Basketball

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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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) battles for position against Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
November 12, 2018 - 2:53 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler is in Philadelphia, and upon his arrival he immediately began talking about winning a championship. "The Process" has a whole new meaning. Butler, a four-time All-Star forward, is now officially a member of the 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) looks toward the basket while Army's Tommy Funk (3) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 12, 2018 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1. The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first in Monday's first regular-season poll. That allowed Duke to set a record with...
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Lindsay Whalen coaching the Gophers
Entercom
November 10, 2018 - 7:32 am
"Hey, that was pretty fun!" First-year Gopher women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen received a rousing cheer from a packed house at Williams Arena when she took the microphone at midcourt following Friday's 70-47 win over New Hampshire. It was Whalen's first game leading the program that she...
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