• Sioux Falls Skyforce to keep affiliation with Miami Heat

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The NBA’s Miami Heat has extended the team’s partnership with the NBA Development League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce through the 2016-17 season.

  • Suns to induct 2-time MVP Nash into team’s Ring of Honor

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns will induct Steve Nash into the franchise’s Ring of Honor at halftime of their game against Portland on Oct. 30.

  • Charleston Southern promotes McKie

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern has promoted assistant BJ McKie to associate head coach.

  • Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry, center, goes up for a shot and is fouled by Connecticut Sun's Jennifer Lacy, right, as Sun’s Kelsey Bone, left, defends during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn.  The Dream won 102-92. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    East shows its better than West in head-to-head matchups

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bragging rights for the regular season belong to the Eastern Conference.

  • Atlanta Dream’s Tiffany Hayes, right, fouls Connecticut Sun's Jennifer Lacy during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn.  The Dream won 102-92. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    McCoughtry scores 33 points as Dream shoots past Sun 102-92

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 33 points to help Atlanta beat Connecticut 102-92 on Sunday, handing the Sun their fourth-straight loss.

  • Lavender, Parker lead Sparks’ 90-59 rout of Stars

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jantel Lavender scored 22 points and Candace Parker added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks roll to a 90-59 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Sunday.

  • Pondexter’s basket gives Sky 66-64 win over Mystics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cappie Pondexter’s layup with 6 seconds left gave the Sky a 66-64 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 photo, a map for the Bloomingdale Trail is seen along its path in Chicago. The trail was once an abandoned Chicago railway line that has been transformed into a bike corridor. The relic of Chicago’s industrial past is now a vision of its future as the city helps lead the way in transforming hulking pieces of obsolete infrastructure into useful, even inspiring, amenities. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)

    Abandoned Chicago railway reborn as commuter corridor

    CHICAGO (AP) — On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of concrete undulating through a lush landscape where clattering freight cars once ferried everything from coal to furniture.

  • Former NBA star Kirilenko hopes to rescue Russian basketball

    MOSCOW (AP) — After spending more than a decade in the NBA, former All-Star Andrei Kirilenko is taking on what may be his biggest challenge yet — rescuing basketball in his native Russia.

  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year.