Basketball

Former San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, right, kisses Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the cheek during Ginobili's retirement ceremony after the team's NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 116-110. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
March 29, 2019 - 10:05 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili would've been happy to quietly retire without the Spurs retiring his jersey. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the humble Argentinian had no choice but to accept it with the same passion he gave to the game. "When you're that great, you have to go through it, so...
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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) brings the ball upcourt against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 29, 2019 - 1:51 am
MIAMI (AP) — The game had been over for at least half an hour and 2,000 people remained in the stands at AmericanAirlines Arena, all of them standing. They wore Slovenia jerseys. Miami jerseys. Dallas jerseys. And when Goran Dragic — the player of the night — emerged from the locker room for his...
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Louisville guard Asia Durr passes during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. Louisville faces Oregon State in a regional semifinal game on Friday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 29, 2019 - 1:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the three rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots over Orlando Magic forward Wesley Iwundu (25) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami.(AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 27, 2019 - 4:13 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The last game of the Miami Heat season, the last regular-season game of Dwyane Wade's career, is April 10 in Brooklyn. If he had his way Wade would play for a few largely ceremonial minutes, get a ton of shots up and then grab a seat on the bench to watch the clock run down to the...
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March 27, 2019 - 3:33 pm
MILWAUKEE -- The rookie campaign did not pan out in Donte DiVincenzo's favor. Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 17th overall pick, injuries limited DiVincenzo to just 27 games, while sitting out 28, due to heel bursitis. Now, the team is shutting him down for the remainder of the season. Read...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:00 pm
MILWAUKEE -- In a game the whole world was watching, the Bucks shut down James Harden and the Rockets 108-94. While the game featured the frontrunners for the MVP race in Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, both didn't play up to MVP levels. Eric Bledsoe stepped up to lead the Bucks with 23...
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March 25, 2019 - 1:08 am
MIAMI (AP) — The playoff field is largely set. The positioning, that's still anyone's guess. So even while some of what we could have had for drama over the final 2½ weeks of the NBA regular season won't materialize — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are already out of the playoffs, robbing...
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March 23, 2019 - 4:13 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Kushner, the brother of President Trump's son-in-law, has purchased a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies. A Grizzlies team spokesman has confirmed that Kushner and Brandon Arrindell "recently, in their respective individual capacities" purchased minority stakes in...
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March 22, 2019 - 10:15 pm
MILWAUKEE -- On a night overshadowed by the NCAA Tournament, the freshly crowned Central Division champion Bucks scored a huge win over potential playoff matchup Heat, 116-87. Giannis Antetokounmpo, despite an injury scare in the second quarter, led the Bucks with another MVP type performance, 27/8...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) celebrates during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts in Kansas City, Mo. The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent defensive end Justin Houston. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 22, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Guaranteed payments for unrestricted NFL free-agent contracts this month make up just over half of the total money to be paid, down a bit from 2018, when Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed $84-million deal. For the first 148 deals reached in March, the players' union says $1.116...
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