Basketball

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March 21, 2019 - 11:14 am
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced updates on three injured players who have all missed significant time. None of the news was particularly good for a team trying to play out the stretch with limited options. Forward Robert Covington, a key piece in the Jimmy Butler trade with Philadelphia...
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A basketball with March Madness 2019 sits in a rack before Michigan practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 21, 2019 - 2:06 am
Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks. There's Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette...
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North Dakota State's Tyson Ward reacts after the team's win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 20, 2019 - 8:13 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game on Wednesday night. Vinnie Shahid had 14 points, including a pair of foul shots with 8 seconds left to seal the game...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2019 - 1:12 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession Wednesday night. While describing the sprain as mild and the knee as stable, coach...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) and Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague battle for the ball as Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 13, 2019 - 11:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden was Josh Okogie's responsibility for much of Wednesday night. Even though Harden piled up 42 points, Okogie's teammates were full of praise for the Nigerian rookie. "It wasn't a good 42," Karl-Anthony Towns said. "It wasn't a 42 that he's been getting recently, you...
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Andrew Wiggins in the post
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February 09, 2019 - 12:55 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis didn't need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball. But the Pelicans sought to close out a tight game without Davis on the court anyway — and narrowly pulled it off. Playing...
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February 05, 2019 - 2:38 pm
In a letter written on the playerstribune.com, Lynx All-Star Maya Moore announced she will not play professional basketball in 2019. Moore says, "My focus in 2019 will not be on professional basketball, but will instead be on the people in my family, as well as on investing my time in some ministry...
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he walks up court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
January 26, 2019 - 6:19 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It took a bear — Jazz Bear — to catch a bat and leave the high-flying hijinks to the NBA players. A wayward bat flew around the court inside the Vivint Smart Home Arena about an hour before Utah's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, interrupting the pregame...
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Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis (13) reacts to earning a free throw after making a basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Michigan won 59-57. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
January 22, 2019 - 9:23 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The ball bounced right to Charles Matthews, who dribbled once and squared up to shoot as the game clock — and more importantly, the shot clock — neared zero. "I saw the clock when I did get the ball. I'm not sure exactly how much time, but I did know that there was time on...
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Storming the court
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January 22, 2019 - 5:32 am
The rivalry never disappoints. Playing before a roaring sellout crowd in St. Paul, St. Thomas beat arch-rival St. John's in overtime 74-72, the Johnnies' last-ditch shot for the win bouncing off the rim as Tommie fans rushed the court in celebration. Anders Nelson put St. Thomas ahead for good with...
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