Basketball

September 05, 2018 - 2:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year's midterm elections. North Carolina's congressional elections were...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows candidates for Kansas governor, from left to right, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly and independent candidate Greg Orman, who are scheduled to debate Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
September 05, 2018 - 1:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of Republican Kris Kobach's main opponents said Wednesday that he is not qualified to serve as Kansas governor because of his tough stance against illegal immigration and because he promises to pursue state policies meant to discourage it. Independent candidate Greg Orman, a...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 7:17 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of Game 5, and against her rival and friend that never loses in these situations. And to make...
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Basketball star LeBron James, holds his daughter Zhuri, as he accepts Harlem Fashion Row's ICON 360 Award for his contribution to fashion and philanthropy at the HFR fashion show and awards ceremony before the start of New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
September 05, 2018 - 5:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his...
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Seattle Storm players gather in a celebratory huddle after a 94-84 win over the Phoenix Mercury during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 12:42 am
Elena Delle Donne has the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they'll face Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm. The star forward came to Washington last year to try and lead the Mystics to a championship. She has them one step away. "D.C.'s become home to...
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Former Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers questions during an interview, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. It's been nearly a year since Pitino was fired from Louisville after the school acknowledged that it's men's program was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. He wrote a book "Pitino: My Story" to tell his side of the events that led to his ousting from the school he coached at for 16 years and led to a national championship in 2013. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 04, 2018 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Pitino knows his coaching days are most likely behind him. He still wants to be involved in basketball, where he's spent a lifetime. "I think my time has passed, I really do," Pitino said of coaching again on Tuesday from the headquarters of The Associated Press. "I'm young. I'...
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September 03, 2018 - 11:33 am
The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college football was...
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South Korea's Son Heung-min celebrates after winning Japan during the soccer men's gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 01, 2018 - 9:54 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service. Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games soccer final on Saturday. The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all Olympic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith shoots against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. J.R. Smith has been accused of breaking the cellphone of a fan who tried to videotape him in the middle of the night on a New York City street. Police say the Cavaliers guard turned himself in Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, to face a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge. The NBA champion was given a summons to appear in court at a later date and released. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 31, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA player J.R. Smith is facing charges he broke the cellphone of a fan who tried to take video of him in the middle of the night outside a Manhattan pizzeria. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard, 32, turned himself to police Friday. He was released with a summons to appear in court at a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 30, 2018 - 8:56 pm
The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation...
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