NBA preseason lost, first two weeks of season now in jeopardy. League cancelled NBA preseason after union rejected 50-50 revenue split.
NBA lockout still on after players, owners fail to reach agreement. NBA lockout threatens to cut into season.
Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to China's Na Li at the Italian Open tennis finals, in Rome, May 20, 2012.
Derek Fisher thought about joining that burgeoning superteam in Miami, but in the end Derek Fisher will remain with the Lakers.
NBA Finals Game 7: It wasn't the prettiest NBA finals game but Game 7 went to the Lakers 83-79 over the Boston Celtics.
Of the NBA's 63 championships, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers account for 32. The Lakers trail the Celtics 15 to 17 in NBA Finals championship banners heading into Thursday's decisive Game 7.
Boston Celtics withstood 38 points from Kobe Bryant to beat the Lakers 92-86.
Too many trades hurt team identity and rivalry.