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White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's conversation with MLB...

A win on the 4th: USA Basketball pulls away, tops Cuba 87-64

Jul. 04, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — There were some cheers for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before USA Basketball’s game in Cuba on Independence Day. And then the Americans celebrated the holiday with a big win. Xavier Munford scored 24 points and the U.S. defeated Cuba 87-64 on...

Ogwumike scores 23, Sparks beat Mercury for 3rd straight win

Jul. 04, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 23 points and nine rebounds, Liz Cambage added 19 points and seven rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 78-75 on Monday night. Los Angeles (10-11) has won three straight, including an 84-74 victory over New York on...

Kings run away in 4th, top Heat 81-64 at California Classic

Jul. 04, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 17 points, Neemias Queta added 14 and Sacramento topped Miami 81-64 on Day 2 of the California Classic on Sunday. The game featured 10 ties and 16 lead changes, before Sacramento put the win away by outscoring Miami 28-8 in the fourth quarter....

Ogwumike scores 22 to help Sparks beat Liberty 84-74

Jul. 03, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 points, Liz Cambage added 16 and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 84-74 Sunday. Chiney Ogwumike had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Katie Lou Samuelson also scored 12 points and Jordin Canada added 11 points and seven assists...

AP source: Goran Dragic, Bulls agree on 1-year deal

Jul. 03, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls and guard Goran Dragic have agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because free-agent deals can’t be announced until...

Parker scores 21, Howard adds 16 as Dream beat Storm 90-76

Jul. 03, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cheyenne Parker had 21 points and nine rebounds, Rhyne Howard scored 16 points and the Atlanta Dream never trailed Sunday in their 90-76 win over the Seattle Storm. Aari McDonald and AD Durr added 13 points apiece for Atlanta (10-11) and Tiffany Hayes scored 10...

Thomas, Sun rally from 17 down, beat Mystics 74-72 in OT

Jul. 03, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 14 of her 23 points after halftime and finished with nine rebounds as the Connecticut Sun rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit Sunday to beat the Washington Mystics 74-72 in overtime. Courtney Williams added 15 points, Natisha...

A July 4th, in Cuba, next for USA Basketball World Cup team

Jul. 03, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It has taken place at thousands of basketball games in Jim Boylen’s long career as a player and coach. Moments before a game begins, the two teams line up on the court for the traditional playing of the national anthem. Often, it’s not overly memorable. ...

Lakers top Heat, Kings top Warriors at California Classic

Jul. 03, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac McClung scored 17 points in 16 minutes, Paris Bass added 15 and the Los Angeles Lakers opened the California Classic with a 100-66 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday. Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 14 points and Cole Swider added 13 for the Lakers, who never...