• October 27, 2016


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76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

Nurkic, Barton lead Nuggets past Pelicans, Davis, 107-102

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Denver coach Mike Malone decided the Nuggets should not in fact do whatever it takes to stop Anthony Davis.

'Our 49 Pulse angels': Magic honor those killed in nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There's nothing that can give Mayra Alvear back what she lost, or ease her pain, or calm her anger.

Nets guard Lin donates $1 million to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is donating $1 million to Harvard that will help pay for renovation of the school's basketball arena and for undergraduate financial aid.

No. 1 pick Simmons says no timetable on 76ers return

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Ben Simmons says there is no timetable for his return from a broken bone in his right foot.

ACC looks to keep strong 2-year NCAA run going in 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has shaken off a four-year Final Four drought with strong back-to-back postseason runs that have included winning one national title, playing for another and putting three teams in the national semifinals.

The Latest: Pastner expects tough 1st season at Georgia Tech

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball media day on Wednesday (all times local):

Oklahoma looks to reload without Buddy Hield

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Last season, Oklahoma reached the Final Four. This season, the coaches have picked the Sooners to finish sixth in the Big 12.

Jayhawks head into season with national title aspirations

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lost one of the leading scorers and rebounders in school history, a slashing guard capable of scoring in bunches, a one-and-done prospect with freakish talent and a dazzling 3-point shooter.

Leonard, Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut with blowout

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs put on such a basketball show they sent the loyal Golden State fans to a rare early exit. What a strange sight at Oracle Arena for opening night and Kevin Durant's long-awaited Warriors debut.

Bling and baseball: Cleveland at center of sports storm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Blinking back tears, LeBron James extended his right ring finger, the one sparkling with 400 diamonds, and touched the championship banner.

James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had his 43rd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who raised their championship banner before the game, beat the New York Knicks 117-88 on Tuesday night in the NBA season opener.

The Latest: Kluber has 8 Ks through 3, Indians lead Cubs 2-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times Eastern):

Hoosiers face daunting challenge to defend Big Ten crown

From the outside, it may look like the Indiana Hoosiers are rebuilding again.

Big man Ethan Happ looks to round out game for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The weakness in Ethan Happ's otherwise solid offensive game is so obvious that the Wisconsin big man knows how defenders are going to play him.

Old faces depart, fresh new look awaits Big 12 hoops season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma's wild ride to the Final Four last spring was fueled by Buddy Hield's shooting, Isaiah Cousins' court vision and Ryan Spangler's power in the post.

Bowlsby disagrees with Iowa State AD's synopsis of Big 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby bristled at the suggestion that without Oklahoma and Texas the league is akin to the Mountain West.

Best foot forward: 76ers' Embiid set for long-awaited debut

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With a dunk contest, half court shots and "Juju on that Beat " dancing contest finished, Joel Embiid turned back toward Philadelphia 76ers fans at an open practice.

Next year here: Lovable losers Cubs, Indians meet in Series

CLEVELAND (AP) — The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days after the first Ford Model T car was completed.

Saunders family presses on with Wolves after Flip's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The easy thing for the Saunders family to do would have been to walk away.

Here are 10 things to know going into the NBA season

MIAMI (AP) — The offseason is over. And only 1,230 games are left until the playoffs start.

NBA TV host Kristen Ledlow says she was robbed at gunpoint

ATLANTA (AP) — NBA TV personality Kristen Ledlow was robbed at gunpoint at her home, she said.

Our NBA picks: Warriors over Clippers, Cavs over Celtics

MIAMI (AP) — Happy new NBA season.

Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance

MIAMI (AP) — A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt.