Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Basketball

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks while holding his daughter, Zhuri, during the We Are Family Reunion at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

BY TOM WITHERS SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation’s educational program to stand up ...
In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III #35 warms up against La Lumiere during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, MA.

BY JOHN MARSHALL Top high school prospect Marvin Bagley III has committed to Duke and is eligible to play in the 2017-18 season, immediately making the Blue Devils a top ...
In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York.

BY JOSEF FEDERMAN JERUSALEM (AP) — The NBA is heading to the Holy Land this week, bringing together some of the top emerging talent from across Europe as part of ...
This is a Feb. 28, 2017, file photo showing Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State, in Durham, N. Carolina.

BY AARON BEARD RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will have a total knee replacement surgery, leading the team to cancel this month’s exhibition trip to ...
In this April 27, 2017, file photo Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph warms up before an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis, Tenn.

BY CHRISTOPHER WEBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran NBA star forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became ...
Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Stephen Curry follows his drive from the ninth tee during the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Hayward, Calif.

BY JANIE McCAULEY HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoulder bump to ...
In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, former NBA star and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, smiles at reporters in Chicago.

Michael Jordan finally issued his response to LaVar Ball’s bravado. “I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged,” Jordan said. Ball, the outspoken father of Los Angeles ...
In this June 23, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, right, father of Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, listens to his son during the NBA basketball team's news conference in El Segundo, Calif.

BY JOHN MARSHALL LAS VEGAS (AP) — LaVar Ball walked to the scorer’s table, pointed his finger around and asked a question. “Where are the officials?” he asked. “I need ...
In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, Hall of Fame inductees Jeff Bagwell, left, Tim Raines, center, and Ivan Rodriguez, poses for a photo during a news conference, in New York.

BY JOHN KEKIS COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind. Nervous about ...
New Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, left, and chairman Dan Gilbert take questions during an NBA basketball news conference at the team's training facility in Independence, Ohio, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

BY TOM WITHERS INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise. The reality is that the Cavs are ...
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