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Butler hurt as Rockets beat Wolves for 11th straight win

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James Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets won their 11th straight game with a 120-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to an apparent right knee injury. More>>

The Latest: Texas to withhold Davis from competition

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North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow says the school in 2012 disassociated itself from a former NBA agent at the center of a federal probe into college basketball corruption. More>>

College basketball takes second big hit with new allegations

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A new round of allegations has given college basketball a black eye less than a month before the NCAA Tournament. More>>

BUBBLE WATCH: Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament chances are waning

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Six-game losing streak pushes Oklahoma onto NCAA Tournament bubble. More>>

Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players

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Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. More>>

Jimmy Butler leaves Wolves' game with apparent knee injury

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Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler left the Timberwolves' game against the Houston Rockets with an apparent injury to his right knee. More>>

NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

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The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace, following a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for women in the Dallas Mavericks organization. More>>

Jason Terry: 40-year-old Bucks guard eyes 20 years in NBA

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Jason Terry Time: Going strong at 40, Bucks guard provides steady hand, eyes 20 years in NBA. More>>

The Latest: Zagitova gives Russians 1st gold in Pyeongchang

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The Russians have a good shot at winning their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics when teenage figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take the ice for the women's free skate. More>>

Arizona's Trier suspended for trace amount of PED

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The NCAA has declared No. 14 Arizona's Allonzo Trier ineligible for the reappearance of the banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season. More>>

Larry Nance Jr. to wear his dad's retired No. 22 with Cavs

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Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. will wear his father's retired No. 22 jersey with the Cavaliers. More>>

Dawn Staley sues Missouri AD for slander; SEC fines him

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South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley has sued Missouri's athletics director for slander after he suggested she wanted fans to spit and use racial slurs against his players. More>>

When NBA returns, will Warriors' dominance come back, too?

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The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. More>>

Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

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The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women. More>>

Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

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The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California's capital city for the first time ever. More>>

Jerome leads No. 1 Virginia past Georgia Tech, 65-54

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Ty Jerome scored 18 points and top-ranked Virginia held off depleted Georgia Tech 65-54, clinching the regular season title and top seed in next month's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. More>>

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

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The NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving. More>>

Spurs preparing to play without Leonard this season

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The Spurs are preparing to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard this season, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. More>>

Pitino: Louisville should consider legal action vs. NCAA

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Former Louisville Rick Pitino says the school should consider fighting the NCAA after governing body ordered the Cardinals to vacate 2013 title. More>>

Are Rockets, Raptors the 1s? Time will tell when NBA resumes

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Golden State and Cleveland are used to looking down at the rest of the NBA, though it's Houston and Toronto enjoying that view at the All-Star break. More>>

Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

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Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program for violations committed in a sex scandal. More>>

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Florida students take on Legislature, Trump wants bump stocks ban, another guilty plea in Mueller probe. More>>

No. 2 Michigan St tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title

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Miles Bridges scored 19 points, Joshua Langford had 16 and No. 2 Michigan State beat Illinois 81-61, sealing a share of the Big Ten championship. More>>

Struggling Hornets fire general manager amid 24-33 season

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Struggling Hornets fire general manager Rich Cho amid 24-33 season. More>>

St. Bonaventure on a roll after upset win over Rhode Island

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St. Bonaventure has thrust itself back in the NCAA Tournament conversation after knocking off Rhode Island. More>>

Skier lost in New York doesn't know how he got to California

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It's still not clear how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked massive search on a snowy Adirondack mountainside showed up a week later in California, confused and in ski clothes. More>>

Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback

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Fergie tried something a little different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. More>>

Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA's sprint to the finish

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Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA's sprint to the finish. More>>

No. 4 Xavier tries to get over lulls as tournaments approach

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No. 4 Xavier is trying to avoid those long lulls as the Big East race winds down. More>>

Jesse Jackson: LeBron's 'slam dunk for justice is needed'

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Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's deeply insulted by Fox News host's 'attack' on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, says James' 'slam dunk for justice is needed'. More>>

Graham leads No. 8 Kansas to 104-74 rout of Oklahoma

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Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 and Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 Monday. More>>

LSU enters poll for first time in 4 years; UConn still No. 1

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LSU is back in the Top 25 for the first time in four years while UConn and Mississippi State continue to lead the poll. More>>

Virginia stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Duke jumps to 5th

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Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. More>>

Duke's fashionista forward designs coach's gameday outfit

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Duke women's basketball player Erin Mathias is turning the sideline into a runway _ and her coach is the model. More>>

Deep SEC set to get most NCAA tourney bids in league history

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Deep SEC set to get most NCAA tourney bids in league history. More>>

Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

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Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte. More>>

Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star Game

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The NBA's All-Star version of a pickup game is taking center stage in Hollywood. More>>

No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

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Landry Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita State ended the nation's longest home-court winning streak, beating No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72 to leave the American Athletic Conference race wide-open. More>>

