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Magic's Fultz has broken left big toe ahead of camp opening

Sep. 25, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Markelle Fultz has a broken left big toe and the Orlando Magic aren't sure when he will be able to get back on the court. The Magic revealed the injury Sunday. Fultz is wearing a walking boot, and the team said “his return to play will depend on how he...

Back after an ACL injury, Kia Nurse has Canada winning

Sep. 25, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It was 11 long months for Kia Nurse after she tore her right ACL in a WNBA playoff game last year. After missing the Phoenix Mercury's entire season, she's back and leading Canada to a strong start in the women's World Cup. The team is 3-0 and clinched a spot in the...

Bec Allen gets hurt as Australia beat Serbia 69-54

Sep. 25, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Bec Allen was instrumental in Australia's 69-54 win over Serbia scoring 16 points on Sunday in the World Cup. But her status for the rest of the tournament is in question after getting hurt in the fourth quarter. Allen was diving for a loose ball in...

AP source: Pelicans' McCollum agrees to 2-year extension

Sep. 24, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans guard CJ McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension that runs through the 2025-2026 season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans...

AP source: Cavs, Wade agree to 3-year contract extension

Sep. 24, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Dean Wade has agreed to terms on a three-year, $18.5 million contract extension with Cleveland, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wade, who will compete in training camp for a spot in Cleveland's...

Bryant's big first half lifts Cincinnati over Indiana 45-24

Sep. 24, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ben Bryant passed for 314 of his 354 yards in the first half with a career-high four touchdowns, and Tyler Scott had career-highs with 185 receiving yards and three TDs, as Cincinnati defeated Indiana 45-24 on Saturday. “It didn't feel as good afterward as the...

Hawks look to improve communication between coach, Young

Sep. 24, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are heading into training camp looking for a bit of a reboot. First up: improving the communication between coach Nate McMillan and star guard Trae Young. McMillan already got the ball rolling after the Hawks were eliminated in the...

Wilson, Gray lead US to 77-63 win over China in World Cup

Sep. 24, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson admitted she was tired. The WNBA MVP had just gotten to Australia less than 24 hours ago, fresh off a championship and the U.S. was playing its toughest opponent of the World Cup. After a slow start, Wilson was clutch in the fourth quarter,...

Kang helps South Korea wins 1st World Cup game in 12 years

Sep. 24, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Leesuel Kang scored 37 points to help South Korea rout Bosnia and Herzegovina 99-66 on Saturday, giving the Asian country its first win in the women's World Cup in 12 years. South Korea (1-2), which has played in 16 consecutive World Cups — tied with the U.S. for...

Celtics: Udoka suspended for 'multiple' policy violations

Sep. 23, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics suspended coach Ime Udoka after a months-long investigation by an outside law firm that found multiple violations of team policies but did not point to a larger cultural problem of sexual misconduct, owner Wyc Grousbeck said...