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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, Florida State guard Devin Vassell (24) dribbles against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Vassell was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Spurs boost backcourt with FSU's Vassell, Duke's Tre Jones

Nov. 19, 2020 12:53 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio boosted its backcourt in the NBA draft Wednesday night, taking Florida State's Devin Vassell at No. 11 overall and Duke's Tre Jones in the second round at No. 41. Vassell averaged 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals last season. A 6-foot-7 guard who spent...

Paper on Texas border ceases publication after virus cutback

Nov. 18, 2020 6:36 PM EST

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas newspaper with origins in the 19th century has ceased publishing. The Del Rio News-Herald published its final edition on Wednesday and will also end online operations. The newspaper is based in Del Rio, a city on the border with Mexico about 145 miles (230 kilometers)...

Udonis Haslem returning to Heat for 18th season

Nov. 13, 2020 12:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem announced Friday that he’s returning for an 18th season with the Miami Heat, and left the door open for extending his career after that. Only five NBA players have spent a career of that length with one franchise. Dirk Nowitzki spent 21 years with Dallas, Kobe Bryant 20...

Spurs promote Mitch Johnson to replace departed Tim Duncan

Nov. 12, 2020 4:59 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have promoted assistant coach Mitch Johnson to fill the position vacated by former star Tim Duncan. Duncan, the Spurs’ all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots — and the only player to be on all five of San Antonio’s NBA...

Rep.-elect Mondaire Jones, right, bumps elbows with a supporter after addressing a Protect the Results rally, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in front of the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y. Jones and Ritchie Torres, both Democrats, became the first gay Black men to be elected to Congress. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

In blue and red states, milestone wins for LGBTQ candidates

Nov. 4, 2020 10:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the nation, LGBTQ candidates achieved milestone victories in Tuesday’s election, including the first transgender person elected to a state Senate, and the first openly gay Black men to win seats in Congress. The landmark wins came not in only blue but also red states such as...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Richard B. Russell Airport, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Rome, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump decries FBI probe of supporters surrounding Biden bus

Nov. 1, 2020 9:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested the FBI should stop investigating an incident in which his supporters were seen surrounding a Biden campaign bus in Texas, which led Democrats to cancel an event there. The president’s tweet came hours after the FBI confirmed that it was...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Tyronn Lue has agreed in principle to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Final terms were still being worked on, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, because no contract had been signed. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP Interview: Lue wants to follow Rivers as voice for change

Oct. 22, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Tyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. He wants to be a voice for change. Rivers has been one of Lue’s most trusted mentors for years, and his teaching point in these times has been clear. Rivers isn’t going to...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Texas showcase: Cards' Kingsbury, Murray return home for MNF

Oct. 18, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is headed back to his home state of Texas on Monday for a pretty big football game. He's unsure if his southern drawl will make a return appearance as well. “It’s usually after a few Coors Lights so I don’t know if...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, left, greets Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel in Washington. Prominent Texas megachurch pastor and conservative activist John Hagee has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Hagee's son, Matt Hagee, announced the illness during Sunday, OCT. 4, 2020, morning services at Cornerstone Church, which his father founded. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky File)

John Hagee, prominent megachurch pastor, ill with COVID-19

Oct. 6, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Prominent megachurch pastor and conservative activist John Hagee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, his son announced during services at the Texas church his father founded. The 80-year-old pastor received the diagnosis Friday and was recovering after the illness was detected early, Matt...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) passes the ball against Miami Heat's Kelly Olynyk (9) and Miami Heat's Tyler Herro (14) during the second half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday picked as NBA's top teammate

Oct. 6, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans was announced Tuesday as the winner of the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award. NBA players choose the winner from a field of 12 finalists. Holiday received 53 of 267 first-place votes to win over Philadelphia’s Tobias...