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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. ...

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...

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...

Olympics Latest: Latvia wins gold in men's 3-on-3

Jul. 28, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Latvia’s Karlis Lasmanis drained a shot from behind the...

Ledecky wins gold, Biles drops out of all-around

Jul. 28, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky got her first gold medal of these Olympics, while Simone Biles pulled out of another event she came into the Games favored to win. Ledecky bounced back from losses in her first two events in Tokyo to win the inaugural 1,500-meter freestyle for...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 28, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 27, 2021. Editorial: Wisconsin leaders’ antics are getting old Earlier this week, Gov. Tony Evers called for a special legislative session to vote on increasing funding for Wisconsin schools and universities....

Basketball diplomacy: US, Iran meet on court at Tokyo Games

Jul. 28, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The Americans applauded the Iranian national anthem. The Iranians applauded the U.S. anthem. There were a few handshakes before, plenty more handshakes after, and words of sportsmanship between the sides throughout the game. For two hours, it was...