Men's Basketball

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece looks to pass around Vitor Benite of Brazil during their group stage match in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 2:45 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team figured that it would eventually cross paths with Giannis Antetokounmpo at this World Cup. And the Americans were right. For the first time, a reigning NBA MVP will play against the U.S. on a major international stage. Antetokounmpo and Greece (...
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United States' Harrison Barnes tries to steal the ball from Japan's Ryusei Shinoyama during a Group E match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 05, 2019 - 10:22 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. World Cup team finally got to enjoy an easy night, rolling past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. Harrison Barnes scored 14 points while Joe Harris and Donovan Mitchell each had 10 for the Americans (3-0),...
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FILE - These undated file booking photos provided by the Tucson Police Department show 56-year-old Blake Barksdale, left, and his 59-year-old wife Susan Barksdale. Authorities say the husband and wife fugitives on the run for over two weeks in the killing of an Arizona man have been captured. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 that 56-year-old Blane Barksdale and 59-year-old Susan Barksdale are in custody. (Tucson Police Department via AP, File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities believe husband and wife fugitives wanted in the killing an Arizona man have been able to stay under the radar for more than a week because they are getting help from multiple people. David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona, said Tuesday that deputy marshals are...
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Spain's Marc Gasol, right competes with Puerto Rico's Gary Browne, left during a group C match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo)
September 04, 2019 - 7:11 am
Puerto Rico couldn't even begin qualifying for this World Cup at home two years ago, forced to move its opening game to Florida because of the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island. They were undeterred then. They're in the World Cup's second round now. Gary Browne's 3-pointer with 5...
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United States' Kemba Walker is blocked by Turkey's Ersan Ilyasova, second from left and Turkey's Sertac Sanli at right during a Group E match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The United States beat Turkey 93:92.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 03, 2019 - 11:52 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Khris Middleton's two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime saved the United States from what would have been a shocking loss, and the two-time defending champion Americans somehow rallied to beat Turkey 93-92 in a World Cup Group E game on Tuesday night. Turkey went 0...
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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, Joe Ingles, left, of Australia competes with Lamine Sambe of Senegal during the group H match between Australia and Senegal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Dongguan, south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Zhu Zheng/Xinhua News Agency via AP)
September 03, 2019 - 11:25 am
Australia showed it can do damage by ending the Americans' 78-game winning streak in a warm-up game just over a week ago. On Tuesday in Group H, the Boomers defeated Senegal 81-68 in Dongguan in the far south of China to improve to 2-0 and qualify for the second round. Senegal is 0-2. Patty Mills...
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Turkey's Melih Mahmutoğlu reacts with the ball during a Group E match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Turkey defeats Japan 86-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 01, 2019 - 11:43 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the ball at one end, dribbled behind his back around midcourt, kept going and took off from just below the foul line before unleashing a dunk. The NBA MVP sent a message on Sunday. So did his team. Turning it into a rout by halftime, Greece opened its...
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United States' Donovan Mitchell dunks during a Group E match against Czech Republic for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. U.S. defeats Czech Republic 88-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 01, 2019 - 11:22 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The first big celebratory reaction from the U.S. bench in this World Cup came just a couple of minutes after tipoff, when Myles Turner blocked a shot at the rim. And with that, the tone was set. There is an emphasis on defense with this U.S. team, and it was evident from the outset...
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Alabama players put the "Old Leather Helmet" on head coach Nick Saban after defeating Duke 42-3 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff NCAA college football, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 31, 2019 - 8:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Now that's more like it, Alabama. Playing for the first time since its crushing loss to Clemson in the national championship game, the second-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish start to blow out Duke 42-3 Saturday in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 336...
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In this April 24, 2018, fphoto, Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives to the basket past Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets and Gordon have agreed on a contract extension. It’s for at least three years, starting in 2020-21, with an option that a fourth season could be added. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 31, 2019 - 2:55 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets and veteran guard Eric Gordon have agreed on a contract extension that could keep him with the team for another five seasons in all. Gordon and the Rockets agreed on a three-year extension, which begins with the 2020-...
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