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Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear. They'll be...

The Latest: Famous Los scores 22, named celebrity game MVP

Feb. 15, 2019 11:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team held on to beat the Away team 82-80 in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night. Jay Williams scored 18 points for Home. Quavo scored 27 for Away and...

Curry 'family reunion' has special start at All-Star Weekend

Feb. 15, 2019 10:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Curry family All-Star Weekend is off to a rousing start — a Curry knocked down a big shot on Friday. Not surprising, except it was Sonya Curry. Yes, Dell's wife and the mother of Stephen and Seth showed she also hit a dramatic game-winning shot from deep. Sonya sank a...

Gudmundsson leads Davidson over Saint Joseph's 80-72

Feb. 15, 2019 10:08 PM EST

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 21 points as Davidson stretched its home winning streak to seven games, beating Saint Joseph's 80-72 on Friday night. Luke Frampton had 18 points and six rebounds for Davidson (19-6, 10-2 Atlantic 10 Conference). KiShawn Pritchett added 18 points. Luka...

Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Feb. 15, 2019 9:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team's 82-80 victory over the Visiting Team on Friday night in the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Quavo, part of the hip-hop trio Migos, scored 27 points for the Visiting Team, and former NBA star...

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Feb. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers. Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four...

No. 8 Tar Heels banged up entering trip to Wake Forest

Feb. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — It's unclear whether eighth-ranked North Carolina will have freshman Nassir Little at Wake Forest on Saturday due to an ankle injury. Little, UNC's top bench scorer at 9.8 points, left Monday's loss to fourth-ranked Virginia after rolling his right ankle with 12:06 left before...

As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in

Feb. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, the G League Capital City Go-Go and two Arena Football teams. He, personally, doesn't...

EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

Feb. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week. The Chemours Co. also failed to provide information...

NC State visits Duke in biggest matchup this weekend in ACC

Feb. 15, 2019 1:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND North Carolina State at No. 2 Duke shapes up as the best matchup of a weekend in which none of the ACC's six Top 25 teams play each other. How do the first-place Blue Devils (22-2, 10-1) follow up...