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Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

Aug. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says...

Dismissed Arkansas forward Osabuohien transfers to WVU

Aug. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer of Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman dismissed Osabuohien from the...

For Celtics, USA World Cup camp is a preseason bonus

Aug. 21, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball. Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as well. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the...

Kershaw passes Koufax on wins list, Dodgers thump Blue Jays

Aug. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As good as he felt last week in Miami striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw felt equally as bad back home at Dodger Stadium. "It's a humbling game," the Dodgers ace said. Still, Kershaw navigated his way through six innings to pass Sandy Koufax for most wins by a...

Sparks beat Lynx 81-71 for 9th straight home win

Aug. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker had 20 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double, Chelsea Gray added 17 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-71 on Tuesday night. Los Angeles used a 23-4 second-quarter spurt to take a 49-32 lead at the break and opened the second half on...

Aces close on 6-0 run, beat Mercury 84-79 in overtime

Aug. 21, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 19 points and 15 rebounds, A'ja Wilson scored 19 points in her return from injury, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night. Cambage blocked a layup attempt in the closing seconds of regulation and grabbed the rebound, but she was...

NCAA grants waiver for Mississippi State's Jordan Danberry

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry has received a waiver allowing her to play for the Bulldogs as a graduate student this season. Danberry enrolled at Mississippi State in January 2017 after playing six games for Arkansas as a sophomore. She sat out the rest of that season...

Charles climbs blocks, field goals lists, Liberty beat Fever

Aug. 20, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to help the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 82-76 on Tuesday night. Charles moved into sixth on the WNBA's career list for field goals made and 15th for blocks. Charles led the way in the first half with 21 points and nine...

DeShields scores 17 as Sky beat Dream 87-83

Aug. 20, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Diamond DeShields led five Chicago starters in double figures with 17 points, helping the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 87-83 on Tuesday night. Courtney Vandersloot went 1 of 2 from the line with 17.9 seconds left to give Chicago an 85-83 lead. Tiffany Hayes had a contested layup roll off at...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...