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Spain's Marc Gasol, right competes with Puerto Rico's Gary Browne, left during a group C match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo)
September 04, 2019 - 4:11 am
Puerto Rico couldn't even begin qualifying for this World Cup at home two years ago, forced to move its opening game to Florida because of the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island. They were undeterred then. They're in the World Cup's second round now. Gary Browne's 3-pointer with 5...
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September 03, 2019 - 5:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quarterback Jared Goff has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams through the 2024 season. The Rams confirmed the agreement Tuesday night. The team didn't disclose contract terms. Goff is beginning his fourth year with the Rams, who made him the No. 1...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman celebrates as he wins the men's 100-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, in Des Moines, Iowa. Star sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month’s world championships and next year’s Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 02, 2019 - 11:39 am
Top sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month's world championships and next year's Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality. Coleman is the reigning U.S. champion and a favorite in the 100 meters, a distance at which he...
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Coco Gauff, right, and her partner Catherine McNally celebrate after winning their women's doubles second round match, against Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschjka, at the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 01, 2019 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff and Caty McNally have aced doubles tennis together. Like many teenagers, they are still learning their history. They won their U.S. Open women's doubles match Sunday on Louis Armstrong Stadium, then were later asked what they knew about the man the stadium was named for...
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United States' Donovan Mitchell dunks during a Group E match against Czech Republic for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. U.S. defeats Czech Republic 88-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 01, 2019 - 8:22 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The first big celebratory reaction from the U.S. bench in this World Cup came just a couple of minutes after tipoff, when Myles Turner blocked a shot at the rim. And with that, the tone was set. There is an emphasis on defense with this U.S. team, and it was evident from the outset...
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Venezuela's head coach Fernando Duro, left, speaks as player Jose Vargas listens during a press conference at the Cadillac Arena, one of the venues of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Venezuela's basketball team hopes to send some good news to a country suffering economic sanctions and a political crisis that has forced millions to flee in recent years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 30, 2019 - 4:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Venezuela's basketball team hopes to send some good news back to a country suffering through economic sanctions and a political crisis that has forced millions to flee in recent years. The mission starts Saturday in Beijing when Venezuela faces Poland on the opening day of the...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into reports of sexual harassment by the opera star. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
August 29, 2019 - 8:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into allegations the opera star had sexually harassed several women. The Associated Press reported earlier this month on extensive...
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USA's head coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks with player Derrick White during their exhibition basketball game in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 26, 2019 - 5:35 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The United States rebounded from a rare loss two days earlier to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Monday. At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S. never trailed, leading 20-9 after the first quarter and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2019 file photo, IAAF President Sebastian Coe, attends a press conference ahead of the Doha IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. IAAF President Sebastian Coe discusses the impact of Usain Bolt's absence from the upcoming world championships in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, and expresses his hope that emerging young athletes will make their own mark at the Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2019 event. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
August 25, 2019 - 12:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt's absence may feel like a giant void for fans, including IAAF President Sebastian Coe, when the world athletics championships begin next month. Bolt retired after the 2017 worlds, taking a haul of gold medals and jaw-dropping world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19...
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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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