• 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.

  • In this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel gestures during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Indianapolis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Orlando Magic have agreed to a deal with Vogel to be the team's next head coach. The person says the Vogel and Magic officials met during the day Thursday, May 19, 2016, and reached a deal, which will not be final until Friday afternoon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Magic have not announced the hire. The Pacers did not renew Vogel's contract after the season. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    Magic officially announce Frank Vogel as new head coach

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After agreeing to a deal with Frank Vogel on Thursday, the Orlando Magic completed a whirlwind eight days by formally announcing their new head coach.

  • Peter Jok to return to Iowa for senior season

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Peter Jok will return to Iowa men’s basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) falls over a row of fans while chasing a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Stephen Curry’s sore right elbow not limiting him on court

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A black sleeve protecting his sore right elbow, MVP Stephen Curry insists he’s fine after yet another postseason injury.

  • Saints owner Tom Benson discusses why he disinherits kin

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a court deposition, Tom Benson said he ousted his daughter and grandchildren from executive positions in the Saints and Pelicans after a confrontation turned physical between his daughter, Renee, and his wife, Gayle.