News

AP Source: US cuts Wall, Beal, Millsap, down to 16

AP Source: US cuts Wall, Beal, Millsap, down to 16

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) in action during the second half of game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated Washington 86-82. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Darron Cummings

BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says the U.S. men’s national team has cut John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap, leaving the roster at 16 players.

With Paul George lost to a broken right leg, the Americans will have to drop four more players before the World Cup of Basketball later this month in Spain.

The Americans made the cuts Monday that had been planned for Saturday but delayed after George’s injury, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the roster moves were going to be announced Tuesday. They were first reported by Yahoo Sports.

The remaining players will report to Chicago for practices that begin Aug. 14.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

7 hours ago in Music

Don McLean pleads not guilty in domestic violence case

donmclean

The "American Pie" singer was arrested last month.

7 hours ago in Entertainment

Hugh Jackman had skin cancer – again

hughjackman

The "X-Men" star is recovering after his fifth skin cancer surgery in two years.

5 hours ago in Sports

Villanova No. 1 in AP college hoops poll for first time

villanovawright

The Associated Press Villanova is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time. The Wildcats…

5 hours ago in Sports

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis interim head coach

dfisher

The Knicks made the decision Monday after losing Sunday for the fifth straight time. They have dropped nine of 10 and fallen to 23-31, well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

5 hours ago in Sports

Super Bowl gets 111.9 viewers, down from last year

denverfans

Last year's game between New England and Seattle, which went down to the wire, remains the most-watched Super Bowl ever with 114.4 million viewers.

Bellingham Traffic