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Ja Morant unanimous pick for NBA All-Rookie team

AP 09/16/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team that was announced Tuesday. Morant was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots.…

Rockets look for new coach after another early playoff exit

AP 09/15/2020

HOUSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets believed the addition of Russell Westbrook and their unorthodox small lineup would be what they needed to win their first title in 25 years. Instead, they suffered another early…

TikTok picks Oracle over Microsoft in Trump-forced sales bid

AP 09/14/2020

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its preferred suitor to buy the popular video-sharing app, according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. Microsoft…

D’Antoni tells Rockets he’s not coming back to Houston

AP 09/14/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — Mike D’Antoni has told the Houston Rockets that he will not be back as coach with them next season, essentially choosing free agency over a return to the club with whom he…

Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

AP 09/14/2020

BEIJING  — China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace. The statement…

The reign ends for the Raptors, who now look to the future

AP 09/13/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Kyle Lowry was understandably torn. Lowry and the Toronto Raptors spent nearly three months in Florida for the NBA restart. That’s a lot of time away from his children, and Lowry made…

Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

AP 09/13/2020

LONDON — Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in…

LeBron, Lakers on the cusp of reaching West finals

AP 09/12/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — The Houston Rockets didn’t show up for Game 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers until it was too late. They can’t do that again Saturday in Game 5 — or else. For…

Vaccine trial stopped after neurological symptoms detected

AP 09/12/2020

LONDON  — A woman who received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed severe neurological symptoms that prompted a pause in testing, a spokesman for drugmaker AstraZeneca said Thursday. The study participant in late-stage testing reported symptoms consistent with…

UN expert: Pandemic’s worst impacts on poverty yet to come

AP 09/12/2020

GENEVA — The United Nations independent expert on poverty is warning that the worst impacts from the coronavirus pandemic on poverty are yet to come, and that measures taken by governments to protect people so far have…

LeBron, Rondo spark Lakers win over Rockets

AP 09/09/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — LeBron James scored 36 points, Rajon Rondo sparked a fourth-quarter rally and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 112-102 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western…

Rockets’ Covington injured in collision with Lakers’ Davis

AP 09/09/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Houston forward Robert Covington was taken to the locker room after colliding with Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the teams’ Western Conference playoff…

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