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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces Karl-Anthony Towns as the overall first pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) **FILE**

Adam Silver: Playoff changes likely in NBA, moratorium mulled

- Associated Press

Silver said Tuesday the league is leaning toward eliminating any protection for division winners in playoff seeding and instead placing the eight teams in the Eastern and Western Conference brackets based solely by record.

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NBA Calendar

- Associated Press

Aug. 1 - NBA Africa game, Johannesburg.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

Associated Press

The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss.

Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury beat Sky 89-87

Associated Press

DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals.

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, right, motions to Democratic Reps., from left: Peter Barca; JoCasta Zamarripa and Christine Sinicki at a news conference to announce a bill to pay for a new $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena will pass on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

- Associated Press

The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.

Catchings hits game-winner, becomes 2nd all-time scorer

Associated Press

Tamika Catchings hit a game-winning fadeaway jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime and became the WNBA's second all-time leading scorer as the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 75-73 on Tuesday night to open the second half of the season.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss.

Jay made more than $13,000 a month in bonuses, UH says

- Associated Press

July 28--Ben Jay accumulated an average of more than $13,200 per month in bonuses during his tenure as the University of Hawaii's athletic director and was due a lump sum $370,000 bonus payment upon his departure under terms of his 2012 contract, records show.