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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward moves the ball on a fast break against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Hayward has been a player that the Charlotte Hornets have wanted for years. On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, they finally landed him, according to Priority Sports, the agency that represents the veteran forward. ESPN, which first reported the agreement, said Hayward would sign a four-year deal worth $120 million.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Michael Jordan's recruitment helped Hornets land Hayward

Dec. 1, 2020 4:42 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner Michael Jordan and general manager Mitch Kupchak had no intentions of spending money on a big-name free agent this offseason. But things changed quickly when Gordon Hayward opted out of his contract with the Boston Celtics. The prospect of getting a playmaking wing...

Alabama linebackers Christopher Allen (4) and Jaylen Moody (42) stop Auburn running back Mark-Antony Richards (28) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Takeaways: In abnormal season, business as usual for Tide

Nov. 29, 2020 9:42 AM EST

Amid all the uncertainty, disruptions, consternation and anxiety of the 2020 college football season, No. 1 Alabama's excellence has been business as usual. In yet another rout, the Crimson Tide took all the drama out of Saturday's Iron Bowl: Alabama 42, No. 22 Auburn 13. Mac Jones threw five touchdown passes,...

NY selling Air Jordans, memorabilia seized in drug probe

Nov. 25, 2020 9:32 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state agency is auctioning off Air Jordan sneakers, Michael Jordan basketball jerseys and other sports memorabilia seized during a Long Island drug investigation. The online auction taking place over the next few weeks is different from the NYSStore eBay site’s typical...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, driver B.J. McLeod, waits to get into their cars before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race in Dover, Del. NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series —  with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod.  (AP Photo/Brien Aho, File)

Live Fast Motorsports becomes 3rd new NASCAR team for 2021

Nov. 20, 2020 3:22 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series — with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. McLeod will drive the No. 78...

FILE- In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks squats during their game against the Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League in Sydney. LaMelo Ball is expected to be one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

LaVar vs. Jordan: LaMelo says 'we know how it'd turn out'

Nov. 20, 2020 2:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Now that LaMelo Ball is a member of the Charlotte Hornets, some basketball fans are hoping that the 1-on-1 game between his outspoken father LaVar and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan might actually come to fruition. But Ball, who was drafted No. 3 overall by Jordan’s...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)

Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft

Nov. 19, 2020 3:03 AM EST

Anthony Edwards paid tribute to his mother and grandmother. Onyeka Okongwu recalled his brother. Obi Toppin thought about coming home. Tears flowed freely for those and many more players Wednesday night when their long-awaited, months-delayed NBA dreams were finally realized. Edwards was taken by the Minnesota...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Florida State forward Patrick Williams brings the ball up during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Williams was selected by the Chicago Bull in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Bulls draft Florida State forward Patrick Williams at No. 4

Nov. 19, 2020 1:08 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Arturas Karnisovas understood how important it was to set the tone by getting his first draft pick for the Chicago Bulls right as he tries to set them on a championship course. He also hopes they're never in this position again. The Bulls drafted versatile Florida State forward Patrick...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks brings the ball up during a game against the Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League in Sydney. The Charlotte Hornets selected Ball in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Hornets draft LaMelo Ball with No. 3 pick, add 2 big men

Nov. 19, 2020 12:27 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball is thrilled to have a chance to play for the Charlotte Hornets. But the 6-foot-7 point guard is more excited to play for the one of the greatest basketball players of all time in Michael Jordan. “Man, straight blessing, for real,” Ball said of the six-time...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Perfect Steelers facing COVID-19 issues as Bengals visit

Nov. 12, 2020 1:14 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward can't figure out how the math works. The Pittsburgh Steelers keep winning games. And yet the veteran defensive tackle keeps hearing noise about how unimpressively the NFL's last unbeaten team is doing it. “They hate us because they ain't us,” Heyward said with...

FILE - This Oct. 17, 2019 file photo shows a McDonald's sign along Interstate 40/85 in Burlington, N.C. McDonald’s sales improved throughout the second quarter, Tuesday, July 28, 2020,  as markets reopened globally, but the fast food giant still faces a bumpy recovery. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Updated menu, celeb collaborations, pump McDonald's sales

Nov. 9, 2020 2:06 PM EST

McDonald’s U.S. sales roared back in the third quarter with new menu items and attention-grabbing celebrity collaborations. And the burger giant says more is coming. In a virtual meeting for investors Monday, McDonald's said a much-anticipated crispy chicken sandwich with pickles — an answer to...