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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks at a roundtable in Huntington, W.Va. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs,

Governor who called girls 'thugs' says sorry if he offended

Feb. 14, 2020 5:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs," saying he didn't know the remarks would cause any trouble. Justice has drawn criticism for using the term after a scuffle broke out at a heated...

William Moore, left, Anthony Wilson, center, and Jeffrey Wilson, right, speak at a conversation and private screening of

Brothers of Chicago prep basketball star forgive his killer

Feb. 14, 2020 6:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brothers of Chicago high school basketball star Ben Wilson, who was viewed as the top player in the nation before his murder in 1984, said Thursday they have forgiven the shooter. Anthony Wilson said he was asked if he was crazy for meeting William Moore, the man convicted of gunning...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Chicagoans: City not just NBA host, it's the Mecca of hoops

Feb. 13, 2020 2:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball...

Vague misconduct allegations anger Chicago school parents

Feb. 4, 2020 1:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An investigation of a Chicago high school that led to the cancellation of the boys basketball season, and the removal of the principal and assistant principal revealed allegations of sexual misconduct by students and adults, retaliation against witnesses and athletic recruiting violations,...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike, in New York. A lawyer for Nike testified Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, that he felt like a stickup victim when well-known attorney Avenatti demanded up to $25 million to stop him from igniting a media scandal by publicizing claims that Nike employees paid the families of elite high school basketball players. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Nike lawyer: Avenatti threatened Nike with 'media scandal'

Jan. 30, 2020 5:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Nike testified Thursday that he felt like a stickup victim when well-known attorney Michael Avenatti demanded up to $25 million to stop him from igniting a media scandal by publicizing claims that Nike employees paid the families of elite high school basketball players. The...

Only three players on court at buzzer after basketball brawl

Jan. 24, 2020 11:45 AM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A high school basketball game in Delaware devolved into a three-on-three contest after a bench-clearing brawl, and only three of those players were left on the court at the buzzer. Thursday's game ended with only one player on the court for Cape Henlopen High School and two for Sussex...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn, left, guards Boise State guard RayJ Dennis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego. It's almost like coach Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Flynn and KJ Feagin transferred to San Diego State after being lured by the prospect of winning and going to the NCAA Tournament. And boy, have they ever won, to the point that they've matched some accomplishments by the breakthrough 2010-11 team led by the most famous player in program history, Kawhi Leonard.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Trio of transfers powering Dutcher's undefeated No. 4 Aztecs

Jan. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s almost like Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery when they attracted a trio of transfers. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Malachi Flynn and KJ Feagin came to SDSU because they wanted to join a winning program and go...

Police investigating racist drawing at WVa high school

Jan. 23, 2020 3:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating what a prosecutor said was a racist drawing that was posted at a southern West Virginia high school and targeted a biracial basketball player from a rival team. West Virginia State Police spokeswoman Capt. Shallon Oglesby said in a statement that the...

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Fan passion fuels Iowa women's 30-game home winning streak

Jan. 22, 2020 4:44 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa, and her college coaching career has been spent only at in-state schools. So she understands the passion for the sport that spreads from the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers. That love for the game is on display in the Iowa Hawkeyes coach's own arena,...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2002, file photo, Morgan Wootten, head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, speaks at a press conference to announce his stepping down as coach, in Hyattsville, Md. Wootten, a Hall of Fame coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The Wootten Family is saddened to share the news that their loving husband and father Morgan Wootten passed away

Hall of Fame HS basketball coach Morgan Wootten dies at 88

Jan. 22, 2020 12:20 PM EST

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Morgan Wootten, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The...