Basketball

September 03, 2018 - 6:42 pm
The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, 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...
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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 - 10:12 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 gold medal soccer game on Saturday. The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all...
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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 - 10:56 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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August 30, 2018 - 2:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings say federal authorities are investigating a former top executive after team officials uncovered suspicious financial transactions. The Kings said Thursday that the FBI and federal prosecutors took formal action Monday to recover the money former chief...
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Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) is helped up by fellow players and taken out of Game 2 of a WNBA semifinals basketball playoff after going down against the Atlanta Dream during the second half, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Atlanta. The Dream won 78-75. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 28, 2018 - 10:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne was having another huge game, and the Washington Mystics were on the verge of taking command of this WNBA semifinal series. Then, one of the league's biggest stars crumpled to the court with what looked like a serious knee injury. Her teammates could hardly bear to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) pumps his fist after hitting the winning shot in the final seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in San Antonio. Ginobili retired at age 41 Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, after a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 27, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire on Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club...
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August 26, 2018 - 11:54 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's city attorney says police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks' player Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January. The city attorney's assertion in response to a lawsuit Brown filed in June is a stark contrast to the...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 11:47 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on the giant replay screen during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins at Chase Field in Phoenix. The sight of McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer and the Arizona sports community mourned him across the Valley of the Sun. He was 81. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 25, 2018 - 11:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday...
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August 25, 2018 - 2:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Nick Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation. Officer Mike Lopez, a department spokesman, says Young was arrested Friday for delaying an investigation, a misdemeanor. Lopez says Young didn't...
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