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Australia's Boomers Beat Pac-12 All-Stars 92-83

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills and Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes helped Australia's Boomers begin their fine-tuning for the Olympics with a 92-83 win over the Pac-12 All-Stars on Tuesday.

Duncan's Retirement the Latest in a Summer Full of Goodbyes

Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

Dunn Concussed, and Sits Out Minnesota's Loss to Cavs

A look at some of the highlights from Monday's schedule in the Las Vegas Summer League:

On Pro Basketball: A Long Goodbye for Tim Duncan? ‘That Wouldn’t Be Him’

After 19 seasons of restrained brilliance and five championship rings, Duncan bade farewell in the only way befitting his career — with zero fanfare.

Different Exits, Same Hall of Fame Future for Kobe, Duncan

First Kobe Bryant, now Tim Duncan. A two-decade chapter of NBA history has closed.

Tech Leaders Urge Silver to Consider Moving NBA All-Star

Technology industry leaders have urged NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to move the All-Star Game out of Charlotte unless a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people is repealed "in very short order."

'Say It Ain't So!': The NBA Reacts to Duncan's Retirement

Chris Quinn remembers the moment vividly. Quinn was with the San Antonio Spurs, and can still see Tim Duncan sacrificing his body and diving out of bounds in a spectacular effort to keep a ball in play.

Golden State Star Draymond Green Arrested for Assault

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was arrested for an alleged assault over the weekend in East Lansing, Michigan, according to online court records.

Spurs’ Tim Duncan Retires After 19 N.B.A. Seasons

Duncan, 40, who played his entire career with San Antonio, won five N.B.A. championships and retires as one of the game’s greatest players.

Duncan Calls Time on Career After 19 Years at Spurs

Five-times NBA champion Tim Duncan announced his retirement from basketball on Monday, bringing an end to the forward's glittering 19-year spell at San Antonio Spurs.

5-Time NBA Champion Tim Duncan Retires After 19 Seasons

San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is finally calling it a career.

Trailblazer Mills Taps 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.

Liberty Show Solidarity With Black Lives Matter in Rare Public Stance

The players wore T-shirts addressing the recent shooting deaths of black men by the police, without giving notice to the W.N.B.A.

Basketball: Injured Bogut Named in Australia Squad for Rio

Dallas Mavericks centre Andrew Bogut will be given every chance to prove his fitness for the Rio de Janeiro Games after being named in Australia's 12-man squad for the Olympic tournament.

Sports of The Times: Before Vast Riches, Free Agency’s Focus Was Freedom

A settlement from a 1970 lawsuit filed by Oscar Robertson led to the easy movement and lavish salaries that are now commonplace in the N.B.A.

France Claim Last Olympic Basketball Berth

Former European champions France beat Canada 83-74 in the final of an Olympic qualifying tournament on Sunday to seal the last remaining berth at the Aug. 5-21 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Saunders Family Grapples on Fourth of July With Flip's Death

In a year of firsts for the Saunders family, this one may have been the toughest.

Serbia's Nugget Jokic Ready to Shine at Rio

Nikola Jokic capped a dream year in his fledgling career when he helped Serbia qualify for the Olympic Games after a fine rookie season in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets.

Serbia Thump Puerto Rico to Seal Olympic Berth

Serbia booked their first Olympic basketball berth as an independent nation after a strong first quarter helped them beat Puerto Rico 108-77 in the final of one of three qualifying tournaments on Saturday.

Keeping Score: Kevin Durant Was N.B.A.’s Ultimate Prize, With Participation Trophies Galore

The Golden State Warriors won free agency by signing the coveted Kevin Durant, while the Nets, Knicks and Bulls were forced to take risks.

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