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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...

All-Star: 10 things to know about the weekend

Feb. 15, 2019 2:52 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday, here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league's showcase...

Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

Jan. 23, 2019 11:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden inched past Wilt Chamberlain and didn't stop his latest one-man show until he'd tied Kobe Bryant. On another spectacular night for the NBA's most sensational scorer, Harden not only notched his career high with 61 points, but tied Bryant's record for a visiting player at the...

Tennessee loses three in a row for first time in 33 years

Jan. 14, 2019 3:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee saw three of its incredible streaks end this week as the 13th-ranked Lady Vols have a three-game losing streak for the first time in 33 years. They also lost three Southeastern Conference games for the first time in school history. The team, which hadn't dropped three in a row...

No. 5 Oregon women rout UCLA 72-52 with dominant 4th quarter

Jan. 13, 2019 7:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing much fazes Satou Sabally and No. 5 Oregon. Not when they're blowing out opponents by 20 or 40 points. Except when Kobe Bryant stops by their locker room. The Los Angeles Lakers legend visited the Ducks on Friday night when they beat Southern California by 40 points. Two days...

Harden has triple-double to lead Rockets over Cavs 141-113

Jan. 11, 2019 11:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference. But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago. James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes — the first player in NBA history to...

Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

Jan. 4, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — LeBron vs. Steph in the spring, Dabo vs. Nick in the winter. As much as Cleveland and Golden State became annual opponents in the NBA Finals before James left the Cavaliers last summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers after losing the title for the third time in four years to Curry...

Paul George gets 37 amid boos in OKC's 107-100 win at Lakers

Jan. 3, 2019 2:54 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George got booed last season in Indianapolis because he left. He got booed by Lakers fans on Wednesday night because he never arrived. The Oklahoma City star learned from the first experience and translated it into a performance that quieted Staples Center. George scored 37 points...

Things to know for the NBA's annual Christmas bonanza

Dec. 25, 2018 12:49 AM EST

Christmas has arrived, which means holiday shopping lists can hopefully be put away for another year. So here's a new list: Some of the things to know on this Christmas in the NBA, when five games — all of them televised nationally and beyond — will be on the holiday menu. STAR POWER The last five...

Today in History

Dec. 18, 2018 12:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2018. There are 13 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward. On this date: In 1787, New Jersey...