Men's basketball

FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 12:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dethroned last week as NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers are stepping into a summer already off to a strange start. With the draft just days away, and major roster decisions — maybe even a blockbuster trade for Paul George — needing to be made, the Cavaliers aren't certain who...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox (0) goes up for a dunk in front of Wichita State guard Landry Shamet (11) during the second half of a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament, in Indianapolis. Fox is expected to be a picked at the NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:40 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teams looking for point guard help in Thursday night's NBA draft are in luck — as long as they have a high pick, that is. Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball have been the headliners in so much of the pre-draft conversations, projected to be selected first and second. Who will go...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, UCLA's Lonzo Ball (2) walks by his father LaVar Ball, right, to greet family members after UCLA defeated Long Beach State in an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
June 19, 2017 - 10:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. The UCLA product with preternatural court vision is among the most intriguing prospects in the NBA draft this week. In perhaps the greatest testament to his abilities, his father LaVar...
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June 18, 2017 - 11:05 pm
The Indiana Pacers' timeline for making a decision on star forward Paul George just kicked into overdrive. George's camp has informed the Pacers that the four-time All-Star intends to leave in the summer of 2018 when he becomes a free agent, two people with knowledge of the situation told The...
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June 18, 2017 - 10:19 pm
Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that star forward Paul George has informed the Indiana Pacers that he plans to leave the franchise when he becomes a free agent in 2018. George's future has been hotly debated for months, and it crystalized this weekend with...
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Markelle Fultz, center, speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at NBA basketball team's training complex Thursday, June 15, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. The University of Washington guard could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, or he could be available to the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 18, 2017 - 1:04 am
Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Comedian Steve Harvey arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Apologies are being demanded from Harvey following comments about Flint's lead-tainted water crisis. Flint resident Dee Smith says Harvey told him to "enjoy your brown cup of water" during a Wednesday June 14, 2017 call-in to Harvey's radio show. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16, 2017 - 2:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man who talked trash with Steve Harvey over the Cleveland Cavaliers' losing in the NBA finals says the comedian went too far when he made fun of Flint's lead-tainted drinking water during an exchange on his radio show. The city's mayor and a civil rights group feel the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino looks on as his team falls behind late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The NCAA suspended Pitino, Thursday, June 15, 2017, for five ACC games following sex scandal investigation. A former men's basketball staffer is alleged to have hired strippers to entertain players and recruits. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
June 15, 2017 - 9:16 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA didn't feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex scandal investigation, so the governing body Thursday handed down a few more. An outraged Rick Pitino feels the NCAA went too far. After completing its investigation of Katina...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, top right, waves at fans next to his wife Ayesha during a parade and rally in honor of the Warriors, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Oakland, Calif., to celebrate the team's NBA basketball championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 15, 2017 - 6:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local): 3 p.m. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green appears to be taking some shots at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Green wore a t-shirt at Thursday's championship parade and rally in Oakland, California...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, top right, waves at fans next to his wife Ayesha during a parade and rally in honor of the Warriors, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Oakland, Calif., to celebrate the team's NBA basketball championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 15, 2017 - 3:29 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy as his team and its fans celebrated the NBA championship with a victory parade. Curry hopped and shouted as he gave...
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