Professional basketball

August 08, 2018 - 10:51 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a "series...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer, left, offers his opinion on a call to official Fatou Cissoko-Stevens during the first half of WNBA basketball game action against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA has ruled that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled Friday night, Aug. 4, 20018, when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel.(Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in WNBA history, a team has forfeited a game. The league ruled Tuesday that Las Vegas will get a loss for its game against Washington that was canceled when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of...
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August 07, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago. The Nielsen company said Tuesday the network was led, as usual in the summer months, by "America's Got Talent." The competition show was seen by 11.8...
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August 07, 2018 - 5:22 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white...
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Executive producers Jessica O'Toole, from back row left, Jennie Snyder Urman, Amy Rardin, and from front row left, Ellen Tamaki, Rupert Evans, Sarah Jeffery, Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Ser'Darius Blain participate in the "Charmed" panel during the CW Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 06, 2018 - 9:07 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. GIVE 'CHARMED' A CHANCE, CREATORS SAY The cast and producer of CW's new "Charmed" are defending the...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is churning out content for the small screen. James is behind the three-part documentary series "Shut Up and Dribble" announced Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, by Showtime. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 06, 2018 - 4:04 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood. James is behind the three-part documentary series, "Shut Up and Dribble," announced Monday by Showtime. Set to debut in October, the same month James...
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Seattle Storm's Jordin Canada stumbles as she is fouled by New York Liberty's Amanda Zahui B in a WNBA basketball game, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 06, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 32 points to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 96-80 on Monday afternoon at a camp day game at Madison Square Garden. Natasha Howard added 14 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and five steals for the Storm (22-7). Seattle trailed 74-72 early in...
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FILE- In this April, 5, 2017 file photo, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran. Ahmadinejad's quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter -- which is banned in Iran -- to write Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 that: "In my opinion everyone especially a President should love all, and not differentiate between them." He added that he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
August 05, 2018 - 5:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter — which is banned in Iran — to write Sunday: "In...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 05, 2018 - 3:31 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insulted NBA star LeBron James from afar but passed up an opportunity to criticize him on his own turf, sticking to Democrats, the news media and other familiar targets during a campaign rally Saturday night in James' home state of Ohio. When Trump...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 04, 2018 - 10:01 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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