AP Source: Mavs get Noel from Sixers; Deron Williams waived

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Nerlens Noel (4) goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia. A person with knowledge of the deal...

AP Source: Deron Williams headed to Cavs after Mavs waiver

LeBron James wanted a playmaker to help the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second unit. Deron Williams is ready to be that guy. The Dallas Mavericks waived Williams on Thursday, and the five-time All-Star is now looking to join the Cavaliers as they pursue a second straight...

The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day

Eastern Conference forward Paul George of the Indiana Pacers (13) reacts during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer) MIAMI (AP) — Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and...

2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future

FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the extraordinary FIFA congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Olympic leader Thomas Bach’s grand plan was to streamline the Olympics, cut costs and encourage more cities to step up to...

IAAF clears 3 Russians to compete at European indoors

Track and field authorities have cleared three Russian athletes to compete next month at the European indoor track championships and other events. The International Association of Athletics Federations established new criteria requiring Russian athletes to show they had been...

AP study: 113 percent average raise in baseball arbitration

FILE – This Sept. 25, 2016 file photo shows San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers running to score against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Diego. San Diego’s Wil Myers landed the biggest raise of all the hefty salary increases...

Wesley Bryan, Cody Gribble share early lead at Honda

Cody Gribble tees off on the 12th tee during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Cody Gribble and Wesley Bryan returned to a familiar course...

AP Source: Mavericks get Noel from 76ers for Bogut, Anderson

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Nerlens Noel (4) goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia. A person with knowledge of the deal...

Bird, Kidd say don’t look for OKC’s Westbrook to slow down

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) grabs a rebound in front of Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City. Larry Bird and Jason Kidd...

Kansas guard Graham apologizes after traffic warrant arrest

TCU guard Jaylen Fisher, right, jumps over Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham (4) during a scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas...