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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Saitama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 08, 2019 - 5:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China's state broadcaster canceled plans to show a pair of preseason games in...
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A man walks past statues of NBA players Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, left, and Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers holding Chinese flags in the entrance of an NBA merchandise store in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 08, 2019 - 1:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the NBA's relationship with China (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says ordinary people have already expressed their position after a tweet unraveled the country's relationship with the NBA. Geng says "how can it be possible to...
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United States men's 4x100 relay gold winners Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman, right, celebrate at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 06, 2019 - 6:20 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too. Nobody was letting it go. Motivated by a team meeting in the...
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Gold medallist Steven Gardiner, of Bahamas, celebrates winning the men's 400 meter at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 04, 2019 - 6:04 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's family home on the Abaco islands was one of many damaged in the Sept. 1 hurricane. His win...
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) signals after Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) was held short of the goal line on a two-point conversion attempt during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 15, 2019 - 6:08 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Reid didn't have to see the play again to know he'd kept Leonard Fournette out of the end zone on a 2-point conversion with seconds left that secured Houston's win over Jacksonville on Sunday. "I was 100% confident," he said. "I knew it on the field. I didn't need to see the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar (5) celebrates his two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, left, pauses at home plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 31, 2019 - 2:38 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Rojas completed an important trade Friday night. Rojas, the Diamondbacks left fielder, hit a game-tying two-run homer that helped set the stage for the Arizona's 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rojas got the ball from his first big league homer in exchange for a ball and a...
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Venezuela's head coach Fernando Duro, left, speaks as player Jose Vargas listens during a press conference at the Cadillac Arena, one of the venues of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Venezuela's basketball team hopes to send some good news to a country suffering economic sanctions and a political crisis that has forced millions to flee in recent years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 30, 2019 - 7:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Venezuela's basketball team hopes to send some good news back to a country suffering through economic sanctions and a political crisis that has forced millions to flee in recent years. The mission starts Saturday in Beijing when Venezuela faces Poland on the opening day of the...
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Jenson Brooksby, of the United States, foreground, reacts after defeating Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael)
August 26, 2019 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jenson Brooksby's only guaranteed destination now is the second round of the U.S. Open. College tennis may no longer be in the plans. "It's up in the air," Brooksby said. So is Tomas Berdych's future. The 18-year-old Brooksby earned his first Grand Slam win Monday with a 6-1, 2-6, 6...
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Minnesota Twins' C.J. Cron, left, rounds the bases past Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. The shot scored Marwin Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 18, 2019 - 2:08 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Duffey's season win total increased before the game while he was sitting in the clubhouse and again Saturday night after he was back out on the mound for the Minnesota Twins. Duffey got the decision in the Twins' latest win by retiring the last two batters of the fifth...
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Britain's Johanna Konta wipes her face during a break of a women's quarterfinal match against Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 09, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Johanna Konta didn't appreciate having her performance questioned after losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. As the last British player remaining in the tournament, Konta was the crowd favorite against Barbora Strycova on Centre Court but lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 despite...
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