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College hoops player Emoni Bates charged with 2 felonies

Sep. 19, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich (AP) — Emoni Bates, a former basketball prodigy who transferred to Eastern Michigan from Memphis, was charged with two felonies Monday after police found a gun in a car during a traffic stop. The 18-year-old Bates failed to stop at an intersection Sunday...

Obama tells Harvard team basketball was about more than him

Sep. 10, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

Former President Barack Obama told the Harvard men’s basketball team on Friday that the sport taught him “it wasn’t just about me” — a lesson he hoped they would carry with them to other, more consequential, endeavors. “There is something extraordinary about hitching your...

Emoni Bates officially transfers to Eastern Michigan

Aug. 23, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Emoni Bates has officially transferred to Eastern Michigan. The school announced Tuesday that the 6-foot-9 guard will play for his hometown Eagles this season, nearly two months after Bates shared his plans on social media. “I love my city...

A look at Brittney Griner's career on, off basketball court

Aug. 04, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

A timeline of key events in Brittney Griner's career on and off the basketball court: Oct. 18, 1990: Brittney Griner was born in Houston. 2009: Led Nimitz High School to Texas 5A girls basketball state championship game where they lost. The 6-foot-7 star dunked 52...

Former coach criminally charged in naked ‘fat test’ case

Jul. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A successful Rhode Island high school basketball coach was criminally charged Thursday by authorities who say that for years he asked male student-athletes to remove their clothes while alone with him so he could check their body fat. Aaron Thomas, 55, who...

Kiki Rice, Colin Sahlman win national prep athletes of year

Jul. 19, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball player Kiki Rice and cross country runner Colin Sahlman have been named national high school athletes of the year. Rice, of Washington, is the ninth female basketball player to win the award sponsored by Gatorade since it began in 2003. Sahlman, of...

Long-running defamation lawsuit by coach finally settled

Jul. 12, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities area woman has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by her daughter's basketball coach in a long-running case revived by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Julie Bowlin, 55, of Chanhassen, has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed...