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Today in History: June 22, Operation Barbarossa begins

Jun. 22, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2022. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an...

Nipsey Hussle's last moments detailed as murder trial opens

Jun. 16, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing shop in a calculated, premeditated fashion by a man upset over a discussion about snitching, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the outset of a long-delayed murder trial. Deputy District Attorney John...

Jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in rookie playoffs sold for $2.7M

Jun. 05, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, including two playoff games, has sold at auction for $2.73 million. SCP Auctions said Sunday the buyer wished to remain anonymous as did the seller, who had the jersey for 25 years. David Kohler of SCP...

Celtics reach NBA Finals, hold off Heat 100-96 in Game 7

May. 30, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Not this time. After being thwarted on the doorstep of the NBA Finals three other times in the previous five seasons, the Boston Celtics have broken through. The beasts of the East, again. And now a chance at an NBA title awaits. Eastern...

AP source: Lakers choose Darvin Ham as next head coach

May. 27, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says Darvin Ham has accepted an offer to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke with The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been publicly announced. ...

Mavericks-Warriors Western Conference finals preview capsule

May. 17, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Golden State-Dallas Western Conference finals series that starts Wednesday: No. 3 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (53-29, 8-3) vs. No. 4 DALLAS MAVERICKS (52-30, 8-5) Season series: Mavericks, 3-1 Schedule: Wednesday and Friday at Golden...

Kobe Bryant rookie jersey to be auctioned, $3M-5M estimate

Apr. 30, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold at auction. The jersey from the 1996-97 season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online auction that begins May 18, David Kohler of SCP...

Playoff time: 10 things to know about the NBA's postseason

Apr. 16, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

Zach LaVine has an Olympic gold medal. What he doesn’t have is NBA playoff experience. At last, that part is about to change. No active NBA player has been in more regular-season games without making his playoff debut than LaVine, who has appeared in 478 games with...

Today in History: April 13, Apollo 13 damaged by explosion

Apr. 13, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2022. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen...

AP Was There: Kevin Durant decides to leave OKC for Warriors

Apr. 06, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

(2010s) Four-time scoring champ Kevin Durant decides to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors. His decision to join the Splash Brothers and a team that just set the NBA record with 73 wins last season sent tremors through the league. Players and...