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Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, reaches in on Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 19, 2019 - 1:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins couldn't wipe the smile off his face. The usually scowling big man was back Friday night after being sidelined for nearly a year. He scored 14 points in his Warriors debut, a 112-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. "I felt like a kid on Christmas," Cousins...
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Arizona State's Robbi Ryan, left, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, ASU's Reili Richardson, Oregon's Maite Cazorla and Taylor Chavez, top right, converge on a loose ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan 18, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 18, 2019 - 11:52 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves knew his team would find out what Baylor, Louisville and Stanford already learned in close calls against Arizona State. Beating the Sun Devils wouldn't come without a measure of discomfort for the Ducks. Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon...
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Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell celebrates after making a 3-point shot during the final moments of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 18, 2019 - 8:45 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back from a 21-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night. Russell's 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds left put the Nets up for the first time since they went ahead 2-0 in the game...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut has announced it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules under former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The school said it also will restrict its recruiting and pay a fine of $5,000.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
January 18, 2019 - 6:36 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules by its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie. UConn fired Ollie after a 14-18 season a year...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 17, 2019 - 11:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime Thursday night without injured LeBron James. The four-time MVP missed his 12th straight game with a left groin strain, but the Lakers still pulled off a solid road win...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, UCLA interim coach Murry Bartow, right, calls to his team in the closing seconds of regulation against Oregon in an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore. UCLA fired coach Steve Alford on New Year’s Eve. Bartow was quickly tabbed as interim coach for the Bruins (10-7, 3-1 Pac-12). They’ve won three out of four games under him. “We had a lot of ups and downs,” UCLA freshman Moses Brown said, “but I think we caught our stride and the sky is the limit for us.” (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)
January 17, 2019 - 6:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fired coach. A transfer. Suspensions. Injuries. UCLA and Southern California have experienced it all barely halfway through the season. Things began promisingly enough for the Bruins. They were an AP Top 25 team and were predicted to finish second in the Pac-12 before early...
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), is drives to the basket flanked by New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26), left, and his teammate guard Damyean Dotson (21), during an NBA basketball game between New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena, in London, Thursday, Jan.17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 17, 2019 - 5:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane. Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who was awarded two points after Allonzo Trier was called...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore (23) shoots against the Washington Mystics during a WNBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. According to a person familiar with the deal, Moore has been given the franchise tag by the Lynx for the 2019 season. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been "in close contact" with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore "together are...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, of Turkey, warms up prior to the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. Turkish media reports said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant and had prepared an extradition request for Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organisation. Sabah newspaper said prosecutors were seeking an Interpol "Red Notice" citing Kanter's ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey blames for a failed 2016 coup, and accusing him of providing financial support to the group. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 17, 2019 - 3:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his team's game against the Washington Wizards. Kanter said he feared he could be attacked...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, and forward Serge Ibaka, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The Celtics defeated the Raptors 117-108. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 17, 2019 - 12:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology. The Celtics point guard said on Wednesday that he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize for failing to understand the burden the four-time...
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