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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shouts from the bench in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

AP source: Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

Sep. 18, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...

AP source: Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks is NBA’s Most Valuable Player for 2nd consecutive season

Sep. 18, 2020 11:24 AM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — AP source: Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks is NBA’s Most Valuable Player for 2nd consecutive season.
Students sit at a distance as a precaution against COVID-19, as they undergo an aptitude test to access the University of Medicine, in Rome Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson

Sep. 18, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the floor? That's what worries many students at the centuries-old Sorbonne University in Paris as the coronavirus is on the rebound across France. At least a dozen COVID-19 clusters have...

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) celebrates after their NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

To Bam Adebayo, Heat game days are always Mother's Day

Sep. 18, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami center Bam Adebayo went into the locker room at halftime of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals knowing that he wasn’t doing enough. He didn’t need to see video. Or talk to Heat teammates. Or check the stats. He only needed to think of his mother....

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner celebrates after her team defeated the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bonner, Sun eliminate Sparks 73-58, head for semifinals

Sep. 18, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun eliminated the third-seeded Los Angeles Sparks 73-59 on Thursday night. The Sun, who swept the Sparks in the semifinals last year, take on top-seeded Las Vegas in a best-of-5 semis beginning...

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) leaps to make a pass over Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8), Brad Wanamaker (9) and Jayson Tatum (0) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Comeback Heat do it again, rally past Celtics for 2-0 lead

Sep. 17, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Down by 14 in Game 1, the Miami Heat found a way. Down by 17 in Game 2, they did it again Thursday night. And after making the Boston Celtics lose another big lead on the court — as well as their cool in the postgame locker room — the unheralded Heat are two wins...

The Minnesota Lynx celebrate their win over the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lynx edge Mercury 80-79 to advance to WNBA semifinals

Sep. 17, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Rookie of the year Crystal Dangerfield scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and Minnesota beat Phoenix 80-79 on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Damiris Dantas led Minnesota with 22 points although she missed a pair of free throws with 6.1...

Burton eligible at Texas Tech after 2 seasons at Wichita St

Sep. 17, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Junior guard Jamarius Burton has been granted a waiver from the NCAA that makes him eligible to play this season for Texas Tech after starting 52 games the past two seasons for Wichita State. Texas Tech coach Chris Beard announced the waiver Thursday, which came five months after...

Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson, left, drives against Los Angeles Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Wilson earns WNBA's Most Valuable Player award

Sep. 17, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

A'ja Wilson doesn't remember much after figuring out that WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert was surprising her with the league's MVP award. The Aces star thought she was going to a league meeting Thursday when Engelbert started to talk about Wilson's accomplishments this season. “She was reading off my...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, and Anthony Davis argue a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball gameagainst the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

With LA story ruined, Lakers set for West finals vs Nuggets

Sep. 17, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers were there waiting. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were right on the doorstep. One more win would have set up a Western Conference finals showdown between the Los Angeles teams, the top two seeds who share residence at Staples Center. It would have been the most eagerly...