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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...

Veteran Pau Gasol announces retirement from basketball

Oct. 05, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wishing his “older brother” Kobe Bryant could be there by his side, Pau Gasol finally put an end to a basketball career that went “way beyond my dreams and expectations.” Gasol announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after a career that...

Plum, Aces hold off Mercury in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals

Sep. 29, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In any level of basketball, whether he's played or coached, Bill Laimbeer has always thought guards decide playoff games. That's exactly what his guards did Tuesday night. Kelsey Plum scored 20 of her 25 points in the second half,...

At NBA media days, COVID and vaccines remain dominant topics

Sep. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed that after much deliberation, he decided to become vaccinated. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten his booster shot already. Boston coach Ime Udoka had his shots and tested positive for COVID-19 anyway. And Brooklyn guard Kyrie...

Larry Bird museum planners assembling memorabilia collection

Sep. 19, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains...

Pierce leads class of 16 into basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 10, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

If it didn’t really sink in when he slipped to the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Paul Pierce got the message when he went home to Los Angeles to play in the All-Star Game and got booed by his hometown fans. “That’s just the story of my career: Being the underdog,...