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Villanova tabbed to win Big East by conference coaches

Oct. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova has dominated the Big East over the last decade under the guidance of coach Jay Wright. The fourth-ranked Wildcats were the unanimous choice to win the conference in a preseason coaches poll released Tuesday. The team, which has won seven of...

Staying a Sixer: Simmons' fate looms large in Philadelphia

Oct. 19, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, “1-2-3! Together!” Lingering outside the...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

Lapchick family felt backlash due to Knicks coach's views

Oct. 19, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Richard E. Lapchick shares some of the backlash his family felt that was directed at his father, former Knicks coach Joe Lapchick, for signing the first Black player to an NBA contract in 1950. The experience led him to his work today; Richard directs the Institute for...

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next

Oct. 19, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around....

Man who fell from New Mexico sports skybox, son get payouts

Oct. 18, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who fell from a luxury suite at a university sports arena in Albuquerque onto concrete stairs below has been awarded $144,000 under a state-negotiated settlement, according to settlement documents obtained Monday. During a Lobos basketball...

Hawks agree to 4-year, $65M extension with Kevin Huerter

Oct. 18, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks agreed Monday to a four-year, $65 million contract extension with guard Kevin Huerter, locking up another important player from the team that made a surprising run to the Eastern Conference final. Huerter was the last piece in the Hawks'...

Bucks sign guard Grayson Allen to multiyear extension

Oct. 18, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen has signed a multiyear contract extension less than 2 ½ months after the team acquired him from the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen joined the Bucks in an Aug. 7 trade that set guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round...

1 dead, 2 injured in separate falls during Phish concert

Oct. 18, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One man apparently fell to his death at a Phish concert in San Francisco Sunday night, about an hour before another man was injured in a separate fall. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that police were investigating to determine what...

ESPN announcer Dick Vitale discloses lymphoma diagnosis

Oct. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time this year. The Basketball Hall of Fame announcer said he has undergone tests that show he has lymphoma. ...