Stories tagged: basketball
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 7:52 P.M.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Maryland spoils Spartan coach’s return, beats Michigan State 89-72
Brionna Jones had 28 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 3 Maryland beat Michigan State 89-72 on Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan, spoiling coach Suzy Merchant’s return to the sideline …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 4:46 P.M.
New York Knicks owner James Dolan bans Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden; Ex-Knick tweets thanks to fans
Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena, though he’s open to reconciling with the Knick great. In an interview Friday with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay, …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 10:40 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Green gets rare triple-double as Warriors beat Grizzlies
Draymond Green had an uncommon triple-double while scoring only four points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Memphis 122-107 on Friday night for their first victory over the Grizzlies in …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:17 P.M.
Word ‘championship’ arises as Mystics introduce Elena Delle Donne
Here’s a hint at what Elena Delle Donne’s addition means to the Washington Mystics: All of 33 seconds into the 2015 WNBA MVP’s introductory news conference Friday, coach and general …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:33 P.M.
Bucks’ Jabari Parker hurts left knee again, out for year
The Milwaukee Bucks say Jabari Parker suffered a season-ending left ACL injury for the second time in three years. Parker will need surgery after tearing the ACL in the third …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 10:37 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Griffin leads Clippers past Knicks after Oakley ejection
Blake Griffin scored a season-high 32 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat New York 119-115 on Wednesday night after former Knicks star Charles Oakley was ejected and arrested in …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:59 P.M.
Former Knick Charles Oakley ejected, arrested after MSG altercation
Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was escorted from his seats and arrested at Madison Square Garden after an altercation near team owner James Dolan. Oakley shoved security guards before they …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 9:53 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Hornets end losing skid, top Brooklyn 111-107
Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum and Marco Belinelli each had 17 points as the Charlotte Hornets snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 111-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 3 A.M.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr fined $25K for outburst
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for his outburst directed at official Bill Spooner late in the third quarter of Golden State’s three-point overtime …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2 A.M.
No. 3 Kansas lifts suspension of forward Carlton Bragg
Kansas has lifted the indefinite suspension of sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., who has missed the past three games after he was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 8:47 P.M.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 11 Texas women hold on for rare win at No. 2 Baylor
Joyner Holmes drove for the tiebreaking layup with a minute left and 11th-ranked Texas held on to win its 17th consecutive game, 85-79 at Baylor on Monday night in Waco, …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 8:33 P.M.
Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas bounces back from loss, tops Kansas State 74-71
Frank Mason III had 21 points, Josh Jackson added 18 despite dealing with foul trouble, and No. 3 Kansas bounced back from a rare home loss to hold off Kansas …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:42 P.M.
NBA roundup: Kyrie Irving lifts Cavaliers past Wizards 140-135 in OT
Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his 23 points in overtime, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 35 seconds left, and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Washington Wizards 140-135 in a …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 7 P.M.
Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from ex-NBA star’s alma mater
Authorities say memorabilia from Kobe Bryant’s high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former NBA star’s school near Philadelphia.
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 5:44 P.M.
UConn still No. 1, Tennessee re-enters women’s hoops poll
Holly Warlick has spent nearly three-quarters of her life at Tennessee. She’s not used to seeing them unranked. So getting back into the Top 25 after an eight-week absence meant …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 6:12 P.M.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: UConn breezes to 97th straight win, 96-50 over Tulsa
Napheesa Collier scored 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to its 97th consecutive win, 96-50 over Tulsa on Sunday in Storrs, Connecticut.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 5:49 P.M.
Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Wisconsin outmuscles Indiana, holds on for 65-60 win
Ethan Happ scored 20 points, Nigel Hayes added 15 and 10 rebounds, and No. 10 Wisconsin outmuscled Indiana to hold on for a 65-60 win on Sunday.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 5:28 P.M.
NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook powers Thunder past Blazers 105-99
Russell Westbrook scored 19 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter, powering the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-99 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 8:51 P.M.
Gregg Popovich gets NBA-record 1,128th win as Spurs beat Nuggets
Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker helped Gregg Popovich become the winningest coach with a single franchise in league history, scoring 18 points each in a 121-97 victory over the Denver …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Aaron Gordon headlines the field for All-Star dunk contest, Klay Thompson defends his 3-point title
Aaron Gordon leads dunk contest field, Klay Thompson set to defend 3-point title on All-Star Saturday night in New Orleans.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 6:19 P.M.
Former WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne traded from Sky to Mystics
The Washington Mystics have acquired Elena Delle Donne from the Chicago Sky for Stefanie Dolson, Kahleah Copper and the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft. The 2015 WNBA MVP …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 10:51 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Stephen Curry’s 3-point clinic leads Warriors past Hornets
With dad Dell watching live, Stephen Curry hit 11 3-pointers and scored 39 points in three quarters, coming back with vengeance from a one-game absence while ill and leading the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 11:38 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Leonard’s 36 points lead Spurs by Thunder, Westbrook, 108-94
Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs held Russell Westbrook scoreless in the fourth quarter for a 108-94 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 10 P.M.
Timberwolves starting to find themselves under Tom Thibodeau
After starting the season a disappointing 6-18 under first-year coach Tom Thibodeau, the Minnesota Timberwolves have started to show signs of turning a corner in the new year. They have …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 9:17 P.M.
LeBron James calls Charles Barkley ‘a hater’ and fires back at TV commentator
LeBron James fired back at former NBA player Charles Barkley, who has been highly critical of the Cavaliers’ star. James told ESPN that he felt Barkley disrespected him with comments …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 8:07 P.M.
Ivan Rabb’s double-double lifts California past Stanford 66-55
Ivan Rabb had 25 points and 13 rebounds and California pulled away late in the second half to beat Stanford 66-55 on Sunday.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 5:59 P.M.
Donte DiVicenzo beats buzzer as No. 1 Villanova tops No. 12 Virginia
Donte DiVicenzo beat the buzzer on a tip-in to lead No. 1 Villanova to a 61-59 win over No. 12 Virginia on Sunday in Philadelphia.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 6:20 P.M.
NBA roundup: Paul Millsap, Hawks outlast Carmelo Anthony, Knicks 142-139 in 4 OTs
Paul Millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime, and the host Atlanta Hawks overcame Carmelo Anthony’s season-high 45 points …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 9:01 P.M.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: Alexis Jones has triple-double, No. 2 Baylor thumps No. 20 Oklahoma
Alexis Jones had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and No. 2 Baylor beat No. 20 Oklahoma 92-58 on Sunday in Waco, Texas.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 11:36 P.M.
NBA Capsules: Harden scores 51 to lead Rockets past Embiid, 76ers
James Harden scored 51 points and had 13 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 123-118 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday …