LeBron's 39 lead Cavs to 118-113 OT win against Clippers 2017-11-18T20:47:06Z 2017-11-18T03:39:20Z 2017-11-18T20:47:06Z LeBron's 39 points lead Cavaliers to 118-113 overtime win against Clippers.
Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat Thunder, 104-101 2017-11-18T20:46:57Z 2017-11-18T16:09:34Z 2017-11-18T20:46:57Z LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101.
Top-ranked UConn routs No. 20 California 82-47 2017-11-18T17:12:19Z 2017-11-18T02:09:21Z 2017-11-18T17:12:16Z Crystal Dangerfield, Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier all scored 14 points to help top-ranked UConn rout No. 20 California 82-47. Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House 2017-11-18T05:20:20Z 2017-11-17T17:20:45Z 2017-11-18T05:20:05Z President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite 2017-11-17T17:21:04Z 2017-11-17T01:38:40Z 2017-11-17T17:20:48Z President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday.
After friend's death, Brown fuels Celtics win over Warriors 2017-11-17T16:42:53Z 2017-11-17T04:08:53Z 2017-11-17T16:42:38Z Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 for their 14th straight victory.
Harden, Rockets score 90 in 1st half and rout Suns 142-116 2017-11-17T15:03:30Z 2017-11-17T06:21:18Z 2017-11-17T15:03:18Z James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half en route to a 142-116 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release 2017-11-17T08:24:15Z 2017-11-16T12:10:20Z 2017-11-17T08:24:15Z President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident.
The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill 2017-11-17T03:41:58Z 2017-11-16T16:38:56Z 2017-11-17T03:41:25Z Trump presses fellow Republicans at Capitol as House nears vote on tax overhaul. Student kicked off Kansas basketball team in anthem flap 2017-11-17T00:59:58Z 2017-11-17T00:53:04Z 2017-11-17T00:59:58Z A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons has been kicked off the basketball team at a Kansas college.
No. 4 Kansas to sit Preston pending car investigation 2017-11-16T23:11:32Z 2017-11-16T22:48:39Z 2017-11-16T23:11:15Z No. 4 Kansas will keep forward Billy Preston on the bench at least until its investigation into an on-campus incident with a vehicle is completed.
Embiid's career-high 46 lead 76ers past Lakers 115-109 2017-11-16T17:42:13Z 2017-11-16T06:38:12Z 2017-11-16T17:41:26Z Joel Embiid scored a career-high 46 points _ the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years _ and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109.
3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China 2017-11-16T16:33:07Z 2017-11-15T19:58:26Z 2017-11-16T16:32:11Z Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China admitted to their crime and apologized before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. Ex-college coach guilty of sexually assaulting player 2017-11-16T14:52:07Z 2017-11-16T13:58:31Z 2017-11-16T14:52:07Z Jurors have convicted a former college basketball coach in New Jersey of sexually assaulting a male teenager who played on a traveling team that he also coached.
Hawks get their most lopsided win ever, 126-80 over Kings 2017-11-16T04:21:43Z 2017-11-16T03:28:05Z 2017-11-16T04:21:43Z Dedmon leads Hawks to franchise-best 46-point margin of victory, 126-80 over Kings.
The Pistons are 10-3, and might be the surprise of the NBA 2017-11-15T20:31:06Z 2017-11-15T08:17:52Z 2017-11-15T20:30:50Z The Detroit Pistons are heading on the road for a few days, so maybe someone will see them play. Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release 2017-11-15T20:30:47Z 2017-11-15T16:01:35Z 2017-11-15T20:30:37Z President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players will thank him after they were released from detention in China.
Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straight 2017-11-15T18:22:37Z 2017-11-15T03:11:19Z 2017-11-15T18:21:54Z Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 for their 13th straight victory.
Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 2017-11-15T18:00:43Z 2017-11-15T02:47:30Z 2017-11-15T17:59:50Z Grayson Allen scores career-high 37 points as No. 1 Duke tops No. 2 Michigan State 88-81.
Mykhailiuk's 17 lead No. 4 Kansas past No. 7 Kentucky 65-61 2017-11-15T17:21:09Z 2017-11-15T05:27:40Z 2017-11-15T17:20:15Z Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws to give No. 4 Kansas a 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky and put coach Bill Self in a tie for second with Roy Williams on the Jayhawks' all-time wins list.
3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident 2017-11-15T16:04:09Z 2017-11-14T10:07:18Z 2017-11-15T16:03:26Z President Donald Trump says he's hopeful that three UCLA basketball players detained in China will be allowed to return home soon.
