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Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

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Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the... More>>

Moore, Lynx end Mercury's 16-game win streak

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With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring. More>>

Bucks sign free agent guard Jerryd Bayless

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Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of Jason Kidd. More>>

Sky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer It's been a frustrating month for Elena Delle Donne. More>>

Ginobili will not play for Argentina at World Cup

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Manu Ginobili will not play for Argentina at the FIBA World Cup because of a stress fracture in his right leg that has bothered the San Antonio Spurs guard since... More>>

Sky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York

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Elena Delle Donne will return to the Chicago sky lineup against the New York Liberty on Thursday night after missing 17 of the last 18 games because of a recurrence of Lyme disease. More>>

Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak. More>>

NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner

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By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. More>>

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

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The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many... More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

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Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league. More>>

Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive

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One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. More>>

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

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The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. More>>

NBA players union elects female executive director

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers. More>>

NBA players union elects new executive director

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers. More>>

NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. More>>

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

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Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to... More>>

Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

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Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes. More>>

Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach

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The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night. More>>

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp

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Derrick Rose says he feels old. More>>

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

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The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. More>>

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

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By The Associated Press LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. More>>

Griner leads Mercury to 15th straight victory

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Old Detroit Pistons "Bad Boy" Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty tried to rough up the streaking Phoenix Mercury - with little success. More>>

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Kevin Love still doesn't know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a seldom-used league rule complicates a potential trade to... More>>

Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

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Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. More>>

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days

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Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. More>>

Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

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Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California. More>>

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. More>>

LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

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LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday. More>>

Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth

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Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving. More>>

CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

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The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. More>>

Moore has 48 points in the Lynx's 112-108 2OT win

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Maya Moore put on one of the best scoring displays in the history of the WNBA and it was barely enough to lift Minnesota. More>>

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

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Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. More>>

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. More>>

LeBron James begins tour of China

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LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy. More>>

Dream coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

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Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. More>>

Slumping LA Sparks fire Carol Ross as coach

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Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. More>>

Schimmel's 29 leads East over West 125-124 in OT

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Showtime Shoni had quite the All-Star debut. More>>

Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. More>>

Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline

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A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline. More>>

LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

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LeBron James has to make another big decision. More>>

Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

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Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon. More>>

Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

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Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro. More>>

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn't define me

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Lance Stephenson doesn't want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James' ear. More>>

Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

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Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white... More>>

No charges against 2 Providence College players

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An investigation into an alleged sexual assault by two Providence College basketball players has concluded with no charges, the Rhode Island attorney general's office said Wednesday. More>>

AP Source: Hornets land SG Stephenson

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Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. More>>

Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

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Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook - whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports - and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack. More>>

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

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Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the... More>>

Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

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Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learned during the Donald Sterling saga, it's that there are no guarantees. More>>

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