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2:53 PM ET James Harden has joined the Dynamo’s ownership group. Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has purchased a minority stake in the investment group that controls MLS’ Houston Dynamo, the NWSL’s Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the Dynamo announced on Thursday. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to join
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6:24 PM ET Free agent forward Cheick Diallo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell ESPN. Diallo, 22, comes to the Suns with hopes that coach Monty Williams can speed along his development as an active, 6-foot-9 player. The Suns hold a team option on the second year of
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5:31 PM ET Oklahoma City’s discussions to move nine-time All-Star guard Chris Paul to a new destination are parked and an increasing expectation exists that he will start the season with the Thunder, league sources tell ESPN. Oklahoma City has been working with Paul and his representatives on finding a trade, but nothing is materializing
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4:43 PM ET Newly signed Reggie Bullock underwent successful surgery for a cervical disk herniation Wednesday, the New York Knicks announced. The team said it would provide an update on his rehab and progress around the start of training camp. On Tuesday, Bullock signed a two-year, $8.2 million deal with the Knicks. The sides reworked
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8:48 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN As Zion Williamson continues to delay his expected landmark shoe-deal decision, the rest of the 2019 NBA rookie class has been stalled. A majority of the 2019 first-round picks entered summer league without having inked a shoe deal, allowing for a variety of lesser-known players to unexpectedly make their mark
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9:28 PM ET It’s official: Russell Westbrook is now a member of the Houston Rockets. The long-reported deal that has the Rockets acquiring Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Chris Paul, two future first-round picks (2024 and 2026) and the rights to two first-round pick swaps (2021 and 2025) was announced by
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3:14 PM ET Dion Waiters wrote on Instagram Monday that he read all the jokes on social media about his conditioning last season, but rather than “joining the circus,” he used it as motivation to improve his physique. The veteran Miami Heat guard, listed at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds on the team’s roster, showed off
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11:12 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies to a 95-92 victory over the third-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves in the championship game of the NBA Summer League on Monday. Clarke, who was named overall MVP for the summer league, also had three
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8:20 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — In hoops, Giannis Antetokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he’s a complete rookie. In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he’d never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The reigning NBA MVP was shocked. “It was really heavy,” Antetokounmpo
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2:39 PM ET The Philadelphia 76ers and star Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, Simmons’ agent Rich Paul confirmed to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The sides had until mid-October to finalize the extension of Simmons’ rookie deal, but Paul and Sixers general manager Elton Brand completed the deal significantly sooner. ESPN
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