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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. More>>

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

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The wait is almost over. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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... More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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... More>>

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

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On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. More>>

Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner

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Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team. More>>

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

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On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. More>>

Griner helps Mercury set WNBA record with 29th win

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Brittney Griner isn't surprised by the Phoenix Mercury's success this season. Not even her team's record-setting 29 wins. More>>

AP Source: Marion to sign with Cavaliers

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Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James. More>>

Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks for 28th win

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It's already been a special weekend for Brittney Griner, and if things go well on Sunday, that's just a bonus. More>>

Rose hears cheers as US beats Brazil 95-78

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The roars for Derrick Rose started with the pregame introductions and did not fade until the final buzzer. More>>

Stars clinch playoff spot, extend Hammon's career

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Becky Hammon's historic new career will have to wait. Her teammates with the San Antonio Stars are not ready to let their beloved teammate exit the WNBA just yet. More>>

WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged

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Women's basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged. More>>

For Rose, new journey starts at home

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For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court. More>>

Paul George still hopeful of returning this season

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Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He'll have to do it all over again to play next season. More>>

US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More>>

Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

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Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp. More>>

Cousins hurts knee in US practice, not serious

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DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers. More>>

Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

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Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out. More>>

Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

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Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Wednesday by a California appeals court. More>>

NBA schedule sends LeBron to Miami for Christmas

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LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami for the first time on Christmas. More>>

Oden faces October trial on battery charges

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Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is free to leave Indiana while he awaits trial on charges he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face as long as he remains on GPS monitoring, a judge ruled Wednesday. More>>

Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

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The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They're just not expecting that to happen this season. More>>

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

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Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. More>>

Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

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By DAVID BRANDT and STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writers The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major... More>>

Charlotte bids to host future NBA All-Star game

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Hornets owner Michael Jordan, a 14-time NBA All-Star, is pushing to bring the big game back to Charlotte. More>>

Pharrell curates soundtrack for 'NBA 2K15' game

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Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator. More>>

Emmert says NCAA will appeal O'Bannon ruling

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By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA will appeal a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major sports. More>>

O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

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Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever. More>>

Self: Wiggins wants to be traded to Minnesota

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Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future. More>>

Taurasi lifts Phoenix to 82-80 win over Lynx

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The matchup of the best two teams in the WNBA came down to the final seconds and Diana Taurasi got the win for the Phoenix Mercury. More>>

Mourning thanks doctors, kidney donor at hoop Hall

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Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him. More>>

Things to know about NCAA antitrust ruling

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By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer A federal judge has ruled that some college athletes can receive payments when they leave school for the rights to their names, images and likenesses, opening the door for... More>>

Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

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An appellate court caught in an extraordinary legal snafu refused Friday to consider Donald Sterling's request to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer but said he could file it... More>>

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    SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE -- Authorities said two people have been charged in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was mauled to death by dogs last week.


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  • Miami-Dade mayor calls for body cameras on local police

    Miami-Dade mayor calls for body cameras on local police

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:42:05 GMT
    One of the body cameras used by the Hallandale Beach Police Department.One of the body cameras used by the Hallandale Beach Police Department.
    MIAMI -- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez is calling for hundreds of the county's police officers to be equipped with video cameras, weeks after after a police involved shooting in the Midwest triggered days of violence.
    MIAMI -- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez is calling for hundreds of the county's police officers to be equipped with video cameras, weeks after after a police involved shooting in the Midwest triggered days of violence.
  • Local high school football team receives racist letter

    Local high school football team receives racist letter

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:45:14 GMT
    MIAMI -- Trash talking has become common between sports teams, but that all went out the window after one South Florida high school football coach received a racist letter before his team made a trip to face their opponent in Alabama.
    MIAMI -- Trash talking has become common between sports teams, but that all went out the window after one South Florida high school football coach received a racist letter before his team made a trip to face their opponent in Alabama.
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