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WNBA's new season ready to tip off

May. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games' greatest players. The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year. The defending champion...

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I embrace the...

Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

May. 22, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday. Gobert finished with...

Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston's title parade

May. 22, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy. Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February. But since then: Nothing. And Boston's sports fans...

Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

May. 22, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals. Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 on Thursday. The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two games of the series that the...

Notre Dame's Brey: Transferring players need 'deterrent'

May. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA is granting too many waivers allowing players who transfer to compete immediately, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Wednesday, calling the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the Knight...

Couple who accused Georgia Tech's Pastner charged

May. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple is facing more criminal charges for allegedly trying to implicate Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner in a sexual assault, according to court records. Prosecutors in Oro Valley, where Ron Bell lives, brought additional charges against him Friday, the...

Ohio State hoops adds California transfer Justin Sueing

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State basketball program is adding California's leading scorer Justin Sueing to the team. The 6-foot-7 forward from Honolulu, Hawaii, will have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. Ohio State said Wednesday he'll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in...

Iowa hires Billy Taylor as assistant basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff. Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis, now with California. Taylor led Lehigh from...

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...