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Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins, front right, talks with forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

NBA pushes back 3 more Grizzlies games, due to virus issues

Jan. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EST

The Memphis Grizzlies are the latest NBA team that will have a coronavirus-related extended break from games, after the league announced Thursday that their next three contests will be postponed because of a lack of available players. Friday’s game at Portland, along with home games Sunday and Monday...

UConn reports athletic deficit increase to $43.5 million

Jan. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The deficit in the University of Connecticut's athletic department rose by $1.2 million during the last fiscal year to $43.5 million, according to the school's annual report to the NCAA. UConn released the fiscal report on Wednesday. It said the gap, which last year was among the...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton, left, drives past Brooklyn Nets' Bruce Brown during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavs' Sexton outplays Irving, shreds Nets in double OT

Jan. 21, 2021 2:21 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant scooped up the box score on the table in front of him and quickly scanned the statistics next to Collin Sexton's name to make sure he was being accurate. There they were: 42 points, 15 coming in the second overtime when Cleveland's guard drained four 3-pointers. “He...

Baylor guard Jared Butler reacts to this three-point play against Kansas in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

No. 2 Baylor takes unbeaten record to Oklahoma State

Jan. 21, 2021 2:18 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND The Big 12's best team this season faces off with arguably its best player on Saturday when second-ranked Baylor heads to Oklahoma State, where the Bears (13-0, 6-0) will try to shut down the Cowboys' Cade Cunningham. The likely NBA...

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) shoots past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) as forward Cameron Johnson, left, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Ayton has season-high 26 points, Suns beat Rockets 109-103

Jan. 21, 2021 1:18 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deandre Ayton had season highs with 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Wednesday night to end a two-game skid. “He was a monster for us tonight," Phoenix coach Monty Williams said. The Suns won for the first time since Jan. 9. Between...

Sacramento Kings forward Glenn Robinson III (30) defends against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Clippers beat Kings 115-96 for season-high 5th straight win

Jan. 21, 2021 1:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, Paul George added 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 115-96 on Wednesday night for their season-high fifth consecutive victory. The Clippers handed the Kings a 38-point loss at their place last Friday. A new week didn’t change...

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs with forward Draymond Green (23), forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Kevon Looney (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Curry, Warriors honor VP Kamala Harris in win over Spurs

Jan. 21, 2021 1:08 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors brought it on both ends in their most complete game yet. They brought it for new Vice President Kamala Harris, honoring her Oakland roots. Curry had 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-99...

Players warm up for an NCAA college basketball game between Colorado and Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Joe Nicholson)

Washington snaps 8-game skid, topples Colorado 84-80

Jan. 21, 2021 12:11 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Marcus Tsohonis and his teammates celebrated as though Washington had just won something of significance rather than a midseason conference game. Snapping an eight-game losing streak felt much bigger for the Huskies than just a regular Pac-12 victory. “The sigh of relief of getting...

Lampley carries Sam Houston St. over Abilene Christian 64-57

Jan. 20, 2021 11:57 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Demarkus Lampley had a career-high 30 points as Sam Houston won its ninth consecutive game, topping Abilene Christian 64-57 on Wednesday night. Zach Nutall had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Sam Houston (12-5, 6-0 Southland Conference). Tristan Ikpe added 12 rebounds. Javion May had...

Alston Jr. leads Boise State over Fresno State 73-51

Jan. 20, 2021 11:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Alston Jr. had 21 points as Boise State won its 13th consecutive game, easily defeating Fresno State 73-51 on Wednesday night. Marcus Shaver Jr. had 17 points and six rebounds for Boise State (13-1, 9-0 Mountain West Conference). Abu Kigab added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Mladen...