Professional basketball

Team White forward Jarrett Allen (36) goes up for a dunk against Team Blue forward Thaddeus Young (55) during the first half of the U.S. men's basketball team's scrimmage in Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 12:50 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first order of business for USA Basketball on Friday night was thanking its fans, so Donovan Mitchell grabbed a microphone to deliver the pregame message. He got right to the point. "We look forward to going out to China, representing the USA, and winning the gold," Mitchell...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, head coach head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with the media during a training camp for USA Basketball, in Las Vegas. USA Basketball opened training camp Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 06, 2019 - 6:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape. These aren't the Spurs...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, construction cranes surround the football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. The $1.9 billion stadium being built in Las Vegas for the relocated NFL Raiders team is being named for Allegiant Travel Co. Officials made the announcement Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, during a ceremony marking installation of the final steel beam for the roof of the 65,000-seat indoor stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The players stayed at camp in California, but owner Mark Davis and other top Raiders executives were on hand for the ceremonial topping off of the team's new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. The AP's Barry Wilner talks about how the team might fare in its last season in Oakland, and prospects for...
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August 05, 2019 - 11:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics made their short trip to Las Vegas pay off Monday night, completing the second half of a game suspended by an earthquake with a 99-70 win over the Aces. The original game was suspended with Washington leading 51-36 after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake...
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File-This June 13, 2019, file photo shows Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) dunking over Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the situation says the Warriors and Green have agreed on a four-year extension worth nearly $100 million, meaning the three-time All-Star is under contract through the 2023-24 season. Green and the Warriors intend to make the deal official imminently, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because it has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, Pool, File)
August 03, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Draymond Green entered this offseason vowing that the Golden State Warriors would remain a contender for NBA titles. His opinion hasn't changed. Green and the Warriors have agreed on the terms of a four-year extension worth nearly $100 million, a person familiar with the situation told The...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility, in Berea, Ohio. Grordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations, announced on Twitter that he will not be with the team when camp opens later this week. Gordon says his absence “is a part of my overall health and treatment plan.”(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
July 25, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As they await clarity on Josh Gordon's confusing situation, Browns general manager John Dorsey says the club has discussed signing former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant. Gordon is missing the start of training camp as part of his treatment to battle drug and alcohol addictions...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, center, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. All-Star forward Kevin Love has signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James’ departure. Love signed the extension Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool, File)
July 24, 2018 - 2:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love isn't leaving Cleveland anytime soon. The All-Star forward signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James' departure. Love signed the extension Tuesday and immediately posted a photo on Instagram showing...
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