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Young players highlight first US women's camp of 2022

Jan. 21, 2022 19:06 PM EST

The new year has brought new faces to the U.S. women's national team. The back-to-back World Cup champions opened their January camp in Austin, Texas, with 14 players who have fewer than 12 appearances for the United States. Coach Vlatko Andonovski is taking a look at...

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive. It will be the second straight Games for which the broadcast teams will work mostly...

Women's basketball pioneer Lusia Harris dies at 66

Jan. 18, 2022 21:24 PM EST

Lusia Harris, who became the only woman to be officially drafted by an NBA team and scored the first points in women's basketball history at the Olympics, died Tuesday, her family announced. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister,...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

Garland, Allen lead Cavaliers past struggling Spurs, 114-109

Jan. 15, 2022 00:09 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Darius Garland scored 32 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat San Antonio 114-109 on Friday night, extending the Spurs’ losing streak to five. Cleveland held San Antonio scoreless for five minutes starting with 6:05 remaining in the fourth and outscored the...

US women's team focus on emerging talent for upcoming camp

Jan. 12, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Several prominent U.S. women's national team veterans were left off coach Vlatko Andonovski's January training camp roster as the squad focuses on preparing its younger players for World Cup qualifying this summer. Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Tobin Heath were not...

Nuggets-Warriors off; Rivers, Malone enter NBA protocols

Dec. 30, 2021 23:21 PM EST

The NBA postponed another game for virus-related reasons Thursday, raising the total to 11 pushed back so far this season while two more head coaches entered the league's health and safety protocols. Golden State's game at Denver was postponed because the Nuggets — through a...

Atlanta-area recruiting proves rich in top basketball talent

Dec. 28, 2021 14:43 PM EST

Bruce Pearl hasn’t had to venture too far in recruiting top talent for his 12th-ranked Auburn men’s basketball team. The same is true on the women’s side for Dawn Staley and No. 1 South Carolina. Sitting between their Southeastern Conference campuses – one state over, in each...

Column: NHL skips Olympics again, cites COVID-19 uncertainty

Dec. 22, 2021 03:33 AM EST

First, the U.S. diplomats and a handful of allies said “no.” Now it’s the NHL. Some party this is shaping up to be. It was just bad luck that Beijing landed the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID-19. But the decision to go ahead as scheduled rests squarely...

Ginobili, Chambers, Whalen among 1st-time hoop hall nominees

Dec. 21, 2021 17:11 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Former San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili, SuperSonics and Suns forward Tom Chambers and Olympic and WNBA champion Lindsay Whalen are among the first-time nominees for the Basketball Hall of Fame. Among the returning nominees announced Tuesday are 2004...