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SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry’s White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a ”bum.” Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely …

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coach Steve Kerr expects the Golden State Warriors to meet as a group in the coming days to decide whether to visit President Donald Trump’s White House as NBA champions. General manager Bob Myers said the Warriors have had discussions with the White House, and Golden State owner Joe Lacob also will …

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed. In his typical, laid-back fashion, Wiggins is greeting the life-changing money with a shrug of the shoulders and a ”what’s the big deal?” Even though training camp is set …

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) When training camp opens, the New York Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony right where he’s been – in their uniform and in their starting lineup. The Knicks said Friday they plan for Anthony to report next week after not finding a trade for their All-Star forward. ”When we set out, we said if …

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NEW YORK (AP) NBA referees will be able to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who dangerously close on jump shooters without allowing them space to land, as Zaza Pachulia did on the play that injured Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in last season’s playoffs. Officials will also make sure jump shooters are in their …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has not been cleared for 5-on-5 drills and the team will take a cautious approach in his return from his injured left knee. Embiid’s career has been riddled with injuries dating to his college career at Kansas and all three seasons with the Sixers. Embiid, the No. 3 …

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CHICAGO (AP) Doug Collins has returned to the Chicago Bulls. Just not on the sideline this time around. The rebuilding Bulls hired Collins on Tuesday to serve senior adviser of basketball operations, providing ”an expert resource” for the front office and coaching staff. Collins will report directly to executive vice president of basketball operations John …

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DENVER (AP) Restricted free agent center Mason Plumlee has agreed to return to the Denver Nuggets on a three-year, $41 million deal. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal Monday to The Associated Press. Plumlee averaged 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists after being acquired in a February deal that sent Jusuf Nurkic to …

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PHOENIX (AP) NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an ”orchestrated attack” and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes. Opening statements began with prosecutors saying the two NBA stars and three other …

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MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation said Thursday they are giving up to $10 million in Hurricane Irma relief efforts across Florida and the Caribbean. The pledge starts with an immediate $2.5 million donation by the Arison family to Direct Relief, UNICEF and the …

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