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Sunday 07/21/2019
McBride, Cambage lead Aces to 79-74 win over Lynx

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 22 points, 13 rebounds, Kayla McBride scored 20 points, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 79-74 on Sunday.

Saturday 07/20/2019
Johannes leads New York to 83-78 win over Los Angeles

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — With the starters in foul trouble and struggling to score, Katie Smith turned to the reserves and they delivered.

Friday 07/19/2019
AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Indiana Pacers.

Kings hire WNBA's Lindsey Harding as assistant coach

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach on Luke Walton's staff.

Raptors' Kyle Lowry has surgery on thumb injured in playoffs

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry has undergone surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his left thumb, an injury he played through during the last two rounds of Toronto's run to the NBA championship.

Thursday 07/18/2019
T-wolves sign undrafted rookie Naz Reid to multiyear deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed rookie center Naz Reid to a multiyear contract, upgrading the two-way deal they initially gave him before a strong performance for the team's entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Wednesday 07/17/2019
Pistons claim F-C Christian Wood off waivers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off waivers.

Celtics' Stevens on board with lookalike candidate Buttigieg

BOSTON (AP) — If this basketball thing doesn't work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind.

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Kanter took a playful swipe at him.

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball.

Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia's Word Cup squad

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the Boomers at the World Cup.

Indianapolis council backs Pacers arena $300M subsidy plan

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — City officials in Indianapolis are signing off on a deal for nearly $300 million in public subsidies toward renovation of the Indiana Pacers' downtown arena.

Tuesday 07/16/2019
Bucks sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo, older brother of Giannis

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks announced Tuesday that they have signed free agent forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of Bucks forward and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City.

New Pelicans forward Ingram says he's 'close' to normal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he's "pretty close" to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm.

Suns re-sign forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

PHOENIX (AP) — Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. re-signed with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension.

Kings sign free agent F Richaun Holmes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have signed free agent forward Richaun Holmes.

Knicks finalize contracts with Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have finalized contracts with Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock, two of their offseason additions.

Monday 07/15/2019
Clarke's double-double leads Grizzlies to title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has yet to lead an official NBA game, but he's bringing some hardware home to Beale Street.

MVP Antetokounmpo gives baseball a shot at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — In hoops, Giannis Antetokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie.

Pelicans waive forward-center Christian Wood

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Christian Wood despite his productive showing with the club late last season.

Cavs waive shooting guard JR Smith after eventful tenure

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith's never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over.

Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer.

AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA championship since 1983.

Old Nets think Durant, Irving can succeed where they didn't

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night.

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA.

Sunday 07/14/2019
Grizzles, Timberwolves advance to Summer League title game

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals.

Rays carry combined perfect game into 9th, beat Orioles 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays took a combined perfect game into the ninth inning before Hanser Alberto beat the shift with a leadoff single against Ryan Yarbrough, wrecking history in the making and taking some of the edge off their 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Saturday 07/13/2019
No. 8 seed Grizzlies beat No. 1 Celtics in NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Harvey scored 20 points to lead No. 8 seed Memphis past top-seeded Boston 94-88 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the NBA Summer League tournament.

AD3: Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis' year of uncertainty finally felt finished when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex and proudly held up his new gold jersey while LeBron James looked on approvingly.

Friday 07/12/2019
NBA Summer League runs end for international invitees

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA's decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

Timberwolves sign former Warriors center Jordan Bell

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward/center Jordan Bell, who left Golden State during the Warriors' offseason transformation.

Porzingis officially re-signed by Mavs without playing game

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have officially re-signed Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 All-Star selection who still hasn't played a game for them since being acquired in a big deal before the trade deadline last season.

76ers unveil Horford & Co. as upgrades in championship chase

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Al Horford took a seat at one of the three tables needed to fit six players, an owner and a general manager and admired the Philadelphia skyline in the distance.

Father of Celtics rookie Tremont Waters found dead in motel

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say the father of Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters has been found dead in a motel room and the death has been ruled a suicide.

Analysis: Westbrook, Harden will need to change their games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit.

NBA ref Jason Phillips to oversee league's replay center

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips was announced Friday as the new operations principal for the league's replay center.

Thursday's Sports in Brief

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Thursday 07/11/2019
Hachimura leads Wizards past Hawks in Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half to help the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 76-74 on Thursday in the NBA Summer League.

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen.

Grizzlies announce addition of ex-Timberwolves guard Jones

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have officially announced that they've added guard Tyus Jones, a restricted free agent who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.

