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Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

NBA fines Warriors owner Lacob $50,000 for Simmons comments

Sep. 22, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments he made about Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons. Lacob said the Warriors had no interest in the disgruntled Sixers guard. ...

Timberwolves fire basketball ops boss Rosas after 2 seasons

Sep. 22, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas on Wednesday, less than a week before training camp in yet another change in leadership for this long-languishing franchise. Owner Glen Taylor announced that the...

TD Garden to require vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests

Sep. 22, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Anyone hoping to attend an event at the TD Garden — including Bruins or Celtics games and concerts — will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result. The rules apply to players, referees, coaches, musicians, vendors,...

Chicago Bulls exercise contract options on White, Williams

Sep. 22, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls exercised rookie scale contract options for the 2022-23 season on guard Coby White and forward Patrick Williams on Wednesday. White, who had his fourth-year option exercised, averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists in his second NBA season....

WVa governor withdraws from consideration as boys coach

Sep. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has withdrawn from consideration as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. In a letter to the Greenbrier Board of Education on Tuesday, Justice asked that a boys coach...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...

AP source: Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp

Sep. 22, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s...

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

NCAA places Ga Tech women's hoops team on 3 years probation

Sep. 21, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA placed Georgia Tech's women's basketball program on probation for three years Tuesday, citing violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow and on scheduled off days. ...