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Spain, Greece move to 3-0, Senegal upsets Croatia

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup.

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Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury 82-77

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After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive.

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

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They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

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As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.

Mo'Ne Davis heads to WNBA conference finals

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.

Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

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When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.

US opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans

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They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans - not to mention some Angry Birds - whose free-spending boosters are such believers they've already started lining up transportation to the second round.

Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

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The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist...

Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

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The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.

Chiney Ogwumike of Sun wins WNBA rookie of year

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Chiney Ogwumike always enjoyed following her sister's path. Now the Connecticut Sun player joins her as a winner of the WNBA rookie of the year award.

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games - the Americans winning both - and fans would love to see them meet again in the...

Clippers sign Doc Rivers to 5-year extension

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Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.

Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

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Kevin Love's phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland.

Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

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Mike Krzyzewski's big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain's imposing frontcourt.

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Dick Bavetta never missed a game.

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

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Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.

US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

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A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable.

US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

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The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

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The wait is almost over.

Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Sandy Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history and Brittney Griner's defense was a big reason why.

Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade

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The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.

AP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the...

AP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.

Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

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Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.

Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.

AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

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Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would've loved to give them what they wanted.

Rose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republic

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Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

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While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward.

Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

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Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the...

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