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  • With Ayton, Bagley, NBA draft could be big night for big men

    It could be a big night for big men in the NBA draft. Arizona's Deandre Ayton, Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr., Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr. and Texas center Mo Bamba are all expected to be high selections Thursday night in Brooklyn. All are 6-foot-10 or taller. ...

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  • UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

    The University of Connecticut says it fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. The violations are laid out in more than 1,300 pages of documents...

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  • Good to be a King? Eyes on Sacramento at No. 2 in NBA draft

    Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. believe they are the best players in this NBA draft, though the best they can hope for is probably the No. 2 pick. The Sacramento Kings own it, and that's where the intrigue appears to begin Thursday. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected to...

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  • Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

    Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He's already a pro. He's already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with...

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  • AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

    The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hornets will get the Nets' second-round pick...

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  • NBA in London: Wizards vs Knicks in January

    The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks. Tickets for the Jan. 17 game at the O2 Arena will go on sale in the fall. It will be the NBA's ninth regular-season game in London, all sellouts. The Knicks have...

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  • The all-time NBA draft _ the best pick from every slot

    There's a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft. But who is the No. 1 pick of all No. 1 draft picks ever? Or No. 1 among the list of No. 2 draft picks? Those are questions that have no definitive answer, except perhaps in a handful of rare cases. ...

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  • Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron's plans

    LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year's draft not knowing if they're choosing a player...

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  • Arizona's Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

    There's been little question that Arizona's Deandre Ayton is the best of a potential-filled group of bigs at the top of Thursday's NBA draft. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. Behind him are several...

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  • Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed the ...

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  • After electric year, Trae Young awaits the draft's call

    Trae Young went into college basketball feeling like he had something to prove to his doubters. A year later, here he goes again. Young was the most electrifying player in the college game this past season, his stellar numbers in his only season at Oklahoma more than silencing anyone...

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  • Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a...

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  • Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

    A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday.

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  • Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

    Turkey’s official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group.”

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  • South Carolina's Martin understands Bowen's choice to leave

    South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen gave up his...

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  • Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

    Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they'll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday's draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a...

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  • The interview remains critical in the NBA draft process

    The elevator stopped at the 16th floor of the swanky hotel, and after a few nervous steps down the hallway a soon-to-be professional athlete was ready to face perhaps the most unpredictable part of the NBA draft process. The interview. Down in the lobby, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka of...

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  • Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed

    Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there. The fire happened at Hop's Blues Room in Marion early Sunday — less than 24 hours after 35-year-old Roger Randolph was found dead....

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  • TV host Jimmy Kimmel beat by Sen. Ted Cruz in charity game

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.

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  • Risk vs. reward: Porter Jr.'s NBA draft spot anyone's guess

    Someone is going to gamble on Michael Porter Jr. He insists it'll pay off. There is an element of danger involved with every NBA draft pick, in that nothing is guaranteed. There isn't a player that epitomizes the risk versus reward thinking in this draft more than Porter Jr., who could...

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  • Brother of NBA's Zach Randolph killed outside of Indiana bar

    Authorities say Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph's brother was shot and killed early Saturday outside of a bar in the Indiana city where the two grew up. Police said that an officer heard gunfire at around 5 a.m. and found Roger Randolph bleeding between two cars outside of Hop's...

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  • AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

    Kawhi Leonard's time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over. A person familiar with the situation says Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. The person...

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  • Young, Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA draft

    There's little question about where to start when looking at the top point guard prospects in the NBA draft: Trae Young and Collin Sexton. Young was the national leader in both scoring and assists with the Sooners as a freshman, while Sexton provided an aggressive presence at the helm of...

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  • The next Antetokounmpo: Kostas awaits his draft-night call

    His numbers are ordinary. His name is not. And his potential, that's still to be proven. A player who averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his lone season of college basketball, primarily as a backup for a team that didn't finish with a winning record, wouldn't ordinarily...

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