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Creighton coach tests positive, will miss DePaul game

Jan. 21, 2022 15:08 PM EST

Creighton coach Greg McDermott has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Bluejays when they play DePaul on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. The school's athletic department made the announcement Friday. A spokesman said McDermott, who has had two vaccinations and a...

Nuggets sign veteran C DeMarcus Cousins to 10-day contract

Jan. 21, 2022 14:09 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets signed four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract on Friday to back up Nikola Jokic. The 6-foot-10 Cousins will be eligible to play in six games for the Nuggets, starting Friday night game against Memphis. Cousins...

NEC, Horizon still having forfeits because of COVID

Jan. 21, 2022 12:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Cimino hasn't lost a Northeast Conference game on the court this season at St. Francis, N.Y. Yet the Terriers are sitting at 4-2 in the standings after forfeiting two games before the New Year because of COVID-19 issues on the team. They play first-place...

Clark sets triple-double record, No. 25 Iowa routs Gophers

Jan. 21, 2022 11:46 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa's Caitlin Clark posted her second straight 30-point triple-double, setting a Division I basketball record for men or women, and the No. 25 Hawkeyes rolled to a 105-49 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. Clark had 35 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists,...

Providence AD Driscoll to retire in June after 21 years

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College athletic director Bob Driscoll says he is retiring after 21 years at the school. The retirement is effective in June and ends a two-decade run that included the Friars winning their first national title in a men's sport when the hockey...

La Salle coach raises awareness for daughter with leukemia

Jan. 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Emily MacGillivray treated her house like an obstacle course. The toddler, a tornado of energy, could be found after a scamper sitting on counter tops. “We never had a kid who constantly was climbing on things,” said Mountain MacGillivray, her father and the...

NBA at 75: Wilkins soared in 1980s, often felt unappreciated

Jan. 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, the “Human Highlight Film," played his college basketball at Georgia and is best known from his NBA days as the biggest star that the Atlanta Hawks ever had. As part of an Associated Press series on the NBA at 75, Wilkins talks about what it was...

Johnson rallies No. 4 NC State past No. 3 Louisville 68-59

Jan. 21, 2022 08:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Diamond Johnson didn’t lose confidence, so it wasn’t a lost cause for No. 4 North Carolina State. “I just kept shooting it,” Johnson said, drawing a postgame laugh from coach Wes Moore. Johnson scored 11 of her 16 points in a 4 1/2-minute...

Juzang scores 28 as No. 9 UCLA holds off skidding Utah 63-58

Jan. 21, 2022 02:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It didn’t take Johnny Juzang long to realize it was going to be his night. “I knew pretty early,” Juzang said. “My teammates found me early and that got me going.” Good thing for No. 9 UCLA, because he didn’t get much help on...

Ballo scores 21 to help No. 3 Arizona rout Stanford 85-57

Jan. 21, 2022 02:25 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Oumar Ballo had a career-high 21 points and No. 3 Arizona dominated Stanford in an 85-57 blowout Thursday night. Bennedict Mathurin and Pelle Larsson each scored 13 for the Wildcats (15-1, 5-0 Pac-12), off to their best start since a 21-0 run to begin the...