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Today in History

Aug. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2021. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting...

Bucks stay home for Christmas, Hawks return to holiday slate

Aug. 17, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

The Milwaukee Bucks are staying home for Christmas, which is becoming an annual perk for reigning NBA champions. The NBA released the schedule for the Dec. 25 quintupleheader on Tuesday, and the Bucks will play host to the Boston Celtics in the second of the day’s...

Udonis Haslem signs for 19th season with Miami Heat

Aug. 15, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem is officially back with the Miami Heat. Haslem signed another contract — the 10th of his career — with the Heat on Sunday, assuring that he will return for a 19th season with Miami. It is a one-year deal worth about $2.8 million. ...

Russell Westbrook eager to help LeBron in Lakers homecoming

Aug. 10, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook was a Lakers fan from childhood, and he skipped school to attend their championship parades. After he became close friends with Kobe Bryant, they spoke about the responsibility and honor of playing for this decorated franchise. Yet...

Howard excited about coming back to retooled Lakers

Aug. 06, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard played with some of the best players in NBA history during his first two stints with the Los Angeles Lakers. But the star power being amassed for the upcoming season might be the best yet. Howard officially signed for his third tour of...

Pick a number: NFL players relish new single-digit identity

Aug. 06, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When Patrick Peterson found out about the NFL rule change expanding the ranges of jersey numbers that players are allowed to wear, he quickly contacted one of his new teammates on the Minnesota Vikings. The eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback wanted his...

Together at last: Carmelo joins LeBron's Lakers to seek ring

Aug. 04, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have dreamed about teaming up in the NBA since they entered the league together 18 years ago. They're finally getting the chance on the remarkably mature new roster of the Los Angeles Lakers. The 37-year-old Anthony...

Gilchrist's comeback arrives at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — On the way to her first game in the Tokyo Olympics, Kaleigh Gilchrist cried. She looked at pictures of family and friends, and thought about climbing out of that terrifying night in South Korea. And the tears just started falling. Tears of joy — and...

Repeat? Spain reigned, US upset last time Japan hosted hoops

Jul. 21, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

When major international basketball last came to the Tokyo area, the U.S. sent LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. All great players. Just not good enough. “We lost,” Paul said. The...

Bucks' forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo in health protocol

Jul. 17, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In the most important games of this NBA season, COVID-19 continues to make its impact felt. The Milwaukee Bucks will be without reserve forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocol before Game 5 of the finals on...