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Pelicans' Louzada suspended for 25 games for drug violation

Nov. 19, 2021 20:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans reserve small forward Didi Louzada has been suspended 25 games for violating the the NBA's performance-enhancing drug rules. Louzada’s suspension, announced by NBA spokesman Mark Broussard, began Friday when the Pelicans hosted...

Texas Tech clears Shannon to return after rules review

Nov. 17, 2021 13:58 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has cleared junior Terrence Shannon Jr. to return to play for the Red Raiders after the standout forward was held out of their first three games during a review of eligibility rules. The school said Wednesday that all questions related...

Castleton, Jones each score 18, lead Florida over Elon 74-61

Nov. 09, 2021 22:37 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton and Myreon Jones each scored 18 points and Florida cruised to a 74-61 victory over Elon on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Castleton, a senior who had entered the NBA draft, scored 17 points in the first half...

Shannon being held out by Texas Tech for eligibility review

Nov. 08, 2021 14:25 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. will miss Texas Tech's season opener Tuesday night and be held out of games while the school reviews eligibility rules after the standout forward went through the NBA draft process over the summer before returning to campus. ...

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks in 117-89 rout of Pistons

Nov. 02, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks ended a three-game losing streak with a 117-89 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. “Thank God we won a game,” Antetokounmpo said with a grin. “I was...

Illini's Cockburn to sit 3 games for selling items too early

Nov. 01, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The NCAA has suspended Illinois center Kofi Cockburn for the first three games of the season because he sold apparel and memorabilia before new regulations that allow athletes to participate in money-making ventures went into effect. The...

Plenty of under-the-radar players bear watching this season

Oct. 29, 2021 03:57 AM EDT

Marshall’s Taevion Kinsey believes he’s heading into his senior year as a better and more relaxed player after debating whether to turn pro during the offseason. He also has come back as a bigger player. Kinsey entered his name into NBA draft...

Redick joining ESPN as NBA analyst following retirement

Oct. 27, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

JJ Redick is joining ESPN as an NBA analyst a month after announcing his retirement following a 15-year playing career. Redick will make his debut as a studio analyst on Nov. 3 during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks. Besides contributing to many of...

Timme, Juzang, Cockburn headline AP preseason All-Americans

Oct. 25, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Drew Timme could have left for the NBA after leading Gonzaga into last season's national title game. He likely would have been drafted and gone on to have a solid career. But Timme wanted more. Certainly, a chance to finish off a championship run, but also to work one...

West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters 40th season with 900 wins

Oct. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters his 40th season as a head coach with 900 career wins and a new two-year contract extension. This season figures to be a challenge after five of the Mountaineers' top eight scorers departed and it takes time for...