The Latest: James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen 148-145

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The NBA All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen at Staples Center has begun. More>>

No. 22 Michigan tops No. 8 Ohio St 74-62, helps other rival

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Jordan Poole scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help No. 22 Michigan take the lead and it never trailed in the second half of a 74-62 win over No. 8 Ohio State. More>>

Trent leads No. 12 Duke to 66-57 win over No. 11 Clemson

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Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put No. 12 Duke ahead for good in a 66-57 win at No. 11 Clemson. More>>

TOP 25 REWIND: Michigan State, Villanova earn big road wins

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No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Villanova both earned big road wins to highlight the week's AP Top 25 schedule. More>>

NBA commissioner lauds refs, players for airing differences

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship. More>>

Baylor beats No. 7 Texas Tech, which loses top scorer Evans

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Terry Maston scored 24 points and Baylor beat No. 7 Texas Tech 59-57, ending the Red Raiders' seven-game winning streak. More>>

Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

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Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing 45-minute set Friday night. More>>

The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

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Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More>>

Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

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Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More>>

South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

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Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75. More>>

LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'

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LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'. More>>

Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79

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Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the third-ranked Wildcats showed they're not ready to relinquish their reign in the Big East, beating No. 4 Xavier 95-79 in a showdown for the league lead. More>>

Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

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Donovan Mitchell walked off with the slam dunk contest trophy after an entertaining competition. More>>

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron, Steph

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The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. More>>

Osetkowski scores 21 as Texas tops No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66

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Osetkowski scores 21 as Texas tops No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66. More>>

ESPN radio station to take over broadcasts of UConn games

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An ESPN radio station will take over broadcasts of University of Connecticut sports games next fall in a multimillion dollar deal that will dump another station that has been the voice of the Huskies for 26 years. More>>

2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

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Pair of Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game. More>>

St. Bonaventure upsets No. 16 Rhode Island with 77-74 win

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Matt Mobley scored 26 points and grabbed a key rebound with 4.2 seconds left, and St. Bonaventure beat Rhode Island 77-74 to snap the 16th-ranked Rams' 16-game winning streak on Friday night. More>>

Bieber, LeBron, other stars descend on LA for NBA showcase

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Bieber, LeBron other stars descend on LA for NBA showcase. More>>

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

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Public activism from black superstar athletes became muted as their popularity, salaries rose in the 80s and 90s. More>>

MSU football coach Dantonio gets 1-year extension to 2023

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Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's contract extended one year through the 2023 season. More>>

BUBBLE WATCH: Huskers' NCAA hopes uncertain despite 20 wins

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Nebraska's 20-win season hasn't erased uncertainty as to whether the Huskers can secure an NCAA Tournament bid. More>>

No. 17 Arizona holds off No. 25 Arizona State for 77-70 win

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Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 17 Arizona held off No. 25 Arizona State 77-70 to sweep the season series. More>>

Houston ends No. 5 Cincinnati's 16-game win streak, 67-62

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Corey Davis, Jr., finished with 16 points, and the Houston Cougars snapped the nation's longest winning streak at 16 games with a 67-62 win over No. 5 Cincinnati. More>>

Happ's double-double leads Wisconsin over No. 6 Purdue

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Ethan Happ had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Wisconsin secured its biggest win of a challenging season with a 57-53 win over No. 6 Purdue. More>>

Gophers' Lynch drops appeal, denies sex assault allegations

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One-time Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch has dropped his appeal of his recommended expulsion for allegedly raping two women. More>>

I, spy: New Manhattan attraction offers espionage history Video included

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Visitors to a new attraction opening in New York City can learn about the elements of spying, its history and find out what kind of spy they could be. More>>

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, actor, dedicated civil-rights activist, historian and legendary basketball player but never a big talker _ until now. More>>

Simmons, Mitchell and young NBA phenoms set for Rising Stars

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Simmons, Mitchell and young NBA phenoms set for Rising Stars. More>>

Lillard has 44, Blazers overcome Durant's 50, beat Warriors

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Damian Lillard had 44 points and eight assists and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Golden State Warriors with a 123-117 victory on Wednesday night. More>>

EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. More>>

Cartwright's 17 helps Providence stun No. 3 Villanova 76-71

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Providence gets 17 from Kyron Cartwright, as Friars stun 13th-ranked Villanova 76-71. More>>

Romney's Senate bid to mark latest campaign over 2 decades

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Mitt Romney's announcement Thursday of a run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah is his latest bid for public office since he first jumped into politics more than 20 years ago. More>>

US judge leads lawyers, others on trip to homeless camp

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Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. More>>

Students, alumni challenge legacy preference at top colleges

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A new coalition of students and alumni from 12 top U.S. colleges are asking their schools to rethink legacy admissions policies. More>>

Cramer cites patriotism, reconsiders North Dakota Senate bid

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Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer says he's reconsidering a bid for Senate in North Dakota out of "patriotism" and because people from his party don't think Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp can be defeated without him. More>>