Aldridge has 32 points, Popovich gets milestone in Spurs win 2017-11-15T06:19:41Z 2017-11-15T04:19:35Z 2017-11-15T06:19:37Z LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91. Ex-Auburn basketball coach pleads not guilty in fraud case 2017-11-14T23:29:13Z 2017-11-14T17:27:41Z 2017-11-14T23:29:04Z A prosecutor says the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations by fired Auburn associate head basketball coach Chuck Person to use against him at trial.
Blue-blood doubleheader highlights Top 25 games this week 2017-11-14T21:40:16Z 2017-11-14T08:49:42Z 2017-11-14T21:39:51Z No. 1 Duke against No. 2 Michigan State and No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 7 Kentucky highlight first full week of 2017-18 season.
James, Korver lead Cavs' charge in 4th to top Knicks 104-101 2017-11-14T17:03:48Z 2017-11-14T03:36:58Z 2017-11-14T17:03:48Z LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101.
Without injured Curry, Durant leads Warriors past Magic 2017-11-14T17:03:42Z 2017-11-14T06:07:04Z 2017-11-14T17:03:42Z Kevin Durant had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, Shaun Livingston scored a season-best 16 points in place of the injured Stephen Curry, and the Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 110-100 for their seventh straight win.
The Latest: Trump hopeful on return of detained UCLA players 2017-11-14T11:30:18Z 2017-11-13T09:36:32Z 2017-11-14T11:29:22Z President Donald Trump is holding friendly talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India as he nears the end of his lengthy Asia trip.
Embiid, Covington lead 76ers to 109-105 win over Clippers 2017-11-14T08:19:07Z 2017-11-14T06:47:05Z 2017-11-14T08:18:58Z Joel Embiid scored 32 points, Robert Covington added 31 and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Clippers 109-105 to hand Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss.
Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2 2017-11-14T06:30:11Z 2017-11-13T18:46:56Z 2017-11-14T06:30:09Z Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of the 2017-18 season.
LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina 2017-11-14T06:29:55Z 2017-11-13T17:27:03Z 2017-11-14T06:29:51Z LeBron James says his belief that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. wasn't meant to slight Frank Ntilikina, though was intended as a swipe at Phil Jackson.
Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery 2017-11-14T03:18:26Z 2017-11-14T00:46:52Z 2017-11-14T03:18:21Z Las Vegas won the WNBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick.
UConn still No. 1 as top four of women's hoops poll same 2017-11-13T21:00:43Z 2017-11-13T18:16:56Z 2017-11-13T20:59:35Z The UConn Huskies continue their run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.
Champions Classic uniquely timed test for hoops blue bloods 2017-11-13T19:51:19Z 2017-11-13T19:36:50Z 2017-11-13T19:50:24Z The annual doubleheader featuring Kansas, Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky comes at an awkward time less than a week into the season.
Celtics hold off Raptors 95-94 for 12th straight victory 2017-11-13T16:45:53Z 2017-11-12T23:26:28Z 2017-11-13T16:45:53Z Al Horford had 24 points in his return from a two-game absence because of a concussion and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 for their 12th straight victory.
Ewing coaches Georgetown past Jacksonville 73-57 in debut 2017-11-13T06:18:44Z 2017-11-12T19:56:10Z 2017-11-13T06:18:19Z Patrick Ewing won his first game as Georgetown's coach by beating Jacksonville 73-57.
No. 16 Louisville rallies past George Mason 72-61 2017-11-13T01:08:06Z 2017-11-12T21:46:58Z 2017-11-13T01:07:42Z Adel scores 20 points, freshmen Perry and Nwora combine for 27 to rally No. 16 Louisville past George Mason, 72-61.
Coach K wins 1,000th at No. 1 Duke, 99-69 over Utah Valley 2017-11-12T19:28:21Z 2017-11-12T02:15:43Z 2017-11-12T19:27:45Z Duke's Mike Krzyzewski became the first men's Division I coach to win 1,000 games at one school when his top-ranked Blue Devils beat Utah Valley 99-69. AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China; team returns to US 2017-11-12T18:30:09Z 2017-11-11T20:35:35Z 2017-11-12T18:29:15Z The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players who were arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report.
Irving has facial fracture; Horford probable for next game 2017-11-12T01:28:20Z 2017-11-11T23:25:38Z 2017-11-12T01:28:11Z Boston Celtics PG Kyrie Irving doubtful for next game due to broken bone in his face.
