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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Vucic says French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his visit to Serbia after France's worst urban riots in years. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 04, 2018 - 9:12 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia sought support from allies Russia and China on Tuesday in opposing the formation of a Kosovo army, warning that a military in its former province could lead to renewed clashes in the Balkans. Kosovo's parliament is set to vote Dec. 14 on transforming the country's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg questions a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. The Bulls fired Hoiberg Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
December 03, 2018 - 4:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls came into the season thinking they would start to climb in the wide-open Eastern Conference with a promising group of young players. A coaching change wasn't part of the plan. The skidding Bulls fired Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted associate head coach Jim...
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Michigan center Jon Teske (15) celebrates his basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
December 03, 2018 - 12:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maybe AP Top 25 voters were a bit too low on Michigan to start the season. That isn't the case anymore. The Wolverines (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten) have made a rapid rise to reach No. 5 in Monday's latest poll behind Gonzaga, Kansas, Duke and Virginia after their latest impressive wins...
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Belfast school children watch the NCAA college basketball game between the Buffalo Bulls and the Milwaukee Panthers, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Belfast. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
November 30, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 21 points, Nick Perkins added 20 with nine rebounds, and No. 21 Buffalo beat Milwaukee 96-77 on Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic. CJ Massinburg added 16 points as the Bulls improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-...
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November 30, 2018 - 9:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Toler for his contributions and wished...
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November 30, 2018 - 8:00 am
TORONTO (AP) — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids. Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn't buy his Curry 5 shoes because they weren't available on the Under Armour website. They were only marketed to...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) moves around Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 11:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Not even a dominant Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors could slow down the red-hot Toronto Raptors. Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal Siakam added a career-high 26 and the Raptors overcame a 51-point performance from Durant to beat the Warriors 131-128 in...
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Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) drives on North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 29, 2018 - 12:11 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After 40 minutes of poised offense and smothering defense by Michigan, North Carolina coach Roy Williams was at the end of his wits. "As a coach, I feel like I've done the worst job with this team in 31 years as a head coach, but give Michigan the credit," Williams said. "...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver (26) keeps the ball away from Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the deal said Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade veteran forward Korver to the Utah Jazz. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin, File)
November 28, 2018 - 10:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Korver is getting another shot with a contender. The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Korver, one of the best deep outside shooters in NBA history, to the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In exchange for Korver, the...
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Virginia guards De'Andre Hunter, left, and Kyle Guy embrace in the final moments of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in College Park, Md. Virginia won 76-71. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 28, 2018 - 10:03 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Virginia had blown most of a 17-point lead and appeared in trouble as the sellout crowd at Maryland implored the home team to complete the comeback. The Cavaliers had been in this situation before, and they knew exactly how to handle it. Showing the kind of poise befitting...
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