• September 27, 2016

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At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season.

AP Interview: LeBron says "a personal goal" to match Jordan

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Now that LeBron James has won a championship for the ages, he's set a loftier goal:

Life without Duncan begins for the new-look Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren't quite ready to accept it.

76ers center Noel: Too many bigs on team, 'Just a logjam'

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Shortly after Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Sixers center Nerlens Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team's three big men.

LeBron will stand for anthem, says 'scary' to be parent now

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has been horrified at the videos of police shootings and violence he's seen over the past few months. Like many Americans, he's anxious for change.

Pacers believe pieces are in place to play faster style

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird spent most of his offseason trying to stitch together a championship contender.

Rose on rape case: 'I feel like I didn't do anything wrong'

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Derrick Rose said Monday he isn't worried about a rape trial set to start next week because he feels he "didn't do anything wrong."

Pat Riley says Chris Bosh likely played last game with Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh has almost certainly played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward's latest health setback convincing the Heat that his plan to play again is no longer feasible.

Paul Pierce says this will be his final season in NBA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Pierce says this season with the Los Angeles Clippers will be his last as an NBA player.

Things to watch in Team Europe-Canada World Cup finals

TORONTO (AP) — Canada, as expected, is in the World Cup of Hockey finals.

Joe Davis prepares to take over Dodgers booth from Scully

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Vin Scully closes out his career broadcasting Los Angeles Dodgers games, his successor is waiting in the wings.

Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff game.

Cook gets rolling, has 267 yards in win over South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Those questions about whether Dalvin Cook can recover from a slow start? He just answered them.

Mercury players meet with Phoenix police; will keep kneeling

NEW YORK (AP) — Mistie Bass, Kelsey Bone and their Mercury teammates met with Phoenix police a few weeks ago after practice.

Heat forward Chris Bosh fails physical, future in doubt

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh's plan to resume playing is now in jeopardy, after medical examinations performed in recent days convinced the Miami Heat that he is not healthy enough to return to the court.

Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett's.

Around NBA, teams already discussing need for social change

MIAMI (AP) — Whatever the Detroit Pistons decide to do when it comes to protests that call for societal change this season, they'll have the support of coach Stan Van Gundy.

Westbrook on police shootings: "Something has to change"

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook is a multi-millionaire basketball player, far removed from the rough community he came from in the Los Angeles area.

Harden focused on helping Rockets improve after tough season

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was second in the NBA with 29 points per game last season and his 7.5 rebounds were a career high.

Knicks not concerned about possible Rose rape trial

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Knicks don't expect Derrick Rose's season to be affected because of a potential rape trial, but won't say if he might miss any games.

Ed Temple dies: Coached Wilma Rudolph to Olympic gold medals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach whose Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night. He was 89.

Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who was left battered and facing assault charges.

NBA, NBPA send players memo seeking ideas for social changes

MIAMI (AP) — NBA players are being urged to reach out to league and union officials to try and come up with ways to create "positive change" in communities around the country, a move that comes in response to protests in other sports about racial oppression and other social matters.

Bucks acquire Michael Beasley from Rockets for Tyler Ennis

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks have acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets for backup point guard Tyler Ennis in a deal that beefs up Milwaukee's frontcourt depth.