Jerami Grant hopes to help youthful Nuggets take next step

DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant's introductory news conference turned out to be a real show stopper.

Mavericks re-sign restricted free agent Dorian Finney-Smith

DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have re-signed restricted free agent Dorian Finney-Smith to a $12 million, three-year contract, bringing back the undrafted forward for a fourth season in Dallas.

Brown has triple double, Pistons beat 76ers 96-81

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bruce Brown had a triple double and the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-81 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the NBA Summer League.

Wednesday 07/10/2019
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join LA Clippers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves that bring both of them back to their native Southern California.

Seth Curry returns to Mavs after year away, Kleber re-signs

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed Seth Curry to complete the guard's return after a year away and re-signed one of their restricted free agents in forward Maxi Kleber.

NBA's Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed.

Timberwolves don't match Grizzlies' offer sheet to Jones

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining to match an offer sheet to guard Tyus Jones, clearing the way for him to join the Memphis Grizzlies.

Herro, Nunn help Heat reach 3-0 in NBA Summer League

After a couple easy wins to start the NBA Summer League, things finally got tougher for the Miami Heat.

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COLLEGE: UTPB Men's Tennis earns academic honor

The UTPB men’s tennis team’s work in the classroom was recognized when the Lone Star Conference’s Academic Excellence Award results were released Thursday.

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Saturday 07/20/2019

ARENA PRO SOCCER LEAGUE: Rumbleweeds' season ends in loss GOLF: Kirk using weekend at West Texas Amateur as valuable learning tool

Friday 07/19/2019

GOLF: Odessa College teammates push each other on first day of West Texas Amateur ARENA PRO SOCCER LEAGUE: Rumbleweeds get set to host first playoff game

Thursday 07/18/2019

GOLF: Deep field gets set to tee off at West Texas Amateur COLLEGE: UTPB Men's Tennis earns academic honor

Monday 07/15/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pecos head coach Jones retires, Olson takes over as interim GOLF: Chavez family takes title at Parent-Child Tournament

Saturday 07/13/2019

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Vaqueros eliminate Sockers FC from playoffs TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Theroux comes through as RockHounds rally to defeat Hooks TRACK AND FIELD: Lujan qualifies for USATF National Junior Olympics

Friday 07/12/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Defensive miscues cost RockHounds in loss to Hooks NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Four Sockers FC standouts earn honors WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Pippins-Tryon to play professionally TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hooks start fast, hold off RockHounds in series opener NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers FC knocks out Dallas City

Thursday 07/11/2019

COLLEGE GOLF: Odessa College golf program receives $100,000 donation GOLF: Pourasef, Waters earn spots for U.S. Amateur

Wednesday 07/10/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds scratch out series-clinching victory NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes' Conroy selected for Team NAHL for Junior Club World Cup NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers FC open postseason play GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Krieger tabbed as next Permian head coach

Tuesday 07/09/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Late rally lifts Amarillo over Midland

Monday 07/08/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Diaz sparks RockHounds in series opener TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Howard earns Pitcher of the Week

Sunday 07/07/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hooks rally to knock off RockHounds NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Playoff opponent set for Sockers FC

Saturday 07/06/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hooks hand 'Hounds another beating RECREATION: Sharks bring home tournament title TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds bounce back to beat Hooks

Thursday 07/04/2019

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers on doorstep of division title after shutout of Laredo TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hooks hammer 'Hounds in series opener

Wednesday 07/03/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Amarillo ends Midland's winning streak

Tuesday 07/02/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Howard hurls Midland past Amarillo, RockHounds win sixth in a row COLLEGE SPORTS: 37 student-athletes from Odessa College earn All-Academic honors NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes schedule released for 2019-2020 season

Monday 07/01/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Friedrichs' strong start lifts RockHounds towards fifth straight win TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds make roster moves COLLEGE: Odessa College teams earn academic honors COLLEGE: LSC expands to 19 members

Sunday 06/30/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds complete series sweep of RoughRiders

Saturday 06/29/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds pound RoughRiders for second night in a row INDOOR SOCCER: Rumbleweeds fall to Amarillo NPSL SOCCER: Short-handed Sockers hold off Diablos TRACK AND FIELD: Scholarship winners pay it forward as Cepero Track Meet concludes WEST OF THE PECOS RODEO: Seiler finds his voice in first trip to Pecos

Friday 06/28/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds erupt late to beat RoughRiders TRACK AND FIELD: Cepero meet offers events for all ages HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Crane second at 7-on-7 state tournament

Thursday 06/27/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win pitcher's duel in first game back from All-Star break

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