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Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in OKC debuts for George, Anthony

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Westbrook, Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in Oklahoma City debuts for George, Anthony. More>>

Hayward, Lin out for year, and many others in NBA are ailing

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Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Lin are out for the season, and plenty of other NBA stars are already dealing with injuries. More>>

Delany: 'Not shocked' by FBI investigation of college hoops

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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport. More>>

Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next season

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The Big Ten is increasing its conference schedule to 20 games in men's basketball and 18 in women's basketball, starting in the 2018-19 season. More>>

Nets' Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin expected to miss the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee. More>>

Gordon Hayward's agent says his surgery 'went really well'

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After losing top free agent Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury, the Celtics dropped back-to-back games to open the NBA season. More>>

US women's hockey team gets Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

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The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation. More>>

Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season opener, 124-76

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Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season by handing the Phoenix Suns the most one-sided loss in the franchise's 49-year history, 124-76. More>>

Hayward from hospital: It's hurting me that I can't be there

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Full recovery, but no timetable for Gordon Hayward's return. More>>

Louisville trustees fire athletic director Tom Jurich

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Louisville trustees have fired athletic director Tom Jurich, the school's second major official let go this week in the wake of its involvement in a national federal investigation of college basketball. More>>

Joe Theismann on Gordon Hayward's injury: 'It sickens me'

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Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann says he was sickened by seeing the video of Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward breaking his left ankle. More>>

Experience matters for SEC teams looking to topple Kentucky

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How can SEC rivals compete with Kentucky? Experience matters. More>>

Bulls suspend Portis 8 games for injuring Mirotic

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The Chicago Bulls have suspended forward Bobby Portis for the first eight games for injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic during a fight at practice. More>>

Celtics star Hayward suffers gruesome injury in opener

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Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffered a broken left ankle in the first quarter of his debut with Boston. More>>

Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return

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Kevin Durant's baseline jumper swished through the net just barely too late, and the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat Golden State 122-121 on the night the Warriors received their championship rings. More>>

Hayward suffers gruesome injury, Celtics lose opener 102-99

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Boston 's Gordon Hayward breaks ankle in Celtics' 102-99 loss to LeBron, Cavs. More>>

10 things to know as the NBA season gets underway

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The Spurs are chasing history, LeBron James is nearing milestones and defenses are getting shredded. More>>

LeBron on: Cavs star playing in opener vs. Irving, Celtics

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LeBron James playing against Irving, Celtics in season opener after being slowed by ankle injury. More>>

Rude welcome: Irving set for return to 'rowdy' Cleveland

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Rude welcome: Irving set for rowdy homecoming on return to Cleveland with Celtics. More>>

San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts

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The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas and are being bought by MGM Resorts International the league announced Tuesday. More>>

AP source: Richard Jefferson, Nuggets agree to 1-year deal

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A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that veteran forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. More>>

LeBron questionable to face Irving, Celtics in Cavs' opener

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LeBron still questionable to play Celtics because of sprained left ankle. More>>

Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again

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The Golden State Warriors and new-look Cleveland Cavaliers will be tested in their openers. More>>

Spurs' Popovich labels Trump 'a soulless coward'

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others.". More>>

Rick Pitino out at Louisville as expected amid federal probe

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Rick Pitino's attorney has told the Louisville Athletic Association that it should not fire the coach of the men's basketball program because his client "could not have known" about activities alleged in a national federal investigation of the sport. More>>

AP Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension

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The San Antonio Spurs have reached agreement with LaMarcus Aldridge on an extension that will keep him under contract for an additional three years. More>>

Listing how each top NCAA school is reacting to hoops probe

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A list of how each top NCAA school is reacting to hoops probe. More>>

LeBron's status for opener vs. Celtics still unclear

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Slowed by ankle injury, LeBron still not a certainty to play in season opener. More>>

Katie Smith named coach of the New York Liberty

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New York Liberty names Katie Smith its new head coach. More>>

