NBA basketball

FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, the NCAA logo is displayed on the court during the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal, the NCAA announced Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:34 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on reforms adopted Wednesday by the NCAA (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The process to adopt recommendations for NCAA reforms from the Rice Commission was a swift one by the governing body's standards. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and...
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This image released by NBC shows the judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Mel B, host Tyra Banks, guest judge Martina McBride and judge Heidi Klum on the set of "America's Got Talent," in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Nielsen company said Tuesday the network was led, as usual in the summer months, by "America's Got Talent." The competition show was seen by 11.8 million people last week, more than four million more than anything else on television. (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)
August 07, 2018 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago. NBC was led, as is typical during the summer months, by "America's Got Talent." The competition show was seen by 11.8 million people last week, more...
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August 07, 2018 - 5:22 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is churning out content for the small screen. James is behind the three-part documentary series "Shut Up and Dribble" announced Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, by Showtime. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 06, 2018 - 4:04 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood. James is behind the three-part documentary series, "Shut Up and Dribble," announced Monday by Showtime. Set to debut in October, the same month James...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Crossroads forward Shareef O'Neal, center, goes to the basket against Alameda center Kinglsey Obiorah, right, during the second half of the Division II boys high school championship game, in Sacramento, Calif. The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O'Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 06, 2018 - 11:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has landed forward Shareef O'Neal. The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O'Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month. The 6-foot-10, 220-pounder from Los Angeles played the last two seasons at Crossroads High in nearby...
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FILE- In this April, 5, 2017 file photo, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran. Ahmadinejad's quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter -- which is banned in Iran -- to write Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 that: "In my opinion everyone especially a President should love all, and not differentiate between them." He added that he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
August 05, 2018 - 5:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter — which is banned in Iran — to write Sunday: "In...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 05, 2018 - 3:31 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insulted NBA star LeBron James from afar but passed up an opportunity to criticize him on his own turf, sticking to Democrats, the news media and other familiar targets during a campaign rally Saturday night in James' home state of Ohio. When Trump...
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Former NFL safety Brian Dawkins delivers his induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 04, 2018 - 6:49 pm
The latest on Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday in Canton, Ohio, and Terrell Owens' separate celebration in Chattanooga, Tennessee (all times local): 9:50 p.m. NFL receivers usually are tall or fast. Randy Moss was both, making him the most dangerous pass catcher in the game, and now a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 04, 2018 - 5:48 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments on former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump insulted the intelligence of NBA star LeBron James via Twitter but didn't repeat his criticism of the Ohio native before a...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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