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Stern, talent influx led to NBA transformation during 1980's

Jan. 17, 2022 14:21 PM EST

The NBA had enormous problems. Drug abuse among players was believed to be rampant. Many arenas were half-empty or worse on game nights. Most franchises were losing money. Some were on the cusp of folding. And when games were on television, nobody was watching. That was how the 1980s...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

AP Was There: Wilkins beats rookie Jordan for dunk title

Jan. 17, 2022 10:32 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks outduels rookie Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in an epic slam dunk contest. Wilkins receives perfect scores on his last two dunks with the first bounced off the floor before slamming it through with the second a two-hand...

Jokic has 26 points, 22 rebounds, leads Denver past Clippers

Dec. 27, 2021 00:28 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nikola Jokic kept the Denver Nuggets from blowing another game with a history-making performance. He had 26 points and 22 rebounds, rallying Denver past the Los Angeles Clippers 103-100 on Sunday night after the Nuggets wasted a 17-point lead. ...

Minus suspended coach Pearl, No. 18 Auburn routs Nebraska

Dec. 11, 2021 14:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Playing minus suspended coach Bruce Pearl, No. 18 Auburn made 16 steals and routed Nebraska 99-68 on Saturday. Pearl began his two-game suspension imposed by the NCAA on Friday. Auburn was placed on probation for four years for unethical conduct involving former...

Shaq's shortcut: Buy Bill Russell's NBA rings in auction

Dec. 09, 2021 15:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Basketball fans hoping to buy something from Bill Russell’s memorabilia collection should expect some big-name competition. Hall of Famers Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley say they're interested in bidding on items that Russell — a civil rights icon and the...

Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after...

Former Arizona AG Grant Woods remembered in memorial service

Nov. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Friends and relatives on Friday remembered former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods as a funny and talented public servant who made friends from all walks of life and relentlessly pursued justice. Woods was a longtime Republican loyalist who changed...

Services set for former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods

Oct. 28, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Services for former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods have been set for next month, with eulogies planned by Cindy McCain and retired NBA player Charles Barkley. Woods' wife, Marlene Galan Woods, announced Thursday that a celebration of his life will...