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United States's Rudy Gay goes up for a basket against Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas , left, and Renaldas Seibutis during their Basketball World Cup semifinal match at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

U.S. cruises past Lithuania, into Basketball World Cup final

- Associated Press

James Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon copy of the Americans’ quarterfinal victory over Slovenia, when he awoke from a scoreless first half to help turn a close game into a blowout in a split second.

FILE - In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cheers from the stands in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Atlanta. Levenson said Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt "to bridge Atlanta's racial sports divide." (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Hawks owner to sell team in wake of ‘inappropriate, offensive’ email

- Associated Press

In the email sent in August 2012, Bruce Levenson shared his observations of the fan experience at Hawks games. He said he concluded “southern whites” were uncomfortable at games. Levenson said Hawks crowds are 70-percent black, the team’s cheerleaders are black and hip-hop music was played.

New Zealand's Thomas Abercrombie, and Kenneth Faried of the U.S, bottom, duel for the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, in Bilbao northern Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from  last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

U.S. continues to roll in Basketball World Cup

- Associated Press

Two nights after having to rally from a halftime deficit and pull away in the fourth quarter for a 98-77 victory over Turkey, the U.S. led this one wire to wire. The game was close only for a little more than a quarter.

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Police: High school coach left son home alone

Associated Press

Police in Connecticut have charged the head coach of a high school boys' basketball team with leaving his 4-year-old son home alone while he went to a gym to work out.

FILE - In this Thursday, March 20, 2014 file photo, Alex Tyus of Israel's BC Maccabi Electra dunks a ball during their Euroleague Top 16 basketball match against Partizan, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, March 20, 2014. With his Maccabi Tel Aviv team set to face LeBron James in his first game back for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 5, 2014, Alex Tyus, a 6-9 power forward from St. Louis, has an important decision to make _ whether to fast the previous day for the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. American Jews have long found a basketball refuge in Israel but the Jewish state has never seen anything like Tyus before: an African-American standout from a major college program with no previous link to the religion who decided, along with his future wife, to embrace the faith and set off on a path that led him to the Israel national team and the best team in the country. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

For Alex Tyus, Israel more than just playing ball

- Associated Press

Hoping to impress NBA scouts when Maccabi Tel Aviv faces LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers next month, Alex Tyus has an important decision to make - whether to fast the previous day for the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

Silver: NBA will review domestic violence policies

- Associated Press

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL's rash of incidents.

2 Indiana players enter pretrial diversion program

Associated Press

Indiana basketball players Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell and Stanford Robinson have entered pretrial diversion programs after being charged in April with consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and possession of false identification.

NBA Calendar

- Associated Press

Sept. 27 - Training camps open for teams competing in preseason games outside North America.

Teen among top freshmen in Memphis battles cancer

- Associated Press

They came walking into the lobby at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, two towering figures with the size of many of the professional basketball players who sometimes visit.

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 AND THEREAFTER - In this Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Bryce Weiler, right, who is blind since birth, joins Peoria Chiefs play-by-play announcer Nathan Baliva in the broadcast booth during a Chiefs game at Dozer Park in Peoria, Ill. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Ting Shen)

EXCHANGE: Blind announcer does baseball on radio

- Associated Press

Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate color commentary covering sports events on radio.