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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a news conference ahead of NBA basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris.  DraftKings shares jumped 4% in morning trading, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 after announcing that Jordan would take an ownership stake in the company in exchange for becoming a special adviser to the sports betting site.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Column: The new Jordan Rules include sports betting

Sep. 2, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

When the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting across the country just two years ago, there were predictions of sportsbooks on every street corner and millions of new bettors going broke betting on their favorite teams. You didn’t need odds to tell you that the sports betting revolution was...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2004, file photo, USA's Allen Iverson (4) walks off the court as Argentina's Emanuel Ginobili celebrates at the end of their semifinal basketball game at the Olympic Indoor Hall during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

AP WAS THERE: 2004 Athens Olympics

Aug. 15, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of the Summer Games. This story was transmitted in 2004 from the Athens Olympics. ___ Bronze is the best the American men’s basketball team can do, and the...

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich calls a timeout during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

It's over: For first time in 23 seasons, Spurs miss playoffs

Aug. 14, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Popovich didn't put much thought into San Antonio's playoff streak when it was rolling along. He's not thinking about it now, either. The Spurs' record-tying run of 22 consecutive playoff appearances is over, and the longest season in team history — almost 300...

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) dribbles against Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

The NBA's regular season, at long last, is about to close

Aug. 13, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last day of an NBA regular season typically sees just about every team in action, with plenty of drama surrounding down-to-the-wire playoff races and statistical titles on the line. Typical doesn’t seem to exist in 2020. The NBA’s regular season ends —...

Associated Press NBA reporter Brian Mahoney records video while covering a protest, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in New York. When the NBA season was suspended and he was reassigned to the news department,heI assumed it was just to report from here. But, according to Mahoney, there were so many coronavirus stories to tell: Health care workers trying to keep patients alive. Residents of a community who all knew somebody who had died.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

As NBA returns, so must an NBA writer in early hot spot

Jul. 30, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — I couldn’t wait to watch basketball in March. The schedule in New York was as good as I could remember in my years covering the NBA for The Associated Press. Superstars Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden would be here. So would the NBA champion Toronto Raptors...

David Stern added to Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

Jul. 25, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Late NBA Commissioner David Stern has been added to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. Commissioner of the NBA from 1984-2014, Stern was Instrumental in the founding of the WNBA and a longtime supporter of the women's game. He died Jan. 1 at age 77 a few weeks...