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This photo provided by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office shows Jim Farmer. A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was caught up in an undercover law enforcement sting last October. (Rutherford County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 12:33 pm
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was caught up in an undercover law enforcement sting last October. Farmer, 55, of Franklin, Tennessee, was arrested...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) reacts after making a basket with .2 seconds remaining in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Pelicans won 138-132 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 17, 2020 - 1:18 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans wildly celebrated Brandon Ingram's off-balance jumper in the final seconds of regulation, believing it had won the game. Turns out it didn't. Fans were angry with an unusual foul call that allowed Utah to force overtime with .2 seconds left, but the way...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference in Washington. The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the first time. I call it historic," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a phone interview. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 16, 2020 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is expanding to a 36-game schedule and adding the Commissioner’s Cup tournament the league announced Thursday. The league had a 34-game schedule since 2003. The season begins on May 15 and ends on Sept. 20. Each team will play 10 Cup games during the season with the...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 16, 2020 - 2:36 pm
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James still leads Luka Doncic in the race to become the leading Western Conference vote-getter and one of the two captains for next month’s All-Star Game, the NBA announced Thursday. James had 4,747,887 votes in the latest returns of fan voting, currently making the Los Angeles...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 16, 2020 - 2:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Markelle Fultz faked LeBron James off his hip, weaved through traffic in the waning seconds and scored the final bucket of his phenomenal triple-double performance. Fultz then dropped to the court with a cramp. The Orlando Magic rushed to their valuable teammate's aid, with...
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Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks for a shot as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reaches in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 16, 2020 - 1:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After getting off to a disappointing start this season, the Portland Trail Blazers are focused on playing much better going forward. On Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets they did that, limiting James Harden to his fewest points of the season in a 117-107 win. “A season is...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 16, 2020 - 1:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Markelle Fultz hit two big layups in the final minute while scoring 21 points during his second career triple-double, and the Orlando Magic snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' nine-game winning streak with a 119-118 victory Wednesday night. Fultz added 11 rebounds and 10 assists,...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Williamson is not scheduled to play. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
January 15, 2020 - 6:09 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson, the top choice in last summer’s NBA draft, is scheduled to make his regular season debut for the Pelicans on Jan. 22 when New Orleans hosts the the San Antonio Spurs, Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Wednesday. “Everything's moving in the...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Williamson is not scheduled to play. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
January 15, 2020 - 4:16 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson, the top choice in last summer’s NBA draft, is scheduled to make his regular season debut for the Pelicans on Jan. 22 when New Orleans hosts the the San Antonio Spurs, Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Wednesday. “Everything's moving in the...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Williamson is not scheduled to play. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
January 15, 2020 - 2:44 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson, the top choice in last summer’s NBA draft, is scheduled to make his regular season debut for the Pelicans on Jan. 22 when New Orleans hosts the the San Antonio Spurs, Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Wednesday. “Everything's moving in the...
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