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Today in History

Aug. 23, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2019. There are 130 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 23, 1927, amid worldwide protests, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery....

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke

Aug. 22, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May. Gilbert had spent the past two months in a rehabilitation center in Chicago. On Thursday, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner provided a brief update on the 57-year-old...

US-Australia basketball: Not all in crowd happy with seating

Aug. 22, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not everyone was happy, apparently, among the biggest crowd to watch a basketball game in Australia. Kemba Walker scored 23 points to lead the U.S. over Australia 102-86 on Thursday before a crowd of 51,218 at a stadium which usually features cricket, soccer or Australian rules...

Collier's 19 points, 4 steals lead Lynx past Wings 86-70

Aug. 22, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70 on Thursday night. Minnesota scored the first five points of the game, never trailed and led by as many as 23 points to end a three-game...

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

Aug. 22, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports." Cousy played for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six league...

Gilgeous-Alexander prepares to help fill Westbrook's role

Aug. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wants to temper expectations. Maybe that is understandable. He is preparing to step into the point guard position Russell Westbrook held for 11 years for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 assists as a rookie for the Los...

Hoosiers hire former player Roberts as assistant coach

Aug. 22, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller says he has hired former Hoosiers player Mike Roberts as an assistant coach. Roberts coached previously at UNC Greensboro, Rice and California. He fills the void left by Ed Schilling's departure. His Indiana roots run deep. He returned to his home state...

Avenatti seeks trial delay amid effort to prove Nike claims

Aug. 22, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his outspoken...

Trial in former NBA player's slaying postponed by judge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A trial in the fatal shooting of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been postponed to allow defense attorneys to review additional evidence presented in the case. Billy Turner had been scheduled to face trial Sept. 16 on first-degree murder and other charges. But Judge Lee Coffee...

Analysis: USA Basketball wanted to be tested, and they were

Aug. 22, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

This is why USA Basketball went to Melbourne. The Americans wanted trouble. They got some. Thursday's 102-86 win over Australia was everything that U.S. coach Gregg Popovich could have wanted in a World Cup tuneup game for his squad. A few days removed from traveling halfway around the world, playing a road game...