Men's basketball

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Los Angeles Clippers' Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 09, 2019 - 6:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sprained his right knee in the second quarter Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers and was declared out for the rest of the game. Irving had 14 points in 14 minutes before leaving the game. The Celtics led 74-53 at the half. Irving appeared...
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Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) dunks the ball in front of Florida center Kevarrius Hayes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 73-61. (AP photo/Wade Payne)
February 09, 2019 - 4:41 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's players resisted the temptation of staging a repeat performance of a postgame "Gator chomp" after their latest victory over Florida. The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena did it instead. Grant Williams scored 16 points as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated...
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Former players on Michigan State's 1979 national championship team, including Magic Johnson, center, Jay Vincent, left, and Greg Kelser, right, react during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 09, 2019 - 4:32 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Magic Johnson plans to hug it out with the Los Angeles Lakers to help them cope with the fallout from the NBA trade deadline. "It's a part of business, it's a part of being a professional athlete," he said Saturday. "I'm going to hug 'em and tell them that we got to come...
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TCU forward Kouat Noi, right, drives past Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton, left, to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Ames. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
February 09, 2019 - 2:09 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Just when the Big 12 title chase was threatening to make some sense, TCU traveled to Ames and pulled off one of the weirdest upsets of the season. Kendric Davis scored a season-high 22 points, and the Horned Frogs stunned No. 17 Iowa State 92-83 on Saturday for their first road...
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Clemson's Shelton Mitchell (4) shoots a 3-pointer over Virginia Tech's Nickeil Alexander-Walker during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Clemson, S.C.. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
February 09, 2019 - 12:22 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell has seen plenty of teams with high expectations fall apart when adversity hits. He is proud that his Tigers are not among them. Shelton Mitchell scored 22 points with a career-best five 3-pointers as Clemson won its fourth straight with a 59-51...
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North Carolina's Kenny Williams (24) reacts following a 3-point basket late in an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. North Carolina won 88-85 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 09, 2019 - 11:41 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Williams hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 left in overtime to help eighth-ranked North Carolina hold off Miami 88-85 on Saturday. Freshman Coby White matched his season high with 33 points for the Tar Heels (19-4, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who survived a...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)
February 08, 2019 - 10:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis didn't need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball. But the Pelicans sought to close out a tight game without Davis on the court anyway — and narrowly pulled it off. Playing...
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Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow, left, checks on teammate Dwyane Wade, who hit his head after a hard landing during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 08, 2019 - 10:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have a legitimate chance to end their 13-year playoff drought and Dave Joerger is trying to impress upon his players the importance of doing the little things correctly. It took more than three quarters for them to get the message against Miami. Even...
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Phoenix Suns guard Elie Okobo, right, passes underneath a jumping Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 08, 2019 - 9:51 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Make it 18 wins in a row for the Golden State Warriors over the Phoenix Suns. The latest, though, was no cakewalk for the reigning NBA champions. Stephen Curry shook off a poor shooting performance by scoring 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors finally broke...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving drives against Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 07, 2019 - 7:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night. LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce back...
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