Men's basketball

FILE - In this Monday, April 5, 1993, file photo, North Carolina poses with the trophy after defeating Michigan 77-71 in the NCAA Final Four Championship game at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. At far right is coach Dean Smith. Smith won his second national championship, and like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn’t sealed until somebody made a costly, almost unbelieveable, error. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)
March 19, 2020 - 8:49 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game story, from 1993, was...
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March 18, 2020 - 10:49 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Perth Wildcards have been declared National Basketball League champions two days after the last two games of the finals series were canceled because the Sydney Kings refused to travel to Western Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic. Perth was leading the best-of-five game...
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The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team and the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team, is seen nearly empty, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. All games at the Center have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 18, 2020 - 1:56 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Organizers of the Indianapolis 500 mini-marathon have canceled the event for the first time in 43 years and suspended all other festivities through the second weekend of May. The organization...
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Texas Tech's Davide Moretti (25) shoots the ball over Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
March 18, 2020 - 9:01 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has spent much of the past week mulling ways to commemorate one of the more remarkable seasons in the school's proud basketball history, one that began with off-the-court distractions too numerous to count and ended in the unprecedented cancellation of...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, pedestrians walk past the Barclays Center, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Nets announced on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, that four players have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 17, 2020 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant told The Athletic he was one of them, saying: “Everyone be careful, take care...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1994 file photo Kansas City Chief's quarterback Joe Montana watches from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins. Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. Joe Montana was in some ways a previous generation’s version of Brady — an iconic quarterback who was calm under pressure and always seemed to have his team in contention for a championship. He won four Super Bowl titles with San Francisco, but after elbow problems limited him for a couple seasons, the 49ers traded Montana to Kansas City. The Chiefs had Montana for two seasons and reached the AFC title game with him once. (AP Photo/Han Deryk, file)
March 17, 2020 - 2:20 pm
Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. It also means fans should prepare for the sight of Brady in another uniform. But that’s happened plenty of times before in sports — a legendary star switching teams toward the end of his...
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Official March Madness 2020 tournament basketballs are seen in a store room at the CHI Health Center Arena, in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 16, 2020. Omaha was to host a first and second round in the NCAA college basketball Division I tournament, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 17, 2020 - 12:59 pm
The NCAA made more than $1 billion last year, almost $867 million from the men's Division I basketball tournament, and most of that from a massive television rights deal with CBS and Turner that runs through the 2032 tournament. The cornonavirus not only wiped out the games, but it will create some...
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Seton Hall's Myles Powell (13) shoots against Creighton's Ty-Shon Alexander (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 16, 2020 - 3:37 pm
Preseason All-American Myles Powell has no regrets about returning for his senior season at No. 16 Seton Hall despite the Big East and NCAA tournaments being canceled because of the spread of the new coronavirus. Even without making a run at any titles, Myles said Monday that winning the Big East's...
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Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 15, 2020 - 6:48 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Hornets owner Michael Jordan and the Hornets players have partnered to establish a fund to provide financial assistance to the team’s part-time employees adversely affected by the loss of games...
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Sports broadcaster Scott Van Pelt watches a shot by Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 15, 2020 - 3:44 pm
Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the sports world on hold because of the spread of the coronavirus. “I have no idea. Right now having a...
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