Basketball

Michigan's Charles Matthews (1) grabs hold of the rim as he tries to block Nebraska's Isaac Copeland (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. scored 19 points, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and Nebraska beat No. 23 Michigan 72-52 on Thursday night for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten. Nebraska (14-7, 5-3), which needed Palmer's 3-pointer to beat last-place Illinois 64-63...
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Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba (11) steals the ball from Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) as Lauri Markkanen also defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Warriors won 119-112. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
January 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA's new All-Star matchup. LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday...
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Saint Mary's players celebrate after a 74-71 win over Gonzaga in an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
January 18, 2018 - 11:06 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jock Landale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Saint Mary's beat No. 13 Gonzaga 74-71 on Thursday to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference. Rui Hachimura came off the bench to score 23 points for Gonzaga (16-4, 6-1 WCC), which suffered a rare home...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, drives between Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier, left, and Orlando Magic's Jonathon Simmons during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 18, 2018 - 9:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 104-103 on Thursday night. After Thomas made his shots, Orlando's Elfrid Payton...
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In this photo provided by The Central Partnership on Friday, Oct. 17, 2017 the promotional poster for the Russian movie "Going Vertical". Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences back home are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. (Central Partnership photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 8:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Three Seconds" tells...
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Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. Ohio State won 71-65. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 18, 2018 - 12:46 am
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Chris Holtmann figured an off-night from Keita Bates-Diop was inevitable. So, too, is the Ohio State coach's first Big Ten loss. But it did not coincide with his star player's first subpar performance in weeks. Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven...
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Miami Heat's James Johnson drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
January 17, 2018 - 11:44 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Something got into Hassan Whiteside on Wednesday night, and there wasn't much the Milwaukee Bucks could do about it. Whiteside had a season-high 27 points along with 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat over the Bucks 106-101. Whiteside, averaging 13.8 points coming in...
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Texas forward Mohamed Bamba (4) blocks Texas Tech center Norense Odiase (32) as he tries to score during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 17, 2018 - 10:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kerwin Roach II scored 20 points in a surprise return to the lineup and Texas got another home win over a Top 25 opponent in a week, beating No. 8 Texas Tech 67-58 Wednesday night. Roach, who had missed the previous two games with a fracture in his left, non-shooting hand, was...
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SMU guard Shake Milton celebrates a shot and a foul while Wichita State guard Austin Reaves can only watch during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Wichita, Kan. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 9:16 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Shake Milton hit five 3-pointers en route to a career-best 33 points and SMU beat No. 7 Wichita State 83-78 on Wednesday night. Wichita State (15-3, 5-1 American Athletic Conference) had won 27 straight and 67 of 68 at Koch Arena. The Mustangs (13-6, 3-3) snapped a three-game...
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In this Jan. 12, 2018, photo, Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix. Ariza and Gerald Green have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room after a game earlier this week to confront another player. The NBA announced the suspensions Wednesday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 17, 2018 - 7:51 pm
Trevor Ariza said nothing happened. The NBA strongly disagreed. Ariza and Gerald Green will both be suspended for Houston's next two games, with the NBA coming down hard on both players Wednesday for what the league said was their "hostile, verbal altercation" in the Los Angeles Clippers' locker...
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