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Kansas freshman Billy Preston signs with European pro team

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Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance that the embattled five-star prospect will play for the Jayhawks. More>>

No. 7 Wichita St loses 2nd straight, falls to Houston 73-59

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Seventh-ranked Wichita State lost its second straight game as Houston beat a Top 10 team for the first time in 22 years, with Rob Gray scoring 24 points in a 73-59 victory. More>>

Top-ranked Villanova routs former Big East rival UConn 81-61

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Jalen Brunson scored 23 points and top-ranked Villanova routed former Big East Rival UConn 81-61. More>>

Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee

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Milwaukee Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to rest a sore right knee. More>>

No. 9 Michigan State bounces back and routs Indiana 85-57

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Miles Bridges scored 22 and Nick Ward had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 9 Michigan State bounce back with an 85-57 win over Indiana. More>>

Syracuse women making slow strides on basketball court

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Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman dealing with inexperience as he tries to recapture some of the magic that produced a program-record 30 victories two years ago. More>>

Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

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The five biggest conferences in the NCAA have approved a measure requiring their schools to extend medical coverage for two years after student-athletes leave campus. More>>

No. 18 Oregon State women down No. 7 Oregon 85-79 in OT

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Kat Tudor had a career-high 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, and No. 18 Oregon State snapped No. 7 Oregon's nine-game winning streak with a 85-79 overtime victory on Friday night. More>>

UFC prez White sounds off on McGregor, Rousey, Punk futures

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UFC President Dana White says Ronda Rousey won't fight again, and he's not sure about Conor McGregor. More>>

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

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Some players many fans may not recognize got All-Star starter votes from their NBA peers _ or maybe themselves. More>>

Carli Lloyd posts goodbye to the Dash after 3-team trade

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Carli Lloyd wrote a letter of thanks to the Houston Dash in the wake of a three-team trade in the National Women's Soccer League that sent her to Sky Blue FC. More>>

Oklahoma's Young, Duke's Bagley lead list of top performers

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Oklahoma's Trae Young, Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Arizona's Deandre Ayton lead the list of top performers in college basketball as the season crosses its midway point. More>>

Strugglesville: Cavs blow big lead, end Magic 104-103

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Cavaliers blew big lead, then hold off Magic 104-103 to snap 4-game losing streak. More>>

Landale leads Saint Mary's to upset of No. 13 Gonzaga, 74-71

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Jock Landale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Saint Mary's beat No. 13 Gonzaga 74-71 to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference. More>>

LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be the captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. More>>

Palmer scores 19, leads Huskers in 72-52 rout of Michigan

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James Palmer Jr. scores 19, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and Nebraska beat No. 23 Michigan 72-52 for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten. More>>

Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal

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Yahoo users will be able to stream some basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. More>>

UConn women extend conference win streak, top Tulsa 78-60

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Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 22 points and lead top-ranked UConn to a closer-than-expected 78-60 win over Tulsa. More>>

Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketball

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NCAA President Mark Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season. More>>

No. 10 Jayhawks back on top of Big 12 with fresh approach

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Kansas has always relied on skilled big men, defense and rebounding to win the Big 12 title, but the script has been different for the run-and-gun Jayhawks this season. More>>

New coach, healthy star push Buckeyes to unexpected heights

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A new coach and a healthy star are taking Ohio State to unexpected heights. More>>

Warriors beat Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win

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Klay Thompson scores 38 points as Golden State Warriors beat Chicago Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win. More>>

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

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NBA announces that Pharrell and his band N.E.R.D. will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles next month. More>>

Milton scores 33, lifts SMU over No. 7 Wichita State 83-78

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Shake Milton hit five 3-pointers en route to a career-best 33 points and SMU beat No. 7 Wichita State 83-78. More>>

No. 1 Villanova leads by 44, beats Ewing, Georgetown 88-56

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Top-ranked Villanova led by as many as 44 points and gave Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing a rude welcome back to the schools' rivalry by beating the Hoyas 88-56. More>>

Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

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The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room. More>>

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

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Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. More>>

Roach scores 20 as Texas beats No. 8 Texas Tech 67-58

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Kerwin Roach II scored 20 points in a surprise return to the lineup and Texas upset No. 8 Texas Tech 67-58 Wednesday night. More>>

Holtmann makes Big Ten history as Ohio St. tops Northwestern

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Chris Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven Big Ten games as No. 22 Ohio State defeated Northwestern 71-65. More>>

