Basketball

April 19, 2019 - 3:47 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the NCAA Tournament. A Friday news release from Delaware North says it's filed a civil suit seeking monetary damages against United...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008, file photo, shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Federal prosecutors are seeking the equivalent of a life sentence for the former elite Iowa youth basketball coach who sexually abused and exploited 400 boys over a decade. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, April 18, 2019, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence the former Iowa youth basketball coach to 180 years in prison. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)/The Des Moines Register via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson watches practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Detroit. Anderson was hired as St. John's coach on Friday, April 19, 2019, after he was fired by Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints at Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason appearances and a 169-102 record in eight seasons. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Anderson is getting another chance at St. John's. Anderson was hired as Red Storm coach on Friday after he was fired by Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints at Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason appearances and a 169-102 record in...
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Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford watches as his team plays the Toronto Raptors during the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Toronto, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 3:21 am
Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...
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Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 132-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 19, 2019 - 3:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday, April 18, 2019, announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
April 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her...
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San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 18, 2019. San Antonio won 118-108. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 19, 2019 - 12:38 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver. It was completely out of character for White, but the mild-mannered point guard has never been in this situation before. White had a career-high 36...
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Brooklyn Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24), Caris LeVert (22) and D'Angelo Russell (1) react to a dunk by Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 131-115. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 19, 2019 - 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, with the flaguant 1 foul on Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen, right, as he was going for the shot during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 18, 2019 - 8:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee. Embiid warmed up before the game but the 76ers announced shortly before the start that the All-Star center wouldn't be available. Greg Monroe was...
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, left, looks to pass the ball around Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
April 18, 2019 - 5:47 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he's making...
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