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  • Josh Jackson Ruled out vs. Pistons After Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Sprain

    The Phoenix Suns announced second-year forward Josh Jackson suffered a right ankle sprain and wouldn't return during Thursday's 118-98 loss to the Detroit Pistons

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  • How Jared Dudley is the quiet force behind Nets’ potent bench

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Nets’ bench has gone from one of the worst in the NBA to one of the best this season, and Jared Dudley is the old ringleader. Coach Kenny Atkinson can go not just to Sixth Man of the Year candidate Spencer Dinwiddie, but also deep down his bench to players

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  • Tracy McGrady: Duke's Zion Williamson Doesn't Want to Play in Big NBA Market

    While New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers fans may dream that their team will land the No. 1 overall pick for the right to draft Zion Williamson , the Duke Blue Devils star may hope otherwise

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  • D’Angelo Russell’s ‘business approach’ to hyped LA star turn

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — From the cover of SLAM magazine to around-the-clock hype on ESPN, it’d be easy for D’Angelo Russell to get caught up in the buzz he’s getting lately, heading into Friday’s much-hyped return to Los Angeles. That is, if he hadn’t already experienced the narratives from the other end during his ill-fated

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  • NCAA: No. 1 Gonzaga rolls over Fairleigh Dickinson

    No. 1 Gonzaga easily dispatched No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 87-49 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night. Rui Machimura led the Bulldogs with 21 points. Brandon Clarke had 14 points. For the Knights, Mike Holloway Jr. and Elyjah Williams led with 10 points. Darnell Edge had 7 points. Gonzaga will next take on the winner of Thursday night's game between No. 8 Syracuse and No. 9 Baylor in the second round of the West Region.

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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Out for Season After Leg Injury Diagnosed as Stress Reaction

    Dallas Mavericks   swingman Tim Hardaway Jr. has been shut down for the remainder of the season as the team will allow him to rest to let the stress reaction in his leg heal, according to Mavs

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  • Chris Bosh: Heat Big 3 Put Pressure on Kevin Durant to Leave OKC, Join Warriors

    Kevin Durant has made it known he does not appreciate when others label him second to anyone—especially second to LeBron James

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  • NCAA: Kentucky easily downs Abilene Christian

    No. 2 Kentucky easily moved past No. 15 Abilene Christian 79-44 Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Keldon Johnson led the Kentucky Wildcats with 25 points. Reid Travis had 18 points. Jaren Lewis led the Abilene Christian Wildcats with 17 points. Jaylen Franklin and Payten Ricks had 9 points each. Kentucky will get the winner of Thursday night's matchup between No. 7 Wofford and No. 10 Seton Hall in the second round on Saturday.

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  • No. 2 Kentucky crushes Abilene Christian

    Freshman guard Keldon Johnson poured in 25 points in his first NCAA Tournament game, and second-seeded Kentucky pounded 15th-seeded Abilene Christian 79-44 in a Midwest Region game Thursday night at Jacksonville, Fla.

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  • Zion Williamson Says He'd Love to Play for Knicks If They Take Him in NBA Draft

    New York Knicks fans have been dreaming of Zion Williamson potentially suiting up for their team for at least the past year. It seems the Duke star wouldn't mind that either

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  • NBA notebook: Lakers expect James to play Friday

    LeBron James participated in about half of practice Thursday, and coach Luke Walton expects him to play Friday when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Brooklyn Nets, The Athletic reported.

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  • Klay Thompson: Can't Focus on 'Fickle' Game-to-Game Love from Fans, Media

    Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is focused on helping bringing his team a third consecutive NBA championship and apparently doesn't have time to worry about earning people's adoration

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  • Best Landing Spots for Murray State Star Ja Morant in 2019 NBA Draft

    With NBA scouts focused on Ja Morant to open the NCAA men's basketball tournament, he triple-doubled in an upset win over Marquette on Thursday

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  • European Union leaders offer UK more time to delay Brexit

    BRUSSELS — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the UK more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched through the afternoon and over

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  • European Union leaders offer UK more time to delay Brexit

    BRUSSELS — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched through the afternoon and over

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  • LSU fends off Yale rally for 79-74 win

    Naz Reid and Kavell Bigby-Williams both had double-doubles as third-seeded LSU used its superior size to hold off 14th seed Yale 79-74 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament East Regional on Thursday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla.

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  • Kansas rolls past Northeastern to extend 1st-round streak

    Junior forward Dedric Lawson recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds Thursday as No. 4-seeded Kansas trounced No. 13-seeded Northeastern 87-53 in the Midwest Regional of the NCAA Tournament at Salt Lake City.

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  • NCAA: Michigan State breezes by Bradley

    No. 2 Michigan State breezed by No. 15 Bradley 76-65 Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 26 points and Elijah Childs led the Braves with 19 points. Other high scorers included Xavier Tillman with 16 points for Michigan State and Darrell Brown with 17 points for Bradley. The Spartans will next take on No. 10 Minnesota in the second round on Saturday.

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  • Maryland dodges 11th-seeded Belmont to advance

    Jalen Smith and Bruno Fernando had double-doubles as sixth-seeded Maryland edged 11th-seeded Belmont 79-77 on Thursday in an NCAA Tournament East Regional first-round game in Jacksonville, Fla.

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  • Winston scores 26 as Michigan State survives Bradley scare

    Cassius Winston scored 26 points to lead No. 2 Michigan State to a 76-65 victory over No. 15 Bradley in Thursday's first round of the East Region of the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • NBA's DeMarre Carroll Says NYC's Pumped for the Nets' Playoff Push

    DeMarre Carroll says New York City's totally buzzin' for the Nets!!!

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  • Lakers Rumors: LeBron James 'Will Never' Wear Clippers Jersey

    LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this past offseason on a four-year, $153.3 million deal, so the odds of him playing anywhere else for the rest of his career are slim to none

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  • The Frank Ntilikina wait continues after Knicks practice

    The Knicks still haven’t fully committed to Frank Ntilikina’s return to the lineup. The second-year guard took part in a light practice Thursday at the team’s facility, but David Fizdale wasn’t ready to say Ntilikina would make his first appearance in nearly two months Friday night against Denver at the Garden. “We didn’t do a

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  • The Frank Ntilikina wait continues after Knicks practice

    The Knicks still haven’t fully committed to Frank Ntilikina’s return to the lineup. The second-year guard took part in a light practice Thursday at the team’s facility, but David Fizdale wasn’t ready to say Ntilikina would make his first appearance in nearly two months Friday night against Denver at the Garden. “We didn’t do a

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