Basketball

Rondo apologizes for slur about gay referee

Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo apologized Tuesday for using a homophobic slur during a game earlier this month to NBA referee Bill Kennedy, who came out in the wake of the controversy.

Yao, Shaq, Iverson could join Hall of Fame in 2016

Expected changes to the Basketball Hall of Fame election process could see Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and China’s Yao Ming among those inducted in 2016, according to an NBA website report on Monday.

NBA: Struggling Sixers to stick with Brown

Philadelphia coach Brett Brown has received a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the struggling Sixers through the 2018-19 NBA season, the team confirmed on Friday.

NBA: Charlotte’s Jefferson banned five games

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson, sidelined another week or two by a left calf strain, was issued a five-game suspension by the NBA on Wednesday for violating terms of its Anti-Drug Program.

NBA: Celtics use balanced attack to beat Bulls

The Boston Celtics warmed up for their critical game against the streaking Golden State Warriors on Friday night by holding on to beat the Chicago Bulls 105-100 Wednesday at the Boston Garden.