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Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...

Former NBA player, prisoner now aiming to help others

Jul. 21, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two men, both in their 50s, sat five feet apart at a long conference table on the 7th floor of Memphis City Hall. By appearance, the difference between them was striking. One, Earl Wilson, 51, is mid-sized and stocky. His hair is a light gray, almost white. He spent two years in jail...

Griner scores 17, Mercury beat Wings 70-66

Jul. 20, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 17 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 14 points, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 70-66 on Saturday night. Leilani Mitchell added 13 points and hit three free throws with 19.9 seconds left to give the Mercury (9-8) a 67-63 lead. Bonner...

Johannes leads New York to 83-78 win over Los Angeles

Jul. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — With the starters in foul trouble and struggling to score, Katie Smith turned to the reserves and they delivered. New York's bench scored 43 points, led by rookie Marine Johannes with 17, in the Liberty's 83-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. Johannes hit all six...

Howard has 21 points and 10 rebounds, Storm beat Aces

Jul. 20, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Howard is playing amid her wife's social media allegations of physically threatening and abusive behavior. No charges...

AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

Jul. 19, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Indiana Pacers. Holiday joins his younger brother, Aaron, with the Pacers, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

Bria Holmes scores 17 points, Connecticut routs Atlanta

Jul. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream 98-69 on Friday night for their third straight victory. Jasmine Thomas added 14 points, Jonquel Jones has 12, Alyssa Thomas 11 and Morgan Tuck 10. The Eastern Conference-leading Sun (12-6) were 11 of 26...

Elena Delle Donne returns to help Mystics top Fever in OT

Jul. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points, Kristi Toliver had six of her 17 in overtime and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 95-88 on Friday night. Both teams entered the game with three-game losing streaks, with the Mystics playing those three games without Delle Donne because of...

Georgia Tech adds veteran Mickie DeMoss to Fortner's staff

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss has joined new Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Nell Fortner as chief of staff. The 63-year-old DeMoss brings 43 years coaching experience to the Yellow Jackets. DeMoss served on Vanderbilt's staff last season, working in offensive analytics,...

Kings hire WNBA's Lindsey Harding as assistant coach

Jul. 19, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach on Luke Walton's staff. The team also hired Stacey Augmon and Rico Hines on Friday. Harding played nine years in the WNBA before working as a pro personnel scout and...