Basketball

Wisconsin players and fans celebrate Wisconsin's 64-54 upset victory over Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
January 19, 2019 - 8:30 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin Badgers finally closed out a tight game. Against No. 2 Michigan, too. Happ had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a 64-54 victory Saturday. Fans rushed...
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Apple Valley standout Tre Jones is hurt
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January 14, 2019 - 10:05 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the 3-point line. Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn't do it. And without point guard Tre Jones, their defense couldn't pressure the...
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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 06, 2019 - 6:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have fired coach Tom Thibodeau, halfway into his third season with the team that began with turmoil surrounding All-Star Jimmy Butler. The person spoke to the AP on condition of...
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Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) goes to the basket as Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 30, 2018 - 7:48 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night. Towns added seven assists and six blocked shots for the Timberwolves. The only other player in NBA history...
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Wisconsin forward Nate Reuvers (35) tries to block the ball from Western Kentucky guard Taveion Hollingsworth during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Tim Broekema)
December 29, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky rode a big performance from a freshman guard to another win over an AP Top 25 opponent. Dalano Banton nearly had a triple-double and the Hilltoppers caught fire in the second half to beat No. 15 Wisconsin 83-76 on Saturday. Banton had eight points, 13...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio. LeBron James was named The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
December 27, 2018 - 1:45 pm
LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in the basketball, adding even...
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 26, 2018 - 11:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved. Things, though, soured towards the end as injuries mounted. The former franchise player was traded in 2016 and serenaded with boos upon his...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives around Portland Trail Blazers' Jake Layman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 16, 2018 - 11:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night. In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams. Andrew Wiggins scored 23...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, referee Natalie Sago works during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Ashley Moyer-Gleich and Natalie Sago are among five officials who were promoted Thursday by the NBA to full-time status, making them the fourth and fifth women in league history to have that designation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 15, 2018 - 2:12 pm
Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They're in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and Sago are among...
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Michelle Obama, right, discusses her new book with Oprah Winfrey during an intimate conversation to promote "Becoming" at the United Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
November 13, 2018 - 10:09 pm
Michelle Obama's 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author. Oprah Winfrey joined Obama Tuesday night at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, as she begins the tour touting the...
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