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NBA commissioner says China wanted Rockets GM fired over Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request.

Back from China, Nets learn from LeBron and steer clear of controversy

The Brooklyn Nets played well and ate great on their trip to China. That was the tenor of their comments Wednesday after their first practice back home, downplaying the impact the ongoing international tension between the NBA and China had on them.

Nets say newest star Kevin Durant likely won't play this season

Nets general manager Sean Marks says the expectation is Kevin Durant won't play this season, although the All-Star forward will have a say in determining when he's ready.

Belinda Bencic advances to U.S. Open semifinals

Belinda Bencic powered her way into her first Grand Slam semifinal on Wednesday, wearing down Donna Vekic for a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory at the U.S. Open in New York.

Federer breezes to quarter-finals in bid for 6th U.S. Open title

Roger Federer rolled into his 13th U.S. Open quarter-final on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 victory over David Goffin in New York. The five-time champion was eliminated in the fourth round at last year's tournament.

Nets GM Sean Marks barred 1 game, fined for charging referees' room

Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 US for entering the referees' dressing room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.

Raptors' 'X-factor' Siakam making case as NBA's most improved player

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam might be the leading candidate for the NBA's most improved player award, but he's already received recognition that means more to him as fellow players have noticed how much his hard work is paying off.
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Knicks make news at Academy Awards by snapping 18-game home losing streak

This Broadway smash even made news on Hollywood's big night. Hey, when the Knicks win a home game, Spike Lee needs to know. Even if he's across the country at the Academy Awards, busy getting his own big victory.

Serena Williams on good terms with French Open despite 'catsuit' ban

Serena Williams says her relationship with the French Open is fine despite the Grand Slam tournament's plan to ban her skin-tight black catsuit.
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Raptors roll over Knicks for 8th-straight win

Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 and the Toronto Raptors kept right on rolling after a big win two nights earlier, beating the New York Knicks 132-106 on Sunday for their season-high eighth-straight victory.

NBA trade deadline: Cavs shake up roster, deal Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

The Cleveland Cavaliers made the biggest splash before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, making multiple trades to overhaul their roster.

Lou Williams agrees to extension with Clippers

A person with knowledge of the situation says Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a contract extension.

Kristaps Porzingis' all-star season cut short by torn ACL

Kristaps Porzingis was lost to a torn ACL, ending his All-Star season and probably any hopes the New York Knicks had of making the playoffs.

DeRozan, Lowry remain together on Team Curry for NBA all-star game

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are sticking together. The longtime teammates were both selected by Stephen Curry in the NBA's first all-star draft. LeBron James, the other team captain, got Curry's Warriors teammate Kevin Durant and reunited with Kyrie Irving.

Raptors' Kyle Lowry selected as NBA all-star reserve

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will make his fourth straight All-Star Game appearance after being chosen as a reserve Tuesday.