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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>>

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>>

Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

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By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the... More>>

LeBron tells Ohio crowd: "I love you. I'm back."

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On a night packed with emotion and inspiration, LeBron James saved the biggest moment for last. More>>

Judge grants motion in Tennessee-Jennings suit

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A judge denied one of Tennessee's motions for protective order and granted another in former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings' lawsuit against the university and athletic director Dave Hart. More>>

LeBron James welcomed home by Akron

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LeBron James is being welcomed back by the city where he first bounced a basketball. More>>

GOP officially OKs Cleveland for 2016 convention

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The Republican National Committee erased any scintilla of doubt on Friday when its members cast a unanimous vote to make Cleveland the host of its 2016 national convention. More>>

Duke's Jones: 'Never a rivalry' with senior Cook

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Tyus Jones doesn't view the point guard position at Duke as a competition. More>>

Former top pick Oden released after battery arrest

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Police arrested former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden on battery charges early Thursday, alleging that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight. More>>

Durant withdraws from US national team

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on... More>>

Stern leads 10 in basketball Hall of Fame class

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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling's "interesting" ownership that came before it. More>>

NBA suspends new Mavs G Felton for 4 games

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The NBA suspended new Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton on Thursday for the first four games of the season after his guilty plea in a New York gun case. More>>

AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

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By TOM WITHERS and JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writers LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They're about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland's 50-year... More>>

2007 top NBA pick Oden arrested in Indianapolis

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Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on misdemeanor battery charges. More>>

Vote would let big conferences set their own rules

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and... More>>

Miller, Jones excited to play with LeBron again

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They were pieces of a championship puzzle in Miami, perfect fits. More>>

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