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The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's...

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Feb. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is...

Royals' Skoglund tears up talking about drug suspension

Feb. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund broke down in tears Saturday, talking publicly for the first time since Major League Baseball gave him an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Skoglund said he is bewildered about what triggered the positive results. The...

Cubs' Russell sorry for 'pain' he caused ex-wife, no details

Feb. 15, 2019 5:05 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. "My past behaviors were wrong and unacceptable," he said. Russell met with...

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb. 15, 2019 3:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-dollar...

Kane keeps rolling, leads Blackhawks past Devils 5-2

Feb. 15, 2019 12:52 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — According to the numbers, it sure seems Patrick Kane is at the top of his game. However, the star forward thinks he may be able to reach an even higher level. Kane scored his 34th goal and added two assists to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night for the...

Spieth tied for lead after 12 holes at rainy Riviera

Feb. 14, 2019 9:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the wildest pars Phil Mickelson ever made didn't even count. Neither did one of the worst lies Jordan Spieth ever had. Fifty minutes into the start of the Genesis Open, with only 30 players having teed off, the opening round was scrapped because of increasing rain that soaked...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports

Feb. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EST

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor. The NCAA banned the football, baseball and softball teams...

MLS extends commissioner Garber's contract through 2023

Feb. 14, 2019 1:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber's contract has been extended by league owners for five years through 2023. Garber's previous contract expired at the end of 2018. He was hired in August 1999 to succeed Doug Logan, MLS's first commissioner. Garber, 61, spent 15 years with the NFL....

Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics

Feb. 14, 2019 11:53 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by...