Basketball

October 17, 2019 - 3:39 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded in Charlotte, North Carolina that will provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives around New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers. Beal still had two years left on his existing contract. The extension...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball at the team's training facility in Boston. Celtics guard Gordon Hayward said Lawson has already made her presence felt. “She’s been good as far as just the experience she has as a basketball player,” Hayward said. “Reading the game and kind of little things she sees coaching on the sideline. Having somebody that well-versed in basketball, that experience is good.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 17, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach,"...
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NBA referees Jonathan Sterling, left, and Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling, the only married couple in NBA refereeing history, pose for a photo with their daughter Stoan at their home Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 17, 2019 - 10:38 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually...
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October 17, 2019 - 10:37 am
A list of women serving as majority team owners, assistant coaches, referees and team broadcasters during the 2019-20 season: MAJORITY OWNERS Gail Miller, Utah Jazz Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles Lakers Gayle Benson, New Orleans Pelicans BASKETBALL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVES Sue Bird, Denver Nuggets front...
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October 17, 2019 - 10:35 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims has been sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge. A Hennepin County judge issued a one-year sentence, including 10 days of house arrest to be served at her home in Irving, Texas. Judge Francis Rondoni...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, photo tennis great and founder of the Women's Sports Foundation Billie Jean King, left, and soccer star Megan Rapinoe pose for photos on the red carpet of the Women's Sports Foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports in New York. Rapinoe, who was honored at the gala, won Sportswoman of the Year in the team category. She led the U.S. women's soccer team to victory at the World Cup in France and earned the FIFA Player of the Year award. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 17, 2019 - 10:15 am
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the...
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October 17, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska...
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October 17, 2019 - 9:39 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have signed former Cornell star Matt Morgan after waiving forward Sagaba Konate. Morgan was a member of the Raptors' team at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He averaged 4.3 points in 13.8 minutes in four appearances. Morgan played guard the past four seasons...
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October 17, 2019 - 8:35 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The nation's top freshman women's basketball player each season will win the Tamika Catchings Award starting this year. The United States Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday during the Southeastern Conference women's basketball Media Day event that it's naming...
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