Basketball

Nets' Lin expected to miss season with right knee…

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin expected to miss the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee

Gordon Hayward's agent says his surgery 'went…

After losing top free agent Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury, the Celtics dropped back-to-back games to open the NBA season

Harris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown

Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 win over the Charlotte Hornets

Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season…

Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season by handing the Phoenix Suns the most one-sided loss in the franchise's 49-year history, 124-76

Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on…

Cleveland's victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT's second most-watched telecast ever on opening night

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Aldridge's double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves, 107-99

LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves while opening the season Wednesday night without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard

Rockets rally to spoil defending champion…

Kevin Durant's baseline jumper swished through the net just barely too late, and the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat Golden State 122-121 on the night the Warriors received their championship rings

San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by…

The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas and are being bought by MGM Resorts International the league announced Tuesday

Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings

James Harden had 27 points and nine assists and the Houston Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip to start the season despite playing this one without Chris Paul, spoiling another opener by beating the Sacramento Kings 105-100 on Wednesday night

LeBron on: Cavs star playing in opener vs. Irving…

LeBron James playing against Irving, Celtics in season opener after being slowed by ankle injury

AP source: Richard Jefferson, Nuggets agree to…

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that veteran forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets

Conley, rookie Brooks lead Grizzlies past Pelicans 103-91

Mike Conley scored 27 points, rookie Dillon Brooks added 19 and the Memphis Grizzlies built beat the New Orleans Pelicans 103-91 in their season opener

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Rude welcome: Irving set for return to 'rowdy…

Rude welcome: Irving set for rowdy homecoming on return to Cleveland with Celtics.

LeBron questionable to face Irving, Celtics in…

LeBron still questionable to play Celtics because of sprained left ankle.

Burks takes over in 4th, Jazz beat Nuggets 106-96

Rudy Gobert scored 18 and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 106-96 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams

Chris Paul's free agency decision becomes a…

Chris Paul's free agency decision becomes a documentary

Spurs' Popovich labels Trump 'a soulless coward'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others."

Hawks, Schroder spoil Smith's debut, top Mavericks 117-111

Dennis Schroder scored 28 points in his first game as the front man for Atlanta and the rebuilding Hawks spoiled rookie Dennis Smith Jr.'s solid Dallas debut, beating the Mavericks 117-111 in the opener

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AP Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension

The San Antonio Spurs have reached agreement with LaMarcus Aldridge on an extension that will keep him under contract for an additional three years

LeBron's status for opener vs. Celtics still…

Slowed by ankle injury, LeBron still not a certainty to play in season opener

Fournier, Magic hold off Heat 116-109 in opener

Evan Fournier scored 23 points, Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Orlando Magic held off the Miami Heat 116-109 in their season opener