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Adam Silver Urges N.B.A. Teams to Hire More Women

N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates given to the Dallas Mavericks as an impetus to improve working conditions...

Can LeBron Bring Back Showtime in Year 1? Don’t Bet Against Him

For James, though, Monday’s scheduled introduction to the local news media will formally thrust him into an unusual position. You have to go all the way back to the 2004-5 season, his second N.B.A. campaign, for the last time...

Mavericks and Mark Cuban Sanctioned by N.B.A. Over Handling of Sexual Harassment

The article said Ussery, who was once a rising star in the profession, had engaged in “various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women,” and that Earl Sneed, a former writer for the team’s official website, had faced numerous allegations...

The Los Angeles Clippers Signed a Big Star. From Sports Illustrated.

Jenkins’s departure comes as Sports Illustrated faces stiff financial setbacks. It has had several rounds of layoffs, and reduced the frequency of its publication to 27 issues a year, from a high of 51 as recently as 2015. Its...

Jordin Canada Is the Sue Bird Protégé Who’s Got Next, and Now

Before Sue Bird scored 14 points in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the W.N.B.A. semifinals to lift the Seattle Storm into the finals last week, she was sitting on the bench as her backup and protégé, Jordin...

Lifted by Stewart and Bird, Seattle Closes In on a W.N.B.A. Title

That’s when Bird, the oldest player in the league, relied on her experience.Toliver appeared open for a 3, and Bird lunged forward. That opened a lane baseline, but as Toliver was going by, Bird was able to reach from...

The W.N.B.A. Finals: When Her Game is Your Game, Too

Go around the lineup, Washington Mystics Coach Mike Thibault pointed out, and there’s a counter on the Seattle Storm for every strength on his team.Elena Delle Donne, the 6-foot-5 inside-outside threat and former W.N.B.A. Most Valuable Player, presents impossible...

Richard M. DeVos, Co-Founder of Amway, Dies at 92

Richard M. DeVos, the risk-taking and fiercely independent co-founder of the Amway Corporation, who built and used one of the 20th century’s great personal fortunes to bolster the Republican Party, restore civic vitality to his hometown, Grand Rapids, Mich.,...

Elena Delle Donne Only Remembers Titles. She’s Ready to Make New Memories.

And so it has continued, with Delle Donne teams a lock for the playoffs by virtue of employing her, yet so far without the validation of a title to elevate her standing among the league’s greats.Her game, if anything,...

W.N.B.A. Frenemies Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Save the Trash Talk for Bowling

For Diana Taurasi, one night sticks out in a rivalry with Sue Bird that has spanned more than half their lives and defined a generation of guard play in women’s basketball.It is the night she beat Bird in bowling.“It...

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