Basketball

New York Knicks coach David Fizdale reacts during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 06, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have made another coaching change, firing David Fizdale after barely 100 games on the job. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale on Friday after two straight blowout losses dropped them to 4-18 and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach. Fizdale ran...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates the a touchdown against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
December 06, 2019 - 12:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is happy his players can finally make the case for themselves that they are a championship-caliber team. The third-ranked Tigers (12-0; No. 3 CFP) take on No. 22 Virginia (9-3; No. 23 CFP) for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship on Saturday...
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Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 06, 2019 - 1:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In what could best be described as a veteran move, Rui Hachimura tried to duck out of doing a postgame media session by pleading that he was worried about missing the Washington Wizards' team flight out of town. “I can't be late,” he insisted, wearing a rust-colored hoodie and a...
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Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) controls the ball between Toronto Raptors' defenders, left to right, Terence Davis, Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry during second half NBA action in Toronto on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 11:54 pm
TORONTO (AP) — No matter what, the Toronto Raptors were determined to double-team James Harden. The rest of the Houston Rockets made sure that strategy didn’t pay off. Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 and the Rockets beat the...
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Ohio State guard Janai Crooms, left, guard Kierstan Bell and guard Madison Greene celebrate the team's win over Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
December 05, 2019 - 9:24 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dorka Juhasz scored 15 points and Kierstan Bell added 14 as Ohio State knocked off No. 2 Louisville 67-60 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Thursday night. Ohio State took a 60-53 lead with 5 minutes left after Bell turned a steal into a layup and Juhasz scored from...
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Utah Jazz forward Jeff Green, right, defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, as he drives to the basket in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 05, 2019 - 1:42 pm
No team in the NBA has a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, who are off to a 19-3 start. LeBron James looks very much like an MVP candidate. They are grabbing headlines almost every night. There is a buzz around them again. The Lakers have been so good, in fact, that they've manage to cast...
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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 05, 2019 - 8:26 am
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown banked in a 3-pointer and blew a kiss to a former teammate. He wanted to remind old friend Kelly Olynyk that he can shoot from the outside. Brown scored a season-high 31 points, Kemba Walker had 28 and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 112-93 on Wednesday night. “...
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Utah Jazz forward Jeff Green, right, defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, as he drives to the basket in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 05, 2019 - 12:25 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers had plenty of energy left for the second night of a difficult back-to-back. Anthony Davis scored 26 points, LeBron James added 20 points and 12 assists for his 17th double-double in 22 games, and the Lakers dominated on both ends of the court in a 121-96...
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) exchange words after a foul on the floor during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 04, 2019 - 8:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to their 13th consecutive victory, 127-103 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The last time the Bucks had a longer winning streak than this was when they won 16 in a row spanning the end of the 1972-73...
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Maryland guard Eric Ayala reacts after dunking on Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 04, 2019 - 8:33 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jalen Smith had 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as No. 3 Maryland cruised to a 72-51 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Eric Ayala scored 14 points and Aaron Wiggins added 11 for the Terrapins (9-0), who are off to their best...
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