• September 21, 2014

Basketball

Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get it
Posted: September 19, 2014

Oh, Roger, you still don't get it.

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North Korea struts in style on world sports stage
Posted: September 18, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement.

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Dwyane Wade says Stern helped with fashion sense
Posted: September 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA — well, at least for Dwyane Wade.

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'NBA 2K15' drafts 3D face mapping for latest game
Posted: September 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new feature that allows players to put their game faces on.

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LeBron banner could rise again in Cleveland
Posted: September 16, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown again.

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Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners
Posted: September 16, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he has talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks after a racially charged email prompted owner Bruce Levenson to announce he's selling the team.

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FIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings
Posted: September 16, 2014

International basketball's governing body says players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis.

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US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics
Posted: September 15, 2014

MADRID (AP) — It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.

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USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia
Posted: September 14, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

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Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title
Posted: September 13, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) — When the Phoenix Mercury used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Brittney Griner, they became instant favorites to win the next WNBA championship.

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Hawks apologize for racially charged comments
Posted: September 13, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos.

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Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title
Posted: September 12, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship.

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Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence
Posted: September 12, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent.

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Your Top Plays for Today
Posted: September 12, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final
Posted: September 11, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night.

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Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final
Posted: September 11, 2014

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy.

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Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final
Posted: September 11, 2014

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy.

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Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal
Posted: September 10, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer.

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Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders
Posted: September 10, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — A scheduled meeting between Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and Atlanta civil rights leaders has been cancelled, leading one of the leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

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Area coaches laud Spurs’ historic hiring of Becky Hammon
Posted: August 07, 2014

Becky Hammon has spent the entire new millennium making a name for herself in the WNBA. And the other league took notice. 

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Spurs make Hammon NBA's 1st female coach
Posted: August 05, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first woman to join an NBA coaching staff.

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Love him or loathe him, LeBron James’ power is unmatched
Posted: July 13, 2014

LeBron James is the most powerful athlete in sports.

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Did Miami boos play role in James’ decision?
Posted: July 13, 2014

On June 10, in Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals, during the San Antonio Spurs 19-point spanking of the host Miami Heat, many in the crowd of 19,900 let the Heat players know how they felt.

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Hard to separate fact from fiction as NBA rumor mill kicks into high gear
Posted: July 06, 2014

Heading into the second week of NBA free agency, the rumor mill is in full tilt regarding the biggest stars in the 2014 class, namely LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

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