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US women win record 27th straight game at World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 02:40 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — There's been a long legacy of success for the U.S. women's basketball team at the World Cup. The names change over time, but the results don't seem to. Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and...

Kings look to improve defense heading into training camp

Sep. 26, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Brown has history with De’Aaron Fox. The first-year Sacramento Kings coach, who spent the last six seasons with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant, first got a glimpse of Fox while helping at an Adidas Nations Camp. Fox was in high school at...

Knicks looking to build with newly signed Brunson, Barrett

Sep. 26, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — It is a new day for the New York Knicks. That was the collective message by the Knicks on Monday during media day at the team's training center. Coming off a 2020-21 season in which New York compiled a 41-31 record and qualified for the...

Minus owner Sarver, Suns return for another run at NBA title

Sep. 26, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All-Stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul, along with freshly paid Deandre Ayton and coach Monty Williams, are back together for another run at an elusive NBA title. One man who apparently won't be along on the journey — team owner Robert Sarver. The...

Lillard, Simons take bond into starting roles with Portland

Sep. 26, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' new starting duo of Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons has been years in the making. Even though Portland had a long-established backcourt with Lillard and CJ McCollum, behind the scenes Lillard helped guide Simons' development. That...

Veteran Iguodala re-signs with Warriors for 19th NBA season

Sep. 26, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andre Iguodala rode his Peloton bike a couple of times last week and took note that “I ain't in that bad of shape.” Now, he will see how that translates back onto the basketball court again. After seriously pondering retirement all summer and...

Clippers' Leonard feeling good, eager to test knee in camp

Sep. 26, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing put a bigger smile on Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer's face than seeing a healthy Kawhi Leonard walking around the team's practice facility. Ballmer hopes to be feeling even better when the Clippers open training camp Tuesday in Las Vegas and...

Cavs over Mitchell shock, ready for next step with All-Star

Sep. 26, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Darius Garland learned about Cleveland's stunning trade, the Cavaliers' All-Star point guard first promised to keep it a secret and then ran around a basketball court in Nashville screaming. Jarrett Allen woke from an afternoon nap, groggily looked at a text...

Pelicans' Williamson touts his physical, mental well being

Sep. 26, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson said little to temper the expectations of those eagerly anticipating his return to an NBA court. The 2019 first overall draft choice out of Duke — who has missed more games than he's played in his first three pro seasons...

Bulls set sights higher, look to build on run to playoffs

Sep. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine had quite the offseason. The Chicago Bulls' two-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist landed the richest contract in franchise history when he agreed to a $215 million, five-year contract. He and his wife, Hunter, welcomed their first child, a son named...