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Nets join list of recent superteams that never won a championship

The Kevin Durant/Kyrie Irving/James Harden Nets were loaded with talent, but never managed to win a ring. They're not the only star-studded squad with that distinction since the turn of the century. ... Continue Reading

Agent: 'False narrative' around Freeman deal

Agent Casey Close says the Atlanta Braves are perpetuating a "false narrative" regarding the departure of first baseman Freddie Freeman from the organization and that he "will not stand by" amid allegations about his role in negotiations. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Bruins set to hire Montgomery as coach

The Bruins are expected announce Jim Montgomery as their new coach Friday, the same day his contract as an assistant coach with the Blues expires. ... Continue Reading

Agent: Sixers, Tucker near 3-year, $33.2M deal

The Philadelphia 76ers and forward P.J. Tucker are nearing a three-year deal worth $33.2 million, his agent told The Athletic. ... Continue Reading

USC, UCLA approved to move to Big Ten in 2024

USC and UCLA were notified Thursday night that their application to join the Big Ten has been accepted. ... Continue Reading

Agent: Beal back to Wizards for 5 years, $251M

All-Star guard Bradley Beal has agreed to a five-year, $251 million maximum contract to stay with the Washington Wizards, his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports tells ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Source: Watson's hearing over after three days

Deshaun Watson's hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association's jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, has concluded after three days. ... Continue Reading

Blazers, Simons agree to 4-year, $100M deal

Anfernee Simons averaged career-highs of 17.3 points and 29.5 minutes per game in 57 games -- including 30 starts -- for Portland this past season. ... Continue Reading

Agent: Durant has requested trade from Nets

Kevin Durant has requested a trade from Brooklyn, his business manager told ESPN, but the Nets are not buoyed to honoring any of KD's preferred destinations and plan to make a deal that allows them the greatest return of assets, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Breaking down USC and UCLA's plan to move to the Big Ten and what it means

What does USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten mean for the Pac-12? What does it mean for the College Football Playoff? Answering that and all the biggest questions surrounding the move. ... Continue Reading

Check here for the latest free-agency buzz

All the latest information you need to know ahead of free agency, including Kevin Durant's trade request. ... Continue Reading

Anderson agrees to 2 years, $18M to join Wolves

The Timberwolves are shoring up their wing rotation, adding Kyle Anderson on a two-year, $18 million deal, his agents told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Magic bring back vet Harris on 2-year, $26M deal

Gary Harris agreed to a two-year, $26 million extension with the Orlando Magic, his agents told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Mavs land C McGee for 3 years, $20.1M

The Mavericks agreed to a 3-year, $20.1 million deal that includes a player option for the third season with free-agent center JaVale McGee, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Agent: Monk signing 2-year, $19M to join Kings

Malik Monk is signing a two-year, $19 million deal with the Sacramento Kings after a career-year with the Lakers last season. ... Continue Reading

Bucks agree to $49M deal with Portis; add Ingles

The Bucks agreed to a four-year, $49 million deal with Bobby Portis and a one-year deal with Joe Ingles. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Mavs told Brunson intends to join Knicks

The Knicks are expected to offer Jalen Brunson a four-year contract worth in the range of $110 million, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

NBA Twitter reacts to Kevin Durant's trade request

Approximately three hours before free agency was set to officially begin, KD asked Nets ownership for a trade. ... Continue Reading

Mills, Claxton return to Nets on 2-year contracts

Patty Mills has agreed to return to the Brooklyn Nets on a two-year, $14.5M deal, his agent Steven Heumann of CAA Basketball told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Nic Claxton also is returning to the team. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Batum back to Clippers on 2-year deal

Nicolas Batum has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Clippers, sources said, and Amir Coffey also has agreed to return on a three-year, $11 million deal. ... Continue Reading