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NBA: Spurs’ Duncan retires

San Antonio Spurs star power forward Tim Duncan on Monday announced his retirement after 19 seasons in the NBA, ending a glittering career that included five National Basketball Association championships and 15 All-Star Game appearances.

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Injured NBA star Andrew Bogut was Monday included in Australia’s 12-man basketball squad for the Rio Olympics, along with San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills.

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Harden inks $118M to stay put

The Houston Rockets inked star guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension worth $118 million dollars, the NBA team announced on Saturday.

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The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent forward Mirza Teletovic, adding a four-year veteran coming off his best season in the NBA.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary was issued a five-game NBA suspension on Friday for violating the league’s drug policy, a ban set to begin in the 2016-17 campaign.

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NBA: Anthony says athletes must ‘demand change’ after shootings

NBA star Carmelo Anthony on Friday urged athletes to ‘‘step up’’ and ‘‘demand change,’’ following the shooting deaths of two black men at the hands of police and the slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas. Anthony, a New York Knicks forward who could win an unprecedented third men’s Olympic basketball gold medal in Rio, posted a message on social media calling for athletes to help change a system that he described as ‘‘Broken.

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