Men's basketball

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives around Portland Trail Blazers' Jake Layman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 17, 2018 - 12:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night. In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams. Andrew Wiggins scored 23...
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Louisiana Lafayette forward JaKeenan Gant, left, tries to rebound against Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
November 16, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick had declared for the NBA draft and Kansas had moved on without him, recruiting a trio of backcourt players to take his place and planning for the upcoming season. Then Vick changed his mind and returned for his senior year. Good thing for the Jayhawks. Vick hit...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, drives to the basket against Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
November 16, 2018 - 10:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had the sellout crowd chanting his name and singing his favorite theme song. Butler scored 28 points in his home debut, Joel Embiid had 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 113-107 on Friday night. Butler, the four-time All-Star acquired Monday from...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 file photo, Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris guards Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 saying the team is “parting ways” with Anthony and “working toward a resolution.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 15, 2018 - 11:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday saying the team is "parting ways" with Anthony and "working toward a resolution." Anthony played just 10 games for the Rockets after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the...
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Connecticut guard Christian Vital (1) goes to the basket against Syracuse forward Marek Dolezaj (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the 2K Empire Classic, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Connecticut won 83-76. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 15, 2018 - 11:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing less than the first major test Dan Hurley Era awaited the Connecticut Huskies. UConn was facing a Top 25 opponent in a nationally televised game in one of basketball's iconic venues. For a group that has not been together for a full calendar year, it was fair to question how...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, referee Natalie Sago works during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Ashley Moyer-Gleich and Natalie Sago are among five officials who were promoted Thursday by the NBA to full-time status, making them the fourth and fifth women in league history to have that designation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 15, 2018 - 3:12 pm
Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They're in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and Sago are among...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, center, celebrates as time runs out in overtime as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, guard Klay Thompson, second from right, and guard Shaun Livingston walk off the court in an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 15, 2018 - 3:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Draymond Green isn't apologizing for his part in a dustup with Kevin Durant that led to a one-game suspension by the Golden State Warriors. But Green vowed Thursday that the Warriors are not imploding, regardless of whatever is, or isn't happening, following the heated exchange...
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Virginia Tech's Justin Robinson, right, passes the ball as he falls against the defense of Ball State's Kyle Mallers in the first half of NCAA college basketball game at the Charleston Classic at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C., Thursday Nov. 15, 2018, (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
November 15, 2018 - 1:37 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Charleston Classic (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points for No. 16 Virginia Tech and opened the Charleston Classic with a 73-64 victory over Ball State. The Hokies (2-0) watched a 16-point lead slip to 49-44 midway through...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, reacts to an inadvertent whistle by a referee as Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 15, 2018 - 2:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play, the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James' inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Hollywood. His most impressive game yet for...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler (23) drives past Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 14, 2018 - 11:39 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Everything about Jimmy Butler's first game with the 76ers was going great, until the fourth quarter. Butler had 14 points in his Philadelphia debut, but the 76ers collapsed late and lost to Orlando 111-106 after Terrence Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left...
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