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Guardians complete minority sale to billionaire Blitzer

Jun. 27, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Billionaire sports businessman David Blitzer has officially joined the Cleveland Guardians as a minority owner and will eventually take control of the ballclub. The team announced its agreement with Blitzer and his investment group on Monday, the final step in him...

US basketball star Griner appears in Russian court

Jun. 27, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1. The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody...

Russian court sets July 1 as start date for trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

Jun. 27, 2022 09:33 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian court sets July 1 as start date for trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner.

Vandersloot's buzzer-beater gives Sky 88-85 win over Lynx

Jun. 26, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday. Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go. Vandersloot attempted to drive the right side, was stopped and...

Sun shut down Dream in fourth quarter, win 72-61

Jun. 26, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 17 points, Alyssa Thomas added 15 and Connecticut held Atlanta to one field goal in the final seven minutes, defeating the Dream 72-61 on Sunday. Thomas also had 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Sun (13-6). Williams grabbed 10 rebounds...

Mystics knock off Aces in overtime 87-86

Jun. 26, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alysha Clark scored 20 points, Elena Delle Donne added 19 and Natasha Cloud sank three free throws in the final 11.7 seconds of overtime to help the Washington Mystics hold on for an 87-86 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Saturday night. Clark hit four 3-pointers...

Ogwumike scores 24 to lead Sparks past Storm 85-77

Jun. 25, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures and the Los Angeles Sparks clamped down in the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 85-77 on Saturday night. Ogwumike hit 12 of 18 shots from the floor for Los Angeles (7-10). ...

LeBron James 'Triple Logoman' card sells for $2.4 million

Jun. 25, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) — Someone has paid $2.4 million for a one-of-a-kind LeBron James trading card, a purchase price that fell well short of what some expected. The auction of the “Triple Logoman" card ended Saturday. Officials at the collectibles marketplace Goldin, which ran...

Phoenix tops Dallas 83-72 in first game without Charles

Jun. 25, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 26 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and Phoenix beat the Dallas Wings 83-72 on Saturday in the Mercury's first game without Tina Charles. The Mercury announced earlier Saturday that they have parted ways with former MVP Tina Charles...

Thunder GM Presti hopes Holmgren is latest star draft pick

Jun. 25, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti has a stunningly successful history with high draft picks. Back when the Thunder were still the Seattle SuperSonics, Presti made Kevin Durant the No. 2 overall pick in 2007 and Russell Westbrook No. 4 overall in 2008. The team...