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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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The Latest: Group questions financing plan for Bucks arena

Associated Press

Milwaukee development and financial officials are giving the public its first official look at the final piece of a $500 million funding plan for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Here's the latest (all times local):

Milwaukee funding for new Bucks arena goes before public

- Associated Press

The public's first opportunity to formally comment on part of a $500 million funding plan to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena attracted an overflow crowd Monday evening, with one group questioning how the city has enough money to help pay for the project but not neighborhood or school investments.

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) makes a pass against Phoenix Mercury center Cayla Francis (22) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Lynx happy to see August end after struggling this month

- Associated Press

The Minnesota Lynx came into the season as the prohibitive favorite to win their third WNBA championship in five seasons. Acquiring Olympian Sylvia Fowles in late July did nothing to change that.

WNBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Odyssey Sims scored 30 points, converting six free throws in the final 19 seconds, and the Tulsa Shock held off Indiana 76-70 on Sunday to secure the franchise's first playoff berth since 2009.

Loyd, Langhorne lead Storm past Mystics, 69-59

Associated Press

Jewell Loyd had 18 points, making all 14 of her free throw attempts, and Crystal Langhorne scored 15 to help the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 69-59 on Sunday night.

Benson adds $522M to Saints-Pelicans ownership swap

Associated Press

The owner of New Orleans' national football and basketball teams has added $522 million in promissory notes to his former heirs' trust funds to try to get back the trusts' nonvoting shares in the Saints and Pelicans.

Prince, Charles lead Liberty to 80-66 win over Sun

Associated Press

Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and four steals and Tina Charles added 15 points and five assists to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 80-66 on Saturday night.