International basketball

Shani Davis of the U.S. waves after the men's 1,000 meters speedskating race in what is believed to be his last Olympic race, at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 23, 2018 - 8:13 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis has finished seventh in 1,000-meter long-track speedskating, his last event at the Pyeongchang Games. After the race, the American waved to the fans and...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:01 am
The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California's capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or '23 later Thursday and officially...
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In this photo provided by The Central Partnership on Friday, Oct. 17, 2017 the promotional poster for the Russian movie "Going Vertical". Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences back home are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. (Central Partnership photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 8:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Three Seconds" tells...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1977 file photo, Jo Jo White, left, of Boston Celtics, drives past Chicago Bulls' Wilbur Holland (12) during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. No cause was provided. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
January 17, 2018 - 11:59 am
BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it was "terribly saddened" by White's passing, calling him a "...
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In this photo provided by The Central Partnership on Friday, Oct. 17, 2017 the promotional poster for the Russian movie "Going Vertical". Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences back home are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. (Central Partnership photo via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 8:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Going Vertical" tells...
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FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, American basketball players LiAngelo Ball, right, and his brother, LaMelo, display their shirts after signing with Lithuanian team BC Prienai - Birstonas Vytautas, during a news conference at the Harmony park hotel in Vaizgaikiemis village, Prienai district, Lithuania. The brothers went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7 on Saturday, Jan. 1,3, 2018. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
January 13, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PANEVEZYS, Lithuania (AP) — LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7. The younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball played in the Lithuanian league for BC Prienai on Saturday. Their team lost 95-86 to Lietkabelis Panevezys...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Deron Williams talks with the media before an NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Cavaliers, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Cleveland. Williams, an Olympian and three-time All-Star who has never made it to the NBA Finals, signed as a free agent on Monday with the Cavs, giving the defending champions the backup point guard they've coveted and another playmaker to help them defend their title. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
February 27, 2017 - 8:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — After rattling off several reasons for signing with the Cavaliers, Deron Williams got around to the one that matters most. He wants a ring. "Competing for a championship is something that I haven't had a chance to do," he said. Williams, an Olympian and three-time All-Star who has...
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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz's Boris Diaw, right, and Rudy Gobert speak during an interview, in Salt Lake City. Diaw and Gobert have known each other for years and were members of the French national team in the Rio Olympics. Their comfort level is a significant reason the Jazz are in the thick of the playoff race heading down the stretch after the All-Star break. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 21, 2017 - 12:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late. The two have a big brother-little brother relationship, a bond many international players seek. "For me it's been...
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