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Rhode Island sportsbooks had their best month yet in March

Apr. 23, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island sportsbooks had their best month yet in March, thanks to bets from college basketball fans. The state lottery says gamblers placed nearly $23.6 million in wagers in March, when the NCAA Tournament is held — the highest monthly total since sports betting launched...

Former Florida forward Keith Stone transferring to Miami

Apr. 23, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former University of Florida forward Keith Stone is transferring to the University of Miami for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 Stone, a South Florida native, expects to graduate this summer and will be eligible to play for the Hurricanes in 2019-20. Stone averaged 6.1 points and...

SMU basketball signs 3 transfers to join program next season

Apr. 22, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Transfer players Isiah Jasey, Tyson Jolly and Darius McNeill have signed with SMU and will join the program next season. Coach Tim Jankovich announced the signings Monday. Jolly is a 6-foot-4 guard who played 20 games at Baylor as a freshman in 2017-18 before transferring to Trinity Valley...

SEC's Sankey: Wave of NCAA waivers 'creates difficulties'

Apr. 22, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says it's too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics. He doesn't need more data to see that the NCAA is not denying as many waiver requests for athletes wanting to head to another school....

Jury selected in 2nd trial over NCAA recruitment

Apr. 22, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury was selected Monday to hear evidence in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players. Opening statements by lawyers were scheduled to occur Tuesday morning in...

Georgia Tech center James Banks declares for NBA draft

Apr. 22, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech center James Banks is entering the NBA draft. The school said Monday the 6-foot-9 junior has submitted paperwork for the June 20 draft. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 2.5 blocks a game while averaging 10.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. He was named to the ACC's...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike to return for senior season

Apr. 22, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he hoped to build his offense around last season. Azubuike averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery last season. The Jayhawks went on to...

PokerStars fined $10K for taking bets on NJ college teams

Apr. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined PokerStars $10,000 for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state's sports betting law. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued the fine on April 12, and posted it on its website last week....

'From the heart': Mullin's decision to leave St. John's

Apr. 22, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin felt in his heart it was time to leave St. John's. He stepped down this month after four years as coach at the school where he starred in the 1980s. "It got to a certain point for me to do something different," Mullin told The Associated Press on Monday. "Straight from the...

West Virginia F Konate declares for NBA draft

Apr. 22, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia shot-blocking specialist Sagaba Konate, who missed most of this past season with a knee injury, has declared for the NBA draft. The school announced Konate's decision Monday, adding that he plans to sign with an agent. Konate played in eight games as a junior,...