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To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports

Oct. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. It allowed the fully vaccinated 69-year-old the opportunity...

The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth

Oct. 19, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. And it wasn’t even called the National Basketball Association. The NBA, 75 years ago,...

NBA preview: Silver says he hopes Irving gets vaccinated

Oct. 18, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

Adam Silver, the basketball fan, would prefer to see Kyrie Irving on the court again with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as possible. Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would prefer to see Irving vaccinated. Silver said Monday he hopes Irving — one of...

Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50

Oct. 16, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper provided the offense and the Chicago Sky used a dominant defensive effort to move within a win of the franchise’s first WNBA championship. Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 on...

Kyrie Irving skips COVID jab and benches himself - for now

Oct. 13, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

It’s hard to know where Kyrie Irving is getting his vaccination information. Hope it’s not the same sources that had him convinced for a while the Earth was flat. True story. So maybe it wasn’t much of...

At Earl Monroe high school, students major in basketball biz

Oct. 06, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told a group of high school students Wednesday that for every player in the league, there are 100 jobs connected to pro basketball. Those students are learning skills that may someday help them get one. ...

Bucks stay home for Christmas, Hawks return to holiday slate

Aug. 17, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

The Milwaukee Bucks are staying home for Christmas, which is becoming an annual perk for reigning NBA champions. The NBA released the schedule for the Dec. 25 quintupleheader on Tuesday, and the Bucks will play host to the Boston Celtics in the second of the day’s...

USA captain refuses silver medal nearly a half-century later

Aug. 01, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

PAINT LICK, Ky. (AP) — Kenny Davis attends about 15 Berea College basketball games a year. He goes to Madison Southern High School games, too, and this year, he’s planning to watch some Eastern Kentucky women’s basketball; a longtime friend was recently hired as coach. ...

Raptors take Florida State's Scottie Barnes with 4th pick

Jul. 30, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Scottie Barnes hopes to achieve greatness in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors believe he’s got it in him. The Raptors selected the 6-foot-9 Florida State forward with the fourth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Boasting a nearly...

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing — all in a 6-foot-8 frame. So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab the freshman All-American with the top pick as they...