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NFL suspends Packers RB Aaron Jones for 2 games

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones for the first two games of the 2018 season without pay for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Jones will miss the season opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 9 and the Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota […]

WATCH: Bucks Thon Maker attempts to jump kick opponents in World Cup brawl, later apologizes

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Basketball Australia says world governing body FIBA will enter “new territory” when it investigates a bench-clearing brawl during Australia’s World Cup qualifying match against the Philippines Monday. It would not rule out criminal charges being laid. Thirteen players, including Australia’s Sudan-born Thon Maker  — the Milwaukee Bucks center — were ejected […]

Nothing like winning a game on a bases-loaded … walk

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the bases loaded and the game tied in the 10th inning, Brad Miller plotted his approach as he came to the plate. “You just look like you’re going to swing and don’t swing,” Miller said. Miller drew a bases-loaded walk with one out and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers rallied past […]

Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test

Kevin Durant, Paul George and Chris Paul all made quick decisions to stay put and remain in the Western Conference. And now LeBron James is joining them. Just like that, the West got even wilder. Active players who've made All-NBA 1st team, by current conf.: WestLeBron JamesKevin DurantJames HardenStephen CurryAnthony DavisKawhi LeonardChris PaulRussell WestbrookDeAndre JordanMarc […]

On Basketball: LA will still be there for Paul George

Paul George can count. That’s what we forgot. Everyone knows that the lure of home is strong for George, a Los Angeles kid who took countless jumpers as a youngster while pretending to be Kobe Bryant and wearing purple and gold. And players tend to go home: Paul Pierce played in LA toward the end […]

Cavs owner praises LeBron, promises to retire his jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert didn’t trash LeBron James on his way out of town this time. Instead, he promised to retire his jersey. Eight years after he famously criticized James for leaving as a free agent in a letter, Gilbert thanked the superstar for coming back to Cleveland and ending the city’s […]

Reds hit another granny in win over Brewers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Another day, another Cincinnati grand slam. Jose Peraza kept up the parade of slams, sending Matt Harvey and the Reds over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday. Peraza connected in the sixth inning for the Reds’ major league-leading ninth slam this year, tying the single-season franchise record set in 2002. It […]

Bucks take sharpshooting ’Nova guard Donte DiVincenzo

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo’s draft stock started rising after a breakout performance in the NCAA Tournament championship game. Now the sixth man for Villanova’s title-winning squad is a first-round draft choice for one of the NBA’s up-and-coming teams. The Milwaukee Bucks selected DiVincenzo with the 17th overall pick of the NBA draft on Thursday […]

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary cap for potential free agent additions next month. They needed some high-ceiling young players just as much. Opting against any deals, the Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie with the 20th overall pick […]

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft Thursday night, the Mavericks traded up […]

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