Men's college basketball

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Howard has agreed to a five-year deal to take over as Michigan men's basketball coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, May 22, 2019, because the announcement had not been made. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 22, 2019 - 9:25 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I...
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Brian Bowen smiles as he speaks with the media at the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 17, 2019 - 4:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. "People know the situation. People know what happened, obviously," he said. "They don't really harp on that...
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Cameron Reddish, from Duke, speaks with the media on the first day of the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago, Thursday, May. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 16, 2019 - 6:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the NBA draft combine (all times local): 5:15 p.m. North Carolina State signee Jalen Lecque hopes to convince NBA teams he is ready to make the preps-to-pros jump. A gifted guard known for soaring dunks that have made him a social media sensation with 343,000 Instagram...
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Steve Stricker tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 15, 2019 - 7:31 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The modest Midwestern lifestyle of Steve Stricker has given way to moments of celebrity over the last month. Stricker spoke Wednesday about watching the final round of the Masters from his winter home in Naples, Florida, with his wife and two daughters, when he casually...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo Michigan head coach John Beilein speaks during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Anaheim, Calif. Two people familiar with the decision say Beilein has agreed to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, May 13, 2019 on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire. ESPN, citing unidentified sources, said Beilein agreed to a five-year deal with the Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)
May 15, 2019 - 2:59 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure. One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make. Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball's biggest stage after...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, Michigan coach John Beilein shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal against Texas Tech in Anaheim, Calif. Cleveland has signed Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday, May 13. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants. The people spoke to The AP condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 13, 2019 - 12:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach. John Beilein has left Michigan following a successful 12-year run and will take his shot in the NBA, signing a five-year contract with Cleveland on Monday. The 66-year-old Beilein wasn't thought to be on the team's radar, but the...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. College athletes are continuing to function at high levels in the classroom but their Academic Progress Rate scores appear to be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, May 8, 2019, show this year’s overall four-year score matched last year’s record-high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball also matched last year’s marks. Baseball improved by one point to 976 while single-year scores at Historically Black Colleges declined slightly. “We are seeing some flattening of rates, which is not unusual given the large amount of data over a long period of time,” Emmert said in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 10, 2019 - 4:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA men's basketball rules committee is proposing moving the 3-point line to the international distance and resetting the shot clock to 20 seconds following offensive rebounds. Both rules could take effect next season in Division I. College basketball's other two divisions...
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Christian Dawkins stands outside federal court Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in New York. Dawkins and and youth basketball coach Merl Code were convicted on a conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 08, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and...
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May 08, 2019 - 6:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting will become legal in Indiana and construction of two new casinos will be allowed in the state under a bill signed by the governor on Wednesday. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb endorsed the bill on his final day to act on the measure approved by lawmakers after they...
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May 08, 2019 - 4:13 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia track athlete is expected to make a full recovery after being impaled by a javelin during practice. Freshman Elija Godwin was injured Tuesday when he and his fellow sprinters were doing backward sprints at the school's track. A school statement says Godwin backed into a...
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