Men's basketball

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shakes hands with Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 10, 2018 - 11:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit his first free throw to put the Lakers up by two. Dwyane Wade sidled up to him before the second shot. "Bro, just miss it so I can shoot the game-winner," Wade said in the waning seconds of their last game together. "Me and you. One on one. Just let me shoot it...
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Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot (44) celebrates after getting past New Mexico State's Ivan Aurrecoechea (15) for a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 10, 2018 - 10:12 am
Kansas is back where it started the season. The preseason No. 1, the Jayhawks are again the top-ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 despite struggling to get past New Mexico State at home. Kansas received 57 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel in the poll released Monday, sliding into...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 08, 2018 - 11:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade showed he still has his scoring touch. Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. The veteran guard was 8 for 21 from the field and 5 for 10 from 3-point range en route...
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Marquette guard Markus Howard, left, is defended by Wisconsin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
December 08, 2018 - 6:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette is winning games this season in ways that don't have to do with hitting 3s. They still have perimeter threats like Markus Howard and Sam Hauser. But a renewed focus on defense has given the Golden Eagles a lift this year. Howard scored 27 points, Hauser added 13 points...
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Kentucky forward PJ Washington (25) watches Seton Hall guard Myles Cale (22) makes a 3-point shot in the closing seconds of the overtime period of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. Seton Hall won 84-83 in overtime. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
December 08, 2018 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Keldon Johnson caught the ball near center court and heaved in a prayer of a shot at the regulation buzzer that sent Kentucky players and fans into a pulsating frenzy. Surely now, with all that momentum, the ninth-ranked Wildcats would finally take control in overtime and escape...
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Michigan head coach John Beilein argues a call in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
December 08, 2018 - 12:43 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin had a simple explanation for why Michigan's Jordan Poole is so tough to defend. "He makes the easy shots, and he makes the hard shots," Martin said. Poole scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half, and No. 5 Michigan remained unbeaten...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) drives to the net against Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of game five of an NBA first-round playoff series basketball game in Toronto. Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won't recognize them. Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 8:26 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers. He won't recognize them. Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. The Cavaliers also received forward John Henson and 2021 first- and second...
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Nevada forward Jordan Caroline, right, shoots as Arizona State forward Taeshon Cherry defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 08, 2018 - 12:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixth-ranked Nevada played what might be its only ranked opponent of the regular season. The Wolf Pack knew a win could help bolster their case come March. Yet coach Eric Musselman couldn't believe how his team responded to start the game. "Coach mentioned at halftime, 'You...
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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) fouls Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 07, 2018 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's short shot went in and out. Fred VanVleet's 3-pointer went around the rim and spun out. For 3 1/2 years, the Toronto Raptors had always found a way to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This time, not one, but two chances just wouldn't fall. "Just how the game goes sometimes,"...
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Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee (24) dunks against Charlotte Hornets' Marvin Williams (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 07, 2018 - 7:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum knew exactly what was coming when fellow Frenchman Tony Parker raced down the court with a head of steam on a fast break. Parker stopped momentarily planting his right foot, then spun 360 degrees to avoid a defender and scored on a layup on the other side of the rim...
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