Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

Gus Johnson stepping down as Fox soccer announcer

NEW YORK (AP) — Gus Johnson is stepping down as Fox’s lead soccer announcer.

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USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

United States' Kenneth Faried, centre, dunks during the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

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Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

In this April 14, 2014, file photo, Steve Koonin, speaks after being introduced as the new CEO for the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team at a press conference in Atlanta. A scheduled meeting between Koonin and Atlanta civil rights leaders has been cancelled, leading one of the leaders to say his community was greatly offended. The Rev. Markel Hutchins announced Wednesday's, Sept. 10, 2014, meeting was called off "at the last minute." He later said he received a call from Hawks spokesman Garin Narain on Tuesday night asking that it be postponed.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization “did not do the right thing” to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos “over a period of years.”

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France beats Lithuania 95-93 for bronze at WCup

France's Rudy Gobert and Thomas Heurtel celebrate their bronze medal at the end of the match during the 3rd place final of the World Basketball between France and Lithuania at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday.

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Hawks facing challenges on court and in stands

In this June 25, 2012, file photo, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson introduces new  Hawks president of operations and general manager Danny Ferry, right,  during a news conference in Atlanta. Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year.  Ferry apologized Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014,  for “repeating comments that were gathered from numerous sources” about Deng. Hawks spokesman Garin Narain said that team’s investigation of Ferry's comments uncovered the racially inflammatory email written by Levenson. That discovery led to Levenson’s announcement Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, that he will sell his controlling share of the team. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford) MARIETTA DAILY OUT. GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT LOCAL TV OUT (WXIA WGCL FOX 5)

ATLANTA (AP) — Racially inflammatory comments made by Hawks’ management left the NBA team facing a crisis that threatens its progress on the court and in the stands.

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