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College seniors to play in 3-on3 tournament in Minneapolis

Feb. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star teams of college seniors will compete for a $150,000 prize in a 3-on-3 tournament before this year's NCAA national championship game. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, announced on Monday, will be played at the Mall of America in Minneapolis from April 5-7. Only players who...

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's...

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Feb. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is...

Pitino's Greek team reaches final after walkout on refs

Feb. 14, 2019 9:43 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino is back in a final. However, the Greek team he's coaching reached the final after their opponents walked out at halftime because of poor officiating. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during the Greek Cup semifinal game on...

Greece's government condemns basketball team's walkout

Feb. 14, 2019 8:36 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, leaving at halftime and...

All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

Feb. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college. Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their nights often included shooting pool and tossing...

Doncic, Mavericks erase deficit in 102-101 win over Blazers

Feb. 10, 2019 8:20 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic was summoned back to the court for a very brief speech to a group of about 100 Slovenians who made the 24-hour trek to see their countryman, the teenage rookie sensation for the Dallas Mavericks. The bigger thrill for the visitors came a little earlier when Doncic helped engineer...

Lynx star Maya Moore to skip '19 WNBA season

Feb. 5, 2019 8:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has decided to skip the upcoming WNBA season, seeking more time to devote to her family and her faith. Moore announced Tuesday on The Players' Tribune website that she'll sit out in 2019. She already had taken the fall and winter off from international...

Derrick White's career night leads Spurs past Nets, 117-114

Feb. 1, 2019 12:53 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs relied on LaMarcus Aldridge until they were able to put things together against a sneaky zone defense from the Brooklyn Nets. Leaning on Aldridge has worked out pretty well this season. Derrick White scored a career-high 26 points, Aldridge had 20 and the Spurs...

Status of Lynx star Maya Moore for '19 WNBA season uncertain

Jan. 17, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been "in close contact" with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore "together are deciding...