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Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (21) shoots the go-ahead basket while defended by Washington forward Sam Timmins (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Gonzaga won 81-79. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
December 06, 2018 - 1:24 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In the closing seconds of a tie game, Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins dribbled out high looking for somewhere to pass the ball. He spotted Rui Hachimura near the free throw line. "They left Rui open where he is automatic," Perkins said. Hachimura sank a turnaround jumper with 0.6...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) fouls Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as he looks for the shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 11:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard insisted he doesn't try to do anything extra in big games. His numbers suggest otherwise. Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder fails to keep the ball in bounds during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 05, 2018 - 10:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Once Paul George got going, he didn't slow down until he carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to their biggest comeback victory ever. George scored 25 of his 47 points in a sensational fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left that gave the Thunder a 114-112...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors won 129-105. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 05, 2018 - 10:18 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Their fierce rivalry is over, reduced to only memories. The Warriors and Cavaliers had something special, four straight NBA Finals that Steph Curry will one day savor. Some day. "It was historical," Curry said. "I'll definitely sit back on the couch in 10 or 12 years when it's all...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman, right, from Turkey, shoots over Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 05, 2018 - 8:36 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Golden State Warriors came back to face a very different looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title, and beat the Cavaliers 129-105 on Wednesday night. Curry scored...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Emmert says new rules allowing the association to use information from legal proceedings will help its investigation of the college basketball corruption, but the inquiry is unlikely to be completed before the next men’s tournament. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
December 05, 2018 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men's tournament begins in March...
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is secured in a hearse after being carried by a joint services military honor guard Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 05, 2018 - 6:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The remains of former President George H.W. Bush have arrived at a Houston church, where he will lie in repose overnight. About 1,200 mourners are expected for a service at St. Martin's...
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Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis, right shoots against Northwestern guard Anthony Gaines during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Evanston, Ill. Michigan won 62-60. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 04, 2018 - 11:34 pm
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Poole and Michigan finally faced some adversity Tuesday night. Pushed right to the very end, they delivered. Poole made two big plays in the last 2 1/2 minutes and Ignas Brazdeikis scored 13 of his 23 points in the second half to help the fifth-ranked Wolverines hold...
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FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, file photo, Daniel Green, who is serving a life sentence for the July 1993 death of former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan's father James Jordan, listens to questions during an interview at the Harnett County Correctional Institute in Lillington, N.C. A North Carolina judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the case of Green. The judge will decide whether the arguments warrant an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial for Green. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis, File)
December 04, 2018 - 10:57 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, shakes hands with Seattle Hockey Partners majority owner David Bonderman after the announcement by the National Hockey League Board of Governors to name Seattle as the home of the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 04, 2018 - 1:13 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow...
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