Basketball

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons shoots a three-pointer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 07, 2019 - 7:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons hit his second career 3-pointer and scored a career-high 34 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need Joel Embiid’s help to rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-94 Saturday night. Simmons made 12 of 14 field goals, including his only 3-point attempt, and hit 9 of 12...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball as New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)
December 07, 2019 - 3:33 pm
DALLAS (AP) — With Kristaps Porzingis joining Luka Doncic in the Dallas lineup this season, the Mavericks expected to be better. But Boban Marjanovic? Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, Porzingis had 13 points and the 1,500th rebound of his career and Marjanovic had season highs of 15 points...
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Baylor guard MaCio Teague (31) drives past Arizona forward Zeke Nnaji (22) and Arizona guard Nico Mannion (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 07, 2019 - 1:12 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague heard the crowd with No. 18 Baylor at home and tipping off about the same time the Bears' football team started the Big 12 championship game 100 miles north of campus. It wasn't hard for the sophomore guard to figure out which squad many of those fans were there to...
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Colorado center Evan Battey, front, pulls in a rebound next to Loyola Marymount forward Jordan Bell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Cliff Grassmick)
December 06, 2019 - 11:46 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The last time Colorado beat Kansas at storied Allen Fieldhouse, Buffaloes 56-year-old head coach Tad Boyle was playing for the Jayhawks. Boyle's Buffs are off to their first 7-0 start since 1982-83, which is the last time Colorado won in Lawrence, 75-74 on Feb. 10 of that...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein reacts in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 06, 2019 - 11:43 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson battled Orlando's big men and then defended his rookie coach. At least some of the Cavaliers have John Beilein's back. Following a 93-87 loss to the Magic — Cleveland's 11th loss in 12 games — Thompson said he was disappointed to learn that some...
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Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens (2) attempts to drive through the defense of Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 06, 2019 - 10:06 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The most impressive thing about Louisville's response to Pittsburgh's comeback attempt was how quickly and effectively the No. 1 Cardinals shut it down. Not unlike the way they started. Jordan Nwora scored 19 points, Malik Williams had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks 0ver Los Angeles Clippers' Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 06, 2019 - 9:46 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of time to relax and enjoy his 25th birthday Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds before exiting the game with 8:56 to play and his Milwaukee Bucks ahead by 36. The Bucks went on to win 119-91...
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Michigan guard Franz Wagner (21) drives against Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl (35) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
December 06, 2019 - 7:24 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Franz Wagner and No. 4 Michigan rebounded from their first loss of the season with quite an offensive turnaround. From 43 points to 103. Wagner led a balanced scoring effort with 18 points, and the Wolverines opened Big Ten play with a 103-91 victory over Iowa on Friday...
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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 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach...
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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 - 9:54 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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