Men's basketball

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, left, drives against Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 20, 2019 - 1:31 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson tried just about everything to kick the Nets into gear. There were quick timeouts, angry, animated discussions with his players and even switching from man to zone defense. When nothing else worked, D'Angelo Russell and a handful of Brooklyn...
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Belmont's Kevin McClain drives to the net during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament against Temple, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 19, 2019 - 11:30 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as Belmont got its first NCAA Tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory Tuesday night and ending Temple coach Fran Dunphy's career in the First Four. The 11th-seeded Bruins (27-5) play Maryland on...
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Fairleigh Dickinson's Mike Holloway Jr. (34) reacts after scoring and taking the lead alongside Prairie View A&M's Gerard Andrus (15) during the second half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 19, 2019 - 10:43 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Eleven months ago, Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda was seriously ill with life-threatening blood clots. On Tuesday night, he danced on the court and hugged his players after they secured the first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Senior guard Darnell Edge scored a...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Tyus Jones, left, and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry chase the loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
March 19, 2019 - 10:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the fading Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 on Tuesday and regain first place in the Western Conference...
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is escorted off the court after being ejected from an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Friday, March 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 19, 2019 - 9:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers. The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers...
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Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham (4) looks to pass as Philadelphia 76ers' James Ennis III (11) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 19, 2019 - 9:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Simmons scored 28 points, JJ Redick had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-114 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Jimmy Butler added 23 points and nine assists, and Tobias Harris...
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March 19, 2019 - 9:50 pm
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Michael Buckland had 17 points and Rob Marberry posted 17 points as Lipscomb defeated Davidson 89-81 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. Buckland hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. Garrison Mathews had 14 points and seven rebounds for Lipscomb (26-7). Ahsan Asadullah added 10...
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March 19, 2019 - 9:28 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Miller scored 25 points, tying his career high, as UNC Greensboro defeated Campbell 84-69 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. Francis Alonso added 22 points for the Spartans. Demetrius Troy had 14 points for UNC Greensboro (29-6). Kyrin Galloway added nine...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. The Russian-born captain and playoff MVP and his teammates are continuing the NHL tradition of visiting the sitting...
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March 19, 2019 - 3:05 am
Philadelphia 76ers (45-25, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (31-38, 10th in the Eastern Conference) Charlotte; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Charlotte and Philadelphia meet at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets have gone 21-14 at home. Charlotte...
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