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Ex-Tar Heel Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina

Jul. 19, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Seventh Woods can't take a few steps around town these days without someone telling him it is good he came home. The former North Carolina player is happy with his latest choice, too. "It's been great," Woods said Friday. "Family's here, friends here. I've been...

Adidas added to Iowa youth basketball exploitation lawsuit

Jul. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sportswear maker Adidas Group has been added as a defendant in a lawsuit against a former Iowa youth basketball coach now serving a 180-year prison sentence for sexually exploiting hundreds of former players. The civil lawsuit was initially filed in state court in Iowa in November...

Former BC coach suffers brain injury in fall

Jul. 18, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

Former Boston College women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese suffered a brain injury when she fell Wednesday, according to a social media post by her sister. "My sister Cathy Inglese has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is fighting for her life," Nancy Inglese posted on Facebook. "I am asking all family,...

T-wolves sign undrafted rookie Naz Reid to multiyear deal

Jul. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed rookie center Naz Reid to a multiyear contract, upgrading the two-way deal they initially gave him before a strong performance for the team's entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The new contract, completed Thursday, all but ensures that...

Nneka Ogwumike scores 13 of her 22 points in 3rd, Sparks win

Jul. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 13 of her 22 points in a decisive third quarter to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Thursday. Los Angeles trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half, then outscored Dallas 24-9 in the third to take its first lead, 52-51, since 11-10....

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and North Korea will meet on the qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension. With the Koreas, there's never a separation between sports and...

New license plate celebrates UVA's national championship

Jul. 18, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A limited-edition license plate is being offered to celebrate the University of Virginia men's basketball team's 2019 national championship. The state Department of Motor Vehicles worked with UVA to offer a license plate featuring the national champion's logo. The plate is now...

Howard scores career-high 33, Storm close on 10-0 run

Jul. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle's 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on Wednesday night. Seattle led 78-66 with 6:25 left until Minnesota made 3-pointers on its next three...

National champion Baylor women add 2nd graduate transfer

Jul. 17, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has added a second graduate transfer, with Erin DeGrate returning home to finish her college career after the past two seasons at Texas Tech. The addition of DeGrate comes after the Lady Bears last week added graduate transfer Te'a Cooper, a guard from South...

Pistons claim F-C Christian Wood off waivers

Jul. 17, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off waivers. The Pistons announced the move Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wood appeared in 21 games last season for Milwaukee and New Orleans, averaging 8.2 points. He's averaged 5.3 points in 51 career NBA games for Philadelphia, Charlotte,...