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Cousy, 91, to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Basketball legend Bob Cousy, the 91-year-old Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame member who played for the Celtics, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.

Trump awarding Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is to present basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in an Oval Office ceremony on Thursday.

Cousy, 91, played for the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six league championships and the 1957 MVP ...

Trial in former NBA player’s slaying postponed by judge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A trial in the fatal shooting of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been postponed to allow defense attorneys to review additional evidence presented in the case.

Billy Turner had been scheduled to face trial Sept. 16 on first-degree murder and other charges. But Judge Lee ...

Big questions, greatest edge for seven NBA title contenders

Our NBA experts dive into the title chances for the top seven contenders.

Walker lifts Team USA past Aussies in warm-up

Team USA beat Australia 102-86 in a World Cup warm-up game Thursday, lead by Kemba Walker's 23 points and Myles Turner's 15.

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HOUSTON (AP) - Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1.

Hicks led off the ninth with a tiebreaking blast to left-center field off Verlander (15-5), who leads the majors in strikeouts with ...

Zion filing vs. ex-agent alleges early recruitment

Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson filed additional amendments to a lawsuit that is attempting to enforce the termination of a signed agreement with a Florida marketing company.

Ray Lewis, Lamar Odom to compete on DWTS

Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis and former NBA player Lamar Odom are the only professional athletes on this season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."

White: ‘Blackballed’ Melo left hanging by LeBron

Former NBA player Royce White, who now plays in the BIG3 league, said he's curious why LeBron James' Lakers haven't signed Carmelo Anthony when they were looking for players to add to their roster.

Popovich: Aussies are ‘huge threat’ to Team USA

Team USA coach Gregg Popovich sees Australia as a "huge, huge threat" to the Americans' chances of winning a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup.

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