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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2018, file photo showing police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown talking to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. Milwaukee city officials are offering Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle his lawsuit accusing police of using excessive force and targeting him because he's black when they confronted him over a parking violation. The city's Common Council authorized the offer Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, during a closed session. Brown has 14 days to accept or decline it. (Milwaukee Police Department via AP, File)
September 04, 2019 - 11:54 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — An attorney for Bucks guard Sterling Brown says Milwaukee's $400,000 offer to settle Brown's lawsuit against the city over his arrest last year is insufficient because it doesn't include an admission of guilt. Attorney Mark Thomsen said Wednesday that any settlement would have to...
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Spain's Marc Gasol, right competes with Puerto Rico's Gary Browne, left during a group C match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo)
September 04, 2019 - 9:52 am
Puerto Rico couldn't even begin qualifying for this World Cup at home two years ago, forced to move its opening game to Florida because of the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island. It was undeterred then. It is in the World Cup's second round now. Gary Browne's 3-pointer with 5.1...
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United States' Jayson Tatum reacts after scoring against Turkey for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The United States beat Turkey 93:92.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 04, 2019 - 5:09 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — U.S. forward Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics will miss at least the Americans' next two games at the World Cup because of a sprained left ankle. Tatum will not play against Japan on Thursday or in the Americans' first second-round game on Saturday. He will be re-evaluated Monday...
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September 03, 2019 - 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets player Rodions Kurucs has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend inside his apartment. The 21-year-old Latvian-born small forward turned himself in on Tuesday and was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge. He's due back in court Oct. 21...
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United States' Kemba Walker is blocked by Turkey's Ersan Ilyasova, second from left and Turkey's Sertac Sanli at right during a Group E match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The United States beat Turkey 93:92.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 03, 2019 - 12:12 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — In the ultimate moments, everything hinged on free throws. Turkey missed them. The U.S. made them. And that is how the Americans escaped what would have been a massive World Cup upset. Khris Middleton's two foul shots with 2.1 seconds left in overtime capped a wild finish to a wild...
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Australia's Andrew Bogut attempts a shot during a group H match against Senegal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (AP Photo)
September 03, 2019 - 10:10 am
Australia showed it can do damage by ending the Americans' 78-game winning streak in a warm-up game just over a week ago. On Tuesday in Group H, the Boomers defeated Senegal 81-68 in Dongguan in the far south of China to improve to 2-0 and qualify for the second round. Senegal is 0-2. Patty Mills...
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Luis Scola of Argentina, left, is challenged by Ra Guna of South Korea during their group phase basketball game in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, at the Sport Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 02, 2019 - 10:01 am
At 39, Luis Scola is not slowing down. He's moving up. Scola climbed into the No. 2 spot on FIBA's all-time World Cup scoring list on Monday, his 23 points helping Argentina hold off Nigeria 94-81 in a Group B game at Wuhan, China, to clinch a berth in the second round. Scola — whose five World Cup...
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Turkey's Melih Mahmutoğlu reacts with the ball during a Group E match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Turkey defeats Japan 86-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 01, 2019 - 10:43 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the ball at one end, dribbled behind his back around midcourt, kept going and took off from just below the foul line before unleashing a dunk. The NBA MVP sent a message on Sunday. So did his team. Turning it into a rout by halftime, Greece opened its...
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United States' Donovan Mitchell dunks during a Group E match against Czech Republic for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. U.S. defeats Czech Republic 88-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 01, 2019 - 10:22 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The first big celebratory reaction from the U.S. bench in this World Cup came just a couple of minutes after tipoff, when Myles Turner blocked a shot at the rim. And with that, the tone was set. There is an emphasis on defense with this U.S. team, and it was evident from the outset...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 photo, Poland's head coach Mike Taylor celebrates during their group phase basketball game against Venezuela in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. American coach Mike Taylor led Poland to its first World Cup victory in 52 years in the first game against Venezuela. Now he'll try to upset host China in the second game on Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 01, 2019 - 4:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — Poland made history in its opening game of the basketball World Cup in China, winning at the tournament for the first time in 52 years. Beating Venezuela might have been just for starters. Next comes China on Monday in the second game for two countries trying to break through. China...
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