College basketball

FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Arizona's Deandre Ayton reacts after a dunk against Southern California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Pac-12 men's tournament championship, in Las Vegas. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
June 19, 2018 - 12:29 pm
There's been little question that Arizona's Deandre Ayton is the best of a potential-filled group of bigs at the top of Thursday's NBA draft. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. Behind him are several talented big...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma guard Trae Young (11) heads up the court with a steal in front of Baylor forwards Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (0) and Tristan Clark (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla. Young is a possible pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 19, 2018 - 11:21 am
Trae Young went into college basketball feeling like he had something to prove to his doubters. A year later, here he goes again. Young was the most electrifying player in the college game this past season, his stellar numbers in his only season at Oklahoma more than silencing anyone who felt like...
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June 18, 2018 - 10:17 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A NCAA women's basketball referee has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old at a Georgia hotel. The Marietta Daily Journal reports 58-year-old Wesley Tyronne Dean pleaded guilty Friday to molesting the boy at a Cobb County Hotel. County District...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Brian Bowen, from South Carolina, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. South Carolina's Frank Martin shrugs his shoulders with a "What can you do?" expression. The Gamecocks coach had made peace with the NCAA's decision that led highly regarded prospect Brian Bowen to opt for a pro career instead of staying in college. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen...
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Sen. Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel shake hands before the Blobfish Basketball Classic and one-on-one interview at Texas Southern University's Health & Physical Education Arena Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Houston. Cruz challenged Kimmel to the game after Kimmel blamed the Houston Rockets playoff loss on the senator. Cruz won 11-9. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 17, 2018 - 4:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — 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. With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Slovenia's Luka Doncic, right, shoots a basket as Serbia's Vasilje Micic tries to stop him during their Eurobasket European Basketball Championship final match in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 17, 2018 - 4:30 pm
An international prospect with tantalizing potential and several college freshmen headline the list of wings in the NBA draft. Luka Doncic, the 19-year-old Slovenian playing in Spain, is mentioned as a possible No. 1 overall pick. After Doncic is a group featuring Miami's Lonnie Walker IV as a...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) goes up for a shot past Michigan's Charles Matthews (1) during the second half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. DiVincenzo was the surprise star of the NCAA championship game for Villanova, then became a surprise NBA draft entrant. (Chris Steppig/Pool via AP, File)
June 16, 2018 - 1:27 pm
Donte DiVincenzo's plan was to come out and test the NBA draft waters this spring, with the expectation that he would be returning to Villanova for another season. And then the national championship game happened. The hero of Villanova's win over Michigan picked the perfect moment to play the game...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma guard Trae Young (11) heads up the court with a steal against Baylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla. Young is projected as a likely top-10 pick in next week's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 15, 2018 - 2:11 pm
There's little question about where to start when looking at the top point guard prospects in the NBA draft: Trae Young and Collin Sexton. Young was the national leader in both scoring and assists with the Sooners as a freshman, while Sexton provided an aggressive presence at the helm of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Dayton's Kostas Antetokounmpo (13) goes up to shoot against Rhode Island's Cyril Langevine (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in South Kingstown, R.I. Kostas Antetokounmpo thinks he's ready to follow big brother Giannis into the NBA, and given the bloodlines it's reasonable to assume he's got some potential. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 15, 2018 - 9:46 am
His numbers are ordinary. His name is not. And his potential, that's still to be proven. A player who averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his lone season of college basketball, primarily as a backup for a team that didn't finish with a winning record, wouldn't ordinarily seem like much...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2005, file photo, Seattle Storm coach Anne Donovan, right, smiles as she is handed the game ball by team official Karen Bryant following the Storm's victory over the Minnesota Lyn in Seattle. The victory gave Donovan her 100th career WNBA victory as a coach, the first woman to reach that plateau. Donovan died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 14, 2018 - 2:22 am
To many in the world of women's basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8. She won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach in her storied career. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer died Wednesday of heart...
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