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Analysis: Pop's still coaching because he's still having fun

Oct. 26, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

The final buzzer sounded at the Tokyo Olympics, the gold medal for the U.S. was won and Gregg Popovich held his emotions in check for at least a couple of minutes. He shook hands with France coach Vincent Collet. He consoled some of the French players who had to settle...

Butler scores 36, Heat pull away to top Magic 107-90

Oct. 25, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler kept getting to the rim, and predictably, scoring suddenly became pretty easy. Butler scored 36 points on 15-for-21 shooting, Bam Adebayo added 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando...

Dempsey back as USA Basketball chair; Bird, Durant on board

Oct. 25, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey was reelected chairperson of USA Basketball on Monday, while five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and three-time gold medalist Kevin Durant were among those added to the federation’s board of directors. ...

Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Nova

Oct. 22, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases. He returned to the Main Line campus from a road trip that took him from...

8 enough at TCU? Dixon embraces change after losing season

Oct. 22, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jamie Dixon has altered his approach to putting together a team after his first losing season as a head coach, and in an era with so much change in college basketball. TCU has added eight transfers to its roster since...

USA Basketball tabs Jim Boylen to coach World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 20, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Boylen’s team will be composed primarily of G League players, and the roster is yet to be finalized. The...

Hoiberg believes this is season Nebraska will show progress

Oct. 20, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Fred Hoiberg's first Nebraska team won seven games with a roster he was forced to put together in haste. He turned over the roster before his second season, and the Cornhuskers again won just seven games. The roster was shuffled...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

Mississippi St's McCray-Penson steps down for health reasons

Oct. 12, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson says she is stepping down as Bulldogs coach immediately after one season to focus on her health. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer said in a release Tuesday that she has been...

Thomas to IR, Reyes could be 1st Chilean to play in NFL game

Oct. 06, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sammis Reyes grew up poor as the son of a physical education teacher and insurance adjuster in Chile dreaming of what he could make out of life. When the opportunity presented itself as a teenager to play basketball in the United States, his family...