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Jerry West to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

West, a member of the basketball Hall of Fame who played guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and played college basketball at West Virginia University.

NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte after ‘bathroom bill’ changes

The NBA All-Star Game is set for North Carolina this weekend after the league delayed Charlotte hosting the event for two years because of the state’s “bathroom bill,” which singled out transgender people and limited local LGBT antidiscrimination protections.

Ted Cruz beats TV host Jimmy Kimmel in Texas charity game

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.

Dennis Rodman in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim meeting

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has arrived in Singapore, hours before President Donald Trump is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time.

 
Warriors, Cavs say they’re not going to White House

On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl — a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing players who weren’t planning on attending of abandoning their fans — Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles.

UNR’s tournament run shows why politics and sports shouldn’t mix

There are lots of things we’re divided on. Democrat vs. Republican. If gender is determined by biology or feelings. Whether the toilet paper roll should go over or under. For a couple brief hours on Thursday, Nevadans united around a common cause — cheering the University of Nevada Reno’s improbable run in the NCAA tournament. It’s exactly why politics and sports shouldn’t mix.

Trump tweets he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump’s tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release in comments to ESPN.

Nevada congressmen urge NCAA to consider Las Vegas

The state’s congressmen wrote NCAA President Mark Emmert a letter asking the organization to rethink its sports betting policy and examine bringing championship events to Las Vegas.

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