Missouri uses late run to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55

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Kevin Puryear had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Missouri rallied in the second half to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55. More>>

Whiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks

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Hassan Whiteside had a season-high 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. More>>

Ex-Cal G Clarendon sues university alleging sexual assault

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Former California women's basketball player and current WNBA guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic department. More>>

Rockets' Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

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Rockets guard James Harden returned to practice for the first time since he was injured Dec. 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Bentley's Barbara Stevens gets 1,000th coaching win

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Barbara Stevens of Division II Bentley became the fifth women's basketball coach to reach 1,000 victories when her Falcons defeated Adelphi 78-66 in a Northeast-10 game. More>>

Spurs' Leonard out indefinitely to continue injury rehab

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The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps injury. More>>

Chillin': LeBron, Cavs trying to thaw from mid-season freeze

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LeBron, Cavaliers trying to fight through mid-season funk. More>>

Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest

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The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest. More>>

Amid misbehavior everywhere, NBA may need to flex its muscle

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A shameful series of high-profile events may force the NBA to take some serious action. More>>

Davis scores 45, Pelicans beat Celtics 116-113 in OT

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Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory over Boston, ending the Celtics' seven-game winning streak. More>>

Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71

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Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White has died at 71 years old. More>>

NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

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The hot tempers that flared up during the Los Angeles Clippers' victory over the Houston Rockets have carried over after the game. More>>

Hornets coach Clifford back to work after sleep deprivation

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Hornets coach Steve Clifford returned to practice following a 21-game absence due to headaches caused by sleep deprivation. More>>

Howard brothers share sweet 3-point shots, brotherly bond

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Two of the best 3-point shooters in college basketball are bonded by brotherhood. More>>

Mykhailiuk, Graham lead No. 10 Kansas over No. 6 WVU 71-66

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Mykhailiuk, No. 10 Kansas roar back from big deficit to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66. More>>

No love lost: Clippers beat Rockets 113-102 in heated game

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Lou Williams scored 31 points, Blake Griffin added 29 points before his ejection, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Houston Rockets 113-102 in Chris Paul's heated return to Staples Center against his old team. More>>

Gonzaga and Saint Mary's meet in first WCC clash

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The first of two regular-season meetings between No. 13 Gonzaga and Saint Mary's is the first step in determining a West Coast Conference champion. More>>

Road Warriors: Durant's 32 leads NBA champions past Cavs

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Kevin Durant scores 32 to pace Warriors to 13th straight road win, 118-108 over Cavaliers. More>>

LeBron reflects on MLK's legacy, criticizes Trump on holiday

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LeBron James reflects on legacy of King, says Americans can't allow racism to 'divide us'. More>>

Top-ranked UConn survives upset scare from No. 9 Texas 75-71

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Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left as top-ranked UConn beat No. 9 Texas 75-71. More>>

Texas Tech fined, WVU's Harris reprimanded after court-storm

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The Big 12 has reprimanded and fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration. More>>

Villanova still No. 1, Virginia and Purdue rise in AP Top 25

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Villanova is No. 1, Virginia rises to No. 2 and Purdue moves up to No. 3 in a week of changes in the AP Top 25. More>>

Louisville is No. 2 behind UConn in women's basketball poll

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Louisville is No. 2 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. More>>

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

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Big 12's strength taking a toll as conference teams beat up on each other. More>>

Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

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Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California. More>>

Davis (48 points, 17 rebounds), Pelicans beat Knicks in OT

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Anthony Davis scored a season-high 48 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, leading the New Orleans Pelicans back from 19 points down late in the third quarter to a 123-118 overtime victory over the New York Knicks. More>>

Hall's 25 lead No. 3 Virginia past NC State 68-51

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Devon Hall scored a career-best 25 points and No. 3 Virginia pushed its winning streak to eight with a 68-51 victory over North Carolina State. More>>

West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

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West Virginia says it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration. More>>

Curry returns with 24 points, Warriors beat Raptors 127-125

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Curry returns from two-game injury absence to score 24 points as Warriors survive shaky fourth quarter to beat Raptors 127-125. More>>

Hoge takes a 1-shot lead on wild day at Waialae

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Tom Hoge not bothered by false alarm of a missile and just as calm about chance for 1st PGA Tour victory. More>>

