• Dallas Wings guard Odyssey Sims (0) drives against San Antonio Stars guard Moriah Jefferson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Sims leads, Diggins returns as Wings win inaugural home game

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 23 points in front of a hometown crowd, Skylar Diggins made her season debut coming off knee surgery and the Dallas Wings won their inaugural home game, beating the San Antonio Stars 82-77 on Saturday night.

  • Sparks beat Liberty in OT, improve to 3-0

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 15 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks rallied to beat the New York Liberty 79-72 in overtime Saturday night.

  • Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, right, reacts after scoring by looking at Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Warriors’ big men must come up big in Game 3 against Thunder

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Warriors’ big men might be just as important as the Splash Brothers right now.

  • In this March 6, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr yells to the officials to question a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Billy Donovan is trying to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a championship as a first-year NBA coach, just as Kerr did with Golden State last year. Friends off the court, their teams are 1-1 in the Western Conference finals that resume Sunday night at Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

    Donovan, Kerr took very different paths to NBA coaching

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Donovan is trying to accomplish the improbable and lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a championship as a first-year NBA coach, just as Steve Kerr did guiding Golden State to its first title in 40 years last June in his rookie season running the Warriors.

  • Jewell has 30 points in Storm’s 81-80 victory over Mercury

    PHOENIX (AP) — Jewell Loyd banked in a 12-footer with 2.9 seconds remaining for the last of her career-high 30 points in the Seattle Storm’s 81-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.

  • Dallas Cowboys sign injured linebacker Jaylon Smith

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys signed injured linebacker Jaylon Smith, their second-round draft pick, and former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers on Friday.

  • Toliver scores 19 points, Sparks beat Mystics 97-67

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Washington Mystics 97-67 on Friday night.

  • New Timberwolves regime will not retain Newton, Kander

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor decided to hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president of basketball operations and Scott Layden as general manager, many in the organization braced for sweeping changes to the front office and coaching staff.

  • In this March 13, 2014 file photo, rapper Snoop Dog performs at a discotheque in the resort city of Cancun, Mexico. Snoop Dogg and former Toronto Raptors player Morris Peterson are hosting a celebrity basketball game to help Flint, Mich. amid the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water. “Hoop 4 Water” is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016,  at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint. (AP Photo/Israel Leal, File)

    Peterson: Celebrity game in Flint to ‘make people feel good’

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State star and ex-NBA player Morris Peterson says a celebrity basketball game featuring rapper Snoop Dogg is to “make people feel good” as Flint deals with a lead-tainted water crisis.

  • Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo,  Kyle Lowry, DeMarre Carroll and Patrick Patterson, from left, sit on bench during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 108-89. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Raptors need Lowry to step up in Game 3 against Cavaliers

    TORONTO (AP) — After two bad games in Cleveland, Kyle Lowry isn’t lacking confidence as the Eastern Conference finals shift to Toronto.