Men's basketball

December 12, 2018 - 7:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Sacramento Kings top executive agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to siphoning $13.4 million from the team to buy Southern California beachfront properties, court records showed. Federal prosecutors in Sacramento simultaneously filed felony fraud charges and a plea...
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December 12, 2018 - 10:18 am
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State scored 90 points at halftime and the Jackrabbits ran up a school-record 139-72 win against Savannah State. Mike Daum had a double-double in the first half and finished with 37 points and 17 rebounds on Tuesday night. The Jackrabbits set single-game school...
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Virginia guard Ty Jerome (11) drives downcourt during an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
December 12, 2018 - 3:58 am
Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men's college basketball. And it's a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game. Getting this far without a loss is no small feat. Just ask Gonzaga,...
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Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9) dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 12, 2018 - 2:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Lowry was in a funk right along with his Toronto Raptors. He had a combined 15 points in his last five games while the team had lost three of four. Adding to their woes, leading scorer Kawhi Leonard was out with a bruised right hip against the surprising Clippers. "It was...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Phoenix Suns guard Troy Daniels (30) scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 12, 2018 - 1:05 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double-double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio Spurs victory grounded in defense. Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-...
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Toronto Raptors' Danny Green (14) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell (5) as the Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) also defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 12, 2018 - 12:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) drives past Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 11, 2018 - 11:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets' bench came to the rescue twice Tuesday night, and the second time made the difference. James Harden had 29 points and seven Rockets scored in double-figures as Houston used a big second-half run and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 111-103 victory over...
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Penn's Antonio Woods (2) and Jake Silpe (3) celebrate after beating Villanova, 78-75, in an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 11, 2018 - 11:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless. "The ball seemed like it was up there for way too long," Penn forward AJ Brodeur said. The shot was off. The Penn...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, NBA G League President Malcolm Turner speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, going with a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference’s only private university. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, smiles at Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2018 - 4:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and...
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