College basketball

FILE - In this April 23, 2010, file photo, UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, right, congratulates a member of her team after they won the NCAA gymnastics championships, in Gainesville, Fla. Longtime UCLA women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field’s 29th season leading the Bruins will be her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits, ending a remarkable run in which she’s led UCLA to seven national titles. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, FIle)
September 20, 2018 - 10:01 am
Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move...
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Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis, center, gets up after Los Angeles Chargers' Mike Williams, right, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. How's THAT for a halftime adjustment? While the rest of the Buffalo Bills jogged into the locker room at halftime of their game against the Los Angeles Chargers, cornerback Vontae Davis jogged in, then just kept on going. Later, Davis posted on Twitter that he was, in fact, calling it a career.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Urban Meyer returns to coaching after a three-game suspension, and most Ohio State fans couldn't be happier. The AP's Mitch Stacy in Columbus, Ohio, talks to PodcastOne Sports Now about the reaction to Meyer's return and how Meyer handled himself before the media. The second week of the NFL also...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a sign advertising sports betting is displayed at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The architects of New Jersey’s successful legal challenge to the sports gambling ban say those fears are overstated and that bringing sports betting out of the shadows will make it easier to detect illegal activity. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:45 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — With dozens of states rushing to offer legal sports gambling in the wake of this spring's landmark U.S. Supreme Court' ruling, will fixed games — or parts of games — become more common? The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that...
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Detroit Tigers left fielder JaCoby Jones climbs the outfield wall but can't reach a Houston Astros' Tyler White two-run home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 11, 2018 - 10:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Jose Altuve homered on the game's first pitch, and the Houston Astros powered their way past the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Houston maintained a three-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the AL West. The Astros built a 5-0 lead on three homers in the first four innings...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals in Las Vegas. Bettman downplayed the significance of entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion lawsuit, saying Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 the league is simply following a judge's order. "The judge asked us to go into mediation and so we're complying with the judge's request," Bettman told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
September 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the significance of entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion lawsuit, saying Tuesday the league is simply following a judge's order. "The judge asked us to go into mediation and so we're complying with the...
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Rick Welts speaks during induction ceremony into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 07, 2018 - 10:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The latest on the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Ray Allen gave a shoutout to former Celtics teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in his Hall of Fame induction speech. He called his teammates from the 2008 NBA champions "future...
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September 07, 2018 - 4:59 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police have filed charges against former NBA and University of North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston, the latest in legal problems dating back to his college career. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Guilford County Chief Assistant District Attorney Howard...
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San Diego Padres' Francisco Mejia runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 06, 2018 - 9:50 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Francisco Mejia hit a solo homer and a three-run shot during his first start as the Padres' up-and-coming catcher, leading San Diego to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. Mejia connected on his first two swings against Luis Castillo (8-12) for his first...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, head coach Dawn Staley talks with players and assistant coaches during a practice for the U.S. national women's basketball team, in Seattle. Staley held a three-day training camp as players began preparations for the FIBA World Cup in the Canary Islands later this month. Many of America's best players are tied up with the WNBA playoffs and Staley brought in several of country's top college players to beef up practice and gain valuable experience for when they might battle for a spot on the Olympic roster. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 05, 2018 - 4:30 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley told the U.S. national team players, many returning to college soon, to keep working and improving no matter who is on the court. Staley, the women's national team coach, held a three-day training camp as players began preparations for the FIBA World Cup in the...
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Former Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers questions during an interview, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. It's been nearly a year since Pitino was fired from Louisville after the school acknowledged that it's men's program was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. He wrote a book "Pitino: My Story" to tell his side of the events that led to his ousting from the school he coached at for 16 years and led to a national championship in 2013. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 04, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Pitino knows his coaching days are most likely behind him. He still wants to be involved in basketball, where he's spent a lifetime. "I think my time has passed, I really do," Pitino said of coaching again on Tuesday from the headquarters of The Associated Press. "I'm young. I'...
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