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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo. When major corporations have angered Chinese authorities in recent years, the playbook calls for one thing: an apology. The NBA, with billions at stake, has resisted that for now, though some experts wonder if such a move is inevitable. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 7:57 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling "substantial"...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Associated Press
September 30, 2019 - 8:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic...
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From left, Cora Dutschke, 3, Audrey Brouillette, 3, Darrell Brouillette, 8, and Emily Brouillette, 6, grandchildren of Slidell's Mary Beth and Doug Meyer, wear intrigued looks as they put their hands on the new world-record grapefruit, before the Meyers were presented with framed certificates from the Guinness Book of World Records by Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, for the seven pound, 14.64 ounce grapefruit that they grew, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 in a ceremony held at LDAF offices in Baton Rouge, La. The grapefruit was 13.6 ounces (385.6 grams) heavier and 1¼ inches (3.2 centimeters) bigger around than the 2006 record, set in Brazil. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)
Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 2:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A basketball-sized grapefruit has brought two world records to a Louisiana couple. The giant citrus grew in the yard of Mary Beth and Doug Meyer of Slidell. The Guinness Book of World Records says it's the world's heaviest and largest in circumference. It weighed 7 pounds,...
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This combination of photos shows Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade after an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York on March 30, 2019, left, and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis during an NBA basketball game in New Orleans on March 16, 2019. Video game company 2K Sports announced that Davis will be the cover athlete for the NBA 2K20’s standard and deluxe editions. Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade, who recently retired, will cover the legend edition. (AP Photo/Nicole Sweet, left, and Tyler Kaufman)
July 01, 2019 - 7:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis will be the cover athlete for the second time of a popular 2K Sports basketball video game. The game company announced Monday that Davis will be featured on the front of NBA 2K20's standard and deluxe editions. The six-time All-Star shared the cover with Stephen...
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Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies dribbles the ball in a game against the Wizards.
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June 19, 2019 - 1:18 pm
The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise’s best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Grizzlies swapped Conley for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and...
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Toronto Police secure the scene after a shots were fired during the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 7:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates at the final buzzer as his team defeated the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday June 10, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 11:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving...
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Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) loses the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) and guard Danny Green (14) defend during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 9:06 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals. A lineup change didn't provide one, so the Bucks have to come up with something else in Toronto. The Bucks returned to the starting five they...
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