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Today in History: July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon

Jul. 20, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2022. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon...

Portis eager to prove his worth after getting big contract

Jul. 07, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis says his new contract won't change the blue-collar approach that helped him earn the big payday. After declining a $4.55 million player option to become a free agent, Portis agreed to a four-year, $49 million deal that keeps him...

Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

Jul. 02, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in...

Bucks' draftee Beauchamp overcomes adversity to reach NBA

Jun. 28, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There was a stretch of homelessness while growing up. A constant shifting from one high school to another. The cancellation of an NBA draft training program due to the pandemic. A year proving himself with a G League developmental team. MarJon Beauchamp’s journey...

Bucks take G League Ignite wing MarJon Beauchamp at No. 24

Jun. 24, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — MarJon Beauchamp’s circuitous path to the Milwaukee Bucks included stops at four high schools, a community college and the NBA G League. Bucks assistant general manager Milt Newton said Beauchamp even was homeless at one point. The Bucks believe...

Brothers, basketball focus of Antetokounmpo family's 'Rise'

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t watch this year's NBA Finals. The series he dominated last year like few players have was too stressful to view as a fan. “Like, I get too tensed up, because I just start sweating on the couch,” Antetokounmpo said. He prefers being on...

AP source: Mavericks acquire Christian Wood for 4 players

Jun. 15, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said the Houston Rockets are trading center Christian Wood, their leading scorer and rebounder this season, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and a draft pick. Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown and Marquese...

Celtics were resilient in Game 1; Warriors now must respond

Jun. 03, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In Game 1, Boston showed its resilience. In Game 2, Golden State gets a chance to answer. Over the last two months, no teams in the NBA have shown more of a bounce-back ability than the Celtics and the Warriors. The latest example came Thursday...

Giannis, Jokic, Doncic, Booker, Tatum on All-NBA first team

May. 24, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo, fellow two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, Devin Booker and Jayson Tatum were voted first-team All-NBA on Tuesday, the first time in 67 years all five players were age 27 or younger. Milwaukee's Antetokounmpo was the only player to...

Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges top NBA All-Defensive first team

May. 20, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard. Former Defensive Players of the Year Rudy Gobert of Utah and Giannis...