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After a crazy summer, who rules the NBA?

Following a frenetic fortnight of free agency, a new world order is taking shape in the NBA. Here’s a look at the eight top contenders heading into next seasonThe dust has finally settled on one of the most frenetic free-agency periods in NBA history, …

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LA Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

Veteran guard suspended 10 games for December incidentWilliams, 29, set WNBA single-game scoring record in 2013The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, one of the longest punishments in …

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LA Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

Veteran guard suspended 10 games for December incidentWilliams, 29, set WNBA single-game scoring record in 2013The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, one of the longest punishments in …

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Ben Simmons becomes Australia’s richest athlete with huge 76ers deal

Contract extension worth $US170m ($A242m)All-Star to stay in Philadelphia for five yearsBen Simmons has agreed to a $A242m contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in the richest deal by an Australian athlete.But doubt still hangs over whether th…

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Russell Westbrook traded to Rockets for Chris Paul, ending 11-year run with Thunder

Eight-time All-Star will re-unite with James Harden in HoustonWestbrook has 138 triple-doubles, tied for second-most everRussell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen.A person with …

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George officially join Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers ink blockbuster swap with Thunder on WednesdaySixers make official signings of Tobias Harris and Al HorfordHunter Felt’s NBA free-agency winners and losersPaul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves th…

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George officially join Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers ink blockbuster swap with Thunder on WednesdaySixers make official signings of Tobias Harris and Al HorfordHunter Felt’s NBA free-agency winners and losersPaul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves th…

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Clippers’ coup to Lakers’ lament: NBA free-agency winners and losers

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets just got a whole lot better during free agency, but things weren’t as great for their cross-city rivalsWhile other leagues like to take their time when it comes to free agency, the NBA gets things done in …

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LA Clippers set for spectacular haul of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George

Sources indicate NBA finals MVP will head to Los AngelesMove comes after Leonard won NBA title with RaptorsRaptors teammate Danny Green will join LA LakersMultiple sources say the Los Angeles Clippers will land Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they …

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Kevin Durant’s Nets move changes everything except the Knicks’ incompetence

Within hours of NBA free-agency starting, the NBA’s landscape changed. So it’s reassuring that the Knicks still have no idea how to run a basketball teamKevin Durant is taking his talents to Brooklyn. His time as a star on the most dominant NBA team of…

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Kevin Durant to join Nets in shock move with Kyrie Irving reported to follow

Former NBA MVP joins Brooklyn after titles with WarriorsESPN report Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan to followDurant like to miss entire 2019-20 season with torn achillesThe Brooklyn Nets appear to have turned themselves from outsiders to NBA contenders…

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Tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA MVP at end of season awards

Greek star led Bucks to league’s best regular-season recordSlovenia’s Luka Doncic named Rookie of the YearThe Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA finals, but they won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuab…

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Isaiah Rivera wins slam dunk contest in Paris using Blake Griffin as prop – video

NBA stars Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Kemba Walker and WNBA star Maya Moore along with filmmaker Spike Lee helped judge the 15th edition of Quai54 slam dunk contest in Paris.The competition, which was part of the world streetball…

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Zion Williamson and the ascendant Pelicans could hardly be in a better spot

There’s rarely such a thing as a can’t-miss prospect. And it’s hard to pull off the perfect rebuild. But Zion and the New Orleans Pelicans are coalescing into something truly specialThe Pelicans made official what we’ve known for a month now, drafting …

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NBA draft 2019: Zion Williamson set to go No1 to Pelicans – live!

RJ Barrett, Ja Morant and Cam Reddish also among top prospectsTweet Hunter at @HunterFelt or email him 12.02am BST Also we have a report that the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded up for the number six pick, trading Dario Saric and the number 11 pick …

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Police say two shot as 1.5m pack Toronto streets for Raptors’ title parade

Police say two people sustained non-life-threatening injuriesRaptors became first non-US team to win NBA title last weekPolice lift fans seeking safety as overcrowding becomes problemToronto police say two people were shot as Toronto Raptors fans packe…

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Why the Toronto Raptors’ title is a victory for the NBA, Canada … and the US

As basketball expands around the world it helps educate those abroad and at home that other cultures are not to be fearedFolklore tells us that if you can see your initials in a spider’s web, you have good fortune ahead. Maybe the NBA saw their initial…

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Will the LeBron James-Anthony Davis axis turn the Lakers from losers to champs?

Just when it looked like the organization was a hopeless case, the Lakers have gone all-in to give LeBron James a superstar teammateThe Toronto Raptors hadn’t even made it back to Canada to celebrate their championship before their moment in the spotli…

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Nick Nurse: the NBA champion coach who learned his trade in … Britain?

Before he coached the Raptors to an improbable NBA title, Nurse honed his craft in the British Basketball LeagueAs Nick Nurse went through some final preparations on Thursday night, a message came through on his phone from an old friend.“I get in touch…

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New Orleans Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to LA Lakers in blockbuster deal

Davis traded for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, picksSix-time All-Star will team with Lakers superstar LeBron JamesSeveral people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthon…