Basketball

FILE - In this March 15, 1994, file photo, Felipe Lopez, a senior at Rice High School in New York City, is named National High School Basketball Player of the Year during a news conference in New York. Lopez, once the top-rated player in the nation in high school, could never live up to the lofty expectations in college or the NBA. His story is told in the new film “The Dominican Dream.” (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
April 29, 2019 - 12:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Felipe Lopez somehow forgot what all the attention was like. That would have been impossible to imagine 25 years ago, back when he practically owned magazine covers and newspaper headlines. But he has been out of the spotlight for a while, at least until it came time to promote a...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The Kings announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
April 23, 2019 - 10:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. "I thought he was going to rape me," Kelli Tennant said at a news conference Tuesday, one day after TMZ reported that she was suing Walton. Tennant alleges that...
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April 22, 2019 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008, file photo, shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Federal prosecutors are seeking the equivalent of a life sentence for the former elite Iowa youth basketball coach who sexually abused and exploited 400 boys over a decade. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, April 18, 2019, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence the former Iowa youth basketball coach to 180 years in prison. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)/The Des Moines Register via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 12:27 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible...
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April 18, 2019 - 2:17 pm
The University of Minnesota Athletic Department announced today new season ticket pricing for men's basketball and men's hockey. Starting with the 2019-20 seasons, season tickets for basketball will start at $340 and hockey will start at $500. Basketball season ticket prices are the lowest they...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Jevon Carter (3) and forward Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 11, 2019 - 12:40 am
MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff...
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Virginia players celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 08, 2019 - 11:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA Tournament championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local): 11:14 p.m. As Virginia's players were busy cutting the nets down following their first national title win over Texas Tech, congratulations were pouring in across social media...
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Baylor center Kalani Brown holds the championship trophy next to guard Chloe Jackson (24) after Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81 in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 08, 2019 - 1:51 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game. The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time...
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Gopher coach Richard Pitino
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April 07, 2019 - 12:08 pm
Gopher men's basketball coach Richard Pitino has agreed to a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the program through the 2023-24 season. Pitino just wrapped up his sixth season with the Gophers, leading them to the second round of the NCAA tournament. His record with the Gophers is 112-91...
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