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Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
/ from January 27, 2020
CALABASAS, Calif. — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, ...
Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99
/ from January 10, 2020
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, January 9, 2020 even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm.Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won ten medals in gymnastics — including five golds — ...
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
/ from January 02, 2020
NEW YORK -- David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn’t work out.He never did.Instead he went to Europe, Asia and plenty of other places around the world, bringing with him a ...
Tokyo Olympics costs $12.6B; Audit report says much more
/ from December 20, 2019
TOKYO -- Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday they are spending 1.35 trillion Japanese yen — about $12.6 billion — to stage next year's games.Organizers said the expenditure is unchanged from a year ago, although robust sponsorship and ticket sales have generated a contingency fund of an extra $30 million.However, Japan's ...
AP Source: Carmelo Anthony to return to NBA with Blazers
/ from November 15, 2019
CARMELO Anthony is getting another shot in the NBA.The 10-time All-Star is returning to the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday, November 14.Anthony hasn’t played since a short stint with the Houston Rockets ended a little more than a year ago ...
FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup
/ from September 16, 2019
BEIJING -- FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare for games.Some teams faced major travel challenges ...
10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup
/ from August 06, 2019
LAS VEGAS -- USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts August 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an unprecedented third gold medal in the event.What is it?The World Cup is a 32-team tournament ...
North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers
/ from July 18, 2019
NORTH Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday.The Korean neighbors will play each other north of the border on October 15 and in the south on June 4 in the five-nation ...
AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul
/ from July 12, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen.A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The ...
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join LA Clippers
/ from July 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves that bring both of them back to their native Southern California.It might not be forever: Both can become free agents in only two years.The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City ...