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Hawks sign draft picks Johnson, Cooper before summer league

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks signed first-round draft pick Jalen Johnson on Thursday before the forward participates in the team's summer league in Las Vegas. The former Duke standout was the No. 20 overall pick in the NBA draft last week. The Hawks on Thursday...

Felix runs for history; Americans seek more basketball gold

Aug. 05, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Set the alarm for Day 14 of the Tokyo Games and watch Allyson Felix attempt to win a 10th track and field Olympic medal over breakfast. Then stay up late to catch the U.S. men's basketball team play for the gold. Most of Friday's high-profile events are...

AP source: All-Star Randle agrees to extension with Knicks

Aug. 05, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

All-Star forward Julius Randle has agreed to a four-year, $117 million extension with the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no deals can be signed before Friday at...

Batum's block lifts France over Doncic, Slovenia 90-89

Aug. 05, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Game on the line, final seconds ticking away, and Slovenia's Klemen Prepelic had nobody between him and a layup that would have sent his country into the gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics. Nicolas Batum had only one thought. ...

US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold

Aug. 05, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. has owned gold for three straight Olympics, making the middle of the medals platform property of the Americans. The Australians tried everything they could to shove them off. “They hit us with a nice punch,” Kevin...

Australia's hopes for Olympic gold vanish against the US

Aug. 05, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Gregg Popovich wrapped his arms around Australia's Patty Mills when it was over, and even the coach of the U.S. team was struck by how the losing team must have been feeling at the final buzzer. A medal was in Australia's hands. That is, until it...

AP source: Wizards agree to 3-year deal with Dinwiddie

Aug. 04, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

The Washington Wizards have agreed to a $62 million, three-year deal with guard Spencer Dinwiddie, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not been...

Cherry and Norman face off in 400-meter final at Tokyo Games

Aug. 04, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The action on Day 13 of the Tokyo Games will feature track and field, with medals in the men's 400-meter final, the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 400 meters. The women’s beach volleyball final will be live during NBC's primetime coverage,...

UCLA to host Villanova on Nov. 12 as part of home-and-home

Aug. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will host Villanova on Nov. 12 for the first time in 11 years. The game is part of a home-and-home series finalized between the two schools Wednesday. The Bruins, who advanced to the Final Four last season, will go to Philadelphia to face the...

Jazz to acquire Eric Paschall from Warriors for draft pick

Aug. 04, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Utah Jazz have agreed to acquire power forward Eric Paschall from the Warriors, sending a protected future second-round draft pick to Golden State in the swap, a person with direct knowledge of the trade's parameters said Wednesday. The person...