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Jazz waive Westbrook as expected to clear his departure, likely for the Nuggets

Jazz waive Westbrook as expected to clear his departure, likely for the Nuggets

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz waived point guard Russell Westbrook on Saturday, creating the opportunity for him to potentially join the Denver Nuggets.
Atlanta's Allisha Gray 1st player to win both 3-point and skills competition at WNBA All-Star event

Atlanta's Allisha Gray 1st player to win both 3-point and skills competition at WNBA All-Star event

PHOENIX (AP) — Allisha Gray turned WNBA All-Star weekend's opening night into her own show. The Atlanta Dream guard had a historic evening, becoming the first player to win both the 3-point and skills competition in the same year on Friday.

Canada dunks Finland 82-44, advances to U17 World Cup semifinals

LEON — Canada's U17 national team has advanced to the FIBA U17 Women's World Cup semifinals with an 82-44 win over Finland on Friday at Domo De La Feria in León, Mexico.
Gray edges Cunningham to win WNBA All-Star skills competition

Gray edges Cunningham to win WNBA All-Star skills competition

PHOENIX (AP) — Allisha Gray won the WNBA All-Star skills competition, beating hometown favourite Sophie Cunningham in the finals Friday night.

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 23 points, Canada beats France in Olympic hoops tune-up

ORLEANS — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points as Canada defeated host France 85-73 Friday in an Olympic men's basketball exhibition game. RJ Barrett added 21 points for Canada, while Guerschon Yabusele led France with 19.
Memphis acquires Diakite in trade with Brooklyn, which gets former lottery pick Ziaire Williams

Memphis acquires Diakite in trade with Brooklyn, which gets former lottery pick Ziaire Williams

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Bronny James continues promising play with 13 points in Lakers' 93-89 win over Cavaliers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lakers rookie Bronny James put together his second promising Summer League performance in a row Thursday night, scoring 13 points in Los Angeles' 93-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Clippers trade Russell Westbrook to Jazz. He's expected to join the Nuggets after a buyout

Clippers trade Russell Westbrook to Jazz. He's expected to join the Nuggets after a buyout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers sent Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz on Thursday in a sign-and-trade deal for point guard Kris Dunn.
Griner, Jones among WNBA's picks for skills competitions. Clark, Ionescu decline 3-point contest

Griner, Jones among WNBA's picks for skills competitions. Clark, Ionescu decline 3-point contest

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix's Brittney Griner and New York's Jonquel Jones are among the biggest names participating in the WNBA's special competitions on Friday during the league's All-Star weekend .
Raptors, Wizards to play NBA pre-season game at Montreal's Bell Centre

Raptors, Wizards to play NBA pre-season game at Montreal's Bell Centre

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors will host a pre-season game against the Washington Wizards in Montreal as part of this year's NBA Canada Series. The game announced Thursday will take place Oct.