Basketball

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
November 13, 2018 - 4:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas spent a dozen years between them developing their games under coach Dwane Casey. Valanciunas had never played for any other NBA head coach before this season. When they welcome Casey and his Detroit Pistons back to Toronto on Wednesday night, the two...
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November 13, 2018 - 4:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas spent a dozen years between them developing their games under coach Dwane Casey. Valanciunas had never played for any other NBA head coach before this season. When they welcome Casey and his Detroit Pistons back to Toronto on Wednesday night, the two...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler poses during an introductory news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 13, 2018 - 3:24 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jimmy Butler listens to country music, enjoys playing cards and drives a minivan. Oh, the four-time All-Star forward loves to win. Butler was greeted by more than 250 employees of the Philadelphia 76ers at his introductory news conference at the team's practice facility Tuesday...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) and Army's Matt Wilson (14) reach for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 13, 2018 - 11:17 am
College basketball analyst Jay Bilas believes players will eventually be paid, and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he's not sure top players will forgo a year on the big stage in college to play in the NBA's developmental league. Bilas joins co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg to discuss the...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid goes for the ball against the Miami Heat in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid did whatever he wanted, and Jimmy Butler had to be thrilled. It's now time to see what they'll do together. Embiid scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, JJ Redick added 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers added to Miami's early-season struggles by topping the Heat 124-...
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Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) tries to shoot past Pennsylvania's Ashley Russell (25) during an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 9:21 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Muffet McGraw doesn't think Notre Dame is enduring a hangover from its 2018 NCAA championship. She thinks the top-ranked Irish have lots of problems to deal with. Arike Ogunbowale overcame poor shooting to finish with 21 points and lead four players in double figures as...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
November 12, 2018 - 8:55 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nets guard Caris LeVert sustained what appeared to be a severe right leg injury during the second quarter of Brooklyn's game against Minnesota on Monday night and was taken to a hospital. LeVert was racing back to try to block a shot with 3.7 seconds remaining and his leg bent...
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) battles for position against Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
November 12, 2018 - 5:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler is in Philadelphia, and upon his arrival he immediately began talking about winning a championship. "The Process" has a whole new meaning. Butler, a four-time All-Star forward, is now officially a member of the 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) looks toward the basket while Army's Tommy Funk (3) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 12, 2018 - 1:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation's best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent. It also gave the Blue Devils yet another milestone under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski: a record number of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen watches as guard Jasmine Brunson (21) brings the ball up against New Hampshire during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis. Whalen got her first win as a coach as Minnesota won 70-47. (Aaron Lavinksy/Star Tribune via AP, File)
November 12, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Getting ranked so quickly wasn't on Lindsay Whalen's mind when she took over the head coaching job at Minnesota this season. Whalen enjoyed tremendous success as a player at the school in the early 2000s, where being in the AP Top 25 was commonplace from the middle of her sophomore...
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