Welcome, Rook: Ball, Tatum, Fultz and more making NBA debuts

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Even for a talented group of NBA rookies like this class, the learning curve will likely be steep. More>>

Nebraska picks Washington State AD to head athletics program

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Nebraska has chosen Washington State athletics director Bill Moos to head its sports program. More>>

UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrating ruling

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North Carolina Is finally set to find out its fate in its multi-year NCAA academic case. More>>

Tar Heels unveil 2017 NCAA championship banner

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North Carolina unveiled its 2017 NCAA championship banner on a Friday night filled with Midnight Madness-style preseason event across college basketball. More>>

The Latest: Coaches eager for UNC to move past NCAA case

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North Carolina has avoided major penalties after an NCAA infractions committee panel "could not conclude" there were academic violations in the multi-year case focused on irregular courses. More>>

AP sources: NCAA to release ruling in UNC case Friday

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Three people with knowledge of the investigation say the NCAA infractions committee panel handling North Carolina's multi-year academic case plans to release its ruling Friday. More>>

Pac-12 forms task force to seek answers for issues in sports

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The Pac-12 Conference is launching its own task force to develop reform proposals in the wake of a federal bribery investigation. More>>

Kyrie Irving says Boston is 'a real, live sports city'

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Kyrie Irving says by moving to Boston, he's "playing in a real, live sports city.". More>>

LeBron aggravates ankle injury; opener vs. Celtics in doubt

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LeBron James still slowed by ankle injury, status for season opener uncertain. More>>

Correction: College Basketball-Fraud Charges story

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3 college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme have appeared in a New York federal court and been freed on $100,000 bail each. More>>

Kerr pushes Warriors to keep joy, chase repeat championship

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Steve Kerr is already challenging his Golden State Warriors to find ways to get better. More>>

Less time, fewer timeouts among adjustments for NBA coaches

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Less time, fewer timeouts among adjustments for NBA coaches. More>>

Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves

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The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Andrew Wiggins to a new contract extension. More>>

NCAA to form commission in response to bribery scheme

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NCAA to form commission in response to bribery scheme. More>>

Trump sticks to hockey in honoring Cup champion Penguins

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The Stanley Cup champions will be honored by President Donald Trump at the White House, a visit captain Sidney Crosby and other players say is not about politics. More>>

James returns, Cavaliers debut new starting lineup

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LeBron James made his preseason debut Tuesday and played an NBA game with close friend and former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade as the Cleveland Cavaliers showed off their newest lineup. More>>

2 WNBA players denied visas into Turkey with Russian team

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WNBA players Emma Cannon and Brionna Jones were denied visas for entry into Turkey with their Russian team this week. More>>

Fertitta introduced as new owner of Houston Rockets

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Fertitta introduced as new owner of Houston Rockets. More>>

76ers, Embiid agree on 5-year, $148M extension

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A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid have agreed on a maximum contract extension. More>>

Hornets' Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics

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Hornets owner Michael Jordan is reaching to help the poor in the Charlotte community. More>>

Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

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Federal probe illuminates a shady side of college basketball recruiting filled with bribes and kickbacks. More>>

Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

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Connie Hawkins, basketball's dazzling schoolyard great who made it to the Hall of Fame, dies at 75. More>>

Louisville places assistants Fair, Johnson on paid leave

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Louisville places assistant men's basketball coaches Jordan Fair and Kenny Johnson on paid administrative leave. More>>

LeBron to miss 2nd exhibition game with sprained ankle

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LeBron James will miss Friday night's exhibition game against Indiana with a sprained ankle sustained last week. More>>

Martin not surprised by alleged corruption in college hoops

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South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin says he was heartbroken when he heard his former assistant Lamont Evans was arrested in a federal bribery and corruption case. More>>

Yankees or Indians? LeBron James has big decision to make

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True colors: LeBron must choose between Yankees and Indians in playoff series. More>>

Lynx earn 4th WNBA title in 7 seasons with win vs Sparks

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Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5. More>>

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