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Expectations high at UConn in coach Hurley's 4th season

Oct. 22, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley needed three seasons as UConn's coach to get the Huskies back into the NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence. In his fourth year, his team expects to take a bigger step — contending for a Big East title and possibly the program's...

Oklahoma State to move on without No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham

Oct. 22, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

Oklahoma State will learn much about where its program stands now that Cade Cunningham is in Detroit after being the top pick in the 2021 NBA draft. “I don’t know if we’ll be better than last year’s team if you just look at the talent because we do not have the...

Analysis: The NBA's Top 75 team voters got the calls right

Oct. 22, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

The results are in and what happens now was inevitable. The top 76 players in NBA history have been announced , with the full 75th anniversary team having been revealed by the league. Now the debate begins to decide who must have been No. 77. Vince...

Stephen Curry scores 45, Warriors hold off Clippers 115-113

Oct. 22, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry raised his arms, waved to acknowledge the adoring fans as shot after shot dropped through the net and screamed in celebration — no trash about it. Curry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds remaining to follow up a 30-footer...

Herro scores 27 points, Heat rout Bucks 137-95 in opener

Oct. 21, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Only one thing went wrong for the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Udonis Haslem voted no. The rest went as well as anyone could have expected. Tyler Herro scored 27 points in 24 minutes off the bench, Jimmy Butler added 21 and the Miami...

Young, Hawks open season with 113-87 rout of Mavericks

Oct. 21, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beginning a season of high expectations, the Atlanta Hawks showed they're far more than Trae Young. He's their unquestioned leader, of course, but a 113-87 rout of the Dallas Mavericks displayed Atlanta's impressive depth. Cam...

The top 75 — plus 1 — players in NBA history are revealed

Oct. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

For the NBA’s 75th anniversary team, 75 players weren’t enough. The league needed 76 instead. The top 75 players in NBA history — and one more because of a tie in the voting — have been revealed, a group that has combined to win 158 NBA...

Building inspection: Arena where 2 people fell meets code

Oct. 21, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco building inspectors say the indoor basketball arena in which two concert-goers fell in separate incidents from upper tiers —one fatally and deliberately — roughly an hour apart met code regulations. Patrick Hannan, communications...

F1 title fight could take big swing in U.S and Mexico

Oct. 21, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Grand Prix is not a must-win race for Lewis Hamilton, and the seven-time champion brushed off such a suggestion Thursday even as he trails Max Verstappen in the title fight and his rival should be favored at Mexico City in the next round. ...

Stanford has voids to fill, plans to do so with versatility

Oct. 21, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jerod Haase makes it clear his Stanford team won't be a one-man show. Versatility is the theme and everybody involved realizes it will take contributions from the entire roster to fill some big voids. This group has learned it can take on any...