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Free agent Whiteside to decide quickly

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MIAMI (AP) Hassan Whiteside cannot wait to become a free agent.

He also cannot wait for the process to end.

The Miami Heat center - for now, anyway - becomes a free agent on Friday and if all goes according to his plan, that will also be the day that he decides where he'll be playing next season.

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Irving, Barnes to complete US roster

The U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio.

Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans' 12-player Olympic squad, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday.

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Simmons' cousin killed in hit-and-run

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) The cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in a New Jersey neighborhood, family members said.

Zachary Simmons, 21, died after being struck early Saturday while crossing a street in Hoboken. Authorities said the SUV that struck the Ramsey man fled the scene.

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NBA, WNBA take part in NYC pride parade

NEW YORK (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Lisa Borders marched in New York City's pride parade Sunday.

The two leagues became the first pro sports organization to have a float in the parade.

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Shaq hosts basketball clinic in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) The Shaq show came to Havana on Sunday as NBA great Shaquille O'Neal put on a basketball clinic for local youngsters, becoming the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba.

The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee and four-time NBA champion led star-struck kids in layup drills and coached scrimmages while onlookers cheered from the sidelines, part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored visit to foster people-to-people exchanges with Cuban citizens.

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Gasol wants to play in Rio despite Zika

MADRID (AP) Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.

The 35-year-old center announced in an article for Spanish newspaper Marca on Saturday that he's available for the Spanish national team in what will be his fourth Olympics.

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76ers take Simmons with No. 1 pick

NEW YORK (AP) Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft, and a record number of international players followed.

The Philadelphia 76ers took the Australian with the No. 1 pick on Thursday night, making him the first of a record 14 international players chosen in the first round.

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Wizards' Beal declines Olympic invite

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics.

Beal said on Twitter that he has decided to dedicate his summer to getting into shape for next season. He called the invitation from USA Basketball "the ultimate honor."

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Celtics' Ainge: No regrets about draft

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) The Boston Celtics had an extra-long table lined up for their post-draft news conference Friday, a day after they picked six players.

When it came time for the traditional picture of the rookies wearing Celtics caps, photographers asked them to squeeze together so they could all fit in the frame. Coach Brad Stevens said he would only speak about the draft class in general.

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Thunder trade Ibaka to Magic for Oladipo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Thunder might finally have found their shooting guard in Victor Oladipo.

Now, they just need to persuade Kevin Durant to stay.

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