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NBA says All-Star draft will be aired Feb. 7 on TNT

Jan. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA's All-Star draft will be Feb. 7, and broadcast on TNT. A pair of captains will select the teams from the pool of players who will be picked as starters and reserves from each conference. The captains will be the leading vote getter in each conference, and through Thursday the NBA...

Milwaukee Bucks sign F Bonzie Colson to 2-way contract

Jan. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks signed forward Bonzie Colson to a two-way contract Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 forward has spent the 2018-19 season with the Canton Charge of the NBA G League after going undrafted in last year's draft out of Notre Dame. In 23 games with the Charge, Colson averaged 15.5...

Kelly Oubre bringing energy, defense _ and style _ to Suns

Jan. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — In less than a month in Phoenix, Kelly Oubre Jr. is bringing energy, defense and scoring — not to mention style — to the perennial last-place Suns. Teammate Devin Booker said there's no use trying to top Oubre when it comes to the way he dresses away from the game. "That's the...

Bulls waive Carter-Williams after trade with Rockets

Jan. 7, 2019 6:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have traded Michael Carter-Williams and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls for a protected second-round pick in the 2020 draft. The Bulls then waived the guard following the trade. The 27-year-old Carter-Williams saw limited playing time in his first season in...

Vanderbilt ends 2018 with win over UNC Asheville

Dec. 31, 2018 5:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt made a late change on defense and it paid off. The Commodores capitalized on their height advantage by switching from a man-to-man to a 2-3 zone defense. Notre Dame transfer Matt Ryan scored a season high 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Vanderbilt to a...

The name game: A few athletes who figure to emerge in 2019

Dec. 30, 2018 12:50 PM EST

Expect to see a whole lot more of this in 2019: Duke forward Zion Williamson dunking and dominating. The rim-rattling talent of Williamson figures to lead the Blue Devils on a deep NCAA Tournament run and, should he declare, possibly become a top pick in the NBA draft. Williamson is a name you're already getting...

Lee leads Vanderbilt to win over Tennessee State

Dec. 29, 2018 5:13 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saben Lee is starting to become more comfortable in his return to point guard. The Vanderbilt sophomore scored a season-high 23 points, Joe Toye tied a career high with 18 and the Commodores beat Tennessee State 95-76 on Saturday. Lee moved from shooting guard to point after...

Lee leads Vanderbilt to win over Tennessee State

Dec. 29, 2018 4:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saben Lee scored a season-high 23 points, Joe Toye added a career-high 18 points and Vanderbilt beat Tennessee State 95-76 on Saturday. Lee — a sophomore — hit 8 of 9 shots from the floor and 7 of 9 from the foul line. Lee has taken over point guard for freshman Darius...

Monmouth still battling after surprising 0-11 start

Dec. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EST

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Coach King Rice and four end-of-the bench Monmouth basketball players stood off to the side drinking water and slapping hands while the starters ran timed full-court sprints. Again. And again. And again. Rice dished out the penalty to his top players for losing two practice...

Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes is rising hoops star

Dec. 14, 2018 10:07 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a high school football player, Jaxson Hayes had a slight problem that was only getting bigger: His body. He was getting taller. An extraordinary growth spurt shot him up to about 6-foot-7, and he was taking a pounding at wide receiver. "They were going at my knees and back and...