For NBA, Chicago is slam dunk for 2020 All-Star festivities 2017-11-11T21:40:24Z 2017-11-11T16:55:43Z 2017-11-11T21:40:24Z For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game.
Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets 90-87 2017-11-11T21:39:55Z 2017-11-11T03:35:09Z 2017-11-11T21:38:23Z Celtics overcome injury to Irving, hold off Hornets to claim 11th straight victory.
Defending champ No. 4 South Carolina opens with 99-31 win 2017-11-11T17:17:37Z 2017-11-11T17:15:32Z 2017-11-11T17:17:28Z A'ja Wilson scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 South Carolina to a 99-31 win over Alabama State.
Wall's 23, Beal's 22 help Wiz beat Lonzo Ball, Lakers 111-95 2017-11-10T21:27:52Z 2017-11-10T02:44:39Z 2017-11-10T21:27:10Z John Wall's Wizards managed to make a double-digit edge hold up against the Lakers this time, with the All-Star point guard scoring 23 points and Bradley Beal 22 as Washington beat Los Angeles and cold-shooting Lonzo Ball 111-95.
Harden has triple-double, Rockets hold off Cavs 117-113 2017-11-10T21:27:24Z 2017-11-10T03:54:31Z 2017-11-10T21:26:48Z James Harden had a triple-double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets to a 117-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
Chinese authorities say 3 Americans are under investigation 2017-11-10T07:16:33Z 2017-11-09T10:55:59Z 2017-11-10T07:16:19Z Chinese authorities are investigating three Americans following media reports that three UCLA freshmen were arrested for shoplifting ahead of their basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.
A guide to the 2017-18 college hoops season 2017-11-10T02:54:56Z 2017-11-09T07:14:15Z 2017-11-10T02:54:56Z The stars, top teams and best nonconference games of the 2017-18 college basketball season.
Led by South Carolina, UConn, women's hoops tips off Friday 2017-11-09T21:28:41Z 2017-11-09T20:54:41Z 2017-11-09T21:27:48Z Dawn Staley and South Carolina Gamecocks look to defend their title as NCAA defending champs as season begins.
UConn women motivated, not dwelling on Final Four loss 2017-11-09T20:39:17Z 2017-11-09T18:34:33Z 2017-11-09T20:39:17Z UConn comes into the season off a loss, an unusual position after a 111-game winning streak.
Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues 'just in my head' 2017-11-09T17:40:06Z 2017-11-09T06:04:13Z 2017-11-09T17:40:06Z Lonzo Ball is in a shooting slump, and he says the problem is "just in my head.".
Last year's Final Four teams expecting boost from transfers 2017-11-09T13:57:22Z 2017-11-09T07:14:01Z 2017-11-09T13:56:37Z A few of last year's Final Four teams have added transfers to help restock.
Despite more injuries, Celtics beat LA for 10th straight win 2017-11-09T07:16:40Z 2017-11-09T03:55:31Z 2017-11-09T07:16:40Z Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 19 and the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 for their 10th straight victory.
Lonzo Ball: No word from LiAngelo amid situation in China 2017-11-09T06:48:25Z 2017-11-09T06:39:07Z 2017-11-09T06:48:25Z Lonzo Ball says he has not spoken with his younger brother LiAngelo since he and two other UCLA basketball players were reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident in China. Alford to sit 3 players reportedly involved in shoplifting 2017-11-09T06:07:35Z 2017-11-07T21:33:29Z 2017-11-09T06:07:22Z Police were summoned to a hotel shared by the Georgia Tech and UCLA basketball teams to investigate an unknown matter, and three basketball players for the Yellow Jackets were questioned and cleared.
Auburn fires indicted basketball assistant Chuck Person 2017-11-09T05:18:28Z 2017-11-08T19:33:46Z 2017-11-09T05:18:23Z Auburn has fired associate head basketball coach Chuck Person, who has been indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges.
Scandal hangs over college basketball headed in 2017-18 2017-11-09T01:51:39Z 2017-11-08T07:35:12Z 2017-11-09T01:51:39Z College basketball enters 2017-18 season under the cloud of scandal following federal probe into recruiting practices.
So far, so good for Rockets and Wolves, but not for Thunder 2017-11-08T22:35:17Z 2017-11-08T07:23:26Z 2017-11-08T22:34:49Z Houston, Minnesota and Oklahoma City were the three Western Conference teams that loaded up for runs at Golden State in the summer.
