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Cambage Makes Stand for Diverse Australia

Australia has a good chance to clinch gold in the women's basketball at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics but the nation is unlikely to win any medals for racial tolerance, according to outspoken center Liz Cambage.

Cavs Coach Lue Agrees New Five-Year Deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach Tyronn Lue have agreed on a new five-year deal worth $35 million, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday.

Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan Address Social Issues With Differing Approaches

Anthony hosted a community forum with local youth and police officers, while Jordan said in a statement that he was “deeply troubled” by recent violence.

AP Source: Lue, Cavs Agree to Multiyear Contract Extension

A person familiar with the contract says Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is getting a multiyear extension with the NBA champions.

WNBA President on Rescinded Fines: We Needed to Move Forward

WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.

Michael Jordan Says He Is ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Recent Police-Related Violence

The former N.B.A. star and owner of the Charlotte Hornets said he was “deeply troubled” by the recent killings committed by and against police officers.

Oerter, Not Phelps, the Greatest Olympian: Historian

An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian.

AP Sources: Dion Waiters to Miami on 1-Year Deal

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Miami Heat have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent guard Dion Waiters.

Mills Taps Australian Heartland for Rio Inspiration

Basketballer Patty Mills will don the green and gold of Australia at the Rio de Janeiro Games but gained inspiration for his third Olympics in the red dust of his country's vast, empty heartland.

Better Late Than Never, Pullout Hands Australian Hearn Rio Berth

Sixteen years after being an unused reserve at her home Sydney Olympics, Australian rider Sue Hearn will finally make her Games debut at the age of 60 in Rio.

More 'B Team' Than 'Dream Team' as U.S. Eye Rio Basketball Gold

No Stephen Curry? No LeBron James? No problem. Despite missing the game's two best players the U.S. men's basketball team are still the slam dunk favorite to return home from the Rio Olympics with the gold medal.

W.N.B.A. Rescinds Fines for Players’ Pregame Activism

Three teams had been fined $5,000 and players had been fined $500 each for wearing black warm-up shirts in response to recent shootings involving the police.

Olympics: Funky or Classic? Medal Ceremony Gets Musical Makeover

Olympic organizers will bring typical Brazilian informality to the medal ceremonies at Rio2016 with three different kinds of podium music depending on whether the sports are considered classical, pop or cool, officials said.

WNBA President Talks About Fining Players Over Warmup Shirts

WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking an active stance on social issues, she just wishes they would keep it off the court.

Hornets Co-owner Hits Out at All Star Game Move

Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates has blasted the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina due to its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Argentina’s Luis Scola Adds Olympic Flag-Bearer to his Résumé

Scola, who won a men’s basketball gold medal with Argentina in 2004, will carry the country’s flag during the opening ceremony.

On Pro Basketball: For Michael Jordan, a Chance to Speak Up (for Once)

As a franchise owner, Jordan has broken barriers. But in the wake of North Carolina’s “bathroom law,” perhaps it’s time for him to break free of his corporate cautiousness.

Warriors' Draymond Green Settles Assault Case Before Rio

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan.

Corner Office: Lisa Borders of the W.N.B.A.: It’s Impossible to Refute Results

Ms. Borders, president of the W.N.B.A., says she focuses on tangible outcomes because doing so allows her to rise above others’ good or bad opinions.

NBA MVP Curry Regrets Missing Rio Games

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry said the injuries he suffered during the playoffs forced him to pull out of the Rio Olympics, a decision that still does not sit well with him.

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