Basketball

Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams yells across the court to his players during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal against Duke in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 03, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Texas A&M hired Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams on Wednesday, luring him back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies into a basketball power. "The Buzz is Back," Texas A&M tweeted from its official team account. Virginia Tech was 100-69 during Williams' five-year tenure and went to...
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In this Dec. 21, 2018 photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball warms up before an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Los Angeles. Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster, alleging he conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Los Angeles Superior Court says Foster concocted "a fraudulent scheme" to enrich himself with company money and also use it to buy property in Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 03, 2019 - 1:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster, alleging he conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. Foster concocted "a fraudulent scheme" to enrich himself with company money and also...
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A portion of the rook is darkened with curtains as U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis prepares for the NCAA college basketball Final Four, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 12:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The losses last weekend by Duke, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Purdue pulled the curtains on their seasons, one painful game short of the Final Four. Those teams that made it to Minneapolis ? The guys from Michigan State, Texas Tech, Auburn and Virginia will be greeted, literally, by...
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Lipscomb guard Garrison Mathews reacts after scoring a 3-point goal bringing Lipscomb ahead in the last minutes of the second half of a semifinal college basketball game in the National Invitational Tournament against Wichita State , Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lipscomb won 71-64. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 03, 2019 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander walked off the Madison Square Garden court a winner in perhaps the biggest postseason win for the tiny school in program history. The Bisons stole the spotlight in New York and Alexander wanted his team to know they had the mettle necessary to cut down...
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Auburn's Jared Harper celebrates after Auburn defeated Kentucky in the Midwest Regional final game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 03, 2019 - 11:50 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper might just epitomize this Auburn basketball team: overlooked, undersized and playing about as well as anybody. The Tigers' 5-foot-11 point guard has been a driving force in their surprising run to their first Final Four. He has supplied clutch plays , especially...
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Tennessee's Jordan Bone dribbles during practice for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 03, 2019 - 11:37 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Jordan Bone says he's entering the NBA draft, but he isn't ruling out the possibility of returning to school. Bone's decision allows him to work out with NBA teams while determining whether to start his pro career or return for his senior season. The 6-foot-3...
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FILE - At left, in a March 22, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney (13) shoots against Northern Kentucky during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Tulsa, Okla. At right, in a Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver (23) shoots against Kansas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech has gotten to its first Final Four with contrasting guards. Culver is the sophomore standout, Mooney is a graduate transfer. (AP Photo/File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:52 pm
Hometown standout Jarrett Culver was the first recruit Chris Beard reached out to when he got to Lubbock as Texas Tech's head coach three years ago. Then, when the Red Raiders were coming off their first NCAA Elite Eight appearance last season and had to replace a senior All-Big 12 point guard,...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team. The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernie Grunfeld was fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team, and owner Ted Leonsis said he will oversee a "reboot." Grunfeld's dismissal was announced with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season that began with Leonsis...
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April 02, 2019 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Ron Artest includes an extensive retrospective about the brawl with fans the former NBA star triggered at a game in Detroit. The footage of the melee between Indiana Pacers players and Pistons fans that became known as the Malice at the Palace is one of the...
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In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, photo, CBS director Bob Fishman poses in the production truck in Washington, D.C. Fishman is preparing to direct his 38th Final Four this week in Minneapolis. If anyone can speak about the growth of the NCAA Tournament on television it is Fishman. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Michigan State's Tom Izzo has the most Final Four experience of any of the coaches in this year's NCAA Tournament finale. He still doesn't have anything on Bob Fishman. While Izzo is coaching in his eighth Final Four, Fishman will be in the director's chair for his 37th. He's been the lead director...
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