Coach K misses Duke's game against Wake Forest with virus

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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to miss Wake Forest game because of virus; Capel running team. More>>

No. 1 Villanova holds off Ponds, St. John's in 78-71 win

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Donte DiVincenzo hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help No. 1 Villanova silence a rowdy New York crowd and hold off upset-minded St. John's 78-71 on Saturday night. More>>

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

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LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are scoreless in their regular-season pro debut in Lithuania. More>>

Curry back in Warriors' starting lineup against Raptors

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Two-time MVP Stephen Curry back in Golden State Warriors' starting lineup for Saturday game against Toronto Raptors. More>>

Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95

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Lance Stephenson scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 22-point first-half deficit to beat Cleveland 97-95 on Friday. More>>

Column: What's the worst sports city in America?

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Column: Atlanta gets a lot of credit for being the worst sports city in America, but Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix and San Diego are also very much in the mix. More>>

Travel an extra grind for Division I's smallest schools

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The difficult road: Travel rarely easy for college basketball's smallest programs. More>>

James, struggling Cavs routed again, Raptors romp 133-99

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LeBron James and the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided loss of the season when they were routed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99. More>>

Celtics overcome 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London

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Kyrie Irving had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 night in the eighth NBA game played in England. More>>

Ingram sends Lakers past Spurs to 3rd straight win, 93-81

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The Los Angeles Lakers held off the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 93-81 for their first three-game winning streak of the season. More>>

The future of esports arrives with Overwatch League launch

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The Overwatch League has been launched in an audacious attempt to showcase esports within a traditional sports structure. More>>

No. 3 Louisville women dominate No. 2 Notre Dame 100-67

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Durr and Hines-Allen combine for 67 points, No. 3 Louisville rolls past No. 2 Notre Dame 100-67 in ACC showdown. More>>

It's halftime in the NBA: 10 things to watch from here

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The second half of the NBA season has arrived, with a trade deadline fast approaching and playoff jostling already starting. More>>

Scheduling issues hamper NBA's European expansion plans

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If Adam Silver learned one thing from his latest trip to London, it's that the appetite for more NBA games remains huge around Europe. More>>

Pacers become talk of the town with surprising 1st half

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The Indiana Pacers are playing harder and winning more games than most people anticipated after dealing Paul George. More>>

Warriors' Stephen Curry ruled out after reinjuring ankle

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Golden State star Stephen Curry is out for the Warriors' home game against the Clippers after he slipped during the shootaround and sprained his troublesome right ankle. More>>

Booth scores 21, No. 1 Villanova routs No. 10 Xavier 89-65

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Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored 21 points and Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead No. 1 Villanova to an 89-65 win over Xavier on Wednesday night. More>>

Lou Williams scores career-high 50, Clippers beat Warriors

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Lou Williams scored 27 of his career-high 50 points in the third quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors for the first time in more than three years with a 125-106 win that spoiled a milestone night for Kevin Durant. More>>

Miami's short bench comes up big in 114-106 win over Pacers

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Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Wayne Ellington made the decisive 3-pointer with 23.2 seconds left Wednesday to give Miami a 114-106 victory at Indiana. More>>

Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

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Texas says sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia and has already begun treatment. More>>

Celtics, 76ers meet in London as NBA plays again in England

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It'll be Boston against Philadelphia in London, where some of the league's brightest young stars will be on display. More>>

Suspended Louisville forward Bowen enrolls at South Carolina

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Suspended Louisville forward Brian Bowen Jr. enrolls at South Carolina, joins Gamecocks men's basketball team. More>>

For moms of boys, mixed emotions over sexual misconduct saga

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Of the many American women dismayed by the wave of sexual misconduct scandals, there's a subgroup with distinctive hopes and fears: mothers of boys. More>>

Curry's effect on Warriors even more apparent since injury

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Stephen Curry's mere presence on the court makes every Warrior better, and that's become even clearer since he returned from injury. More>>

Managing minutes a "pain in the neck" for Popovich, others

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Minutes madness, dazzling DeMar and more in Around the NBA. More>>

Georgetown's Ewing tops St. John's Mullin 1 more time at MSG

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Patrick Ewing returned to Madison Square Garden and got the better of Chris Mullin and St. John's one more time in a throwback to their Big East days of the 1980s. More>>

