Basketball

Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson, front right, passes the ball after saving it from going out of bounds as Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
February 20, 2020 - 10:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start. Belief in himself has never been a problem for the high-scoring guard with a fondness for 30-foot jumpers. Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last...
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February 20, 2020 - 7:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play the rest of the regular season, the team said Thursday. It was expected that Thompson would miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn knee ligament, and the Warriors said it definitively before their game against...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 20, 2020 - 7:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyrie Irving tried to keep playing through pain, a cortisone shot no longer providing enough relief. Eventually, he and the Brooklyn Nets decided it's best to get his right shoulder taken care of now and get healthy for next season — when Irving and Kevin Durant can finally play...
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North Carolina State guard C.J. Bryce (13) and forward D.J. Funderburk (0) react following a play against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 19, 2020 - 11:34 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State overwhelmed sixth-ranked Duke so thoroughly that the Blue Devils' Hall of Fame coach could only describe his team as “never there" after a historically lopsided loss. Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, including his third halfcourt shot this...
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Seton Hall forward Sandro Mamukelashvili, left, celebrates wtih guard Shavar Reynolds (33) after hitting a basket in the final second of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Butler, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Newark, N.J. Seton Hall won 74-72. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 19, 2020 - 9:42 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the game tied and less than a second to play, Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard had a feeling Butler would be looking for Pirates' leading scorer Myles Powell to get the ball. So he called a play Sandro Mamukelashvili, one he had seen a couple of months ago watching the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein gives instructions to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Cleveland. Cavaliers first-year coach John Beilein will end a rough season by stepping down after 54 games, according to multiple reports Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
February 19, 2020 - 7:44 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein stood in front of the Cavaliers and emotionally explained why he's leaving. This was goodbye. But even on his way out, the admired coach gave his players one last lesson. He showed them honesty, dignity and vulnerability. He admitted the losing had beaten him...
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New York Knicks owner James Dolan, second from left, watches the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 19, 2020 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Charles Oakley's lawsuit against executive chairman James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, stemming from the former New York Knicks forward's ejection and arrest from a game three years ago. Judge Richard J. Sullivan ruled Wednesday in U.S. District...
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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)
February 18, 2020 - 11:04 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving Huggins...
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Baylor's Queen Egbo (25) picks up coach Kim Mulkey after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. Mulkey won her 600th career game in Baylor's 77-62 victory over Texas Tech. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
February 18, 2020 - 10:30 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey gathered her Baylor players for a quick chat before Queen Egbo grabbed the coach around the waist and hoisted her in the air. Call it a “Lady Bear” hug for the fastest coach to 600 wins in Division I history — men or women. Mulkey reached the milestone four games...
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Penn State's Izaiah Brockington (12) drives the baseline on Illinois' Alan Griffin (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gary M. Baranec)
February 18, 2020 - 7:48 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over No. 9 Penn State on Tuesday night. Kofi Cockburn added 14 points for the Fighting Illini (17-9, 9-6 Big Ten), who led most of the way and ended Penn State’s eight-game...
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