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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.

Shelly Sterling, wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, pauses for photos after an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. Shelly Sterling negotiated a landmark deal for $2 billion to sell the Clippers to Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Shelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers

- Associated Press

When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.

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Tulane releases 2014-15 basketball schedule

Associated Press

Eighteen home games, including opponents from the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference in addition to the defending national champion, highlight the 2014-15 Tulane men's basketball schedule.

Former CofC assistant joins Citadel

Associated Press

Former College of Charleston men's basketball assistant Ryan Freeberg has joined the staff of crosstown rival Citadel.

NBA Calendar

- Associated Press

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

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2010, file photo, Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson claps during an NBA basketball game between the Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Atlanta.  A double dose of racially inflammatory comments by the Atlanta Hawks' leadership has created a a crisis that threatens to resonate on the court and in the stands. This is a team that already ranked 28th out of 30 teams in attendance last season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

- Associated Press

Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

World basketball body eases headgear ban

Associated Press

Basketball's governing body has relaxed rules banning players wearing headgear after criticism it discriminated on religious grounds.

FIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings

- Associated Press

International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.