Latest Giannis Antetokounmpo News

Bucks sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo, older brother of Giannis

Jul. 16, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks announced Tuesday that they have signed free agent forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of Bucks forward and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Thanasis Antetokounmpo joins Milwaukee on a guaranteed two-year, minimum contract, according to Giannis' agent, Alex...

MVP Antetokounmpo gives baseball a shot at Yankee Stadium

Jul. 15, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In hoops, Giannis Antetokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie. In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The reigning NBA MVP was shocked. "It was really heavy," Antetokounmpo...

Alex Morgan, US women's soccer team honored at The ESPYS

Jul. 11, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City before jetting to the West Coast and collecting trophies at The ESPYS. Alex Morgan won female athlete of the year and shared the...

Analysis: It's a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change

Jul. 6, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no favorite. This is what the NBA wanted. And needed. The biggest piece of valid criticism about the league in recent years has been it's predictable. Golden State got to the last five NBA Finals. LeBron James had made it there eight years in a row, four with Miami and then four...

The Latest: AP source: Jimmy Butler heading to South Beach

Jun. 30, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times ET): 9:55 p.m. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Jimmy Butler has agreed to a $142 million, four-year contract and will be traded to the Miami Heat by the Philadelphia 76ers. Miami and Philadelphia were still working out some aspects of the swap, such as the...

It begins: NBA free agency finally starts Sunday

Jun. 29, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard is planning meetings in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant will do the same in New York. Those are the cities where they'll begin free agency. Where they will end it will finally start to get clearer soon. NBA teams will start opening their checkbooks Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT, when the negotiating window for one...

Antetokounmpo to play for Greece at Basketball World Cup

Jun. 28, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo will play for Greece at the basketball World Cup in China, saying on Friday he can play any position. The NBA MVP said he hasn't "talked to the coach about which position I'll be playing ... the important thing is to play." "Whether I play the 1 (point guard) or...

Vogelbach's homer lifts Mariners to first interleague win

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners felt right at home at Miller Park even though it had been nine years since their last visit. "The ball does fly here. It's a very hitter-friendly ballpark," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "It's a new place for us and our guys were anxious to get up there...

Bucks' Horst wins Executive of the Year, heads back to work

Jun. 25, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award. Horst won the honor during the league's awards show in Santa Monica, California, four days after he and his staff put a bow on the draft and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in...