Duke's Bagley to miss 2nd game with mild knee sprain

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Duke says forward Marvin Bagley III will miss a second game with a mild right knee sprain. More>>

Democrats say Florida statehouse race a bellwether for US

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A Democratic win in a statehouse race on Florida's Gulf Coast is being called a referendum of sorts on Trump, bellwhether for national politics. More>>

Welts pours longtime love of NBA, experience into new arena

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Golden State's Rick Welts pours longtime love of NBA, experience into new arena. More>>

Races too close to call at NBA All-Star break

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NBA's races could be closer than ever at All-Star break. More>>

James' 37 lead Cavaliers past Thunder 120-112

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James' 37 lead Cavaliers past Thunder 120-112. More>>

New No. 1 Virginia beats Miami 59-50

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New No. 1 Virginia looked the part, never trailing and holding Miami to 38 percent shooting to win 59-50. More>>

Evans, No. 7 Texas Tech top 23rd-ranked OU, Young, 88-78

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Keenan Evans scored 26 points and No. 7 Texas Tech beat 23rd-ranked Oklahoma 88-78 on Tuesday night in Division I scoring leader Trae Young's first college game in the city where he was born. More>>

Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony to return against Cavaliers

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Thunder stars Westbrook, Anthony to return against Cavaliers. More>>

Jeter: Marlins 'in a good spot' as spring training begins

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Derek Jeter is heading to his first spring training since his final season with the New York Yankees in 2014. More>>

Smith, Thompson headline Women's hoops Hall of Fame class

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Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018. More>>

Virginia atop AP men's hoops poll for first time since 1982

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Virginia has climbed to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the first time in more than 35 years. More>>

NBA players step toward equality in limited edition sneakers

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NBA players step toward equality in limited edition sneakers. More>>

Jazz rally in 4th quarter, edge Spurs for 10th straight win

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Donovan Mitchell helps Jazz rally past Spurs 101-99 for 10th straight win. More>>

Kennedy out as Mississippi basketball coach after season

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Coach Andy Kennedy and Mississippi are parting ways after 12 seasons. More>>

Belmont earns first AP Top 25 ranking in school history

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Belmont is in the Top 25 for the first time in school history. More>>

Pierce joins Celtics legends as team retires his No. 34

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To the rafters: Paul Pierce's No. 34 becomes latest to be retired by Celtics. More>>

Truth is: Cavaliers beat Celtics 121-99 on Paul Pierce's day

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LeBron James spoiled Paul Pierce's day with 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to help the new-look Cavaliers to a 121-99 victory over the Boston Celtics. More>>

Virginia No. 1 in preliminary NCAA rankings

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Virginia is the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings, with Villanova, Xavier and Purdue earning the other top seeds. More>>

Utah billionaire Jon Huntsman remembered as kind, devoted

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Billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. was remembered Saturday inside a University of Utah basketball arena bearing his name as a generous and kind man devoted to his faith, family and community. More>>

The Latest: Huntsman remembered as humble, kind, devoted

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Billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. is being remembered during a funeral in Salt Lake City as a humble and kind man who was devoted to family, community and church. More>>

Bridges lifts No. 4 Michigan St past No. 3 Purdue 68-65

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Miles Bridges makes tiebreaking 3-pointer to lift No. 4 Michigan State over No. 3 Purdue 68-65. More>>

DiVincenzo, Brunson, No. 1 Villanova rally past Butler 86-75

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Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high 30 points, Jalen Brunson had 27 and No. 1 Villanova bounced back from its second loss of the season, rallying past Butler 86-75. More>>

Blackshear's putback lift Hokies past No. 2 Virginia in OT

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Kerry Blackshear Jr. scored on a putback with 5.8 seconds left in overtime and Virginia Tech spoiled No. 2 Virginia's opportunity to climb to No. 1 with a 61-60 victory. More>>

Maye helps No. 21 North Carolina beat rival NC State 96-89

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Luke Maye scored 27 of his career-high 33 points after halftime to help No. 21 North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 96-89. More>>

BC rallies late to topple No. 25 Miami 72-70

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Boston College rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final seven minutes to beat No. 25 Miami 72-70. More>>

Taurasi ready for final go-round with USA Basketball

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Diana Taurasi wants to make the most of her final go-round with USA Basketball. More>>

Korver has 30, James posts triple-double as Cavs top Hawks

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Kyle Korver scores 30 points, LeBron James adds triple-double as Cavaliers beat 123-107 for a successful start to their makeover. More>>

Riding Wade's wave, Heat snap 5-game losing streak

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Dwyane Wade returned to Miami with a quiet game, but his mere presence got a rise out of Heat fans, and teammates Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson led the way to a 91-85 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks. More>>

UCLA strengthens NCAA bid with win over No. 13 Arizona

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UCLA moves itself further away from the NCAA Tournament bubble after convincing win at No. 13 Arizona. More>>

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