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Ice Cube pushing for sports fans to ride along with Big3

Jul. 29, 2021 05:19 AM EDT

Ice Cube tweeted a Big3 clip of famous faces — fighters, NFL and NBA players, and, yes, that was Kanye West in a ski mask — that pop up at Big3 games. The brightest star of the 3-on-3 basketball league, of course, remains Ice Cube, the revolutionary rapper turned...

Slovenia too much for Japan, wins 116-81 to move to 2-0

Jul. 29, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Rui Hachimura did whatever he could. Blocking shots, hitting tough jumpers, logging big minutes, the best player on Japan’s roster simply held nothing back with hopes of giving his country its first Olympic men’s basketball win in 45 years. ...

Dolson's Diary: Olympics end with gold medal, meeting Yao

Jul. 29, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

I woke up this morning and looked over to the table and saw my gold medal and I just smiled. As a young girl I watched and dreamed of being in the Olympics and winning a gold medal, but this is far beyond what I ever imagined. Starting with how much heavier the medal is...

St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue in arena bearing name

Jul. 29, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall in the on-campus arena that bears his name. Commissioned by the university, the statue will be placed across from the main entrance of Carnesecca Arena. A...

Olympic Stadium opens in Tokyo for start of track and field

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Track and Field begins competition on Day 6 of the Tokyo Games and four medal events will be decided in the pool in Thursday's coverage of the Olympics. The gymnastics women’s all-around competition will go on without defending gold medalist Simone...

Mike D'Antoni won't return as Nets assistant coach

Jul. 28, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike D'Antoni is leaving the Brooklyn Nets, forcing Steve Nash to make another change on his coaching staff. Nash announced the 70-year-old D'Antoni's decision in a statement Wednesday, saying having the two-time Coach of the Year was “invaluable” in...

Downtown Oklahoma City arena renamed Paycom Center

Jul. 28, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced an exclusive 15-year naming rights partnership to rename the city's downtown arena after Paycom, a local company that offers online payroll and human resources services to employers. The arena was renamed to...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 28, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. July 25, 2021. Editorial: Republicans want to dissolve NC’s high school sports administration. What’s the rush? State Senate Republicans regularly ignore the needs of underfunded public schools, but some of them are moving with...

Cunningham headlines list of top prospects in NBA draft

Jul. 28, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

Cade Cunningham spent years honing his game for a shot at becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. The Oklahoma State one-and-done star could accomplish that goal Thursday night as the headliner of a class that includes scorers, playmakers and potentially elite...

U.S. women's hoops team captures 3-on-3 Olympic gold

Jul. 28, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from Final Fours, national titles, All-America honors and even some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The U.S. team of...