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Column: US dignitaries shun Olympics. What about sponsors?

Dec. 07, 2021 04:15 AM EST

Refusing to send an official U.S. delegation while U.S. athletes compete at the Beijing Olympics is like dropping off dessert at a party you plan to protest by staying away. Your absence might cause a stir at the start, but it will be pretty much ignored by the time people tuck into their pie. ...

Analysis: Steph still must-see TV, anytime cameras are near

Dec. 07, 2021 02:29 AM EST

The shot has been replayed millions of times already on video and social platforms. And considering it was from the stands before a game, it obviously didn’t even count. Such is the lure of Stephen Curry. When he does something, everyone tunes in. For...

LSU moves up to No. 2 in NET rankings with undefeated start

Dec. 07, 2021 02:26 AM EST

The NCAA's first NET rankings are out and the top spot mirrors the AP Top 25 with Purdue at No. 1. The NCAA's college basketball primary sorting tool takes a bit of a deviation at No. 2. LSU, which entered the AP poll at No. 25 this week, is No. 2 in the NET rankings...

Curry, Wiggins lead Warriors to 126-95 victory over Magic

Dec. 07, 2021 01:48 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry keeps letting it fly from any spot on the floor, and he's suddenly within striking distance of overtaking Ray Allen as the NBA's all-time leader in made 3-pointers. Curry had seven more 3s on the way to 31 points and eight assists, Andrew Wiggins...

George scores 21 as Clippers down shorthanded Blazers 102-90

Dec. 07, 2021 01:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Paul George had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers their third straight loss with a 102-90 victory Monday night. Marcus Morris Jr. added 17 points and Luke Kennard, making his...

Paul posts 21 points, 10 assists, Suns beat Spurs 108-104

Dec. 07, 2021 00:39 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul's learned to pace himself over the years, paying attention to his 36-year-old body as he navigates the 30-35 minutes per night he usually spends on the floor for the Phoenix Suns. There's a disclaimer, though: That pacing doesn't apply to the final...

Fisher scores 21, leads Pepperdine over San Jose State 82-69

Dec. 07, 2021 00:36 AM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Keith Fisher III had a season-high 21 points as Pepperdine defeated San Jose State 82-69 on Monday night. Fisher made 9 of 11 shots from the field and added seven rebounds for the Waves (3-8), who snapped a six-game losing streak. Maxwell Lewis had 15 points,...

Pryor's bucket at OT buzzer lifts NMSU over New Mexico 78-76

Dec. 07, 2021 00:28 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nate Pryor’s over-the-back flip rolled in at the overtime buzzer to give New Mexico State a wild 78-76 victory over New Mexico, after which Aggies players stomped repeatedly on the Lobos’ half-court logo. “The ball was kind of slippery and it came off...

LaVine nets 32, Bulls overcome DeRozan's absence, top Denver

Dec. 06, 2021 23:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls found out they had to get by without DeMar DeRozan, then showed they have enough to keep winning, even when they're missing one of their best players. It sure is a welcomed change for Zach LaVine after years of losing. “No idea,...

Antetokounmpo scores 27 on 27th birthday, Bucks win 112-104

Dec. 06, 2021 23:47 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo came back from a two-game absence and scored 27 points on his 27th birthday to help the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Monday night. The two-time MVP made all three of his 3-point attempts and also had 12 rebounds in...