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LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

Oct. 14, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. In his first public comments since the...

The Lakers-Nets series in China ends _ quietly, again

Oct. 12, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over. The Nets beat the Lakers 91-77 in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, capping a two-game preseason series in China that...

Popovich lauds Silver's response to China over tweet rift

Oct. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Gregg Popovich, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China. Popovich, speaking before his San Antonio Spurs faced the Miami Heat in a preseason game, said he recognized that Silver...

New Warriors center Cauley-Stein sidelined for training camp

Sep. 30, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Warriors big man Willie Cauley-Stein will be sidelined for training camp with a left foot injury, while Klay Thompson is making progress from a July 2 surgery for a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but will be out at least until the All-Star break. General...

Bellinger hits 47th HR, leads Dodgers to 9-2 win over Giants

Sep. 28, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Buehler had been disappointed in his last two starts. So, he adjusted his delivery and it helped him get his 14th win. Cody Bellinger hit his 47th homer, Buehler pitched five solid innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 9-2 on Friday night....

NBA camps set to open, and contenders are everywhere

Sep. 26, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

Farewell, offseason. A new NBA year is here. On Friday, the first five teams will hold media days, the NBA's annual day-before-camp-begins ritual. Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will discuss a season of enormous expectations. So will James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Houston, along...

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Sep. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. Basketball...

Popovich defends team, US beats Poland for 7th at World Cup

Sep. 14, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court. They were ready to go home. They just weren't ready to go their separate ways. For USA Basketball, summer ended Saturday with...

USA Basketball thinking ahead after disappointing World Cup

Sep. 12, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won't forget those who backed out of commitments to play in the World Cup this summer. Of the 35 players originally selected for the U.S....

No surprise: USA tops Czechs 88-67 to open World Cup

Sep. 1, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — The first big celebratory reaction from the U.S. bench in this World Cup came just a couple of minutes after tipoff, when Myles Turner blocked a shot at the rim. And with that, the tone was set. There is an emphasis on defense with this U.S. team, and it was evident from the outset of its...