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Kevin Durant Runs Afoul of Twitter

The Golden State Warriors star spouted off about his old team, and denied he had intended to do so from an anonymous account.

On Pro Basketball: In Michael Beasley, the Knicks Have a Perfectly Imperfect Symbol

Once the No. 2 pick in the N.B.A. draft, Beasley has been something of a basketball vagabond. But he is only 28, and he is brimming with confidence.

Mystics Discover Hurdles on the Way to a W.N.B.A. Breakthrough

Washington made a big splash by acquiring Elena Delle Donne in the off-season, but its ambitions were derailed by a combination of overseas commitments and injuries.

Jarrett Jack Set to Join Knicks on One-Year Deal

Jack is the third point guard the Knicks have signed this summer, giving them insurance behind the unproven rookie Frank Ntilikina.

Keeping Score: Stephon Marbury, 40, Seeks N.B.A. Comeback

Marbury, always a polarizing figure, has been out of the league since 2009, but is hoping to turn back the clock and return to the N.B.A.

Charles Oakley Files Lawsuit Against James Dolan and Madison Square Garden

The suit stems from an incident last Feb. 8 in which Oakley was arrested by security guards during a game at the Garden.

Sylvia Fowles, W.N.B.A. Star, Finds Peace in Unlikely Post-Career Plan

The defensive ace and possible M.V.P. from the Minnesota Lynx is studying mortuary science.

In the W.N.B.A., 3-Pointers Are a Newfound Weapon

The 3-point shot has become a more important part of W.N.B.A. teams’ arsenals.

Houston Rockets Are Sold to Tilman Fertitta for $2.2 Billion

The sale to Fertitta, who owns more than 500 restaurants as well as casinos and hotels, carries the highest price ever for an N.B.A. team.

Lynx and Sparks Secure Top W.N.B.A. Playoff Seeds

The Lynx had to beat the Washington Mystics on Sunday to secure the top spot.

Jud Heathcote, 90, Dies; Coached Michigan State to Basketball Title

Coaching Magic Johnson and his teammates to the N.C.A.A. championship in 1979 was the “euphoric” height of Heathcote’s long career.

Not a Single W.N.B.A. Star Has a Shoe Line to Call Her Own

Footwear gender equity remains stuck in the past with models from male stars, like Michael Jordan, dominating the market for women’s basketball shoes.

Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas

Irving had requested a trade away from the Cavaliers earlier in the summer despite coming off an appearance in the N.B.A. Finals.

Nigel Hayes, an Outspoken Star With Wisconsin, Signs With the Knicks

In addition to Hayes, the team signed Pittsburgh’s Jamel Artis and Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes.

The Knick Who’s Barely 19: Ntilikina Is ‘Enjoying the Moment’

The 19-year-old from France is girding for his first season in the N.B.A. Expectations — his own and those of die-hard fans — are high.

Red Sox 3, Yankees 2 | 10 Innings: Aroldis Chapman’s Woes Doom Yankees to Series Loss Against Red Sox

Boston scored on a home run off Chapman in the ninth inning to tie the game and pushed across the deciding run in the 10th after he hit one batter with a pitch and walked another.

On Pro Basketball: Once in the Vanguard of Diversity, Knicks Build a Future That Echoes the Past

Seven decades ago the Knicks pushed to integrate a predecessor of the N.B.A. Their new general manager and president are breaking ground again.

Zach Randolph Arrested on Marijuana Charge Amid Skirmish With Police

Randolph, who signed with the Sacramento Kings in July, was arrested after he ran from a large gathering at a housing project, the police said.

Knicks Add Michael Beasley, a Well-Traveled Forward

Beasley, the second overall pick in the 2008 N.B.A. draft, gives the Knicks depth in the frontcourt, which could lose Carmelo Anthony in a trade.

Craig Robinson Is Reportedly Joining the Knicks’ Front Office

Robinson, who has coaching and executive experience, is the brother of the former first lady Michelle Obama. His new title remains unclear.

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