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New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape...

Mikan, Cousy headline AP's 1950s all-decade NBA team

Oct. 18, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

The 1950s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: PAUL ARIZIN A pioneer of the jump shot known as “Pitchin’ Paul,” Arizin won scoring titles in...

The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth

Oct. 18, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. And it wasn’t even called the National Basketball Association. The NBA, 75 years ago,...

Simmons practices with 76ers; status for opener unknown

Oct. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Doc Rivers tried to play Ben Simmons’ return to the Philadelphia 76ers cool, just introducing the petulant point guard to the team at practice with a joke like the coach would use for any other player back from a drawn-out absence. “That’s how...

Giannis vows to get better, no telling how good he can be

Oct. 17, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo sometimes looks like he might dunk from the foul line. Other times, the Milwaukee Bucks forward struggles just to reach the rim with a shot from it. Even with holes to fill in his game, Antetokounmpo is already among the best...

Grizzlies exercise rookie options for Morant, Clarke, Bane

Oct. 16, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies exercised the rookie contract options for 2022-23 for point guard Ja Morant, forward Brandon Clarke and guard Desmond Bane on Saturday. The No. 2 pick overall in 2019, Morant was the NBA Rookie of the Year and has started all...

Fans watch UConn basketball teams in person on First Night

Oct. 15, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn held its first “First Night” celebration in two years on Friday, filling Gampel Pavilion with students for the annual unofficial start to the basketball season after having to cancel the event last year because of the pandemic. COVID-19...

Right on Cue: NBA finds high-tech option for virus testing

Oct. 15, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

If so inclined, an NBA player could now test himself for the coronavirus and get results on his phone in no more than 20 minutes. And the league is convinced those tests are both fast enough and accurate enough. It’s a high-tech answer to the issue...

Bucks sign general manager Jon Horst to contract extension

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks general manager Jon Horst has signed a multi-year contract extension after helping Milwaukee win its first NBA title in a half-century. The move comes less than two months after the Bucks signed coach Mike Budenholzer to an extension. Milwaukee...

Pelicans' Williamson out at first week of regular season

Oct. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated. “Nothing has gone wrong and there is no...