Basketball

Auburn forward Anfernee McLemore (24) grabs a rebound over Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
February 12, 2020 - 8:44 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Austin Wiley had 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and five blocked shots and No. 11 Auburn beat rival Alabama 95-91 Wednesday night in the Tigers' latest foray into overtime. The Tigers (22-2, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) picked up their fourth overtime win of the last five...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Snoop Dogg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Irishman," at the TCL Chinese Theatre. On Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, the CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2020 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant. “Two wrongs don't make no right. when you're wrong, you gotta fix it," he said in an Instagram...
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Mel Tucker, Michigan State's new football coach, speaks duirng a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
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February 12, 2020 - 7:29 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building. Two-plus decades later, Tucker is back to lead the Spartans and...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. A public memorial service for Bryant, Gianna and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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February 12, 2020 - 2:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates. Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains that “...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York. The Overwatch League took another step in its ambitious vision when franchises in Dallas and New York hosted season-opening matches last weekend. They were the first of 52 scheduled events on OWL’s home-and-away calendar requiring teams to visit host arenas for all 20 teams spanning Europe, North America and Asia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 12, 2020 - 2:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — They stood, they cheered, they booed and they boozed. Turns out, esports fans in New York aren’t much different from their traditional sports counterparts. Packing a nearly 2,000-seat venue across the street from Madison Square Garden, those supporters validated the theory behind...
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San Diego State forward Matt Mitchell (11) shoots past the defense of New Mexico guard Vance Jackson (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
February 12, 2020 - 1:27 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego State Aztecs won the Mountain West Conference championship, were showered with confetti, cut down a net at Viejas Arena, doused coach Brian Dutcher with Gatorade and then reset their goals. Just keep winning. Junior forward Matt Mitchell had 22 points and 12 rebounds...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) drives toward the basket as Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 12, 2020 - 12:26 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points Tuesday night, Harden was asked just how dangerous this combination can be when it gets rolling. “It's pretty scary," Harden said. Harden scored 42 points, Westbrook had 36 and Houston snapped Boston's seven-game win...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) dunks the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)
February 11, 2020 - 11:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson has recorded his first 30-point performance just nine games into his NBA career. Williamson scored 31 points in barely 28 minutes on the court, and the New Orleans Pelicans used a dominant second half to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 138-117 on Tuesday night...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Clippers' Lou Williams (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 11, 2020 - 8:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-103 on Tuesday night. Joel Embiid also scored 26 points and Tobias Harris added 17 points and 12 boards for Philadelphia, which has the NBA's best home record at...
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South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) dribbles against Connecticut guard Crystal Dangerfield (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
February 11, 2020 - 8:24 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Tyasha Harris really thought coming in she wasn't bothered by her losing history against UConn. Then Harris and the top-ranked Gamecocks won — and her attitude and emotions changed quickly. “Yes, this feels pretty good," she said with a grin. “My mind kind of...
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