Basketball

August 23, 2019 - 11:53 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team has lost for the first time in nearly 13 years, falling to Australia 98-94 in a pre-World Cup exhibition game on Saturday. Patty Mills scored 30 points for Australia, which rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half. It was the...
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August 23, 2019 - 3:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the...
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FILE - This is an April 21, 2018, file photo showing Mississippi State football helmets on the sideline during the second half of Mississippi State's Maroon and White spring NCAA college football game, in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State has received three years’ probation from the NCAA after an investigation determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men’s basketball player in an online class. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2019 - 12:44 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations. A review of the self-reported violations determined a...
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U.S head coach Gregg Popovich talks to player in a time-out during their exhibition basketball game in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
August 22, 2019 - 8:17 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not everyone was happy, apparently, among the biggest crowd to watch a basketball game in Australia. Kemba Walker scored 23 points to lead the U.S. over Australia 102-86 on Thursday before a crowd of 51,218 at a stadium which usually features cricket, soccer or...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press as he leaves federal court, in New York. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion. An attorney for Avenatti told a judge Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 that a November extortion trial should be postponed until January so he can gather more proof. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 22, 2019 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the 75th annual AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Aug.21, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
August 22, 2019 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is to present basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in an Oval Office ceremony on Thursday. Cousy, 91, played for the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six league championships and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, United States' Kemba Walker is shown during the second half of an exhibition basketball game against Spain in Anaheim, Calif. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the FIBA World Cup. So these Team USA practices have been a get-to-know-you bonus of sorts for new Celtics guard Kemba Walker and Boston teammates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 22, 2019 - 5:09 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 23 points and Myles Turner added 15 to give Team USA a 102-86 win over Australia on Thursday in a World Cup warm-up game. The attendance at Marvel Stadium, which normally hosts soccer, cricket and Australian rules football, was 51,218, billed as the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, United States' Kemba Walker is shown during the second half of an exhibition basketball game against Spain in Anaheim, Calif. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the FIBA World Cup. So these Team USA practices have been a get-to-know-you bonus of sorts for new Celtics guard Kemba Walker and Boston teammates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 22, 2019 - 5:03 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 23 points and Myles Turner added 15 to give Team USA a 102-86 win over Australia on Thursday in a World Cup warm-up game. The attendance at Marvel Stadium, which normally hosts soccer, cricket and Australian rules football, was 51,218, billed as the...
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New York Yankees' starting pitcher CC Sabathia tosses the ball after allowing a three-run home run to Cleveland Indians' Mike Freeman during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 21, 2019 - 6:18 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school. The veteran major leaguer has been doing thoughtful things in Vallejo for years, and this marked the 11th year he has donated...
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A mural of former NBA star Larry Bird is seen on the side of a multi-family residence in Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Indianapolis. Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tatts. Bird's attorney, Gary Sallee, says the former Indiana Pacers executive "needs to protect" his brand and "doesn't want to be seen as a tattooed guy." Artist Jules Muck says she was just trying to be funny. The mural is a replica of Bird's appearance on a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover when he played college ball for Indiana State. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 21, 2019 - 11:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules...
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