Basketball

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2002, file photo, Morgan Wootten, head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, speaks at a press conference to announce his stepping down as coach, in Hyattsville, Md. Wootten, a Hall of Fame coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The Wootten Family is saddened to share the news that their loving husband and father Morgan Wootten passed away" on Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
January 22, 2020 - 11:19 am
HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Morgan Wootten, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The...
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A fight between players spills into the crowd during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Kansas and Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 81-59. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 22, 2020 - 10:35 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self said Wednesday that the school had thoroughly examined footage from the Jayhawks' brawl with Kansas State near the end of their game the previous night and that punishments would be handed out quickly. Speaking on the Big 12's weekly teleconference, Self...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma calls out to an official in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Houston, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 22, 2020 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade, the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn. After a 13-year absence, the teams will play again Thursday night, broadcast at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN from Hartford, Connecticut. The powerhouse teams led by Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and Geno...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald attends a news conference after winning an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Fitzgerald is coming back to the team for the 2020 season. There was speculations the 36-year-old Fitzgerald might retire, but the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, he has signed a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
January 22, 2020 - 10:18 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns. Fitzgerald just finished his 16th season with the Cardinals and is among the most productive receivers in NFL history. He recently signed a one-year deal to return for 2020. The...
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San Diego State guard Trey Pulliam (4) shoots past Wyoming guard Jake Hendricks (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
January 22, 2020 - 12:08 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Malachi Flynn scored 18 points and Yanni Wetzell dominated inside with 14 points for No. 4 San Diego State, which used a suffocating defense to beat Wyoming 72-55 Tuesday night and match the best start in school history at 20-0. The Aztecs (20-0, 9-0 Mountain West), the nation’s...
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January 21, 2020 - 10:06 pm
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. Former Butler coach Todd Lickliter was hired late Tuesday to replace McCarty, the university announced...
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A fight between players spills into the crowd during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Kansas and Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 81-59. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 21, 2020 - 9:28 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee in the disabled seating behind the Wildcats' basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player threatening to swing a stool. The Jayhawks were dribbling out the time on...
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New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball forward Zion Williamson talks to the media after practice at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
January 21, 2020 - 3:49 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself. A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery is finally behind the New Orleans Pelicans rookie and top overall draft choice. And when Williamson discussed the long wait for his highly anticipated NBA regular-season...
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In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, photo, Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player LeBron James watches a high school basketball game between his son's team, Sierra Canyon, and Paul VI at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 21, 2020 - 8:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — Lakers star LeBron James took in his son's high school game in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon before returning to Boston to face the Celtics. “It's truly a blessing, and I didn't mind going down to Springfield to check the game out,” James said after the Celtics beat...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
January 21, 2020 - 1:45 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark. He did. Lillard topped his own franchise scoring high Monday night in the Trail Blazers' 129-124 overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors. He also established a team...
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