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Offshore tourneys return in college basketball amid COVID-19

Nov. 23, 2021 20:39 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Kimani Lawrence and his Arizona State teammates were eager to take everything in as they arrived for a men's college basketball tournament that was among the countless things disrupted amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the past 18 months. ...

Highsmith added to USA Basketball World Cup qualifying team

Nov. 20, 2021 17:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Haywood Highsmith was added to USA Basketball's World Cup qualifying roster on Saturday, replacing Orlando Johnson. The team opened training camp on Saturday in Houston, in advance of games later this month in Mexico against Cuba (Nov. 28) and Mexico...

Isaiah Thomas returning to USA Basketball for qualifying

Nov. 19, 2021 13:32 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is putting on the red, white and blue again. Thomas was announced Friday as an injury replacement for USA Basketball's team that will open World Cup qualifying play this month in Mexico. The two-time NBA All-Star was added to...

No Bahamas cupcakes: Top women's teams meet in hoops tourney

Nov. 19, 2021 12:55 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — There will be a wealth of women's basketball talent in the Bahamas over the next 10 days with seven of the top nine teams in The Associated Press poll playing in a pair of new tournaments on the island. Top-ranked South Carolina and No. 2...

USA Basketball picks team for initial 2 World Cup qualifiers

Nov. 15, 2021 13:28 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its initial team for the opening games of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. Jordan Bell, who won a title with Golden State in 2018, was among the 12 players announced Monday as the team that will represent the...

Review: Scottie Pippen authors his own 'Last Dance' story

Nov. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EST

“Unguarded,” by Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush (Atria Books) Scottie Pippen would like you to know that Michael Jordan and the rest of his teammates on the Chicago Bulls don’t win six NBA titles in the '90s without him. The seven-time All-Star, two-time Olympic...

USA Basketball sweeps golds at 3x3 FIBA AmeriCup in Miami

Nov. 14, 2021 18:17 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — USA Basketball swept the gold medals at the FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup on Sunday, earning the American men and women qualifying spots for next year’s World Cup. The U.S. teams both topped the teams from Brazil in the finals. The U.S. men prevailed 21-15, and the...

Celtics crank up defense again, roll past Heat 95-78

Nov. 04, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Whatever the Boston Celtics said at that team dinner a few days ago clearly worked. Especially on the defensive end. Jaylen Brown scored 17 points to lead six Boston players in double figures, and the Celtics played airtight defense for...

No. 9 Hawkeyes' Caitlin Clark sets high bar for her encore

Nov. 02, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark put up the best offensive numbers in the country as a freshman, was a consensus All-American and led Iowa deep into the NCAA Tournament. She followed that up by winning a gold medal with Team USA in the FIBA U19 World Cup and was the tournament's MVP. ...

Spurs knock off Bucks 102-93 on road to stop 4-game skid

Oct. 31, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dejounte Murray was ready for his moment in the fourth quarter. San Antonio's point guard scored 16 of his 23 points in the final period and the Spurs pulled away in the last few minutes Saturday night for a 102-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that...