ACC trio headlines list of top seniors across country 2017-11-08T19:09:26Z 2017-11-08T07:53:45Z 2017-11-08T19:09:26Z ND's Bonzie Colson, UNC's Joel Berry II, Duke's Grayson Allen bring senior presence to ACC this season. Bucks get Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, 2 draft picks 2017-11-08T11:55:03Z 2017-11-07T19:33:08Z 2017-11-08T11:55:03Z A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks.
Love's 32, LeBron's 30 push Cavaliers past Bucks 124-119 2017-11-08T08:33:41Z 2017-11-08T02:56:05Z 2017-11-08T08:33:37Z Kevin Love scores 32, LeBron James 30 as Cavaliers down Bucks 124-119.
GOP tax bill would have impact on pro, college sports 2017-11-08T07:35:32Z 2017-11-07T19:43:08Z 2017-11-08T07:35:19Z The GOP tax reform bill released last week would eliminate federal subsidies for new stadiums, one of several ways it would affect the world of sports.
UConn trio headline AP women's hoops All-America team 2017-11-08T07:25:47Z 2017-11-07T17:13:06Z 2017-11-08T07:25:33Z UConn's Gabby Williams, Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier headline The Associated Press women's basketball preseason All-America team marking the first time a school has had three players on the squad.
Pick Six: Oklahoma, Texas among teams set for tourney return 2017-11-08T02:17:53Z 2017-11-07T07:52:53Z 2017-11-08T02:17:40Z Big 12 rivals Oklahoma, Texas head list of teams believing they could reach NCAA Tournament after failing to earn bids last season.
On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlier 2017-11-07T21:05:44Z 2017-11-07T07:22:51Z 2017-11-07T21:05:07Z Injured Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas is making steady progress from a hip injury and could be back on the floor sooner than expected.
Michigan State's Bridges tops AP preseason All-America team 2017-11-07T14:06:41Z 2017-11-06T17:14:06Z 2017-11-07T14:06:41Z Michigan State's Miles Bridges headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team.
Irving takes charge, Celtics beat Hawks for 9th straight win 2017-11-07T07:56:58Z 2017-11-07T03:33:01Z 2017-11-07T07:56:58Z Kyrie Irving put on a scoring display in his best game as Celtic, finishing with 35 points and leading Boston to its ninth straight win with a 110-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Harden's career-high 56 lead Rockets past Jazz, 137-110 2017-11-06T17:15:24Z 2017-11-06T02:42:39Z 2017-11-06T17:14:46Z James Harden scored a career-high 56 points and added 13 assists in just 35 minutes to lead the Houston Rockets to a 137-110 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Durant helps Warriors pull away for 127-108 win over Nuggets 2017-11-05T17:35:33Z 2017-11-05T03:41:51Z 2017-11-05T17:34:31Z Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors rode a big third quarter to a 127-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Grizzlies' backups, 3-point shooting, too much for Clippers 2017-11-05T03:46:47Z 2017-11-04T22:21:33Z 2017-11-05T03:46:47Z Mike Conley scored 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies made 13 3-pointers and dominated off the bench to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104.
Irving's big 2nd half leads Celtics past Thunder 101-94 2017-11-04T21:13:08Z 2017-11-04T04:31:08Z 2017-11-04T21:13:02Z Kyrie Irving scores 22 of his 25 in 2nd half as Celtics rally from down 18 to top Thunder 101-94.
Lopez drops 34 on Nets, D-Lo gets 17 in Lakers' 124-112 win 2017-11-04T21:13:05Z 2017-11-04T05:31:14Z 2017-11-04T21:12:59Z Brook Lopez hit six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 34 points against his former Brooklyn teammates, and rookie Kyle Kuzma had 21 points and 13 rebounds during his first career start in the Los Angeles Lakers' 124-112 victory over the Nets.
LeBron scores 57, Cavaliers top Wizards 130-122 to end skid 2017-11-04T21:12:52Z 2017-11-04T02:00:56Z 2017-11-04T21:12:47Z LeBron James poured in 57 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers end a four-game losing skid by beating the Washington Wizards 130-122.
Cheering fans greet World Series champion Houston Astros 2017-11-04T21:12:34Z 2017-11-03T15:52:50Z 2017-11-04T21:12:32Z Houston will officially pay tribute to the Astros and their World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Stephen Curry puzzled over mention in GOP tax talking points 2017-11-04T15:03:52Z 2017-11-03T06:20:27Z 2017-11-04T15:03:49Z Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry doesn't know how he became the only person named in the 429-page tax plan unveiled by House Republicans.
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