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US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

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

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Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks.

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USA wins basketball worlds over Serbia

USA wins basketball worlds over Serbia

MADRID | With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.

September 14, 2014 7:00 pm

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

MADRID (AP) — With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.

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Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

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

Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

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

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US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold

US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold

MADRID | After a difficult summer, the Basketball World Cup has been pretty easy for the U.S.

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Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

CHICAGO (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi.

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Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

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 th…

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Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player.

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US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't.

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Illinois loses point guard Abrams to ACL tear

CHAMPAIGN | Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday.

September 11, 2014 4:39 pm

VU point guard Williams suffers torn ACL

VU point guard Williams suffers torn ACL

VALPARAISO | The college basketball season doesn’t begin for another two months, yet the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has already suffered their first significant loss of the year.

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

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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US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

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 Sky in WNBA Final

Phoenix hopes to close out Sky in WNBA Final

After dominating the 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

Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

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

Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

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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George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.

September 11, 2014 11:16 am

Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

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

September 10, 2014 3:18 pm

Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

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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Mercury crush the Sky again in WNBA Finals

Mercury crush the Sky again in WNBA Finals

PHOENIX | Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Sky on Tuesday night.

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Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

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US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

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International basketball not the same as US game

International basketball not the same as US game

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do.

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Phoenix dominates WNBA Finals opener

Phoenix dominates WNBA Finals opener

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner swatted her way into the record books. Candice Dupree made just about every shot she took. Diana Taurasi dominated in all aspects.

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Civil rights leaders to meet with Hawks officials

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks officials agreed Monday to meet with civil rights leaders after a team owner disclosed that he wrote a racially charged email theorizing that black fans kept white fans away.

September 08, 2014 5:01 pm

US knows where Slovenians are on the court

US knows where Slovenians are on the court

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team.

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FIBA probes Australia for tanking at World Cup

FIBA probes Australia for tanking at World Cup

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Basketball's governing body is investigating if Australia deliberately lost a World Cup game to delay a possible matchup with the United States.

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DuPree, Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury rout of Sky

PHOENIX | Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout.

September 07, 2014 6:30 pm

DuPree, Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury rout of Sky

DuPree, Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury rout of Sky

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout.

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Hawks' owner Levenson to sell interest in team

Hawks' owner Levenson to sell interest in team

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.

September 07, 2014 3:20 pm

Curry's 6 3s send US to basketball worlds quarters

Curry's 6 3s send US to basketball worlds quarters

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona.

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Back in Barcelona, Coach K looks back, ahead

Back in Barcelona, Coach K looks back, ahead

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski held out his arm, showing that just talking about the 1992 Olympics caused goose bumps.

September 05, 2014 3:50 pm

Spain, US look like favorites at basketball worlds

Spain, US look like favorites at basketball worlds

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — They set out in different directions, with every reason to believe they are headed for the same destination.

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US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

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Sky headed to WNBA Finals after beating Fever

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a trip to the WNBA Finals on the line, Allie Quigley came through when her Chicago Sky teammates needed her the most.

September 03, 2014 9:43 pm

Sky headed to WNBA Finals after beating Fever

Sky headed to WNBA Finals after beating Fever

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 24 points and the Chicago Sky advanced to the WNBA Finals with a 75-62 win over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night, ending the career of Hall of Fame coach Lin Dunn.

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US beats Dominicans 106-71 at basketball worlds

US beats Dominicans 106-71 at basketball worlds

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

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US beats Dominicans 106-71 at basketball worlds

US beats Dominicans 106-71 at basketball worlds

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kenneth Faried kept up his sharp shooting with 16 points and the U.S. national team rolled to a 4-0 start with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night.

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By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation

By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do.

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Taurasi lifts Mercury to 96-78 win over Lynx

Taurasi lifts Mercury to 96-78 win over Lynx

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games.

September 03, 2014 12:33 am Photos

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Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.

September 02, 2014 1:51 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Durant's outrageous shoe deal doesn't tell the whole story

AL HAMNIK: Durant's outrageous shoe deal doesn't tell the whole story

This is a great job, don't get me wrong.

September 01, 2014 5:15 pm

Delle Donne's late jumper rallies Sky past Dream

Delle Donne's late jumper rallies Sky past Dream

ATLANTA | Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren't ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in WNBA playoff history.

August 26, 2014 10:40 pm

McCoughtry powers Dream past Sky

ROSEMONT | Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 39 points, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their WNBA playoff series at one game apiece.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

CLEVELAND | Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.

August 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Fever, Sky favored in opening round of WNBA playoffs

Fever, Sky favored in opening round of WNBA playoffs

A look at the four first-round series in the WNBA playoffs, which start today:

August 20, 2014 2:04 pm

Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

Midwest Elite Prep expands basketball program

MERRILLVILLE | When Glen "Red" Heffernan came to Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy last year to coach its post-graduate men's basketball team, he had at least one thing going for him.

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Stars beat Sky, Fever falls to Liberty in regular-season finales

ROSEMONT | Danielle Adams led a balanced offense with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Stars beat the Sky 84-72 in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday.

August 17, 2014 8:30 pm
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