International basketball

February 21, 2020 - 11:55 pm
Bill Dennis remembers the stories his father-in-law Bill Wheatley would tell about playing in the 1936 Olympics. It was the first time basketball was a medal sport in the international event, and the United States won gold in Berlin. As team captain, Wheatley went up to the podium during the medal...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveils the NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award during a news conference Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
February 15, 2020 - 5:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain. NBA...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, speaks at the NBA All-Star basketball game media day, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 15, 2020 - 1:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season. The clubs, from a dozen African nations, are: Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers (Algeria), Petro de Luanda (Angola), Forces Armées et Police (Cameroon), Zamalek (...
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In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, a boy walks around an information center in Yokohama's Chinatown, near Tokyo. A top Olympic official made clear Friday the 2020 Games in Tokyo will not be cancelled despite the virus that has spread from China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Associated Press
February 14, 2020 - 3:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China. The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James goes to the basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 10, 2020 - 11:30 pm
LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012, file photo, Chicago Sky's Swin Cash, right, shoots while guarded by Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson and Cash are headed to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The trio headline the Class of 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
February 10, 2020 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson and Swin Cash are headed to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The trio headline the Class of 2020. Joining the three former WNBA stars are Carol Callan (contributor), Carol Stiff (contributor), Sue Donohoe (contributor) and Debbie Brock (veteran...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 file photo, Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish Basketball Federation President and former basketball player, shows a ticket of the China national basketball team, during the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 draw, at the headquarters of the FIBA (International Basketball Federation), in Mies, Switzerland. A former NBA player who got into basketball because it was the only sport with shoes big enough for him has been leading Spain to its most successful era in the sport. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
February 07, 2020 - 2:39 am
MADRID (AP) — A former NBA player who first got into basketball because it was the only sport with shoes big enough for him has been leading Spain to its most successful era in the sport. Jorge Garbajosa, known as the “Garbage Man” when he played for the Toronto Raptors, has helped revitalize...
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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 6:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The international ski federation on Wednesday canceled the first World Cup races scheduled for the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 1996 file photo, Brazil's Oscar Schmidt (14) drives past Scottie Pipen (8) of the United States during the quarterfinals of basketball competition at the Centennial Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. For little Kobe Bryant growing up in Italy the player that amazed him as a child was skinny and half-bald Brazilian guard Oscar Schmidt. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk, File)
January 29, 2020 - 12:42 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — For little Kobe Bryant growing up in Italy, the player that amazed him as a child was a skinny and half bald Brazilian guard that often beat his father's teams with long distance shots. Oscar Schmidt, one of basketball's all-time leading scorers with almost 50,000 points, played...
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United States' Breanna Stewart, center, shoots between Connecticut's Christyn Williams, left, and Connecticut's Anna Makurat, right, in the second half of an exhibition basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 27, 2020 - 7:23 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart laced up her sneakers that were dedicated to Kobe Bryant and his daughter and took the court for her first game in nine months after rupturing her right Achilles tendon. She liked the results. “The first step was getting out there and playing, Obviously there...
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