Men's basketball

FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, Rhode Island's head coach Dan Hurley takes questions during a news conference for an NCAA college basketball first round game in Pittsburgh. Rhode Island head basketball coach Dan Hurley has agreed to become the head coach at the University of Connecticut. Hurley replaces Kevin Ollie, who was fired earlier this month. UConn made the announcement Thursday morning, March 22, 2018, in a Tweet. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 22, 2018 - 9:10 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley has agreed to become the coach at the University of Connecticut. He succeeds Kevin Ollie, who was fired this month. UConn made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Hurley was 113-82 in six seasons with the Rams, who went 26-8 this year...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches from the crowd during NBA All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles. When the Dallas owner went on Hall of Famer Julius Erving’s podcast in February and said he told his players that "losing is our best option," the league fined him $600,000 for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." That put a spotlight on the Mavericks. So if they were planning on packing it in and trying to add more young legs in the draft for Nowitzki's expected swan song, suddenly they had to change plans. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 22, 2018 - 4:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can't be fooled. He knows when teams aren't giving an honest effort, when they are out there playing but not playing to win. "It's pretty obvious," Nowitzki said. Easy to spot, the NBA is finding tanking not so easy to stop. It's a problem...
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FILE - In this March 23, 1963, file photo, Loyola's Vic Rouse (40) leaps to score in the closing seconds of overtime against Cincinnati to win 60-58 in the National Collegiate basketball finals, March 23, 1963, Louisville, Ky. The Ramblers play Nevada on Thursday, March 22, 2018, after two thrilling wins to reach the Sweet 16, earning more wins this season than the team that won the 1963 title. (AP Photo/File)
March 22, 2018 - 3:18 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With two wins built on last-moment heroics and a 98-year-old nun turned international celebrity, Loyola-Chicago is the Cinderella of the Sweet 16, back making a run for a championship 55 years after winning the NCAA Tournament. Its 1963 title run was also marked by...
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Loyola-Chicago guard Clayton Custer (13) shoots over Tennessee's Jordan Bowden (23) and Jordan Bone (0) and scores in the final seconds of a second-round game at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Dallas, Saturday, March 17, 2018. The shot helped Loyola to a 63-62 win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 22, 2018 - 2:47 am
Back to the madness of March and the Sweet 16, starring Loyola-Chicago, Kansas State, Syracuse and whatever other underdog you might want to throw in there — maybe Florida State or Texas A&M. For drama, look no further than the South Region, where the top four seeds are home watching the NCAA...
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Toronto Raptors' Jakob Poeltl, left, and Pascal Siakam defend against Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
March 21, 2018 - 10:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 35 points and added 17 assists, his last setting up a late a 3-pointer by Kevin Love, and the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers ended Toronto's nine-game road winning streak with a 132-129 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors on Wednesday night. The...
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Gayle Benson, widow of NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson, receives his casket with New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond for visitation at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 21, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-style goodbye for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began outside a seminary Wednesday, with fans dressed in black and gold singing and chanting as they entered the chapel where Benson's body will lie in repose for two days of public visitation. More than three...
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Graceland guard LT Davis (2) attempts to score as LSU Alexandria forward Brandon Moss (21) defends during the first half of the NAIA men's championship college basketball game Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
March 21, 2018 - 9:50 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Justin Harley hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime to give Graceland (Iowa) its first NAIA national championship with an 83-80 victory over LSU Alexandria on Tuesday night. After a timeout with 13.4 seconds left in overtime, LT Davis stumbled at the top of the 3-point...
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March 21, 2018 - 3:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta Hawks employee is accusing the professional basketball club of discriminating against white people and firing her after she complained. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Margo Kline filed a lawsuit Friday seeking punitive damages and a trial. The lawsuit says...
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Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder, left, passes the ball as Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder, right, defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 21, 2018 - 12:02 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 41 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks stunned the Utah Jazz 99-94 on Tuesday night. Dewayne Dedmon had 15 points and 15 rebounds to help the Eastern Conference-worst Hawks snap their six-game losing skid and...
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March 20, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of "entertaining" opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which political talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans. The Nielsen company...
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