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Florida's Kerry Blackshear Jr speaks during the Southeastern Conference NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 16, 2019 - 6:47 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after scoring a basket against the Utah Jazz during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Pelicans won 128-127. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
October 15, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson celebrated a recent alley-oop dunk with an ebullient smile and a flexed left bicep as an energized crowd roared approvingly. The NBA preseason has provided a tantalizing taste of the excitement the league's top overall draft choice — a charismatic, 6-foot-6, 285-...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) gestures after a foul wasn't called during the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
October 15, 2019 - 2:17 am
Deandre Ayton strolled around the practice court, talking and laughing with coaches and teammates following a two-hour workout with the Phoenix Suns. It is clear he is comfortable operating in lofty surroundings, even on a morning in the mountains of Flagstaff, despite a sign on the wall that...
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Notre Dame coach Mike Brey answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 08, 2019 - 6:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey can't help but feel a bit of excitement simply by what he doesn't see around the Atlantic Coast Conference from last year. No Zion Williamson putting on a nightly one-man highlight reel. Ten players out the door as NBA first-round draft picks. And...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 08, 2019 - 4:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men's basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference wrapped up media day with coaches and two players from each team participating in the event. Next up for the ACC will be to announce the results of its media...
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October 08, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference will open the season trying to replace a significant amount of star power. The league holds its preseason men's basketball media day on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The ACC is coming off its third national championship in five years with...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams poses for a photo with graduate transfers Justin Pierce (32) and Christian Keeling during the team's NCAA college basketball media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 02, 2019 - 5:40 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce know they can’t take long to adapt to new roles as graduate transfers at North Carolina. That’s because the Tar Heels need immediate help after losing their top five scorers. And while touted freshman Cole Anthony figures to take a...
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Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz shoots free throws during a voluntary NBA basketball workout at the teams practice facility, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 25, 2019 - 2:45 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It was time for the last jump shot of Markelle Fultz's workout on the Orlando Magic practice court on Wednesday. He let a 3-pointer fly from the left corner, and spun around in celebration even before the ball swished through the net. After two years of problems, he's feeling...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. "We need to ensure that we're creating a culture of compliance in this league," Silver said after two days of meetings concluded in New York. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 20, 2019 - 4:38 pm
The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. Fines of up to $10 million are now possible in the most...
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United States' Myles Turner prepares to dunk during a Group E match against Japan for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 05, 2019 - 11:19 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup. There might not be many more of those. Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. rolled past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. And now, the stakes get higher with the Americans set to...
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