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Clippers break ground on $1.8B arena

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) The design meetings have been going on for years. Technology has evolved throughout the process. Painstaking decisions were made time and time again, right down to what an inch or two difference in leg room between rows would mean or where cupholders should be affixed to the seats.

Finally, Steve Ballmer and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to build their new home.

The Clippers' long-awaited, $1.8 billion, privately funded arena officially got a name Friday - Intuit Dome, it'll be called when it opens in 2024, the team making that announcement hours before the formal groundbreaking ceremony. The practice facility, team offices for both business and basketball operations, retail space and more will all be on the site.

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Bucks historic hire of female announcer

MILWAUKEE (AP) Lisa Byington is making history as the Milwaukee Bucks' new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts.

The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for any major men's professional sports team.

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Mavericks sign free agent G Ntilikina

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft.

Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth overall four years ago. Smith went ninth to the Mavericks, who traded the point guard to the Knicks a year and a half later in the blockbuster deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas.

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Lakers add Fizdale, Lucas III to staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Los Angeles Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel's staff.

The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach and named Roger Sancho their head athletic trainer Wednesday.

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Grizzlies waive C Gasol as expected

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Marc Gasol days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Grizzlies announced the move Wednesday.

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Celtics get Hernangómez from Grizzlies

BOSTON (AP) The Celtics have acquired forward Juancho Hernangomez from the Grizzlies in exchange for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn.

Boston announced the deal Wednesday. As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft pick with Boston's second-round pick that year.

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Wolves re-sign Vanderbilt, McLaughlin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin, both of whom were restricted free agents.

The contracts were agreed to last week and finalized on Wednesday, with Vanderbilt getting a three-year, $18.3 million deal and McLaughlin getting a three-year deal worth about $6.5 million that comes with a team option for the third year.

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Nuggets extend Gordon for 4 years, $92M

DENVER (AP) Forward Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a four-year, $92 million contract extension.

His agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed the contract to The Associated Press on Tuesday. The deal contains a player option for Gordon for the '25-26 season.

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NBA to test unvaccinated players often

For NBA players, the scenario this season is simple: Get vaccinated or get tested, and often.

The league told its teams on Tuesday that it is going ahead with a plan where those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not need to submit to regular testing. Those who are unvaccinated, however, will undergo rigorous testing - one test on practice or travel days, and at least one test on game days.

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Pacers lose Sumner to torn Achilles

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers have lost backup point guard Edmond Sumner indefinitely with a torn left Achilles tendon.

Team officials announced the injury Tuesday by acknowledging Sumner was injured during an offseason workout. They said he had surgery Monday in New York.

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