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Loyola University of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
November 28, 2018 - 4:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt now has a little bling to go along with the international attention she gained as the near-centenarian team chaplain during Loyola-Chicago's run to the NCAA Final Four . Loyola great Jerry Harkness, who was a member of its 1963 championship team, helped...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo a customer makes a sports bet at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Professional sports leagues that once vehemently fought sports betting are now partnering with gambling companies to get in on it now that it's legal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 28, 2018 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting...
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Nevada forward Caleb Martin (10) shoots against Loyola of Chicago forward Aher Uguak (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
November 27, 2018 - 11:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The maroon and gold Final Four banner hanging from the rafters gave Nevada just a little extra motivation. Not that the Wolf Pack really needed it. Caleb Martin had 21 points, twin brother Cody Martin scored 20 and No. 5 Nevada beat Loyola-Chicago 79-65 on Tuesday night in a rematch...
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Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) attempts to work his way around the defense of Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 27, 2018 - 9:42 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ryan McMahon made two free throws with 7.1 seconds remaining in overtime before Jordan Nwora made another from the line with 3.1 seconds left to seal it as Louisville upset No. 9 Michigan State 82-78 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. McMahon scored all seven of...
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NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo talks to kids during a workshop at the Sylvan Adams sports center at the YMCA In Jerusalem, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 27, 2018 - 3:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, a fearsome 7-foot-2 center in his playing days, said Tuesday he was moved to tears at the sight of Jerusalem's ancient walls. Mutombo, who hails from a devout Christian community in Congo, described his first visit to the holy city as an...
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Oregon forward Abu Kigab walks off the court with his teammates after the team was defeated by Texas Southern in an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Texas Southern won, 89-84. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 1:52 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Trayvon Reed picked the right night to be perfect. Reed scored 23 points and John Jones added 20 to help Texas Southern shock No. 18 Oregon with an 89-84 victory Monday night. Reed, a 7-foot-2 senior, made all nine of his shots and also was 5-for-5 from the foul line for the...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles the ball against Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 26, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and the Washington Wizards overcame James Harden's season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night. Wall had two baskets in the extra period and finished with 11 assists. Bradley Beal...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, front, watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game against Gonzaga in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday. Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9...
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Gonzaga players hold the trophy after they defeated Duke 89-87 in an NCAA college basketball game to win the Maui Invitational, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
November 26, 2018 - 11:03 am
Gonzaga is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, leapfrogging Kansas after winning the Maui Invitational. The Bulldogs were third in last week's poll and moved ahead of No. 2 Kansas following Wednesday's thrilling win over former No. 1 Duke in the Maui title game. Gonzaga received 32 first-...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, and forward Kevin Durant watch from the bench during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The Warriors won 125-97. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
November 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is expected to resume practicing next week with a strong chance he would return to game action during an upcoming five-game road trip as he works back from a strained left groin. The Golden State star was re-examined Saturday after making significant progress in...
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