basketball

October 11, 2018 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, dunks as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, center, and guard Monte Morris watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. James says he didn’t choose the Lakers as his free-agent destination because of his burgeoning career as a Hollywood producer and performer. He remains focused on basketball, and he wants to create a winning team to end the Lakers’ franchise-record five years without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 10, 2018 - 10:19 pm
LeBron James watched Lonzo Ball play in Las Vegas during the 2017 NBA Summer League, taking in a Los Angeles Lakers' game from a baseline seat as a spectator. He was getting a better view Wednesday. James and Ball were on-court teammates for the first time when the Lakers and the Golden State...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson argues a call against his team, as he sits next to assistant coach Tex Winter during the second quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago. Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
October 10, 2018 - 10:19 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday in Manhattan. "I learned so much from Coach Winter...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, watches from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. With Butler's status still unresolved, coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves head toward the season coming off the franchise’s first playoff appearance in 14 years but carrying yet a still-cloudy outlook despite the super-max contract Karl-Anthony Towns.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 10, 2018 - 7:21 pm
Jimmy Butler is back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his first practice of the season had fireworks. He caused them — with his words and his play. Butler, who asked for a trade more than three weeks ago, practiced with the Timberwolves for the first time this season Wednesday. ESPN reported...
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San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan (10) tangles with Houston Rockets' Carmelo Anthony (7) and James Harden during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
October 10, 2018 - 3:55 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs were eager to turn the page after all the injuries and uncertainty of last season. Instead, the hard luck continues. San Antonio was beset by two knee injuries in the preseason, the most devastating to point guard Dejounte Murray. Coach Gregg Popovich said Murray will...
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October 01, 2018 - 10:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements in a criminal trial stemming from a scandal over college basketball recruiting are set to begin Tuesday. The trial results from charges brought last year against three men. Prosecutors say the men arranged to shower key basketball recruits and their families with...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dribbles during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 30, 2018 - 11:12 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer's table, yelled "Yes!" to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers' new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his regular-season debut for Los Angeles 39 years ago,...
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The motorcade transporting President Donald Trump drives down Pennsylvania Avenue heading towards the Trump Hotel in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2018. Trump is having a private meeting and dinner with supports (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2018 - 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump described Thursday's heated Senate hearing as "brutal" and "hard to watch" during an evening GOP fundraiser. But Trump also praised Supreme Court nominee Brett...
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Members of the media follow Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Although the Lakers' first official practice of the LeBron James era was focused on defense and learning new terminology, they ended it with a good old-fashioned 3-point shooting contest. The Lakers' new superstar was just another teammate during the spirited back-and-...
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Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
September 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Bill Cosby will spend his first night behind bars at a new state prison in suburban Philadelphia. Cosby spent a few hours at the county jail Tuesday before heading to SCI Phoenix, a 3,830-bed lockup...
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