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Panthers hire Roberto Luongo as special adviser to GM

Roberto Luongo is rejoining the Florida Panthers as special adviser to general manager Dale Tallon, a move that has been in the works for some time and was formally announced Wednesday.

Bobsleigh, skeleton World Cup opener rescheduled, moved to Lake Placid

The World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton season will start a week later than originally planned, and Lake Placid, New York will now play host to the first two racing weekends on the schedule.

NBA enforcing zero-tolerance rules on abusive fan behaviour

Fan behaviour, NBA players say, is getting worse. The numbers show they're right, and if that isn't troubling enough, race only adds to the complexity of the issue. The league is now changing and toughening its code of conduct for fans.

Chinese government denies telling NBA to fire Rockets GM

China denied NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's claim on Friday that it demanded the firing of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over a tweet that supported anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

LeBron James enters spotlight as NBA-China rift continues

LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a "misinformed" tweet.

7-time luge champion Natalie Geisenberger not racing this season

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger — the seven-time defending luge champion and two-time defending Olympic singles gold medallist — announced Monday that she isn't sliding this season because she and her husband are expecting their first child in April.

Lakers-Nets series in China ends — quietly, again

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over.

China curtails speech, anthems at NBA pre-season game in Shanghai

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

Raptors rally past Rockets in Japan to open pre-season

Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors, in their first game since winning the NBA Finals, rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Houston 134-129 in Tokyo on Tuesday to open the NBA Japan Games.

U.S. follows FIBA World Cup title with its lowest finish at major international tourney

For USA Basketball, summer ended Saturday with an 87-74 win over Poland in the seventh-place game at the World Cup, the lowest finish ever by a U.S. team in a major international tournament.

World Cup shocker: U.S. eliminated in FIBA quarter-finals by France

No gold. No medal. No more winning streak. The United States reign atop international basketball has ended, this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup in quarter-final play on Wednesday.

Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins tears ACL in workout: report

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn ACL in his knee during a workout in Las Vegas, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Thursday.

Goalie Roberto Luongo to be first Panther to have number retired by team

The Florida Panthers announced Monday they will send Roberto Luongo's No. 1 jersey to the rafters on March 7, 2020. Fittingly, the opponent will be the Montreal Canadiens — the hometown team for their now-retired goaltender.

Warriors lock up Draymond Green to $100-million US extension: reports

A person familiar with the situation says the Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green have agreed on a four-year extension worth nearly $100 million US, meaning the three-time All-Star is under contract through the 2023-24 season.

Free Agent Roundup: Seismic shifts alter the NBA landscape

Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler. Free agency finally became real Saturday.