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Today in History

Mar. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, March 13, the 73rd day of 2020. There are 293 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 13, 2013, Jorge Bergoglio (HOHR'-hay behr-GOHG'-lee-oh) of Argentina was elected pope, choosing the name Francis; he was the first pontiff from the Americas and the first...

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

Feb. 17, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back. And in...

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

Feb. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the...

Common named MVP, Team Wilbon wins All-Star Celebrity Game

Feb. 14, 2020 10:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper and actor Common had 10 points and four steals to earn Most Valuable Player honors in the All-Star Celebrity Game as Team Wilbon beat Team Stephen A, 62-47 on Friday night. Rapper Famous Los scored 25 points and former NBA player Quentin Richardson had 12 points and 12 rebounds at...

William Moore, left, Anthony Wilson, center, and Jeffrey Wilson, right, speak at a conversation and private screening of

Brothers of Chicago prep basketball star forgive his killer

Feb. 14, 2020 6:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brothers of Chicago high school basketball star Ben Wilson, who was viewed as the top player in the nation before his murder in 1984, said Thursday they have forgiven the shooter. Anthony Wilson said he was asked if he was crazy for meeting William Moore, the man convicted of gunning...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Chicagoans: City not just NBA host, it's the Mecca of hoops

Feb. 13, 2020 2:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball...