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NBA denies Warriors' Wiggins vaccination exemption request

Sep. 24, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins' request for a vaccination exemption, leaving the Golden State Warriors swingman ineligible to play home games until he meets San Francisco's vaccination requirement. The ruling was announced Friday, hours after...

Column: Nassib coming out barely a blip for unbeaten Raiders

Sep. 24, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

There are all sorts of storylines swirling around the Las Vegas Raiders. They go into Sunday's game against Miami looking for their first 3-0 start in almost two decades. Quarterback Derek Carr is playing like an MVP. The defense is much improved. ...

Utah Jazz to require proof of vaccination or negative test

Sep. 24, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz’s home arena announced Friday that it will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for all fans over the age of 12. Vivint Smart Home Arena, located in Salt Lake City, will require fans to present proof of...

Bulls' Williams could miss start of season with ankle injury

Sep. 24, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams has a severe left ankle sprain that could cause him to miss the start of the season. The news announced Friday is a blow for a team hoping to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference after some major offseason...

Manu Ginobili back with Spurs, hired as a special adviser

Sep. 24, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili is back with the San Antonio Spurs, with the club announcing his hiring Friday as a special adviser to basketball operations. Ginobili spent the entirety of his 16-year NBA career with the Spurs, helping them win four championships. The...

Shoes, fashion and grit mark P.J. Tucker's journey to Heat

Sep. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To realize how challenging it was for P.J. Tucker to begin getting settled at a new home in Miami, consider all the places in this country where he stores his collection of sneakers. Many thousands of pairs, some worn, most not, all cherished. He has so...

Cunningham, Turner lead Mercury to 83-82 win over Liberty

Sep. 24, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sophie Cunningham hit 6 of 9 3-pointers for a career-high 21 points and Brianna Turner made the winning free throw with less than a second to play, giving the Phoenix Mercury an 83-82 win over the New York Liberty in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night. ...

Copper, Parker help Sky hold off Wings in playoff opener

Sep. 24, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 23 points, Candace Parker had a double-double and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 81-64 in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night. Parker finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the...

Ex-assistant basketball coach suing St John's over firing

Sep. 24, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former St. John's assistant basketball coach is suing the university and head coach Mike Anderson, claiming he was fired because of a health issue. Steve DeMeo says in a lawsuit he was let go in June after telling Anderson about a serious heart...

Washington St signs Kyle Smith to extension through '26-27

Sep. 23, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State signed coach Kyle Smith to a contract extension Thursday that goes through the 2026-27 season and adds two years to the original contract he was given when he was hired. Smith was brought in as the replacement for Ernie Kent in...