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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The 68th All-Star game will be played Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 16, 2019 - 7:32 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 7:30 p.m. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he's pleased with the level of competitive balance that currently exists within the league, though cautioned there are still many ways to improve on that front. Silver's annual...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) after attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Davis kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 16, 2019 - 12:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) after attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Davis kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 16, 2019 - 12:40 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Boston's Kyrie Irving and New Orleans' Anthony Davis say they both plan to play in Sunday's All-Star game. Both have been dealing with injuries lately. Irving has been dealing with a strained right knee for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, left, and his brother, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, exchange jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Curry brothers are returning to their hometown of Charlotte, N.C, for the NBA All-Star weekend. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will join younger brother Seth in the 3-point shootout on Saturday night at the Spectrum Center and then play in his sixth straight All-Star game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
February 16, 2019 - 12:16 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 12:10 p.m. LeBron James says he has kept a close eye on what freshman sensation Zion Williamson is doing at Duke and believes "it's great for the game." Williamson, a 6-foot-7, 285-pounder, has become a national sensation...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, left, and his brother, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, exchange jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Curry brothers are returning to their hometown of Charlotte, N.C, for the NBA All-Star weekend. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will join younger brother Seth in the 3-point shootout on Saturday night at the Spectrum Center and then play in his sixth straight All-Star game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
February 16, 2019 - 11:35 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Curry brothers have levied a wager for their head-to-head competition in Saturday night's NBA 3-point contest: Whoever loses must buy tickets for the entire Curry family anytime they play against each other...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens, Greece. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, leaving at halftime and trailing 40-25. A spokesman for the team said he was "disgusted" with the quality of the refereeing. The action handed Panathinaikos and American coach Pitino a place in Sunday's cup final against PAOK in Crete. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 14, 2019 - 9:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino is back in a final. However, the Greek team he's coaching reached the final after their opponents walked out at halftime because of poor officiating. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during the Greek Cup semifinal game...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, leaving at halftime...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore (23) shoots against the Washington Mystics during a WNBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. According to a person familiar with the deal, Moore has been given the franchise tag by the Lynx for the 2019 season. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 5:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been "in close contact" with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore "together are...
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FILE -In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino reacts on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Pitino has won his first game in Greece, lifting troubled Panathinaikos to a win Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, over CSKA Moscow in Europe's main competition. The victory comes two days after he arrived in Athens to take over the club. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino has won his first game in Greece, coaching troubled Panathinaikos to a 96-84 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night in Europe's main competition. The victory came two days after he arrived in Athens to take over Panathinaikos (pronounced pa-nath-een-eye-KHOS). He...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 26, 2018 - 12:12 pm
She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams. She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices. Williams didn't win those or any other...
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