Basketball

Duke's Joey Baker (13) reacts to a play during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgia State in Durham, N.C., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
November 18, 2019 - 5:45 pm
Duke is back at No. 1, moving up a spot following a pair of victories last week. The Blue Devils can thank Evansville for the jump. Duke moved to No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll...
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Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton left, defends as Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving drives to the rim in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Denver. The Nuggets won 101-93. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 18, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game because of a right shoulder injury. The Nets announced several hours before tipoff that the All-Star point guard wouldn’t play Monday night against the Indiana Pacers because of an impingement. Irving sat out for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw watches from the sideline during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll is over. The Irish fell out of the Top 25 on Monday, Nov. 19, 2019, for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, ending a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn (492) and Baylor (302). (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
November 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest...
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November 17, 2019 - 9:14 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's National Basketball League has ordered the New Zealand Breakers not to play former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. after his arrest Thursday morning over an altercation in an Auckland bar. Rice traveled with the Breakers to Perth for their league...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden looks at an official in the first quarter of a basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)
November 16, 2019 - 10:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight gamer, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. With Russell Westbrook resting, the Rockets needed Harden to shoulder an even...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard shoots between Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, left, and Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
November 16, 2019 - 9:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard sat out against the Atlanta Hawks because of a left knee contusion, delaying his first game with Los Angeles Clippers teammate Paul George. Coach Doc Rivers described Leonard as day-to-day Saturday night and didn’t seem concerned that it was anything more than that...
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Oregon head coach Kelly Graves talks to Texas Southern players before an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Texas Southern's uniforms went missing, forcing them to improvise with practice jerseys and athletic tape. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
November 16, 2019 - 6:46 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say uniforms were stolen from Texas Southern’s women’s basketball team before their game at Oregon. Eugene Police say a black duffel bag containing all the jerseys was taken from a downtown hotel conference room Saturday. The Tigers wore practice uniforms during the game...
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Brooklyn Nets guards Kyrie Irving, front, and Spencer Dinwiddie head to the bench during a timeout late in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Denver. The Nuggets won 101-93. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 16, 2019 - 5:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving will miss Nets’ game at Chicago on Saturday night because of a shoulder injury. Coach Kenny Atkinson said he does not know if Irving will return for the Nets’ upcoming homestand. Irving had 17 points and nine assists in a loss at Denver on Thursday night...
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Golden State Warriors' D'Angelo Russell, left, drives the ball past Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State guard D’Angelo Russell will be sidelined for at least two weeks after he sprained his right thumb in Friday night’s 105-100 loss to the Boston Celtics, further depleting the backcourt already missing injured Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The...
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November 16, 2019 - 2:48 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. has been arrested in Auckland after an altercation in a bar, 10 days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in Australia's National Basketball League. Breakers chief executive Matt Walsh confirmed Walsh was arrested...
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