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Joneses and Miller sweep major WNBA awards

Sep. 28, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones led a sweep of three major WNBA awards for Connecticut, earning MVP honors hours before the Sun opened their best-of-five playoff series against Chicago on Tuesday. She averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots to...

Flyers count on offseason pickups to lead them to playoffs

Sep. 28, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sounds of Philadelphia in the fall are familiar at this time of season: the bellyaching from talk radio to chirping tweets on the Eagles’ poor start. The cheers of nearly 30,000 fans imploring Bryce Harper to bring October baseball back to Philly. The explanations...

Belmont leaving OVC for Missouri Valley Conference on July 1

Sep. 28, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Belmont is joining the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1 as that league's 11th member, leaving the Ohio Valley Conference after nine years. Dr. Greg Jones, Belmont president, announced the decision to change conferences. He called it time for...

What to watch in the NBA, as training camps are set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

The first practices of the season in the NBA are here, with teams set to hit the floor on Tuesday to formally begin getting ready for the 2021-22 campaign. A six-pack of things to watch as things get started: THE CHAMPS Milwaukee...

Porter agrees to 5-year deal with Nuggets, worth up to $207M

Sep. 27, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sharpshooting forward Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Denver Nuggets that could be worth up to $207 million. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. ESPN first reported the...

Amid latest shakeup, T-wolves seek stability with new owners

Sep. 27, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The joke Karl-Anthony Towns made last week was the ultimate jinx, casually noting what had been a rare absence of turnover and tumult for the Timberwolves to that point. “I was like, ‘Man, it’s been a real quiet offseason for Minnesota. It's...

Jazz hungry to show they can contend for title

Sep. 27, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After posting the best regular-season record a year ago, the Utah Jazz are hungry to show they can take another step and contend for an NBA title. It won’t be a simple task for Utah. The Jazz have evolved from an underdog into a team no opponent...

Bucks' Antetokounmpo feeling fine but monitoring his knee

Sep. 27, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo says he feels fine as he prepares for the Milwaukee Bucks’ title defense but will be careful with the left knee that he hyperextended during the championship run. Antetokounmpo missed the final two games of the Eastern Conference...

Wiggins says he will stick to beliefs regarding vaccine

Sep. 27, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins is sticking to his beliefs when it comes to staying unvaccinated for COVID-19, even though that decision could soon cost him playing in home games. Wiggins faces the possibility of not being allowed into...

Report: Ex-Florida coach Newbauer abused players, assistants

Sep. 27, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer verbally abused players, assistants and staff members, creating a toxic environment that athletic department officials seemingly failed to fix for years, according to a report by The Independent Florida...