Basketball

Team LeBron's Karl-Anthony Towns, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, heads to the hoop against Team Giannis' Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 17, 2019 - 11:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James — and Team...
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Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, shoots over Team Giannis' Joel Embiid, of the Philadelphia 76ers, during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 17, 2019 - 10:35 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 10:30 p.m. Dwyane Wade's alley-oop dunk off a pass from former Heat teammate LeBron James has helped Team LeBron rally to take a 132-131 lead over Team Giannis after the third quarter in the NBA All-Star Game. Wade, playing in...
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Michigan State's Cassius Winston, left, drives against Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 17, 2019 - 8:13 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 victory over...
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Villanova guard Collin Gillespie passes around St. John's guard Greg Williams Jr. (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
February 17, 2019 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LJ Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to stun No. 13 Villanova 71-65 on Sunday night. The Red Storm (19-7, 7-6 Big East) were down 48-34 with 12:30 left. St. John's scored 20 of the next 25 points to take its first lead on...
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Miami forward Emese Hof (21) pulls down a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Miami won 79-73. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 17, 2019 - 7:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emese Hof and No. 20 Miami think they can play with anyone, and it shows. Hof scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half to help the 20th-ranked Hurricanes rally for a 79-73 victory against No. 2 Louisville on Sunday. Laura Cornelius added 16 points and six assists as...
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February 17, 2019 - 4:43 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Miranda Drummond scored 17 points with six rebounds, Tiana Mangakahia had 15 points, six rebounds and nine assists and No. 16 Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 77-57 on Sunday. Digna Strautmane and Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi added 10 points each for the Orange (19-6, 8-4 ACC), who beat...
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February 17, 2019 - 4:41 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Jennings scored a season-high 22 points, Bianca Cuevas-Moore added 19 and Destanni Henderson had 18 in leading No. 11 South Carolina to a 96-77 victory over Florida on Sunday. Tyasha Harris added 11 points and 10 assists for her first double-double this season and...
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Kentucky's Reid Travis, top, and Tennessee's Grant Williams chase down a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
February 17, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Tennessee kept rolling for a while after taking over the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, unlike its previous stint at No. 1. The Vols slipped past Vanderbilt, the team that knocked them off the No. 1 perch a decade ago, and stretched their winning streak to a school-record...
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Kentucky's Tyler Herro (14) reacts to a play during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Kentucky won 86-69. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
February 17, 2019 - 10:39 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee and for a moment was blowing out the Volunteers. Most important was that the Wildcats finished off the Vols on a national stage, just what they needed days after letting one slip away. PJ Washington scored...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) after attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Davis kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 17, 2019 - 2:47 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker will have the crowd on his side Sunday when the Hornets guard takes his home court as part of the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. Walker is part of Team Giannis, selected by Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH'-nihs an-teh-toh-KAHM'-poh). The Los Angeles...
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