Basketball

August 18, 2018 - 6:14 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bob Bass, the former San Antonio and Charlotte general manager who was an integral part of the front office for most of the Spurs' first 20 years in South Texas, has died. He was 89. Bass' death was confirmed by the club Saturday in a statement from coach Gregg Popovich. The San...
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August 17, 2018 - 5:49 pm
GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Limestone College has named Marquintus Jones as the interim head coach for the men's basketball program. Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino said in a news release Friday that Jones takes over the program for Brandon Scott, who resigned after 11 seasons as...
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August 17, 2018 - 1:38 am
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cumberland University's arena will have its court named in honor of former Cumberland men's coach Cliff Ellis. The designation will be made during a ceremony Friday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena. Former players and other coaches are expected for the event at 1 p.m. Ellis...
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Seth Stokes
August 16, 2018 - 9:04 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's men's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games in Italy next summer. The school announced the Tigers' selection Wednesday. Clemson will compete against teams from throughout the world from July 3 to July 14 in Naples. Clemson is...
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Duke's R.J. Barrett is guarded by Ryerson's Myles Charvis, left, during an exhibition basketball game in Mississauga, Ontario, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP
August 15, 2018 - 9:29 pm
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian star R.J. Barrett scored 34 points in his first exhibition game for Duke, helping the Blue Devils rout Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night. Zion Williamson added 29 points for Duke. NCAA rules permit teams to take an international trip once every four years. The...
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In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, photo, former UConn head basketball coach Jim Calhoun wraps his arm around former UConn and NBA star Ray Allen during Connecticut's alumni basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Calhoun, who hosted the biannual charity game, believes the UConn program remains championship caliber. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks' Maria Vadeeva passes the ball during the team's WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm in Seattle. While she's a rookie to the WNBA, Vadeeva has been playing professionally in Russia since she was 16. The 6-foot-4 center is on the Russian league powerhouse Dynamo Kursk that features her Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike and won the EuroLeague title in 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 11, 2018 - 2:55 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out those childhood hopes with the Los Angeles...
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FileThis March 22, 2018, file photo shows Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski speaking during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Omaha, Neb. Krzyzewski doesn’t believe the NCAA coordinated its reforms well enough. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, said he approves the intent behind the changes but added that “they don’t have a plan of execution.” Among the notable changes, the NCAA included provisions allowing agent relationships.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 10, 2018 - 4:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball,...
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August 10, 2018 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a Florida man who died after he was punched by an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University say they don't accept the coach's condolences. Bob and Donna Kent tell NBC's "Today" show that the coach, Jamill Jones, should have tried to save their son Sandor...
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This photo from Nov. 28, 2017, shows Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones, second from left, with the team and head coach Danny Manning, second from right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C. Police say Jones threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his car window thinking it was his Uber ride. He was arrested Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, and charged with assault. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 09, 2018 - 11:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the college basketball coach accused of throwing a punch that led to the death of a New York City tourist (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A college basketball coach who threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge. Wake...
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