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Knicks Sign Ramon Sessions to Bolster Backcourt

Faced with the prospect of going into the season with a thin corps of inexperienced point guards, the Knicks came up with a modest solution on Friday, signing the 31-year-old veteran Ramon Sessions to a one-year, $ 2.33 million contract. The deal was confirmed by Sessions’s agent, Mark Bartelstein. Sessions ...

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The Next Great Point Guard? Layshia Clarendon Makes Her Case

SEATTLE — During the W.N.B.A. off-season, Atlanta Dream point guard Layshia Clarendon was reading a Sports Illustrated article about the United States women’s basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. She came across a passage about the star point guards on that team — Sue Bird ...

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On Basketball: In Kyrie Irving’s Revelation, a Moment of Reflection

Something about Kyrie Irving’s trade-me bombshell, which landed last Friday and shattered the N.B.A.’s midsummer quietude, seemed eerily familiar. But maybe more from the viewpoint of LeBron James, who apparently had no inkling until recently that Irving’s ultimatum was coming. And how could that be? James, we know, has two ...

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Hard Work in South Korea Pays Off for Jonquel Jones and W.N.B.A’s Sun

Connecticut Sun Coach Curt Miller was apprehensive when forward Jonquel Jones, then a rookie, told him last year that she would be playing in South Korea during the W.N.B.A. off-season. In almost two decades of existence, the six-team Women’s Korean Basketball League has developed a reputation as a player-friendly destination, ...

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John Kundla, Winning Coach of Fledgling Lakers, Dies at 101

Before the Los Angeles Lakers became an N.B.A. glamour team, their forebears dominated pro basketball far from the flash of Hollywood. The Minneapolis Lakers, playing in a 10,000-seat arena and featuring the league’s first superstar, center George Mikan, won five championships in the N.B.A. and its immediate precursor — three ...

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W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm Embrace a Role in Social Activism

SEATTLE — When the three women who make up Force 10 Hoops, the ownership group of the Seattle Storm, first purchased the team a decade ago, they did not see it as only a sports venture. The co-owners — Lisa Brummel, Ginny Gilder and Dawn Trudeau — constitute one of ...

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Yankees 5, Mariners 1: Aaron Judge’s Power Bursts Back Into View With a Towering Blast

SEATTLE — When Andrew Moore’s curveball arrived — slow, letter-high and delicious — Aaron Judge did not consider what the last week had been like for him. There was the spike in strikeouts, the tough luck — like Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. leaping at the Fenway Park wall to steal ...

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Kyrie Irving Reportedly Tells Cavaliers He Wants to Be Traded

Although he has helped the Cleveland Cavaliers reach the N.B.A. finals for three straight seasons, and win a championship along the way, Kyrie Irving has approached the team with a stunning request: Get me out of here. Irving made clear his sentiments in a recent meeting with Dan Gilbert, the ...

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A Way to Extend Her W.N.B.A. Career? Opening an Ice Cream Parlor

ATLANTA — Some professional athletes (hello, Roger Federer) try to preserve their bodies by skipping a few competitions. Others, like many baseball and basketball players, take a seat on the bench a little more often late in the season if the games are inconsequential. Then there is Angel McCoughtry, one ...

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At Age 15 (or So) They Shoot, They Score, and Millions Watch

Some of the best teenage basketball talent in the country went to a gymnasium in Manhattan on a Friday night in April to show what they could do, and some of the country’s best-known coaches — Villanova’s Jay Wright, Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing, Notre Dame’s Mike Brey — had turned up ...

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