Men's basketball

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) passes the ball in front of Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams, right, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 23, 2019 - 5:06 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler's debut for the Miami Heat will be delayed by a few days. Butler was ruled out of Miami's season-opener against Memphis on Wednesday for what the team is calling "personal reasons." Butler was with the team Wednesday morning for its game-day shootaround practice, and told...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) drives against Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston, Marquette guard Markus Howard, Louisville junior forward Jordan Nwora, Seton Hall senior guard Myles Powell and Memphis freshman James Wiseman headline The (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 23, 2019 - 4:08 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the preseason for the first time and is looking forward to validating the votes. "Now you have to go out and prove why you're ranked No. 1," All-America guard Cassius Winston said. The Spartans will find out soon if they...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Brand was a high-profile bust when he played for the 76ers. He got a second chance in the front office and is determined to lead the organization to the championship he couldn’t win as a player. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 23, 2019 - 6:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his front office contemporaries enjoyed the spoils of splashy signings and bold trades, Elton Brand flew halfway across the world to serve as perhaps the most overqualified ball boy for the league's most enigmatic talent. As Joel Embiid hoisted jumpers in his offseason...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 23, 2019 - 2:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit seven straight shots in one stretch, creating a run for the Clippers that his new teammates quickly joined. "It's a great sign of leadership," coach Doc Rivers said. "He talks with his game." Leonard began a new career chapter Tuesday night, scoring 30 points to...
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Michigan State's Joshua Langford, Xavier Tillman and Cassius Winston, from left, pose for a photo during the NCAA college basketball team's media day Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (Nick King/Lansing State Journal via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 1:00 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Top-ranked Michigan State is already dealing with a significant injury. Guard Joshua Langford had a setback in his return from a foot injury, and coach Tom Izzo says the senior will be re-evaluated in January. Langford played only 13 games last season, averaging 15 points...
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This combo of file photos show, from left, Marquette guard Markus Howard, Louisville junior forward Jordan Nwora, Seton Hall senior guard Myles Powell, Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston, and Memphis freshman James Wiseman. The five NCAA college basketball players headline The Associated Press 2019-20 preseason All-America team announced Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
October 22, 2019 - 11:05 am
Cassius Winston had a long list of accomplishments at Michigan State. He led the Spartans to Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and into the Final Four. He was the Big Ten player of the year, an Associated Press All-American, one of the nation's best players. No one would have blamed the...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) dunks as he is defended by San Antonio Spurs' Chimezie Metu (7) and DeMarre Carroll during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
October 21, 2019 - 5:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months. Williamson had his torn right lateral meniscus repaired on Monday. The club says his...
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Michigan State's Joshua Langford, Xavier Tillman and Cassius Winston, from left, pose for a photo during the NCAA college basketball team's media day Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (Nick King/Lansing State Journal via AP)
KFH Staff
October 21, 2019 - 11:03 am
Michigan State is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball preseason poll for the first time in program history. The Spartans took the top spot on 60 of 65 ballots in results released Monday. Kentucky was No. 2 with two first-place votes, while third-ranked Kansas received the...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives around New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 17, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers. Beal still had two years left on his existing contract. The extension...
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October 17, 2019 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska...
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