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US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

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It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade. More>>

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

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With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. More>>

Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

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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." More>>

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

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Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. More>>

Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

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When the Phoenix Mercury used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Brittney Griner, they became instant favorites to win the next WNBA championship. More>>

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

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The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi. More>>

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

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Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't. More>>

Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy. More>>

Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy. More>>

George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

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NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence. More>>

Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

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The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer. More>>

Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

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A scheduled meeting between Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and Atlanta civil rights leaders has been cancelled, leading one of the leaders to say his community was greatly offended. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

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The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng. More>>

US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

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James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic. More>>

International basketball not the same as US game

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The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do. More>>

Phoenix dominates WNBA Finals opener

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Brittney Griner swatted her way into the record books. Candice Dupree made just about every shot she took. Diana Taurasi dominated in all aspects. More>>

US knows where Slovenians are on the court

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On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team. More>>

FIBA probes Australia for tanking at World Cup

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Basketball's governing body is investigating if Australia deliberately lost a World Cup game to delay a possible matchup with the United States. More>>

DuPree, Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury rout of Sky

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Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout. More>>

Hawks' owner Levenson to sell interest in team

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Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner. More>>

Curry's 6 3s send US to basketball worlds quarters

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They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona. More>>

Back in Barcelona, Coach K looks back, ahead

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Mike Krzyzewski held out his arm, showing that just talking about the 1992 Olympics caused goose bumps. More>>

Mo'ne Davis 'sad' about UConn NCAA violation

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Little League star Mo'ne Davis says she's "sad" Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series. More>>

Spain, US look like favorites at basketball worlds

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They set out in different directions, with every reason to believe they are headed for the same destination. More>>

US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

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The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms. More>>

Sky headed to WNBA Finals after beating Fever

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With a trip to the WNBA Finals on the line, Allie Quigley came through when her Chicago Sky teammates needed her the most. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

US beats Dominicans 106-71 at basketball worlds

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They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid. More>>

By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation

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The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do. More>>

Taurasi lifts Mercury to 96-78 win over Lynx

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Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games. More>>

Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

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American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge. More>>

Spain, Greece move to 3-0, Senegal upsets Croatia

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup. More>>