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Amare Stoudemire retires from NBA
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire's greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA's most fearsome finishers....

Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement....

Timberwolves new CEO knows exactly what he's getting into
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity....

AP Sources: Dion Waiters to Miami on 1-year deal
Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Miami Heat have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent guard Dion Waiters....

Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan....

NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74....

A contrite Riley wishes he'd done more to keep Wade in Miami
MIAMI (AP) -- A contrite Pat Riley revealed Saturday that he blames himself for Dwyane Wade's decision to leave the Miami Heat, adding that he wishes he could have done more to keep the three-time champion....



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