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USBWA names top freshman award after Tamika Catchings

Oct. 17, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The nation's top freshman women's basketball player each season will win the Tamika Catchings Award starting this year. The United States Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday during the Southeastern Conference women's basketball Media Day event that it's naming its...

Murray's return expected to boost Spurs' speed and outlook

Oct. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan is keenly aware it is not going to be easy to keep up this season. The Western Conference is once again flooded with talent, but that isn't what concerned DeRozan entering training camp. No, DeRozan was not sure how he is going to keep pace on a fastbreak led by...

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren't immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim...

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

Oct. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were...

US women's hoops announces college exhibition games

Oct. 9, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's national basketball team's college tour is set to tip off next month. USA Basketball announced Wednesday that members of the women's team will play exhibition games at Stanford, Oregon State, Texas A&M and Oregon in early November to prepare for the FIBA tournament...

NBA slate has some old, something new _ a Simmons 3-pointer

Oct. 9, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

From Chris Paul in Oklahoma City to the Portland Trail Blazers back at Memorial Coliseum, the NBA schedule had the feel of something old on Tuesday. And it had something new, with Ben Simmons making a 3-pointer for the first time as a pro. Simmons' shot just before halftime was celebrated wildly in Philadelphia,...

Charles Woodson inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Oct. 5, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Charles Woodson has been inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. He led Michigan to the 1997 national championship and won the Heisman Trophy. Woodson was elected in the amateur category along with Morris Peterson, who helped Michigan State win the 2000 national basketball title,...

Dawn Staley quickly gets back to work at South Carolina

Oct. 1, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley didn't get to spend much time savoring her U.S. team's run to the FIBA AmeriCup championship. Less than two days later, the national coach was back barking orders and looking for more out of South Carolina at the Gamecocks opening practice Tuesday. Staley spent the past...

Mitchell and Conley pairing could give Jazz offense a lift

Sep. 30, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah changed the entire dynamic of its backcourt after acquiring veteran point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in July. Will it be enough to turn the Jazz into an NBA championship contender? That's what Utah is banking on heading into the 2019-20 season. Conley joins...

Gold standards: Many NBA players considering 2020 Olympics

Sep. 30, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

USA Basketball had a tough summer. The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter. Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them — are clearly intrigued by the notion of...