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Thursday 09/19/2019
Pistons sign 17-year NBA veteran with Joe Johnson

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.

Fertitta: Working both sides of sports bets not a slam dunk

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tilman Fertitta has looked at sports betting from both sides now: as the owner of a professional basketball team, as well as the owner of casinos that take bets on the sport (just not on his own team).

US keeps top spot in FIBA men's world rankings; Spain No. 2

USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men's rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week.

Wednesday 09/18/2019
Tsai completes purchase of Nets, arena, hires Levy as CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO.

Wizards' Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent thumb surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Monday 09/16/2019
Taking his shot: Jordan, NBA owners, enter tequila business

BOSTON (AP) — When Michael Jordan decided to get into the tequila business, he could have slapped his name on the label, maybe autographed a few bottles and sold out the whole run in hours.

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive.

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town.

Sunday 09/15/2019
Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup

BEIJING (AP) — Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions.

France beats Australia 67-59 for bronze medal at World Cup

BEIJING (AP) — France has another bronze medal in the World Cup to go with one it won in 2014 — a measure of its world basketball status.

FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup

BEIJING (AP) — FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare for games.

Michael Jordan says Hornets add 2 partners

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group.

Saturday 09/14/2019
AP source: NBA set to vote on raising tampering fines

BEIJING (AP) — NBA teams could be fined up to $10 million for tampering and up to $6 million for entering into unauthorized agreements with players, a person with knowledge of the league's plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Serbia coach Djordjevic resigning after poor World Cup

BEIJING (AP) — Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said Saturday he's resigning after his team — among the favorites to win the basketball World Cup in China — settled for fifth place.

Raptors launch team-branded hijabs in fan outreach

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures.

Gasol, Spain to meet Argentina in World Cup final

BEIJING (AP) — Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Friday 09/13/2019
Livingston retires after 15 NBA seasons and major comeback

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shaun Livingston's career nearly ended 12 years ago far ahead of his schedule because of a gruesome knee injury. Now, he gets to retire on his own terms — and with three championships after playing a key role during the Golden State Warriors' recent title runs.

Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.

Thursday 09/12/2019
AP Source: Pistons reach deal with Joe Johnson

DETROIT (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Detroit Pistons have reached a deal with 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.

ESPN president expects Silicon Valley to bid for NFL rights

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal.

Plenty of NBA talent left among 4 World Cup semifinalists

BEIJING (AP) — There's plenty of NBA talent left among the World Cup semifinalists, even if that foursome does not include the United States.

Wednesday 09/11/2019
California college athlete 'fair pay' bill goes to governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and Stanford.

Counterfeit NBA championship rings seized at LA airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-eight counterfeit NBA championship rings have been seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.

Analysis: USA Basketball's World Cup plan went awry long ago

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball's plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was originally asked to play for this team turned down the opportunity.

A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.

Tuesday 09/10/2019
Fred McLeod, broadcaster who called Cavs' title, dies at 67

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fred McLeod's passion poured through the TV no matter what game he was covering.

Jordan pledges $1 million for hurricane relief in Bahamas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.

Monday 09/09/2019
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak on literary in New Mexico

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The NBA's all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is coming to southeastern New Mexico as part of a lecture series.

Parker stays with Turner Sports, but WNBA playoffs are next

Candace Parker knows what she'll be doing after the WNBA season.

Olympic bound US tops Brazil 89-73, gains World Cup quarters

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The first mission for the U.S. is complete: The Americans are going to the Tokyo Olympics.

Tatum returns to practice, still out with sprained ankle

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Jayson Tatum returned to practice with the U.S. men's basketball team Monday, less than a week after he sprained his left ankle.

The MVP exits: Giannis, Greece fail to advance at World Cup

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo now has a little more time to get ready for the NBA season.

Sunday 09/08/2019
Canada's champ: Andreescu a US Open winner with a big future

NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu had the U.S. Open trophy in her hands and one thought going through her mind.

Sixers forward Mike Scott gets in fight with Eagles fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott was involved in a fight with Eagles fans while tailgating outside the stadium after he wore a Redskins jersey and hat to the party.

USA Basketball relying on defense so far at World Cup

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — U.S. guard Donovan Mitchell turned toward his bench with fists clenched, then punched the air in celebration and let out a joyous scream.

Nigeria, Iran clinch Olympic berths; Spain tops Serbia

Nigeria and Iran are going to the Olympics. China's World Cup run came to a disappointing end. And Serbia is unbeaten no more, making a third consecutive meeting with the U.S. in a gold-medal game now unlikely.

Saturday 09/07/2019
Royal Flop: Williams denied Slam record in front of Duchess

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has another role that suits her: rooting on friend Serena Williams as the tennis star chased a U.S. Open championship.

