Basketball

FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday, June 19, 2018, against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest in January 2018 for a parking violation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 19, 2018 - 5:16 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Cleveland. James has until June 29 to exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season or decline it and become an unrestricted free agent, officially making him the planet’s best and most coveted player. The 33-year-old is not expected to reveal his intentions until after the draft. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 19, 2018 - 4:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year's draft not knowing if they're choosing a...
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June 19, 2018 - 1:39 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is accusing Milwaukee police officers of discriminating against him because he...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Arizona's Deandre Ayton reacts after a dunk against Southern California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Pac-12 men's tournament championship, in Las Vegas. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
June 19, 2018 - 12:29 pm
There's been little question that Arizona's Deandre Ayton is the best of a potential-filled group of bigs at the top of Thursday's NBA draft. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. Behind him are several talented big...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma guard Trae Young (11) heads up the court with a steal in front of Baylor forwards Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (0) and Tristan Clark (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla. Young is a possible pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 19, 2018 - 11:21 am
Trae Young went into college basketball feeling like he had something to prove to his doubters. A year later, here he goes again. Young was the most electrifying player in the college game this past season, his stellar numbers in his only season at Oklahoma more than silencing anyone who felt like...
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June 19, 2018 - 11:08 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the police for using a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 file photo, New York Knicks' Enes Kanter, right, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, talks with Mark Bryant, left, a Thunder assistant coach, before Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Utah Jazz and the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." Anadolu Agency said Monday, June 18 that an investigation of Mehmet Kanter was completed and prosecutors would seek a conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a 2016 failed coup. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)
June 18, 2018 - 6:22 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Brian Bowen, from South Carolina, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. South Carolina's Frank Martin shrugs his shoulders with a "What can you do?" expression. The Gamecocks coach had made peace with the NCAA's decision that led highly regarded prospect Brian Bowen to opt for a pro career instead of staying in college. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Durham, N.C. Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they’ll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday’s draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a long frame. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:09 pm
Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they'll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday's draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a long frame...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, Trae Young, center, from Oklahoma, listens to a question during the interview segment of the NBA draft basketball combine, in Chicago. Most of the furniture was taken out of several rooms on the 15th and 16th floor of the hotel in downtown Chicago. There's a couple tables, a few chairs, and when the doors open to those suites draft hopefuls can make or break their futures in 20 minutes. This is where the interviews happen for the draft, where teams meet players and ask them about everything from their family histories to their thoughts on highway safety before investing millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 18, 2018 - 2:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The elevator stopped at the 16th floor of the swanky hotel, and after a few nervous steps down the hallway a soon-to-be professional athlete was ready to face perhaps the most unpredictable part of the NBA draft process. The interview. Down in the lobby, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka...
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