Basketball

Villanova guard Mikal Bridges (25) center, waves to the crowd with his team after they defeated La Salle in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
December 12, 2017 - 1:36 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss. It's why Wright figures his Wildcats — who are sitting atop the AP Top 25 for the third straight...
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Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, right, pressures Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 11, 2017 - 9:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Bobby Portis added a career-high 23 and the Chicago Bulls blew out Boston 108-85 on Monday night with Celtics star Kyrie Irving sidelined because of a bruised left quadriceps. Owners of the NBA's worst record, the Bulls built an 18-point lead in the...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful Hollywood talent agency CAA is canceling its annual Golden Globe Awards party and planning to form a legal defense fund to assist workplace harassment victims across all industries. A person with knowledge of the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity because...
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A Seattle Seahawks staff member tries to remove Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, left, from the field as an object thrown from the stands hits them during the closing moments of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville won 30-24. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 11, 2017 - 6:59 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will not face any suspensions for the melee that broke out at the conclusion of Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. It's the only upside for Seattle to come from the ugly, unflattering conclusion to the loss which will certainly result in hefty fines and another...
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In this April 22, 2017, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens crawls under an obstacle during the SEMO SWAT Challenge in Fredericktown, Mo. Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and revels in the attention, posting videos of his action adventures on Facebook and even using them to help stay fit while keeping a demanding schedule. (Jacob Scott/Daily Journal via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 6:03 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event , crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with firefighters. These could be action movie stunts by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood star turned California governor. But they were all done...
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December 11, 2017 - 5:41 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn from consideration for the post, a surprising development given his widespread support and qualifications. A U.S. Department of Transportation spokesperson said Monday that Paul Trombino III...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright talks to guard Jalen Brunson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against La Salle, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
December 11, 2017 - 3:21 pm
Villanova's unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 , while Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year coach Bobby Hurley. After a tumultuous week in which unanimous No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Kansas lost, the Wildcats (10-0) earned 41 of 65 first-place...
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Arizona State forward Romello White (23) and guard Shannon Evans II (11) celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Arizona State defeated Kansas 95-85. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 10, 2017 - 10:00 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bobby Hurley is no stranger to college basketball lore. So when his Arizona State team travelled to Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas on Sunday, the former Duke star knew what they were in for. "No one really wins here," Hurley said. "You come in here, most of the time you're...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, exchanges words with Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard after being called for a foul when he knocked Lillard down during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
December 10, 2017 - 12:38 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NBA's hottest team has found a home on the road. Houston won its ninth consecutive game after James Harden scored 48 points and the Rockets rallied from 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 124-117 on Saturday night. The Rockets, who trailed...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, shoots between Philadelphia 76ers' JJ Redick, left and Ben Simmons during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 09, 2017 - 10:55 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made certain the Cavaliers' losing ways lasted only one day. James had his 58th career triple-double and Cleveland rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night. James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the...
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