Men's basketball

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving dribbles the ball during a photo shoot at NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Canton, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 24, 2018 - 3:14 pm
The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 3:15 p.m. DeMarcus Cousins has progressed in his recovery from surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon, is doing light shooting and other skill work on the court and will be able to do some noncontact work when the...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. The NBA offseason is over. Media day - the day where most of the league's 30 teams will have players and coaches answer questions about how they spent their summer vacation and discuss other more-pertinent matters - is Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, around the league. James will draw much attention as he speaks in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
September 24, 2018 - 2:38 am
The NBA offseason is over. Media day — the day where most of the league's 30 teams will have players and coaches answer questions about how they spent their summer vacation and discuss other more-pertinent matters — is Monday around the league. Dallas and Philadelphia got their media-day...
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Oregon's Justin Herbert drops back to pass against Stanford during the third quarter an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
September 23, 2018 - 1:55 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello watched as his overtime pass tumble in midair for an agonizing moment after it was tipped by tight end Colby Parkinson. "I saw the ball go in the air, held my breath, and then for Colby to come down with it was pretty awesome," said Costello,...
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September 22, 2018 - 9:55 pm
Karl-Anthony Towns announced Saturday night that he is recommitting to the Minnesota Timberwolves, securing his future there while Jimmy Butler's remains a mystery. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed that Towns will be signing a five-year super-max extension worth $190 million...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif. Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations, according to a memo sent to all teams Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, and obtained by The Associated Press (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 21, 2018 - 3:14 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations. Silver, in a...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 18, 2018 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 21, 2018 file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots and scores late in the fourth quarter as Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9) and Joel Embiid (21) defend in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Miami. Wade is coming back to the Miami Heat, announcing Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 that he’s returning for a 16th and final NBA season. He basically spent the entirety of the last four months weighing his options, and retirement was an extremely real possibility in his mind. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File)
September 16, 2018 - 9:29 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade looked into the camera, stood alone in the middle of a darkened room and talked for 10 minutes. He struggled with his words at times, unable to control his emotions. He wept. And finally, he made what he called the hardest decision of his life. One more year. Retirement...
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September 16, 2018 - 1:56 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition, Romanian authorities said Sunday. Police said Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who play for local club ACS Cuza Braila, were attacked Saturday night in...
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A man rides a bicycle on a street covered by floodwaters caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C., on Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
September 15, 2018 - 5:49 pm
MIAMI (AP) — How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, and it's far from done, with trillions of gallons of rain in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, nearly a million power outages and several...
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This April 27, 2018 photo shows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook shooting before the start of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 putting his availability for the season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 12, 2018 - 5:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Wednesday, putting his availability for the season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt. The team says Westbrook decided after suffering from inflammation in the knee...
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