Basketball

Arizona Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, left, and Satou Sabally pressure Arizona's Aari McDonald during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
March 29, 2020 - 3:49 pm
Arizona guard Aari McDonald will return for her senior season, bypassing a chance to leave early for the WNBA. “I am already counting down the days until I can get back on the court with my teammates and I can't wait to play one more season in front of the best fans in the country,” she posted on...
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FILE - In this April 5, 1993, file photo, Michigan's Chris Webber (4) stands by as North Carolina's Eric Montross celebrates during North Carolina's technical foul shots in the final seconds of the NCAA Final Four championship game at the Superdome in New Orleans. Webber called a time out Michigan did not have, and Michigan was charged with a technical foul and lost possession of the ball. Donald Williams made all four free throws and North Carolina won the national title 77-71. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)
March 29, 2020 - 12:10 pm
The most famous timeout called in the history of the NCAA Tournament has been variously called the biggest mistake, the biggest choke, the most embarrassing gaffe, all because that timeout didn't actually exist. Eric Montross calls it a perfectly executed defensive strategy. It was the waning...
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FILE - In this April 4, 1983, file photo, a high jumping Cozell McQueen (45), left center, and teammates celebrate defeating Houston 54-52 in the NCAA college basketball championship game in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/File)
March 29, 2020 - 11:11 am
A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 3 and the following story...
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New York Knicks owner James Dolan, center, reacts with fans during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in New York. The Grizzlies won 127-106. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 28, 2020 - 10:22 pm
James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night. It is not clear when he was tested or when he received the diagnosis. Dolan is the first U.S. major...
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FILE - This is a January 1970 file photo showing Notre Dame college basketball player Austin Carr. Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich, still No. 1 on the all-time points list, was scoring 40 a night. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers. It wasn't until Carr scored a still-standing NCAA Tournament-record 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that, in his mind, he started to separate himself. (AP Photo/File)
March 28, 2020 - 1:36 pm
Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-...
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FILE - In this April 1, 1985, file photo, Villanova's Ed Pinckney (54) yells out as he is surrounded by teammates after defeating Georgetown 66-64 in the NCAA college basketball Final Four championship game, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
March 28, 2020 - 12:52 pm
A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 4 and the following story...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
March 28, 2020 - 12:05 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 6, 2008, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self listens to a question at a news conference before Monday's championship game against Memphis at the NCAA college basketball Final Four in San Antonio. The NCAA and networks across the sports dial have infused fans with a hoops fix by rebroadcasting epic NCAA Tournament games. Coaches and players involved in those games are adding insight and a dash of humor by live tweeting during the replay. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 27, 2020 - 5:25 pm
Kansas had kept Derrick Rose in check well into the 2008 national championship game when coach Bill Self decided it was time to change defenses against the Memphis star. Bad idea. “Well. They have momentum. I made mistake,” Self said while live tweeting a replay of the game recently. “Had done a...
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** HOLD FOR STORY ** In this April 11, 2019, photo, provided by Davis Thompson, University of Georgia student-athletes and roommates from left: Ashley Andersen, Morgan Coppoc, Tyler Armistead and Dalaney Hans pose before attending a concert together in Athens, Georgia. Georgia tennis player Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, back home and hundreds of miles away from campus, lost without her routine and her teammates. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches with both updates for the entire team with latest details about the coronavirus and individual check-ins. The UGA counseling also office got in touch with Coppoc immediately and then again to offer sessions by phone that she would have typically attended in person. (Davis Thompson via AP)
March 27, 2020 - 3:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, hundreds of miles away from campus and lost without her routine and her tennis teammates at Georgia. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches for individual check-...
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March 27, 2020 - 1:25 pm
JAN. 3: The number of cases of a new type of viral pneumonia in central China rises to 44 in an outbreak that awakens fearful memories of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. Most of the cases are traced to the South China Seafood City market in the suburbs of sprawling Wuhan, where offerings are reported...
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