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Taking his shot: Jordan, NBA owners, enter tequila business

Sep. 16, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Michael Jordan decided to get into the tequila business, he could have slapped his name on the label, maybe autographed a few bottles and sold out the whole run in hours. No matter what it tasted like. Instead, the basketball hall of famer and owner of the Charlotte Hornets teamed up...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

Sep. 16, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's escalating China trade wars. So, the question is, will American fans of sports stars like Los...

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Sep. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. Basketball...

Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup

Sep. 15, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions. He's getting good at hoisting trophies. Gasol got to bask in a championship celebration for the second time in...

FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup

Sep. 15, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare for games. Some teams faced major travel challenges...

Michael Jordan says Hornets add 2 partners

Sep. 15, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group. Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer of D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval....

Green, Gaines help Marshall outpace in Ohio 33-31 win

Sep. 14, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green threw two touchdown passes, including a 43-yard strike to Xavier Gaines that put Marshall ahead for good, and the Thundering Herd beat Ohio 33-31 on Saturday. The play occurred with 7:45 remaining to play. Just 3½ minutes before that, Ohio took a 31-27 lead when...

William & Mary uses quick strikes to down Colgate 38-10

Sep. 14, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hollis Mathis had a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Owen Wright rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and William & Mary controlled Colgate from the start in a 38-10 victory Saturday. Hollis led the Tribe (2-1) 80 yards on their opening possession, scoring on a 1-yard run....

AP source: NBA set to vote on raising tampering fines

Sep. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — NBA teams could be fined up to $10 million for tampering and up to $6 million for entering into unauthorized agreements with players, a person with knowledge of the league's plans told The Associated Press on Saturday. Other maximum-fine levels could be raised significantly as well, provided...