Basketball

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos. The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released on...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos. The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released on...
ATLANTA (AP) — Under fire for making racially charged comments about a player, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the GM asked for the leave. "This...
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. The team's CEO, Steve Koonin, made the announcement Friday afternoon. Koonin has resisted calls that Ferry be...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won't be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game on...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night. Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence. The Indiana Pacers player said Thursday that Rice should be allowed to play in the NFL...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer. Basketball's World Cup, of course, will never be soccer's. The question is whether it's as important as the Olympic basketball tournament, which has always been...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do. CALL TIMEOUT! Nope. Couldn't. That's not allowed in the international game. It...