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USA Basketball announces its men's team for the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

LeBron James is going back to the Olympics for the first time in 12 years. Stephen Curry is headed to the games for the first time. Kevin Durant will go there with his eyes on history. And they’re just part of a star-studded roster the Americans have assembled for the Paris Games....

Paris 2024: Roster of more than 10,000 Olympians is still forming, but trials await for thousands

Apr. 17, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

The names have been trickling in, one or two at a time. Over the next two months, that trickle will turn into a flood. By the time the festivities begin in Paris on July 26, some 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries will be able to call themselves 2024 Olympians. ...

Dozens of Russian athletes are likely to qualify for the Paris Olympics. Will Moscow let them go?

Apr. 17, 2024 04:19 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With 100 days to go until the Paris Olympics, it’s still not clear whether any athletes from Russia who are expected to qualify will actually go. The question is whether Moscow will accept the conditions that the International Olympic Committee set for...

The Kings eliminate the Warriors from play-in tournament with 118-94 win

Apr. 17, 2024 01:59 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chants of “Light the Beam!” started midway through the fourth quarter as the Sacramento Kings kept piling on the Golden State Warriors. A year after having their season ended by their neighbors, the Kings dealt the Warriors a bit of payback in...

Klay Thompson misses all 10 shots in what might have been his final game with the Warriors

Apr. 17, 2024 02:45 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson has provided so many memorable moments during his decade-plus run as Stephen Curry's Splash Brother running mate for the Golden State Warriors dynasty. The Game 6 heroics. The scores of 3-pointers. The shut-down defense against some of the...

Oshie scores game-winner into empty net as Capitals make playoffs by beating Flyers

Apr. 16, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — T.J. Oshie shot the puck into an empty net and, in the process, scored one of the more improbable game-winning goals in recent NHL history and sent the Washington Capitals to the playoffs. Oshie's empty-net goal with 3 minutes left helped the exhausted Capitals...

This year's NFL draft has lowest number of early entrants since 2011. That trend figures to continue

Apr. 17, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

The lure of starting a pro career early apparently isn’t quite as tempting for underclassmen now as it was in the days before college stars could profit off their name, image and likeness. This month’s draft features 58 early entrants, the lowest number of players to enter the...

Philadelphia 76ers set to start another playoff run with an ailing Joel Embiid

Apr. 16, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s April and the postseason looms for the 76ers, which really only means one thing in Philadelphia: Joel Embiid is dealing with some kind of affliction. One of the greats in the game, Embiid has accomplished just about all there is to do in the NBA. He’s...

Zion Williamson's injury dampens his otherwise dominant postseason debut for the Pelicans

Apr. 17, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson had New Orleans fans roaring and out of their seats as he burst down the lane on the dribble, finishing a game-tying layup over Lakers star Anthony Davis. Moments later, the Pelicans star forward was throwing a towel to the floor in disgust as he...

Seinfeld's upcoming Netflix movie about Pop-Tarts to be featured in IndyCar race at Long Beach

Apr. 17, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld's upcoming Netflix comedy will be featured during this weekend's IndyCar race at Long Beach as rookie Linus Lundqvist will drive a car painted to look like a Pop-Tart in recognition of the movie “Unfrosted.” Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 8 will be painted in the...

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'I was afraid for my life' — Orlando Bloom puts himself in peril for new TV series

Apr. 17, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando Bloom wanted to test himself for his latest adventure project. Not by eating something gross or visiting a new country. He wanted to risk death — with not one but three extreme sports. The Peacock series“Orlando Bloom: To the Edge” sees the “Pirates...

Former world champion runner Jeruto faces doping case hearing in June ahead of Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former steeplechase world champion Norah Jeruto faces a doping case hearing in June, five weeks before the Paris Olympics open. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday it will hear an appeal by World Athletics on June 17 against a ruling last...

Ex-Oklahoma softball star Jocelyn Alo has signed to play in Athletes Unlimited's AUX season

Apr. 17, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

Former Oklahoma softball star Jocelyn Alo has signed with Athletes Unlimited for its AUX season in June. Alo is a two-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year who helped Oklahoma win two national titles. She plays for the Oklahoma City Spark, but Spark owner Tina Floyd agreed...

Noah Eagle picked by NBC as play-by-play voice for basketball at the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

Noah Eagle is broadcasting his second Olympics this summer. He's going to his first. NBC Sports announced Wednesday that Eagle will be the play-by-play voice for USA Basketball's men's games, women's games and the medal rounds at this summer's Paris Olympics. The men's roster was...

Protests, heightened terror threat mean tight security at Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

Apr. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Security will be tight during next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in the southern Sweden city of Malmo, police said Wednesday, citing demonstrations that could lead to unrests and a heightened threat of terrorism in the Scandinavian country. “The...

Columbia's Abbey Hsu chosen as Met Writers Association Player of the Year

Apr. 17, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia's Abbey Hsu was chosen as the top Division I women's basketball player in the tri-state area by the Met Writers Association. Carly Thibault-DuDonis of Fairfield University was selected the Maggie Dixon Met Coach of the Year and Meghan Andersen of Fairfield...

Hofstra's Tyler Thomas chosen as Haggerty Award winner

Apr. 17, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hofstra's Tyler Thomas was chosen as the Frank J. Haggerty Award winner Wednesday by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Seton Hall’s Shaheen Holloway, who guided the Pirates to this season’s National Invitation Tournament title, was selected as the...

USA Basketball announces its men's team for the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

LeBron James is going back to the Olympics for the first time in 12 years. Stephen Curry is headed to the games for the first time. Kevin Durant will go there with his eyes on history. And they’re just part of a star-studded roster the Americans have assembled for the Paris Games....

Seinfeld's upcoming Netflix movie about Pop-Tarts to be featured in IndyCar race at Long Beach

Apr. 17, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld's upcoming Netflix comedy will be featured during this weekend's IndyCar race at Long Beach as rookie Linus Lundqvist will drive a car painted to look like a Pop-Tart in recognition of the movie “Unfrosted.” Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 8 will be painted in the...

French police evict hundreds from abandoned Paris warehouse ahead of Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With the Paris Olympic Games 100 days away, police carried out a large-scale eviction at France's biggest squat in the south of the capital. Authorities, including dozens of gendarmes, cleared out the makeshift camp at an abandoned bus company headquarters in Vitry-sur-Seine on...