Tag: Basketball

Keller, Royals complete season sweep of Brewers with 6-3 win

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MILWAUKEE — Nicky Lopez hit a bases-loaded, tiebreaking double, Brad Keller earned his first win in over six weeks and the Kansas City Royals...

NBA Finals up over last year, but post 4th-lowest average

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NEW YORK — Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year. But that was the only good news...

Royals top Brewers 5-2; early start for fans to watch Bucks

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MILWAUKEE — Ryan O’Hearn and Jorge Soler homered as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Tuesday in a game that began...

Analysis: Bucks GM Jon Horst, a champion from modest roots

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So many heroes. The Milwaukee Bucks had no shortage of them on their way to this NBA championship. Giannis Antetokounmpo, of course, tops the...

Antetokounmpo caps extraordinary postseason as Finals MVP

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MILWAUKEE — Exactly three weeks after suffering a knee injury that appeared to put his future in doubt, Giannis Antetokounmpo carried the Milwaukee Bucks...

Go-to woman: Callan’s stealthy impact keeps US hoops rolling

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LAS VEGAS — Carol Callan has excelled in many roles during her decades-long career as women's national team director for USA Basketball. ...

LaVine cleared, USA Basketball awaits 3 NBA Finals players

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USA Basketball expects to have its full 12-man roster available for Sunday’s matchup against France, the first game for both teams in the Tokyo...

Bird, Alvarez chosen to carry US flag at opening ceremony

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Four-time Olympic women's basketball gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez were chosen as U.S. flag bearers for the opening ceremony of...

Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Ogwumike’s appeal

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LAS VEGAS — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't be playing for Nigeria in the Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected...

Replacement named for Liz Cambage in Australian Olympic team

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SYDNEY — Sara Blicavs has been given a late call-up to the Tokyo Olympics after WNBA star Liz Cambage’s withdrawal from the Australian women's...