Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, center, watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 12, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson was supposed to be making his highly anticipated NBA debut by sometime next week, if not earlier. That looks unlikely now, given the overall No. 1 draft pick has yet to practice with the New Orleans Pelicans since having surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in...
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December 12, 2019 - 1:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA player Ronald Glen Davis avoided jail time after pleading no contest to a charge that he attacked a man outside a Los Angeles-area nightclub last year, prosecutors said Thursday. Davis, 33, was accused of throwing the victim into a wall during an altercation in West...
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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Penn State in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 12, 2019 - 8:42 am
UNDATED (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim isn't used to this — nine games into the season his Orange are barely above .500. With no seniors and five freshmen on the roster and apparent weaknesses on the floor, the Orange (5-4) were no match for defending national champion Virginia to open the...
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Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac (1) looks for a path to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
December 11, 2019 - 11:46 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There were still a few boos when Dwight Howard checked into the game in Orlando for the first time, a few reminders of how every Magic fan still hasn’t forgotten or forgiven him for the way his stint with his first team ended. He doesn’t mind anymore. There was a time when...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Cleveland. Houston won 116-110. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 11, 2019 - 6:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — James Harden scored 55 points — 20 in the fourth quarter — and Russell Westbrook added 23 points as the Houston Rockets withstood an unexpected scare from Cleveland and held on for a 116-110 win Wednesday night over the free-falling Cavaliers, who have lost eight straight and 14 of...
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Former Toronto Raptors and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard salutes the crowd as he receives his 2019 NBA championship ring prior to an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 5:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — If any people came to boo Kawhi Leonard on his return to Toronto, it was sure hard to hear them over all the cheering. Leonard received his championship ring to deafening applause and chants of “MVP! MVP!" before the Los Angeles Clippers visited the Raptors on Wednesday night...
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Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred steps away from the podium after speaking to the media at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 11, 2019 - 1:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series Next year's draft will be held from June 10-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center. The College World Series is slated to start June 13. “The College World...
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Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing speaks during an NCAA college basketball media availability, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. It was hard not to do a double-take when Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing replied to a question Wednesday about whether his full roster will be available for the team's next game, against Syracuse, by saying, "As of now, yes." That'll be the Hoyas' first home contest since legal matters involving players came to light.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 11, 2019 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was hard not to do a double-take when Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing answered a question Wednesday about whether his full roster will be available for the team's next game by saying, “As of now, yes.” Ewing and the Hoyas are in a bit of an “as of now” world at the...
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Associated Press
December 11, 2019 - 7:14 am
Jake Toolson had 15 points, Yoeli Childs had a double-double and BYU handed Nevada its worst loss of the season, 75-42, on Tuesday night.
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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick protects the goal against the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2019 - 12:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kings forward Tyler Toffoli has heard the chatter about his lackluster play in a contract season. A change of position helped get Toffoli on the scoresheet, which pushed his struggling team back into the win column. Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and Los Angeles ended a four-...
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