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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban looks on from the crowd during NBA All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles. The NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving. Commissioner Adam Silver said the fine was for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
February 21, 2018 - 10:33 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The NBA fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving. Commissioner Adam Silver said the fine was for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." The league said the podcast with...
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Virginia's Ty Jerome (11) shoots over Georgia Tech's Josh Okogie (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 9:16 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Top-ranked Virginia accomplished its first goal of the season. The next ones on the list will only get more difficult. Ty Jerome scored 18 points and the Cavaliers held off depleted Georgia Tech 65-54 on Wednesday night, clinching at least a share of the regular season...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:28 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2013, file photo, Louisville center Zach Price (25) holds signage after Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game, in Atlanta. Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program for violations committed in a sex scandal. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return millions in postseason revenue. The decision announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, by the governing body’s Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major rule violations. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
February 20, 2018 - 5:50 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment. It's the first time a Division 1...
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February 20, 2018 - 11:40 am
The struggling Hornets have fired general manager Rich Cho. Team owner Michael Jordan announced the news in a release Tuesday, saying "we're deeply committed to our fans and to the city of Charlotte to provide a consistent winner on the court. The search will now begin for our next head of...
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Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot (44) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 19, 2018 - 11:13 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two of the Big 12's most powerful offenses collided when No. 8 Kansas hosted Oklahoma. Only one lived up to the hype, though. Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 points and No. 8 Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 on Monday night in its first true...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) reacts to teammate Gabby Williams (15) during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Temple, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
February 19, 2018 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Nikki Fargas and her LSU Tigers are happy to be back in the AP Top 25. It's been four years since LSU was last in the poll, which it entered at No. 24 on Monday. "We're all excited that we are being recognized in the poll," Fargas said. "We're going to try and keep ourselves...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) and Jack Salt (33) walk off the court following a victory in an NCAA college basketball game against Duke, in Durham, N.C. The Cavaliers remained at No. 1 in Monday's, Feb. 19, 2018, latest AP Top 25 poll, earning 42 of 65 first-place votes. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
February 19, 2018 - 11:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman. The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released...
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