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Lynx leading scorer Sims suspended 2 games for DWI charge

Oct. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx leading scorer Odyssey Sims has been suspended for two games to start the 2020 season, stemming from a drunken-driving charge last summer. The punishment was announced Friday. Sims was sentenced by a Hennepin County judge Tuesday to 10 days of house arrest. One of the two...

Injured Curry won't fret about missing season for Minnesota

Oct. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An ordinary scrimmage for Minnesota last week took a discouraging turn as Eric Curry's right knee jerked, popped and buckled when the lanky junior tried to make a move on defense. Though he walked off the court without pain, the instability in the joint instantly told him a ligament was...

Bucks, 76ers eye East title with Leonard back in the West

Oct. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western...

Pistons sign Tre'Shawn Thurman, waive Sword

Oct. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed forward Tre'Shawn Thurman and waived guard Craig Sword. The Pistons announced the moves Friday, just a day after announcing that they'd signed Sword. The 6-foot-7 Thurman averaged 8.2 points a game last season as a senior at Nevada. He also played three...

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

NBA says Chinese wanted Morey's firing; China denies claim

Oct. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China's...

The NBA's West race should be incredibly good this season

Oct. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

Stephen Curry knew roster change was inevitable. That being said, Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't changing their expectations of themselves. The five-time defending Western Conference champions aren't the popular pick to represent their side of the league in this season's NBA Finals, understandable...

WNBA Dream moving to 3,500-seat arena near Atlanta airport.

Oct. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Dream are getting a new home. The WNBA team announced Friday it will play next season at a 3,500-seat arena near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Gateway Center Arena is scheduled to open next week in a complex that includes the Georgia International...

Hutton notches 2nd straight shutout, Sabres beat Kings 3-0

Oct. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton keeps stopping shots. The Los Angeles Kings can't seem to score. Put the teams together and the result is predictable. Hutton set a Buffalo record for saves in a shutout with 47 and recorded his second straight shutout in a 3-0 win over the Kings...

Kawhi back in Canada, NBA GMs think he'll go back to finals

Oct. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

Kawhi Leonard was back in Canada, where last season he won a championship. NBA general managers think he's going to win another one this season. They voted the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorites Thursday in the NBA.com GM survey , believing Leonard and Paul George are the missing pieces for a team that's never...