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Canada's champ: Andreescu a US Open winner with a big future

Sep. 8, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu had the U.S. Open trophy in her hands and one thought going through her mind. Don't mess it up. For the first time in two weeks in Flushing Meadows, the 19-year-old looked confused on the court. "I was so clueless out there," she recalled with a laugh. This moment, with...

Royal Flop: Williams denied Slam record in front of Duchess

Sep. 7, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has another role that suits her: rooting on friend Serena Williams as the tennis star chased a U.S. Open championship. Meghan sat in Williams' box at Arthur Ashe Stadium and stood and cheered like thousands of other fans when Williams hit a booming overhand to...

A coaching odyssey: Will Voigt goes from Vermont to Angola

Sep. 2, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Will Voigt epitomizes how basketball is a global game. The coach of Angola's national team at this World Cup speaks no fewer than six languages and doesn't regularly get his mail because he's hardly ever near Idaho — the place he currently calls home. He grew up in Vermont, went to...

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...

At 34, Raptors' Marc Gasol will carry Spain's World Cup hope

Aug. 27, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Marc Gasol is 34 years old, which means he's particularly fond of offseasons. He didn't get much of one this year. There's a very good reason for that — a most unusual and, he thinks, worthwhile opportunity. After helping the Toronto Raptors win the NBA championship in June, Gasol is...

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...

Lowry (thumb) withdraws from USA Basketball's World Cup team

Aug. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month. Lowry said his surgically repaired thumb isn't ready to allow him to participate in on-court workouts. He had surgery last month to repair a torn...

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...