College basketball

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert participates in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: A World of Change at The Times Center in New York. A person familiar with the decision says Engelbert will be the new WNBA president. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, because the league hasn't publicly announced the hiring. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has a new leader with a new title. The league hired Cathy Engelbert as its commissioner on Wednesday. The previous four leaders of the WNBA had been known as president. "Commissioner, first of all, honored and humbled to have that title. And it comes with awesome...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, Michigan coach John Beilein shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal against Texas Tech in Anaheim, Calif. Cleveland has signed Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday, May 13. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants. The people spoke to The AP condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 13, 2019 - 11:44 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach. Cleveland has signed Michigan's John Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after...
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Christian Dawkins stands outside federal court Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in New York. Dawkins and and youth basketball coach Merl Code were convicted on a conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 08, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense workers carrying a victim after a deadly airstrike hit a market killing several people in the village of Ras el-Ain, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Opposition activists say government forces have intensified their bombardment of rebel-held towns and villages in northwestern Syria. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 2:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling. The pro-government...
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In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 photo, Cash Spencer poses for a photo in Portland, Ore. Spencer was a dissenting juror in a sodomy case in the 2017 conviction of Olan Williams. Oregon is the last state to allow split juries in criminal cases. Just ten of twelve jurors need agree for a guilty verdict. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
May 08, 2019 - 10:50 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a jury convicted an Oregon man of having sex with a passed-out partygoer, one of the jurors left the courthouse and wept. Cash Spencer and three other jurors believed the defendant was innocent, but after a lunch break, one changed her mind. Hours later, another changed...
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In this February, 2019 photo, Clemson assistant coach Steve Smith, left, gestures as head coach Brad Brownell, right, looks up, during an NCAA college basketball game in Clemson, S.C. Clemson has parted ways Smith on Friday, May 3, 2019, after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 9:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has parted ways with men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption. The video from 2017 included Smith commenting about why Clemson's...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. Dawkins denied on Wednesday allegations that he paid a $2,500 bribe to then-University of South Carolina assistant Lamont Evans. He told a federal jury that the money was meant to pay expenses for the family of South Carolina basketball player P.J. Dozier, a top NBA prospect at the time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 01, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aspiring business manager for NBA players took the witness stand at a college basketball bribery trial Wednesday to deny charges that he paid off coaches at major programs to get their help in landing clients with potential for lucrative pro contracts. "I never paid a coach...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2013, file photo, then-Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie signals to his team as associate head coach Glenn Miller looks on during the first half of Connecticut's 95-68 victory over Maine in an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has filed a lawsuit against former assistant Glenn Miller, contending Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA. Miller told the governing body he had learned about an alleged $30,000 payment Ollie made to the mother of a recruit while at UConn. Ollie's lawsuit, filed Monday, April 29, 2019, in Connecticut Superior Court, says that accusation was false and damaged his reputation. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)
April 30, 2019 - 2:01 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie filed a lawsuit against his one-time top assistant, contending Glenn Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA about an alleged payment to a player's mother. Miller told the governing body during its recent investigation of UConn...
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President Donald Trump holds up a jersey that was presented to him as he welcomed members of the Baylor women's basketball team, who are the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Champions, to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 29, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hosted the Baylor University women's basketball team in the Oval Office — the team's third visit to the White House as national champions. The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett speaks during a celebration honoring the Virginia Cavaliers for winning the NCAA men's college basketball championship, Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Virginia Cavaliers, winners of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, say they won't be going to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump. Head coach Tony Bennett tweeted Friday that the team has "received inquiries about a visit to the White House" but...
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