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  • Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to...

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  • No. 2 Michigan St tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title

    Miles Bridges grabbed the Big Ten trophy, lifted it and flashed an ear-to-ear grin. Bridges scored 19 points, leading No. 2 Michigan State to an 81-61 win over Illinois on Tuesday night to seal a share of the Big Ten championship. The Spartans (27-3, 15-2 Big Ten) have won 11 straight...

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  • No. 4 Xavier tries to get over lulls as tournaments approach

    Leading up to the showdown with Villanova for control of the Big East, Xavier coach Chris Mack had one overriding concern. "If we play one good half and one bad half, we won't win," Mack said. That's exactly what happened. No. 4 Xavier came out tight, committed early fouls and missed...

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  • Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

    Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return some $600,000 in conference revenue...

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  • Struggling Hornets fire general manager amid 24-33 season

    The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday. "Rich worked tirelessly on behalf of our team and instituted a number of management tools that have benefited our organization," Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in a release. "We are...

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  • Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA's sprint to the finish

    LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face. That was Sunday at the All-Star Game, when James again rose above the NBA's best in winning a game and MVP honors. What he really wants is to be celebrating in the postseason, not midseason. The NBA's sprint to the...

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  • Graham leads No. 8 Kansas to 104-74 rout of Oklahoma

    Two of the Big 12's most powerful offenses collided when No. 8 Kansas hosted Oklahoma. Only one lived up to the hype, though. Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 points and No. 8 Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 on Monday night in its first true blowout of the...

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  • Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

    Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte. LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team...

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  • Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

    Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. The Black Eyed Peas singer's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night wasn't particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media before...

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  • Team LeBron edges Team Stephen 148-145 in All-Star Game

    LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game. James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday...

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  • The Latest: Team Stephen takes 42-31 lead vs. Team LeBron

    The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Team Stephen took a 42-31 lead over Team LeBron after the first quarter of the new-look NBA All-Star Game. Rather than the traditional East vs. West matchup, the...

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  • No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

    Dave Stallworth was running the show the last time Wichita State beat a Top 5 team on the road. Landry Shamut took the lead as the Shockers did it again 54 years later. This one, too, will be a reference point, given all that was at stake. Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita...

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  • No. 22 Michigan tops No. 8 Ohio St 74-62, helps other rival

    Jordan Poole went on a scoring tear, sending Michigan's seniors out with a win in their last home game. The freshman guard came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the 22nd-ranked Wolverines take the lead, and they never trailed in the second half of a...

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  • TOP 25 REWIND: Michigan State, Villanova earn big road wins

    In a season marked by parity, No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Villanova turned in big road performances as reminders of their title potential in March. The Spartans (26-3) completed one of the biggest comebacks in NCAA history to win at Northwestern. And the Wildcats (24-3) beat No. 4 Xavier...

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  • Trent leads No. 12 Duke to 66-57 win over No. 11 Clemson

    Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put No. 12 Duke ahead for good and the Blue Devils, again playing without injured star Marvin Bagley III, beat No. 11 Clemson 66-57 on Sunday. The Blue Devils have given up all of their 10-point lead over a six-minute stretch as the...

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  • Baylor beats No. 7 Texas Tech, which loses top scorer Evans

    Terry Maston is emerging as a go-to guy for the surging Baylor Bears. No. 7 Texas Tech hopes it didn't just lose top scorer Keenan Evans for any length of time. Maston scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 59-57 victory over the Red Raiders, whose seven-game winning streak ended Saturday...

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  • NBA commissioner lauds refs, players for airing differences

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league's players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship. In his state-of-the-league news conference before the All-Star Saturday festivities at Staples Center, Silver said the NBA "should be playing a very active role in...

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  • LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'

    LeBron James says he will not stick to sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation's political climate Saturday during his media availability for the NBA All-Star Game. "I will not just shut up and dribble," James...

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  • Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79

    Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the third-ranked Wildcats showed they're not ready to relinquish their reign in the Big East, beating No. 4 Xavier 95-79 on Saturday in a showdown for the league lead. The Wildcats (24-3, 11-3) have won all...

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  • South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak. The Tigers (23-4, 11-3 Southeastern Conference) had won seven of their past eight and were heavy favorites to...

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  • Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

    Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout...

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  • Osetkowski scores 21 as Texas tops No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66

    Dylan Osetkowski scored 21 points, Texas slowed national scoring leader Trae Young, and the Longhorns beat No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66 on Saturday to extend the Sooners' losing streak to five games. Young, a freshman point guard, scored 26 points on 7 for 21 shooting. Christian James scored 11...

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  • The Latest: Nash, Kidd headline finalists for 2018 HOF class

    The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber...

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  • Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

    Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night. Lamar was alone on an outdoor stage across from Staples Center for the 45-minute set that included hit after hit from his albums and mixtapes. With no introduction or...

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