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Sparks 75, Lynx 64: Sparks Are One Win Away From Their Second Straight W.N.B.A. Title

The Sparks can become the first team since 2002 to win the championship in back-to-back years.

After Kristaps Porzingis Leaves Practice, Knicks Play Down Durability Concerns

The Knicks have put their faith in Porzingis, but nagging injuries, including a sore knee that forced him to leave practice on Thursday, continue to hound him.

Commissioner Still Expects N.B.A. Players to Stand for Anthem

The N.B.A. is known for being socially progressive, but Commissioner Adam Silver said the league’s policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem has not changed.

Sparks’ Alana Beard Finds a Home on the Waves

Beard, the W.N.B.A. defensive player of the year at age 35, says the “best feeling in the world” comes not on the hardwood, but on a surfboard.

On Pro Basketball: Dwyane Wade Joins LeBron James for Act II With Cavs

Seven years after joining forces in Miami, they’re staging a reunion with the Cavaliers. And Wade’s arrival will give Cleveland some needed depth.

Scott Perry, New Knicks G.M., Likes Things ‘Clean and Neat’

Known as a meticulous organizer, he has stepped into a wayward franchise that has never been described as “clean and neat.” His family is along for the ride.

News Analysis: Chuck Person, With N.C.A.A. and N.B.A. Pedigree, Runs Afoul of F.B.I.

Federal investigators say Person, who spent 13 seasons in the N.B.A., participated in a bribery scheme as a coach at Auburn.

At N.B.A. Media Days, Players and Coaches Take Aim at President Trump

LeBron James weighed in again, as he did on Saturday, when he referred to Trump as a “bum.” Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan compared Trump to a “12-year-old.”

Carmelo Anthony: No N.B.A. Title, but Lots of Olympic Gold

In Rio de Janeiro last year, Anthony, a cornerstone of the American team, earned his third Olympic championship.

On Pro Basketball: Carmelo Anthony: How Much Was He to Blame for Trouble With the Knicks?

Anthony is hardly alone in failing as a supposed savior for the franchise, but he set himself up for some of the drama that enveloped him in New York.

Stephen Curry, on a ‘Surreal’ Day, Confronts a Presidential Snub

The Warriors star woke up on Saturday to learn that he was no longer welcome at the White House, after he had already said he didn’t want to go.

Sports of The Times: As Trump Takes On Athletes, Watch Them Rise

The president’s inflammatory comments might not be as significant as the players’ responses.

Carmelo Anthony Traded to Thunder, Ending Turbulent Era With Knicks

Anthony is leaving New York in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round draft pick, according to an N.B.A. official briefed on the negotiations.

Knicks Get Ready for Training Camp, Carmelo Anthony Included

Although Anthony would like to be traded, and the Knicks would be happy to oblige, no trade seems close. For now, he is still here.

On Pro Basketball: LeBron James’s Future May Depend on Nets’ Success or Failure

The more Brooklyn loses, the better it is for Cleveland, which holds the Nets’ first-round pick in 2018 and hopes it might persuade James to stay put.

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.

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