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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2020, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic (27) and Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas (17) reach for the opening tip in an NBA basketball play-in game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 2020-21 NBA schedule will feature a play-in tournament and an NBA Finals that could run all the way until July 22 — keeping some players from competing in the Olympics. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 17, 2020 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020-21 NBA schedule will feature a play-in tournament and an NBA Finals that could run all the way until July 22 — keeping some players from competing in the Olympics. The league's 75th season, delayed and shortened because of the coronavirus pandemic, will begin Dec. 22 and...
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Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet (23) celebrates with teammate OG Anunoby (3) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 17, 2020 - 8:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday officials have been in contact with the Raptors and will continue to engage with them “in the coming weeks.”...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2018, file photo, Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall reacts during the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball tournament game against Marshall in San Diego. Marshall resigned Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, following an investigation into allegations of verbal and physical abuse, ending a tenure that soared to the Final Four and crashed on the eve of the upcoming season. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
November 17, 2020 - 11:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall resigned Tuesday following an investigation into allegations of verbal and physical abuse, ending a tenure that soared to the Final Four and crashed on the eve of the upcoming season. Marshall, who has long been known for his combustible...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, then-Montverde Academy's Cade Cunningham (1) drives against an unidentified IMG Academy defender during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Oklahoma State could have a year to remember, even if it doesn’t end in the NCAA Tournament. Freshman point guard Cade Cunningham, a preseason Associated Press All-American, stayed at Oklahoma State despite the NCAA banning the Cowboys from postseason play this season. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
November 17, 2020 - 5:06 am
Many of the nation’s brightest prospects in the most recent recruiting class didn’t necessarily select the most obvious schools. Kentucky, Duke and Kansas have landed many of the notable one-and-done performers over the last decade. But according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers gestures during the NBA basketball team's media day in San Francisco. Myers hears the chatter about everything riding on Golden State's draft pick at second overall. About all the pressure on his shoulders to find just the right player to join Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, regular All-Stars Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. Someone who will make an instant impact and immediately help the Warriors return to contention and respectability following a last-place finish. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
November 17, 2020 - 4:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bob Myers hears the chatter about everything riding on Golden State's draft pick at No. 2 overall. About all the pressure on his shoulders to find just the right player to join Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, star forward Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins...
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FILE - Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) makes a pass during the first half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo. A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 16, 2020 - 8:14 pm
Chris Paul holds a $44 million option for the 2021-22 season, a massive payday that may have kept some teams from trying to trade for the All-Star point guard. The Phoenix Suns weren’t deterred. They have a pair of All-Stars in their backcourt now, with hopes the duo of Paul and Devin Booker — one...
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FILE - Duke players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis, in this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 16, 2020 - 6:05 pm
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off one of the greatest upsets in American sports history at the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. The madness kept coming that March from Pittsburgh to San Diego. Top-ranked Xavier lost in...
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Miami head coach Manny Diaz of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va.(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)
November 16, 2020 - 5:51 pm
No. 12 Miami had its remaining three games rescheduled Monday because of COVID-19 cases in the program, forcing the Atlantic Coast Conference to shuffle a total of six games over the last month of the season. Georgia Tech at Miami scheduled for Saturday is now tentatively set for Dec. 19, the date...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim speaks to reporters during the NCAA college basketball team's media day in Syracuse, N.Y. The Carrier Dome was built in the late 1970s at a cost of $26.85 million. “I remember. I was very skeptical playing in there," Boeheim said. (Scott Schild/The Post-Standard via AP, File)
November 15, 2020 - 6:01 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and the Orange have paused all team activities. The 75-year-old Boeheim said in a statement posted on the university website Sunday that he was informed after the team’s most recent testing...
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FILE - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) drives past Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio (11) as Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) and Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix, in this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo. Teams may begin making trades Monday, according to a memo sent to teams and obtained early Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, by The Associated Press. And the first deal known to be tentatively agreed upon would send guard Dennis Schröder from Oklahoma City to the champion Los Angeles Lakers for Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in Wednesday’s draft, a person with knowledge of that agreement told the AP. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
November 15, 2020 - 2:59 pm
The NBA offseason, such as it was, is over. A wild few days of decisions and player movement await. Teams may begin making trades Monday, according to a memo sent to teams and obtained early Sunday by The Associated Press. And the first deal known to be tentatively agreed upon would send guard...
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