Basketball

November 30, 2019 - 9:47 pm
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz wasn’t about to overstate the significance of beating the country’s top-ranked team during a late November tournament in the Caribbean. The eighth-ranked Cardinals handed No. 1 Oregon its first loss of the season, getting 18 points...
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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Miami. The Heat won 117-100. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 30, 2019 - 3:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters returned to practice with the Miami Heat on Saturday, apologizing publicly for the incident on the team plane that led to his 10-game suspension. Waiters will be with the team for its three-game trip to Brooklyn, Toronto and Boston that starts on Sunday. He has yet to play...
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Saint Mary's guard Jordan Ford (3) celebrates after the team defeated Utah State during an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
November 30, 2019 - 1:20 am
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Saint Mary’s doesn’t get a whole lot of chances to match up with the type of opponents that can bolster an NCAA tournament resume, so it’s important that the Gaels take advantage of those opportunities. Jordan Ford scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half and sparked a...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 30, 2019 - 1:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 straight games for the first time since December 2009, when Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol rode that fast start all the way to their most recent championship. Nobody is ready to declare the current Lakers are headed for a similar summer after their...
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Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. (1) steals the ball from Harvard guard Noah Kirkwood (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 29, 2019 - 7:18 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Maryland is answering the challenge against stronger competition in the Orlando Invitational. Coach Mark Turgeon’s just wondering what it’ll take to get Terrapins (7-0) going a little earlier in games, regardless of who they’re playing. “I think we've beaten two...
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November 29, 2019 - 5:07 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Juwan Howard was standing at the center of his Michigan team posing for oncourt pictures when he finally grabbed the hefty Battle 4 Atlantis championship trophy from the table in front of him. The first-year coach tipped it backward to peek at the front and the large...
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November 29, 2019 - 4:50 pm
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Oregon took several minutes to get settled against Texas-Arlington. After that, it was business as usual for the top-ranked Ducks. Satou Sabally scored 19 points and Oregon overcame a tough first quarter to beat Texas-Arlington 91-54 on Friday at the Paradise...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket past Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 29, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is getting closer to a return, and at some point he will face his former team. When he does, the Brooklyn Nets can only hope he plays as well as Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie had 32 points and 11 assists while Irving remained sidelined, and the Nets beat the Boston...
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November 29, 2019 - 12:52 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Cole Anthony hit a driving layup and four key free throws in the final 64 seconds to help No. 6 North Carolina hold off No. 11 Oregon 78-74 in Friday’s third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The freshman point guard had a baseline drive past Will Richardson with...
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Arizona guard Nico Mannion, left, makes the go-ahead basket against Pepperdine guard Jade' Smith, right, late in an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
November 29, 2019 - 1:53 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There aren’t many freshmen who have the confidence this early in the season to drive the length of the floor for the game-winning shot. Fortunately for Arizona, it has one in Nico Mannion. Mannion went coast to coast and made a running layup that banked in high off the glass...
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