Basketball

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Professional sports leagues have found a way to cash in by selling their official data to gambling companies, making the case that the leagues are creating new products for gamblers to bet on. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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January 07, 2020 - 6:06 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games. They also fumbled an attempt to claim a share of betting proceeds by saying the games are the intellectual...
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Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin, right, drives against San Antonio Spurs' Trey Lyles during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 07, 2020 - 5:25 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left knee. The Pistons announced Tuesday that Griffin will have an extended rehabilitation period with no timetable for his return. Pistons coach Dwane Casey said before Tuesday night's game...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego Christian in San Diego. San Diego State basketball is the hottest ticket in town again. The undefeated Aztecs, who have climbed to No. 7 in The Associated Press poll, are playing as well as they did during their two Sweet 16 seasons during the last decade, including when Kawhi Leonard was the big star. This time it's a trio of transfers powering the Aztecs (15-0, 4-0 Mountain West Conference), who along with Auburn remain the nation's only undefeated teams. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 07, 2020 - 5:07 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State basketball is back to being the hottest ticket in town. Viejas Arena is hopping again because the undefeated and seventh-ranked Aztecs are playing as well as they did during their two Sweet 16 seasons during the last decade, including the one led by Kawhi Leonard...
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Pepperdine forward Kameron Edwards, left, and Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder go after a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Gonzaga won 75-70. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
January 07, 2020 - 4:16 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Growing up in the Dallas area, Ryan Woolridge and Admon Gilder once played together on an AAU team as kids. They are still not entirely sure what age they were — somewhere around 10 or 11 years old — and can barely recall how the other was as a player. But for Gilder, there is...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, talks with New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, left, and guard Lonzo Ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-113. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 07, 2020 - 3:45 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Zion Williamson finished his first full-court, five-on-five work since returning to practice last week, he spent extra one-on-one time with assistant coach Fred Vinson on the free throw line. After all, the Pelicans are going to need Williamson to make free throws that...
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San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) scores against Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 06, 2020 - 11:12 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Known as a mid-range shooting team for the past few seasons, the Spurs are starting to comprehend why San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has implored them to shoot more 3-pointers. DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs had a season-high 19 3-pointers to beat...
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San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) scores over Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, second from right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 06, 2020 - 9:59 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs had a season-high 19 3-pointers to beat Milwaukee 126-104 on Monday night, snapping the Bucks five-game winning streak. Patty Mills added 21 points, including 6 for 10 on 3-pointers, for San Antonio (15-20). LaMarcus Aldridge...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid looks at his injured finger during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 06, 2020 - 9:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid's left ring finger looked like the top of a used bendy drinking straw, grotesquely overlapping his pinkie to the point that it seemed he had his fingers crossed. “I nearly threw up when I saw that,” 76ers guard Ben Simmons said. So gross. Simmons' stomach was soon...
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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
January 06, 2020 - 3:50 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston smoothly dribbling in and out of traffic, distributing the ball and making jump shots. Xavier Tillman controlling the interior on both ends of the court. This is why Michigan State was the nation's top-ranked team at the beginning of the season. It took a...
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January 06, 2020 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Lynx assistant coach Walt Hopkins will be hired as the next head coach of the New York Liberty, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because no official announcement has been made. The...
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