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Hoop Hall to auction plaques for Jordan, Magic, Shaq, Dr. J

Jan. 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The basketball Hall of Fame is auctioning off the actual plaques used to mark the enshrinement of some of the sport's biggest stars, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Julius Erving. The plaques up for auction are the original 25-inch by 28-inch, black and white portraits displayed...

Plans underway for Bob Cousy statue in Worcester

Jan. 22, 2020 12:48 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The management company that operates the DCU Center in Worcester is donating $150,000 to the city to fund a statue of former Boston Celtics great Bob Cousy. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night accepting the gift from ASM Global/SMG Management, which...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 file photo, Former Boston Celtics basketball player Bill Russell, left, hugs National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern during an award ceremony for the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA's longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. He was 77.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, FGile)

Remembering David Stern, and some of his top accomplishments

Jan. 2, 2020 5:01 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Nurse has quite a few reasons to be thankful for David Stern. The coach of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors first encountered Stern around 20 years ago. Nurse, who was coaching in London, met Stern — then the NBA commissioner — through a mutual friend and remembers how...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President Bush awards baseball legend Frank Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, died Feb. 7, 2019. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

Sports losses in 2019: Newcombe, Robinson, Starr, Havlicek

Dec. 31, 2019 11:52 AM EST

They ran the next legs, taking the baton from Jackie Robinson as black players claimed their place in the game. The deaths in 2019 of Don Newcombe and Frank Robinson left baseball not only without two pillars on the diamond but two pillars in its fight against iniquities. Newcombe, a pitcher for the Brooklyn...

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, front left, pulls in a rebound as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, front right, and guards Jamal Murray, back left, and Gary Harris defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jokic's triple-double leads Denver past Minnesota 109-100

Dec. 21, 2019 1:07 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray has found his scoring touch just in time for the Denver Nuggets to face the best team in the Western Conference. It helps to have one of the best passers in the NBA getting him the ball. Murray scored 28 points, including nine in the final minutes of the third quarter to stem a...