Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving, who has missed 26 games with a right shoulder injury, was listed as probable Saturday by the NBA club for Sunday's home game against Atlanta.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Patty Mills put aside concern about the deadly fires in his native Australia to help the San Antonio Spurs to a 126-104 upset of the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball suddenly looks wide open after reigning champions the United States suffered their worst World Cup, Spain triumphed and Argentina surprised.
Alaska tapped the services of journeyman Justine Watts for the upcoming PBA Governors Cup.
Basketball's World Cup launches on Saturday in China with two-time defending champions the United States missing their biggest stars and looking uncharacteristically vulnerable after surrendering their long winning streak.
Jack Leach came in as last man and played the perfect supporting role to Ben Stokes's match-winning pyrotechnics in Sunday's nail-biting third Ashes Test triumph for England over Australia.
Veteran United States basketball coach Gregg Popovich insists his team are better for their shock loss to Australia, which has thrown the upcoming World Cup in China wide open.
The final United States roster of NBA players for the Basketball World Cup is set after a left ankle injury forced out Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, USA Basketball said Saturday.