Haas' free throw gives No. 5 Purdue 70-69 win over Michigan

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Isaac Haas made a tiebreaking free throw with four seconds remaining and No. 5 Purdue remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with a 70-69 victory over Michigan. More>>

Young's 27 lift No. 9 Oklahoma over No. 8 Texas Tech 75-65

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Trae Young scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half to help No. 9 Oklahoma beat No. 8 Texas Tech 75-65. More>>

No. 2 West Virginia escapes with 57-54 win over Baylor

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Jevon Carter sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.5 seconds left and No. 2 West Virginia escaped with a 57-54 victory over Baylor. More>>

LeBron James, Diddy join criticism of H&M over sweater ad

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NBA star LeBron James, rapper Diddy and other artists have responded with outrage to an advertising image by retailer H&M showing a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle.". More>>

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 8 Texas Tech gets 2 top-10 opponents

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No. 8 Texas Tech faces two tests with games against No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 2 West Virginia this week. More>>

Warriors Steve Kerr: LaVar Ball 'the Kardashian of the NBA'

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball 'the Kardashian of the NBA'. More>>

Curry goes off again, Warriors top Nuggets for 5th straight

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Stephen Curry scored 32 points and dished out nine assists in another superb performance during his sensational recent stretch, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Nuggets 124-114 to avenge an ugly home loss to Denver in late December. More>>

Wiggins, Butler lead 127-99 Wolves romp past James, Cavs

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Wiggins, Butler lead Timberwolves to rare romp over James, Cavs, 127-99. More>>

Villanova returns to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25 poll

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Villanova returned to No. 1 in the new AP Top 25 poll after falling out of the top spot for a week. More>>

DeRozan helps Raptors beat Nets in OT after Lowry hurt

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DeMar DeRozan scores 35 points as Toronto Raptors beat Brooklyn Nets 114-113 in overtime. More>>

Ex-wife of slain NBA player agrees to face Tennessee charges

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The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities' attempt to extradite her from California to Tennessee, where she's charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. More>>

LaVar Ball tells ESPN Walton has lost Lakers; coaches react

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LaVar Ball says Luke Walton has lost the Los Angeles Lakers, comments he made to ESPN that quickly elicited angry reactions around the NBA. More>>

Rutgers back in AP women's hoops poll; UConn still No. 1

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Rutgers is back in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time since 2015. More>>

Overachieving Ohio State stuns No. 1 Michigan State 80-64

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Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 32 points as Ohio State stunned No. 1 Michigan State 80-64 on Sunday. More>>

Saban, complacency-proof Alabama faces Georgia for title Video included

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Alabama coach Nick Saban has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff National championship game for the third straight season. More>>

Kawhi Leonard has partial tear in left shoulder

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich forward Kawhi Leonard has a "partial tear" in his left shoulder. More>>

Richardson's layup lifts Heat past Jazz, 103-102

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Josh Richardson's layup with 5.1 seconds left capped a Miami rally, and the Heat beat the Utah Jazz 103-102. More>>

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 2 Duke's defense off to slow start in ACC

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No. 2 Duke's defense is off to a slow start in Atlantic Coast Conference play. More>>

Curry scores season-high 45 points, Warriors beat Clippers

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Steph Curry scored a season-high 45 points without playing the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Los Angeles Clippers 121-105 for their fourth straight victory. More>>

LeBron James assist short of triple-double in Cavs' win

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LeBron James had 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to just miss a triple-double in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 131-127 victory over the Orlando Magic. More>>

Tatum helps Celtics edge Nets for sixth straight victory

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Jayson Tatum had a driving dunk and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions late in the game, pulling the Boston Celtics out of a late hole and leading them to an 87-85 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. More>>

Hall of Famer Julius 'Dr. J' Erving released from hospital

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Hall of Famer Julius Erving fell ill at Friday night's Philadelphia 76ers game and was taken to a hospital. More>>

Providence upsets No. 5 Xavier 81-72

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Kyron Cartwright scored 19 points with nine assists and four steals to help Providence beat No. 5 Xavier 81-72. More>>

Colorado springs another upset, beats No. 14 Arizona 80-77

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McKinley Wright IV scored 16 points to lead five Colorado players in double figures, and the Buffaloes held off No. 14 Arizona 80-77 on Saturday to end the Wildcats' nine-game winning streak. More>>

Obama to speak at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

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Barack Obama will speak at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 23. More>>

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