Men's basketball

Boston Celtic point guard Kyrie Irving gestures his thanks to a group of students from Little Eagle, S.D. after they gave him a quilt during a naming ceremony in his honor, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at the Prairie Knights Casino north of Fort Yates, N.D. on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation. Seated next to Irving is his older sister, Asia Irving. Irving's mother, Elizabeth Larson, was an enrolled member of the tribe before being adopted as a youngster. Irving was named Little Mountain by the tribe.(Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 10:08 am
FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means "Little Mountain" as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 2, 2018 file photo, Villanova's Eric Paschall (4) reacts as he loses the control of the ball against Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) and Charles Matthews (1) during the first half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. The NCAA has a new ranking system to replace RPI when evaluating college basketball teams for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Evaluation Tool announced on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the 2018-19 season by the committee that selects schools and seeds the tournament.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 22, 2018 - 5:21 pm
The NCAA is ditching the RPI for its own evaluation tool to select teams for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Evaluation Tool will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2018, file photo, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team, gestures during a rally for the team in Chicago. Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 12:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The...
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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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File- This Nov. 9, 2017, file photo shows Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, looking to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guards Gary Harris, front right, and Will Barton defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture on social media of Anthony signing his contract. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 13, 2018 - 3:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...
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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 - 11:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rising star in college basketball's coaching ranks who police said threw a punch that led to the death of a New York City tourist who apparently mistook him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty to an assault charge Thursday night. Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop speaks on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. A northern Utah candidate for a new centrist third-party is trying to drum up support for his challenge to eight-term U.S. Rep. Bishop with a trove of cash and some Mormon humor. Eric Eliason is facing an uphill climb in a heavily Republican district, but the United Utah Party candidate could capitalize on anxiety some voters still feel about President Donald Trump as well as partisan wrangling in Washington. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent. Businessman Eric Eliason is facing an uphill climb in the three-way race to unseat eight-term U.S...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, the NCAA logo is displayed on the court during the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal, the NCAA announced Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 08, 2018 - 2:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on reforms adopted Wednesday by the NCAA (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The process to adopt recommendations for NCAA reforms from the Rice Commission was a swift one by the governing body's standards. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and...
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August 08, 2018 - 1:51 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a "series...
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August 07, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago. The Nielsen company said Tuesday the network was led, as usual in the summer months, by "America's Got Talent." The competition show was seen by 11.8...
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