Basketball

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) locks arms with Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Kansas defeated Villanova 74-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 17, 2018 - 1:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler walks the sidelines during a WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm, in Seattle. Agler wasn't out of work for long. Agler will be the next coach of the Dallas Wings, according to two people familiar with the hire. The people spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, because no official announcement has been made. He resigned as the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks last month, saying he was ready for a new challenge. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 17, 2018 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Agler wasn't out of work for long. Agler will be the next coach of the Dallas Wings, according to two people familiar with the hire. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because no official announcement has been made. Agler resigned as...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, center, yells toward her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 17, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford. The Lady Bears dropped from third to sixth in The Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings jokes with head coach Stephanie White, right, and Kelly Krauskopf, president and general manager, during WNBA basketball media day in Indianapolis. The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana's new NBA2K league team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 17, 2018 - 11:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25), from Australia, shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
December 16, 2018 - 6:20 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler's return brought out the best in his Philadelphia teammates. Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the 76ers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105 on Sunday. Butler scored 19...
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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 16, 2018 - 2:09 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga has spent the early part of the season traveling around the country to face high-profile nonconference opponents, and coach Mark Few has no regrets about that. Even after the fourth-ranked Bulldogs fell at No. 12 North Carolina for their second straight loss. "When...
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North Carolina's Cameron Johnson (13) dribbles the ball while Gonzaga's Corey Kispert (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 15, 2018 - 9:38 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina made shot after shot, finally backing its Hall of Fame coach's claim that he has a sharp-shooting bunch. And when they did miss, the Tar Heels relentlessly flew to the rim to pursue the ball for another chance. Saving all that for a highly ranked opponent in...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
December 15, 2018 - 9:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luke Walton was surprised to hear that LeBron James and Lonzo Ball were only the second Lakers teammates to record a triple-double in the same game. "I know it's not easy. There have been a lot of good players in Lakers history and I figured Walton and Kobe (Bryant) would...
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Phoenix Suns' Trevor Ariza, second from left, drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Tyson Chandler (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-way trade fell apart over mistaken identity, the Wizards are getting Trevor Ariza after all. Washington agreed in principle Saturday to acquire Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person...
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Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson, right, shoots over Bucknell's Paul Newman during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Bucknell 73-71. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
December 15, 2018 - 3:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bucknell saw its chance but couldn't quite get there. Trailing No. 15 Ohio State by two points, the Bison had the ball after a Buckeyes turnover with 14 seconds left. But a 3-point shot by Bruce Moore bounced off the front of the rim. Ohio State rebounded and held on for a 73-...
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