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Walker, Turner lead US over Australia 102-86

Aug. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 23 points and Myles Turner added 15 to give Team USA a 102-86 win over Australia on Thursday in a World Cup warm-up game. The attendance at Marvel Stadium, which normally hosts soccer, cricket and Australian rules football, was 51,218, billed as the largest...

CC Sabathia relishes final baseball trip through Bay Area

Aug. 21, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school. The veteran major leaguer has been doing thoughtful things in Vallejo for years, and this marked the 11th year he has donated backpacks. On...

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

Aug. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says...

Dismissed Arkansas forward Osabuohien transfers to WVU

Aug. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer of Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman dismissed Osabuohien from the...

For Celtics, USA World Cup camp is a preseason bonus

Aug. 21, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball. Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as well. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the...

Kershaw passes Koufax on wins list, Dodgers thump Blue Jays

Aug. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As good as he felt last week in Miami striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw felt equally as bad back home at Dodger Stadium. "It's a humbling game," the Dodgers ace said. Still, Kershaw navigated his way through six innings to pass Sandy Koufax for most wins by a...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...

Jury acquits former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault

Aug. 20, 2019 4:44 PM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jury acquits former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault.

Earl Monroe on what it takes to be great in the NBA

Aug. 20, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

Earl Monroe is in the Hall of Fame and has an NBA ring. He's also a big supporter of player rights, and he tells PodcastOne Sports Now that free agency movement among teams is helping create even more interest in the league. A star in Baltimore and New York in a career that spanned 14 seasons before he retired in...