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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 file photo, players from Britain pose with their gold medals following the medals ceremony for the women's field hockey competition at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Britain are playing in the 2020 FIH Pro League competition as main preparation for defending their titles in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, file)

Pro League tests field hockey's best ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 24, 2020 11:47 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The United States women's season-opening Pro League field hockey game against the Netherlands in North Carolina on Friday was canceled after the death of team manager Larry Amar. Amar, who died this week, was the captain the U.S. men's field hockey team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He joined...

Only three players on court at buzzer after basketball brawl

Jan. 24, 2020 11:45 AM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A high school basketball game in Delaware devolved into a three-on-three contest after a bench-clearing brawl, and only three of those players were left on the court at the buzzer. Thursday's game ended with only one player on the court for Cape Henlopen High School and two for Sussex...

Hoop Hall to auction plaques for Jordan, Magic, Shaq, Dr. J

Jan. 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The basketball Hall of Fame is auctioning off the actual plaques used to mark the enshrinement of some of the sport's biggest stars, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Julius Erving. The plaques up for auction are the original 25-inch by 28-inch, black and white portraits displayed...

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, left, talks to coach Erik Spoelstra during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 117-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Dragic says his retirement from international game is final

Jan. 23, 2020 2:29 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic is not going to play for Slovenia in this summer’s Olympic qualifying tournament, insisting Thursday that he will not change his stance on being retired from international basketball. The Miami Heat guard has a slew of reasons why he won’t change his mind, including...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, shoots against Indiana Fever's Jazmon Gwathmey during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season in 2020 to continue her push for criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Lynx star Maya Moore opts to stay on hiatus from WNBA in '20

Jan. 22, 2020 8:38 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform. Moore told The New York Times in a story published Wednesday of her choice to stay off the court for 2020. She said in her interview with the newspaper that she's...

Lynx hire former star Katie Smith as assistant coach

Jan. 14, 2020 3:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx hired Katie Smith, the franchise's third-leading all-time scorer and Hall of Fame player, as the lead assistant Tuesday on coach Cheryl Reeve's staff. Smith was head coach of the New York Liberty the past two seasons. She was replaced by Walt Hopkins, who was an...

FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings brings the ball up during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Catchings is among 12 finalists announced Thursday, Jan. 9, for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020.p (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Catchings, Jackson finalists for women's hoops Hall of Fame

Jan. 9, 2020 9:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson headline the list of 12 finalists Thursday for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Catchings was a four-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. and also a five-time winner of the WNBA defensive player of the year award. She led the...

Stewart set to return for Team USA in exhibition vs UConn

Jan. 8, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Breanna Stewart is set to return to competition when she leads USA Basketball against her alma mater at the end of month. Stewart and the women's national team will play exhibition games against UConn in Hartford on Jan. 27 and against Louisville in Kentucky on Feb. 2. Her return would come about nine months...

FILE -  In this June 7, 2009, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern announces Los Angeles will be the site of the 2011 NBA All-Star basketball game, at a news conference, in Los Angeles. David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA's longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. He was 77. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Jan. 2, 2020 2:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn’t work out. He never did. Instead he went to Europe, Asia and plenty of other places around the world, bringing with him a league that was previously an...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe lifts up a trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. “We’ve done exactly what we set out to do, done exactly what we wanted to do, said what we feel,” said Rapinoe. “I know sometimes my voice is louder, but everybody is in this together.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Karma had a hand in top 5 'feel-good' sports moments of 2019

Dec. 25, 2019 7:35 AM EST

Karma had a career year in 2019. She draped a green jacket on Tiger Woods, handed soccer’s World Cup to a tough-as-nails U.S. Women’s National Team, shipped the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy to a cool-as-they-come rookie coach and players from the Great White North, righted a wrong that...