Men's basketball

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates next to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 23, 2018 - 12:30 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Paul pounded the ball down demonstratively on Stephen Curry's home court in sheer delight. And maybe he sent a little message: These Rockets are for real and very much remain in the championship chase. Houston handled the defending champions in their hostile, imposing...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with Tristan Thompson after a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 22, 2018 - 9:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to see a different LeBron James in Cleveland after the Cavaliers fell into a 2-0 hole to open the Eastern Conference finals. Two games and back-to-back wins later , James has reminded everyone exactly why he's been to seven straight NBA Finals. Boston will be back...
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FILE - At left, in a Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, poses for a picture at their media day in Salt Lake City. At right, also in a Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons poses for a photograph at their media day in Camden, N.J. Simmons and Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.(AP Photo/File)
May 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Both players helped their teams reach the second round of the playoffs...
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May 22, 2018 - 10:03 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has named a former state Supreme Court justice, Robert Young, to be its general counsel as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The school's interim president, John Engler, announced Monday that Young...
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May 22, 2018 - 9:53 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's mayor is expressing concern about police conduct in the stun-gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown in January. Mayor Tom Barrett says he's viewed police video of Brown's arrest over an alleged parking violation. He did not offer details but has said he has questions...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris in the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 111-102. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 22, 2018 - 9:03 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even...
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Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni yells during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 21, 2018 - 7:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One thing is clear through three games of the power-packed Western Conference finals between a Golden State team that has won two of the past three championships and a Houston team that had a league-best 65 wins. If either team is off its game, a blowout could ensue. The...
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Milwaukee Bucks new head coach Mike Budenholzer speaks at a news conference in the team's new arena Monday, May 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 21, 2018 - 6:48 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Preparing for Giannis Antetokounmpo kept Mike Budenholzer up at night. Now, one of the NBA's budding superstars will be on Budenholzer's side after the former Atlanta Hawks coach was formally introduced on Monday as the new leader of the Milwaukee Bucks. "It was miserable coaching...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2016,file photo, Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger is shown at the Big 12 sports conference meeting in Irving, Texas. The University of Kansas has fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger, with Chancellor Douglas Girod saying that "progress has been elusive" in some areas of the program. Girod announced Monday, May 21, 2018, that he relieved Zenger of his duties, effective immediately and elevated deputy director Sean Lester to take his place as interim athletic director while the university searches for a replacement. (AP Photo/LM Otero File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:08 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sheahon Zenger brought an impeccable reputation to Kansas, where he was tasked with solidifying an athletic department in turmoil, resurrecting the football program and keeping basketball at the forefront. He failed in everything but keeping hoops on top. So it came as little...
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