Basketball

Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, front, looks to shoot as Arizona State's Marcus Bagley, back left, and Jalen Graham defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
November 26, 2020 - 9:54 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Coming into this season, Villanova coach Jay Wright wondered who might replace Saddiq Bey as the Wildcats' go-to player. After two games, Wright thinks Jeremiah Robinson-Earl may have answered that question for him. Robinson-Earl followed up an 18-point performance in the...
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FILE - Baylor guard Jared Butler dribbles up court against Kansas during an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, in this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. Baylor opens this season only one poll point behind top-ranked Gonzaga in in the AP Top 25. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
November 26, 2020 - 8:59 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men’s basketball schedule with two games this weekend.. Baylor expects to play Saturday against an...
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West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) shoots over a VCU defender during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in SIoux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)
November 26, 2020 - 2:17 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Derek Culver had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 15 West Virginia beat VCU 78-66 on Thursday in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic semifinals. West Virginia (2-0) will face Western Kentucky in the final Friday. Culver rebounded from a seven-point game Wednesday...
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November 26, 2020 - 1:35 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Drew Timme scored 25 points, Jalen Suggs had 24 and Corey Kispert added 23 as No. 1 Gonzaga pulled away from No. 6 Kansas for a 102-90 victory Thursday in the season opener for both teams. The Bulldogs built a double-digit lead in the first half at the Rocket Mortgage Fort...
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Villanova's Justin Moore works around Boston College's Rich Kelly during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
November 25, 2020 - 10:12 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl spent much of the first half of Villanova's season opener on the bench with two early fouls. He was the difference in the second half, scoring 14 of his 18 points as the Wildcats overcame a nine-point deficit to beat Boston College 76-67 on Wednesday...
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Houston guard Tramon Mark shoots a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Lamar, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
November 25, 2020 - 9:35 pm
The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed. Cancellations, protests, quarantined players, piped-in crowd noise, masked cheerleaders,...
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Iowa center Luka Garza, left, drives past North Carolina Central guard Justin Wright (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 25, 2020 - 3:09 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza had 26 points and 10 rebounds and No. 5 Iowa opened the season with a 97-67 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday. Garza, the Big Ten player of the year last season and the lone unanimous selection on the preseason AP All-America team, had his 17th...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams plays against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March, 8, 2020, in Boston. Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee. A person familiar with the deal says Adams’ extension is worth $35 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 because financial terms have not been announced. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 24, 2020 - 9:49 pm
Veteran 7-foot NBA center Steven Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee. Adams' extension is for $35 million, said a person familiar with the deal. The...
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay, left, tries to bring down Tennessee Titans safety Amani Hooker after he intercepted a pass from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 24, 2020 - 3:07 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Baltimore Ravens have placed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the reserve/COVID-19 list, making him ineligible to play Thursday night in Pittsburgh. McPhee joins running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) dunks during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Adebayo and the Miami Heat are working on a contract extension, the team said Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, a deal that when finalized will likely guarantee him at least $168 million over the next six seasons and perhaps as much as $200 million in that span.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 24, 2020 - 3:07 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo came to the NBA with the goal of providing for his mother and changing her life. His first contract took care of that. And the way he sees it, his next contract sets his family up for generations. Adebayo and the Miami Heat agreed on a five-year extension that will be worth...
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