NBA star Kawhi Leonard's sister charged in deadly robbery

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino.

Americans top Antetokounmpo, Greece at World Cup 69-53

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The MVP was good. The USA was better.

Friday 09/06/2019
Perkins, Reed pace Virginia in rout of William & Mary, 52-17

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bronco Mendenhall viewed Virginia's game against William & Mary as something of a measuring stick for how far the Cavaliers have come in his three-plus years as coach, and the way they took command quickly and never let up left him pleased.

Divac leads Class of 2019 into Basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jack Sikma used his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech to make a plea for the NBA to return to Seattle, where he led the SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title.

76ers to unveil statue honoring Charles Barkley

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will honor Charles Barkley with a statue along their Legends Walk outside their practice facility in Camden.

MVP vs. USA: Americans to face Antetokounmpo at World Cup

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team figured that it would eventually cross paths with Giannis Antetokounmpo at this World Cup.

Thursday 09/05/2019
Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup.

Trump presents Medal of Freedom to NBA's Jerry West

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, "It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball" as he was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Divac, Sikma are centers of attention at Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Vlade Divac and Jack Sikma were big men who could pass and hit a jump shot, helping redefine the post position in the NBA.

Indiana Fever to play at Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse into '22

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever will play at Butler University's historic Hinkle Fieldhouse during the 2020, 2021 and part of the 2022 seasons.

Wednesday 09/04/2019
Dwight Howard eager to make most of 2nd chance with Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard says he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers with a new outlook on basketball and his place in it.

NBC offers free prediction contest before its NFL game

NBC Sports will offer a weekly free-to-play prediction game before its "Sunday Night Football" telecasts this season.

Lawyer: City needs to admit guilt in Bucks player's arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An attorney for Bucks guard Sterling Brown says Milwaukee's $400,000 offer to settle Brown's lawsuit against the city over his arrest last year is insufficient because it doesn't include an admission of guilt.

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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Odessa College stays unbeaten with Saturday sweep

BAYTOWN The Odessa College volleyball team continued its perfect start to the season with two more wins over victories over Coastal Bend College (25-14, 25-14, 25-10) and Wharton County Junior College (25-14, 25-12, 25-15) on the final day of the Lee College Invitational.


Thursday 09/19/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: El Paso Montwood runs away from Bronchos HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian's Parchman goes where needed NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes notch first victory of season HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian Basin Capsules for Sept. 20

Wednesday 09/18/2019

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes fall in overtime HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High's secondary beginning to make strides HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Andrews sweeps Brownfield HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Monahans wins in four sets COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB wins on the road

Tuesday 09/17/2019

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High swept by Bushland HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian sweeps Dalhart in nondistrict play HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Area Notebook for Sept. 17 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian notebook for Sept. 17 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High Notebook for Sept. 17

Sunday 09/15/2019

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Falcons prevailing in key moments early in the season COLLEGE SOCCER: UTPB falls to Cal State East Bay

Saturday 09/14/2019

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB focused in victory against Northern Michigan COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Odessa College stays unbeaten with Saturday sweep COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB rallies to knock off Pittsburg State HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Week 3 Area Roundup

Friday 09/13/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian stymied by big plays from Southlake Carroll COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Falcons defense looks to continue hot start COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wranglers sweep again to stay unbeaten COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB bounces back from first loss with sweep

Thursday 09/12/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Missed opportunities cost Odessa High against Lubbock Coronado NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes forging new pipeline for players HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Area capsules for Sept. 13 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian's Rose knows importance of senior leadership

Wednesday 09/11/2019

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Permian wins against Midland Lee HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: McGarity making the most at new position

Tuesday 09/10/2019

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian comes up short in five sets HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High wins third straight match with sweep over Crane HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Area Notebook for Sept. 10 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian notebook for Sept. 10 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High Notebook for Sept. 10

Monday 09/09/2019

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Matthews looks to make an impact in senior season HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: OHS struggles at Frenship

Sunday 09/08/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Amarillo holds on to take South Division championship COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB caps perfect week with sweep

Saturday 09/07/2019

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB passes early test in rout of Pioneers COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Odessa College sweeps pair of Saturday matches HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Second quarter surge helps Andrews over Monahans NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes clinch exhibition contest HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Monahans edges Permian in five sets HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Week 2 Area Roundup COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB continues strong run at home

Friday 09/06/2019

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Falcons ready to start 2019 season HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High makes most of opportunities in victory over Jefferson County COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB opens season with a win COLLEGE SOCCER: UTPB defeats Colorado Christian

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