Latest Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball News

UCLA starting rebuild under new coach Mick Cronin

Oct. 10, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA faces a rebuilding year under Mick Cronin and the young Bruins are busy adjusting to their new coach's ways. Different drills, different philosophies, different schemes, different personality. The Steve Alford era is a distant memory for a team that finished 17-16 and missed the...

Krzyzewski says California law a needed conversation starter

Oct. 8, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski believes it's time for college sports to get in step with the times when it comes to paying athletes, though the Duke coach said getting there raises a lot of challenging questions. Krzyzewski said Tuesday at ACC media day that college sports can no longer stick its...

Pac-12 players, coaches briefed on California likeness law

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Washington State big man Jeff Pollard is popular all over Pullman and easily recognized back home in Bountiful, Utah. You can't miss him: He's 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds. Pollard realizes he could probably earn some money from his image and likeness — a hot topic at Pac-12 media...

Sun Devils looking to continue upward trajectory

Oct. 4, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Years one and two were for building. Bobby Hurley needed time to set the foundation and standards at Arizona State, recruit the right players. The third and fourth years were for taking the next step, winning more, establishing a tradition, reaching the NCAA Tournament. The Sun Devils...

Washington State to retire Klay Thompson's No. 1 jersey

Sep. 30, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State will retire the No. 1 worn by Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson when he played for the Cougars. The school said Monday that the ceremony will take place on Jan. 18 during halftime of a game against Oregon State. Thompson played three seasons for Washington...

Newsom's California vaccine bill changes surprise backers

Sep. 4, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medical groups and a lawmaker behind California legislation to crack down on vaccine exemptions said Wednesday they were surprised by Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute call for changes to the bill, a move that inserted fresh uncertainty into one of the year's most contentious...

Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop

Sep. 4, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials in Oregon said Wednesday that a person who recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used an electronic cigarette containing marijuana oil from a legal dispensary, the second death linked to vaping nationwide and the first tied to a vaping product...

California bans fur trapping for recreation, commerce

Sep. 4, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to ban commercial fur trapping, ending the practice nearly 200 years after animals like beavers and otters introduced the American West to international trade. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he had signed a bill into law...

Marshal: Fugitive couple likely getting help to stay hidden

Sep. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities believe husband and wife fugitives wanted in the killing an Arizona man have been able to stay under the radar for more than a week because they are getting help from multiple people. David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona, said Tuesday that deputy marshals are looking at...

Firing of doctor sets off fight over assisted suicide law

Sep. 4, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — After watching his mother die slowly when he stopped her medication, Neil Mahoney knew he wanted the option of ending his own life peacefully when a doctor told him in July that he had months to live after being diagnosed with cancer. A physician was willing to help him do that under...