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The Latest: Alabama trying to replace Collin Sexton

Oct. 17, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference media day (all times Eastern): 11:50 a.m. Alabama has a tough task: The Crimson Tide need to replace point guard Collin Sexton, who led them back to the NCAA Tournament in his lone season in Tuscaloosa. Sexton declared for the NBA draft after...

Kentucky preseason pick to win SEC men's basketball title

Oct. 17, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky is once again the preseason favorite to win the Southeastern Conference men's basketball title. The Wildcats were picked to win in a poll of SEC and national media members. The same paned has named Tennessee forward Grant Williams as the SEC preseason player of the year....

First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families

Oct. 17, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in regulation and...

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

Oct. 17, 2018 2:25 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too. Curry had 32...

Jury set to hear closings at college hoops corruption trial

Oct. 17, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury is set to hear closing arguments at a trial about secret payments in college basketball. Business manager Christian Dawkins, former amateur league director Merl Code and former Adidas executive James Gatto have pleaded not guilty to charges they sought to pay off the...

Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns

Oct. 16, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics will need time to figure out how to get the most out of their loaded roster this season. It didn't stop them from picking up their first victory on a night they celebrated the official return of their two biggest stars. Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Celtics...

Nets' Carroll has ankle surgery on eve of season

Oct. 16, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll has undergone right ankle surgery and will miss the start of the season. The team says Carroll had a right ankle arthroscopy. It was performed Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Carroll started 73 games at forward for the Nets last season,...

Future of Paul Allen's sports holdings remains unclear

Oct. 16, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Paul Allen's love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle. In the wake of his death, Allen's ownership of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and NFL's Seattle Seahawks has come into focus because of questions about how the franchises...

Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

Oct. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler's trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the...

Vinsanity grinds into a 21st season, rare company in the NBA

Oct. 16, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter feels like a 20-something again. Always does when this time of year rolls around. Never mind the specks of gray in his beard, all the wear and tear on his body, a resume that shows he entered the NBA the same year teammate Trae Young was born. Carter has made it to another...