College basketball

New Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman speaks at an introductory press conference in East Lansing, Mich., Monday, July 16, 2018. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 4:15 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. "The last several years have been among the darkest in our history," Beekman said. "Among the...
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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks during NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Frisco, Texas, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
July 16, 2018 - 3:34 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 schools...
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New Kansas athletic director Jeff Long answers questions during a news conference in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 11, 2018 - 5:01 pm
LARENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Long didn't waste time making clear his focus as Kansas' new athletic director. "I'd like to say one message to the KU family specifically about our football team," Long said. "It's time to break the cycle." Long was introduced as the Jayhawks' new leader nearly two months...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Louisville's Luke Hancock speaks during a news conference after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Michigan, in Atlanta. An attorney representing a group of former Louisville men's basketball players says they have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization's vacation of the Cardinals' 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four. John Morgan, one of several attorneys representing former Cardinals captain Luke Hancock, the 2013 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, and four teammates from that title team, described the NCAA as "a morally bankrupt organization" that exploits student-athletes during a Wednesday, July 11, 2018, news conference. The NCAA stripped Louisville of the title as part of sanctions for violations discovered during an escort scandal investigation. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
July 11, 2018 - 2:59 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of former Louisville men's basketball players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization's vacation of the Cardinals' 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four. John Morgan, one of several attorneys representing former Cardinals captain Luke...
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Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) falls as he and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 10, 2018 - 10:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's been a bumpy ride for Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, but he finally got his shot going. The No. 5 overall pick out of Oklahoma scored 24 points and made 7 of 13 3-pointers to help the Hawks defeat the Chicago Bulls 101-93 on Tuesday in the Las Vegas Summer League. Young...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2001, file photo, UCLA's Billy Knight celebrates after scoring his second 3-point basket against Georgetown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. Knight has died in Phoenix and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office is trying to determine the cause of death. Phoenix police say Knight's body was found on a roadway early Sunday, July 8, 2018, near the downtown area and there was no evidence of foul play. The 39-year-old Knight was a guard/forward at UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
July 10, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight has died in Phoenix. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't released a cause of death. Phoenix police say Knight's body was found on a roadway early Sunday near downtown and there was no evidence of foul play...
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July 10, 2018 - 4:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sam Esposito, the North Carolina State baseball coach who played in the 1959 World Series for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 81. The school says on its website he died Monday at a nursing home in Newland. A cause of was not given. Esposito won 513 games for the...
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This undated photo shows reporter John McNamara of the Capital Gazette. McNamara was one of the victims when an active shooter targeted the newsroom, Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. (The Baltimore Sun via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 1:46 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — John McNamara loved sports. Most of all, he loved watching and writing about Maryland basketball. McNamara's passion for the Terrapins was a prominent theme during a packed memorial service Tuesday at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel. McNamara and four of his...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2011, file photo, UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt (23) looks to shoot against Michigan State during the NCAA college basketball tournament in Tampa, Fla. A former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with Los Angeles police. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 08, 2018 - 4:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former coach and family friend of onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt says he had grown increasingly concerned about the young man before he was found dead following a standoff with Los Angeles police. Bort Escoto, who coached Honeycutt in high...
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July 08, 2018 - 2:28 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Samuel Armenteros scored two goals and the Portland Timbers extended their MLS unbeaten streak to 11 matches with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Armenteros scored during the 14th and 53rd minutes for the Timbers (8-3-5). Portland, 0-3-2 to start...
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