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September 23, 2018 - 5:13 pm
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Astou Ndour scored 22 points and Spain outscored Puerto Rico by 24 points in the second half to win 78-53 on Sunday. The host nation was down 15-8 after the first quarter and only...
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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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September 22, 2018 - 10:56 am
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Tilbe Senyurek scored 13 points and Bahar Caglar added 12 to help Turkey beat Argentina 63-37 on Saturday. Turkey (1-0) led 33-20 at the half and outscored the South American nation 18-4 in the third...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:11 am
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, of Australia, poses for a photograph during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Camden. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
September 21, 2018 - 2:54 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons is set to turn the 76ers into must-see TV. But he hopes to have another smash hit off the court. NBC has given a script commitment to "Brotherly Love," loosely based on the life of the Aussie-born NBA rookie of the year. Deadline described the pitch like this: "...
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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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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 - 1:32 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 still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power...
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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, back left, Jewell Loyd, center, and Breanna Stewart (30) react during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Washington Mystics, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 12, 2018 - 10:24 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three...
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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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