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NBA star Kawhi Leonard's sister charged in deadly robbery

Sep. 7, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the aunt of 35-year-old Kimesha Williams confirmed Saturday that Williams is the...

Into Africa: Raptors president brings the game home

Aug. 27, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Masai Ujiri could see it in the proud posture and wide smiles of the young female players. The Toronto Raptors president was in Somalia last week for the last stop on his annual Giants of Africa tour. "We have to preach equality on the continent and all over the world," Ujiri told The...

Order restored: US beats Canada in pre-World Cup basketball

Aug. 26, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Order restored. After losing for the first time in nearly 13 years two days earlier, the United States rebounded to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Monday. At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S. never...

An early list of NBA games to watch this season

Aug. 12, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

The NBA released its upcoming schedule Monday and here's some rematches, homecomings and other games to watch during this 2019-20 NBA season : FINALS REMATCHES Toronto at Golden State, March 5 Golden State at Toronto, March 16 It may be a while for the Raptors and Warriors to get back together and recreate...

NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

Aug. 12, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at...

For Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge

Aug. 6, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape. These aren't the Spurs. These are...

10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup

Aug. 5, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an unprecedented third gold medal in the event. ___ WHAT IS IT? The World Cup is a 32-team tournament running from...

Tatis Jr. homers to lead Padres to 5-1 win over Giants

Jul. 28, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. keeps finding new ways to impress the San Diego Padres. One minute, he was hitting the deck to avoid a knockdown pitch. The next minute, he was swatting a two-run home run to help the Padres cool off the San Francisco Giants 5-1 Saturday night to snap an...

Clippers unveil images, plans for lavish new Inglewood arena

Jul. 25, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled the first renderings Thursday for the lavish arena complex they hope to build in Inglewood. While significant hurdles remain, the Clippers are hoping to break ground by 2021 on an 18,500-seat arena and a surrounding 26-acre, billion-dollar development...

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term "rebuilding"

Jul. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The words rebuilding and tanking don't sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. No matter what he calls it, he has quite a task in front of him after trading Oklahoma City's two best players __ All-Stars Paul George and...