New Los Angeles Lakers NBA coach Luke Walton's first matchup against Golden State, where he won a championship as an assistant in 2015, went as expected -- with a Warriors' rout.
Golden State's Stephen Curry scored 22 points in 27 minutes and new addition Kevin Durant added 19 as the Warriors edged Denver 129-128 in overtime in their preseason game on Friday.
Los Angeles' Candace Parker scored 24 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 21, and the Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 92-75 on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five WNBA Finals.
Washington's John Wall threw down three one-handed dunks in the first half of the Wizards' 100-79 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday, demonstrating his full recuperation from knee surgery.
New acquisition Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-94 NBA pre-season win over the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center on Thursday.
Two women's college basketball tournaments in Puerto Rico have been moved because of concerns about the Zika outbreak.
Oklahoma City won for the first time since the departure of star forward Kevin Durant by winning 92-89 at Barcelona on Wednesday.
The Philadelphia 76ers finally had some good news as they deal with the bad news of Ben Simmons' injury.
Life without Kevin Durant began for the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 142-137 overtime loss to Real Madrid in its first preseason game in Spain on Monday.
Asia's growing fascination with three-on-three basketball, the game's half-court version which is already hugely popular in streets and backyards the world over, has given the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) fresh hope that it can get the sport into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.