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Sacramento Kings GM says DeMarcus Cousins will not be traded

In his strongest public statement to date on the subject, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac told ESPN on Monday that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is going nowhere before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Amid recent reports that the Kings had engaged the Phoenix Suns in talks involving Cousins, as well as suggestions that some […]

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman gets probation in freeway crash

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been sentenced to three years’ informal probation and 30 hours of community service for a crash on a California freeway. The Orange County district attorney’s office said Rodman pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor counts of driving across a dividing section, giving false information to a […]

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Jimmy Butler of Chicago Bulls remains sidelined with bruised heel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Chicago Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler will not play Monday night against the Kings because of a bruised right heel. It is second straight game he has missed because of the injury, and he is considered questionable for Wednesday’s road game against the Golden State Warriors. “He’s doing a little bit better,” […]

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Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from ex-NBA star’s alma mater

ARDMORE, Pa. — Authorities say memorabilia from Kobe Bryant’s high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former NBA star’s school near Philadelphia. Philly.com reports the theft from “Kobe’s Shrine” outside the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School was discovered by school officials on Sunday evening. Kobe Bryant’s high school […]

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Fantasy Basketball – Top waiver-wire pickups for the week of February 6

Working the waiver wire is crucial to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the season, we need to source stats from free agency to maximize our imaginary rosters. Prepare for the week ahead in fantasy hoops with matchup previews, schedule analysis and more, including a downloadable […]

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Singer flubs Canadian anthem before Raptors-Nets game

The anthem singer for the Toronto Raptors- Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center Sunday struggled with the lyrics to “O Canada,” and the Raptors responded by tweaking the Nets on Twitter. .@BrooklynNets For future reference… pic.twitter.com/EJt64jTYZt — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 5, 2017 Amber Iman, a member of the national touring cast of the Broadway […]