009, file photo shows Louisville's Andre McGee cutting down the net after the championship game of the Big East men's NCAA college basketball tournament. Louisville said Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, it has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals staffer McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Louisville probing claim staffer hired escorts for recruits

    Louisville is investigating allegations that former Cardinals men’s basketball staffer Andre McGee brought escorts into dorm parties, and paid for the women to strip and have sex with recruits, their fathers and players.

  • Pistons announce injuries to Blake, Jackson and Baynes

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Steve Blake is recovering from a concussion, guard Reggie Jackson has a bruised thigh and center Aaron Baynes has a sore right ankle.

  • UMKC puts assistant at center of escort case on leave

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has placed men’s basketball assistant coach Andre McGee on paid administrative leave as it investigates allegations that he hired an escort to provide sex for recruits while at Louisville.