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Barbados prepares to bid farewell to queen as head of state

Nov. 29, 2021 15:10 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Caribbean island of Barbados on Monday prepared to wave goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as head of state as it cuts ties with its colonial past and becomes a republic for the first time in history. The preparations come a month after the...

Former US Rep. Carrie Meek remembered as trailblazer

Nov. 29, 2021 14:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Carrie Meek, who died Sunday, is being remembered as a trailblazer, a descendent of a slave who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction. But the late Congressman John Lewis had another way of describing her. ...

Thomas' late 3 helps US top Cuba 95-90 in Cup qualifying

Nov. 28, 2021 19:55 PM EST

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) — Isaiah Thomas made sure USA Basketball’s road to the 2023 World Cup didn’t begin with a major upset. Thomas scored 21 points, including a sealing 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds left, and the Americans erased a seven-point deficit in the fourth...

NCAA champ Baylor among teams thriving with retooled rosters

Nov. 28, 2021 15:30 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew knew his sixth-ranked Bears might need time to blend a changed roster after they lost four starters from a national-championship run. Instead, the Bears rolled through the Battle 4 Atlantis. They were among a group...

Tough early season matchups test top women's hoops teams

Nov. 28, 2021 11:35 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tara VanDerveer loves to ski. Stanford's Hall of Fame coach compared her seventh-ranked team's schedule this past week to going down one of the toughest trails on a difficult mountain, after the Cardinal played three AP Top 25 teams in a span of...

No. 4 Indiana women survive late Miami rally, win 53-51

Nov. 27, 2021 23:06 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two days after failing to come up with enough late plays to pull out a big win, Indiana did just enough to hold off Miami's late rally. Mackenzie Holmes had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 4 Hoosiers beat Miami 53-51 on Saturday night at...

No. 5 NC State women rout Washington State 62-34

Nov. 27, 2021 20:40 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Diamond Johnson provided the offense and North Carolina State got downright defensive in another rout. Johnson scored 24 points and the No. 5 Wolfpack held Washington State to 26% shooting in a 62-34 victory on Saturday night at the Baha Mar Hoops...

No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast women beat Saint Louis 73-65

Nov. 27, 2021 19:26 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Kerstie Phills scored a season-high 16 points, Kierstan Bell added 14 and No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast remained undefeated with a 73-65 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday in the San Juan Shootout. Phills made three 3-pointers, was 6 of 10...

No. 7 Stanford women run past 2nd-ranked Maryland 86-67

Nov. 27, 2021 18:19 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — After dealing with a sprained left ankle for the past week, Haley Jones seemed to be back to her usual self. Jones had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead seventh-ranked Stanford to a 86-67 win over No. 2 Maryland on Saturday at the Baha Mar Hoops...

Smith near perfect; Mississippi St. downs Richmond in OT

Nov. 27, 2021 15:50 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tolu Smith scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and Iverson Molinar scored 15 and Mississippi State beat Richmond 82-71 in overtime on Saturday in the consolation game of the Bahamas Championship. Cameron Matthews started the extra session with a...