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If shots don't fall in Olympics, not a surprise when US does

Jul. 25, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant had a shot. Then another about 20 seconds later. Jrue Holiday had one. So did Zach LaVine and Bam Adebayo. The U.S. had five attempts on the pivotal possession of its latest basketball failure and came up empty on...

Auburn Auction Park could transform into new sports complex

Jul. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Local officials are considering a development proposal that could see northeastern Indiana's Auburn Auction Park renovated into a news sports complex. ForeSight Consulting, a Fort Wayne-based developer, submitted its application to construct the...

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

Jul. 25, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn't really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic gold medals — are no...

Mills leads Australia past Nigeria, 84-67 in Olympic opener

Jul. 25, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Patty Mills scored 25 points and Australia opened its quest for a first Olympic medal in men's basketball by beating Nigeria 84-67 on Sunday. Australia matched its best finish by finishing fourth at the Rio Games in 2016 but is capable of going...

Trio of NBA Finals players finally arrives at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team is finally together. Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — the trio of U.S. Olympians who were in the NBA Finals and therefore have not been around their Tokyo Games teammates — arrived in Japan on...

Mind the gap: The basketball world is catching up to the US

Jul. 24, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — When the Dream Team era started in 1992, most of the NBA players in the Olympics represented the United States. David Stern knew what would happen from there. “In time,” the former NBA commissioner predicted in 1995,...

NBC quickly hires Maria Taylor after her departure from ESPN

Jul. 24, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

Maria Taylor has joined NBC less than a week after her contract with ESPN expired. NBC formally made the announcement during its primetime Olympic show Friday before a replay of the opening ceremony. ESPN and Taylor announced Wednesday that they...

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Jarrett Allen

Jul. 23, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent. The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and viewed as one of...

Green headlines list of shooting guards in NBA draft

Jul. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

Jalen Green bypassed college to get the jump on his professional career. The next step comes in Thursday’s NBA draft. Green is among the shooting guards in this year’s draft and looks set to be a top-four pick. He leads a position that includes a pair of top prospects...

US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBA

Jul. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team was about to start playing its final warm-up for the Tokyo Olympics a few days ago in Las Vegas, and Spain’s Ricky Rubio found himself in a pregame conversation with American guard Zach LaVine. Rubio has well over a decade...