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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Hillcrest Prep's Makur Maker (20) controls the ball against Sunrise Christian Academy during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Highly touted prospect Maker picked Howard University over UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking such things in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11 center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

Jul. 3, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Justin Patton, center, goes to the basket in front of Toronto Raptors forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Pistons sign oft-injured center Justin Patton

Jun. 26, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons signed center Justin Patton on Friday, hoping the 2017 first-round pick can stay healthy to help the franchise's turnaround. Patton had surgery for a broken foot in 2018 for the second straight year. The 6-foot-11 player was selected No. 16 overall three years ago by the...

Michigan announces Smith, Brown joining basketball program

Jun. 25, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officially announced Wednesday that Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown are joining the basketball program as transfers. The school says both players have been admitted. Smith has immediate eligibility, and Michigan is assessing the potential for an NCAA waiver for Brown. The...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, right, tries unsuccessfully to avoid a tag by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston. The Cardinals and the Red Sox would have had one of their rare regular-season series this week. They have met in four different World Series. They would have played a three-game series at Fenway Park this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Cards and a CWS title

Jun. 22, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

Most of the games played between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have been in the World Series. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, they would have been playing a regular-season series next weekend at Fenway Park. There also would have been a College World Series title won in Omaha, Nebraska. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo. It’s been over three months since the commissioners of major sports cancelled or postponed events because of the coronavirus. Enough time for us to grade them on how they’ve handled the virus so far. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NBA sets Oct. 16 draft date, Oct. 18 for free-agent talks

Jun. 20, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

The NBA has firmed up the schedule for what will be a hectic time for teams this fall, deciding on Oct. 16 as the date for this year's draft and saying clubs can begin talking to free agents two days later. The annual moratorium will begin at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Oct. 19 and continue through noon on Oct. 23, the...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walks onto the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. A Florida appeals court has granted Williamson’s motion to block his former marketing agent’s effort to have the ex-Duke star answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing for the Blue Devils. The order Wednesday shifts the focus to separate but related case between the same litigants in federal court in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Zion Williamson gets favorable ruling in lawsuit by ex-agent

Jun. 18, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida appeals court has granted Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson’s motion to block his former marketing agent’s effort to have the ex-Duke star answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing for the Blue Devils. The order Wednesday shifts the focus...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume on the same day word came out that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Latest: 75 Penn State football players to return Monday

Jun. 4, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players. Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15. The school said players have been...

Clemson leading scorer Simms returning for final year

Jun. 1, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson leading scorer Aamir Simms is returning for a final season after withdrawing his name from the NBA draft. Simms had until June 3 to pull out of the draft. He had announced in March his intentions to go pro. He did not hire an agent, making him eligible to return for his senior...

Florida guard Andrew Nembhard (2) powers past Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Youngblood)

Florida G Nembhard withdraws from NBA draft, transfers

May. 30, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft and returning to school — just not in Gainesville. A team spokesman said Saturday that Nembhard plans to transfer and will have two years of college eligibility remaining. Stadium first reported...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Georgetown guard Mac McClung (2) shoots as he is defended by Butler forward Bryce Nze (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Washington. Former Georgetown guard McClung has signed with Texas Tech after Davide Moretti's departure from the Red Raiders to play professionally at home in Italy. Coach Chris Beard said Thursday, May 28, 2020, that McClung had officially signed with the Red Raiders. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Hoya to B12: Ex-Georgetown G McClung signs with Texas Tech

May. 28, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Georgetown guard Mac McClung will play at Texas Tech after Davide Moretti's departure from the Red Raiders to play professionally at home in Italy. Coach Chris Beard said Thursday that McClung had officially signed with the Red Raiders. The junior, who had put his name in the...