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Becky Hammon's careerlong 'underdog' mentality has helped defending champion Aces get back on track

Jul. 08, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Becky Hammon has had to prove she belongs among the best in basketball throughout her career. She was a consensus All-American in 1999 at Colorado State but went undrafted that year. Though Hammon became a multiple WNBA All-Star, she was never part of the...

Hornets keeping forward Miles Bridges after agreeing to 3-year, $75M contact, AP source says

Jul. 06, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are keeping forward Miles Bridges after the forward was re-signed to a three-year, $75 million contract, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Saturday...

Superstars and stars-in-waiting are newcomers among 10,500 athletes at Paris Olympics

Jul. 04, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

The 10,500 athletes who will compete at the Paris Games include first-time Olympians who already have global recognition and others whose stardom is just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. Here's a look at a few of the expected newcomers when the action starts July 24: ...

Historic NBA draft for France ends with 5 Frenchmen selected after starting with top 2 picks

Jun. 27, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

The NBA may have to rethink the timing of its annual draft. Not the month or the new two-day format, but a tweak to the hour the picks start coming off the board. Paris is six hours ahead of New York, so French basketball fans eager to see history had to stay up into the wee hours of...

NBA draft finally worth the longer wait for some players after moving to a two-day format

Jun. 27, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jaylen Wells sat in the stands at Barclays Center in his snazzy white suit, hoping to hear his name called in the first round of the NBA draft. A day later, at a second site in a second borough, Wells was finally on his way to the NBA — wearing the same white...

Spurs find running mate for Victor Wembanyama; Rockets stand pat at No. 3 and take Reed Sheppard

Jun. 27, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

The San Antonio Spurs entered the NBA draft with two picks in the top eight. They only decided to keep one of them. The Spurs gave last year’s No. 1 overall pick and NBA rookie of the year Victor Wembanyama a running mate by selecting guard Stephon Castle from...

Victor Wembanyama 'can't wait' for a France-USA showdown at the Paris Olympics

Jun. 27, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Victor Wembanyama plays against the top names in the game with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He can’t wait to do the same for France at the Paris Olympics. The NBA Rookie of the Year was asked Thursday about the potential for a France-USA final and possibly...

Timberwolves agree to trade with Spurs to get Rob Dillingham with 8th overall pick

Jun. 26, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed on a trade with the San Antonio Spurs to get Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham, the eighth overall pick in the NBA draft on Wednesday night. The Timberwolves will complete the deal by sending to the Spurs their unprotected 2031...

Teaching basketball to kids in the US is becoming a bit muddled, and the NBA is seeking solutions

Jun. 25, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

Victor Wembanyama's on-court warmup session before games when he played in France would last for about an hour. It consisted of plenty of stretching, lots of passing and dribbling drills, then a little bit of shooting. The basics. The skills. Nothing else. “It's what...

NBA draft betting: French teenager Zaccharie Risacher has the best odds to be selected No. 1 overall

Jun. 25, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

French teenager Zaccharie Risacher has the best odds at BetMGM online sportsbook to be selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft. The draft, which will be a two-night event for the first time, will begin Wednesday at the Barclays Center in New York. The Atlanta Hawks...