Men's basketball

November 30, 2018 - 8:00 am
TORONTO (AP) — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids. Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn't buy his Curry 5 shoes because they weren't available on the Under Armour website. They were only marketed to...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) moves around Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 11:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Not even a dominant Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors could slow down the red-hot Toronto Raptors. Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal Siakam added a career-high 26 and the Raptors overcame a 51-point performance from Durant to beat the Warriors 131-128 in...
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Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) drives on North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 29, 2018 - 12:11 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After 40 minutes of poised offense and smothering defense by Michigan, North Carolina coach Roy Williams was at the end of his wits. "As a coach, I feel like I've done the worst job with this team in 31 years as a head coach, but give Michigan the credit," Williams said. "...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver (26) keeps the ball away from Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the deal said Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade veteran forward Korver to the Utah Jazz. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin, File)
November 28, 2018 - 10:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Korver is getting another shot with a contender. The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Korver, one of the best deep outside shooters in NBA history, to the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In exchange for Korver, the...
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Virginia guards De'Andre Hunter, left, and Kyle Guy embrace in the final moments of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in College Park, Md. Virginia won 76-71. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 28, 2018 - 10:03 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Virginia had blown most of a 17-point lead and appeared in trouble as the sellout crowd at Maryland implored the home team to complete the comeback. The Cavaliers had been in this situation before, and they knew exactly how to handle it. Showing the kind of poise befitting...
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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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