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South Carolina beats Florida to reach first Final Four

Mar 27, 2017

South Carolina beats Florida to reach first Final Four

South Carolina added a missing piece to its rich basketball history. The school of Frank McGuire, Kevin Joyce, Brian Winters, Mike Dunleavy and Alex English is going to the Final Four for the first time. Add the names Sindarius Thornwell and Frank Martin to ...

Hot-shooting Jets soar past Levanga

/ Mar 26, 2017

Hot-shooting Jets soar past Levanga

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The Chiba Jets shot 90.9 percent from the field in an entertaining first quarter. The Jets couldn’t maintain that remarkable rate for a full 40 minutes on Sunday against the Levanga Hokkaido, but their high-powered offense clicked for most of the game. Chiba defeated ...

Speed demon Wall leads Wizards past Cavaliers

/ Mar 26, 2017

Speed demon Wall leads Wizards past Cavaliers

LeBron James yanked off the tinted goggles protecting his injured eye and flung them away. His vision was clear. However, there was one blur that wouldn’t go away: John Wall. Washington’s faster-than-fast star scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Wizards again ...

Booker explodes for 70 in loss

/ Mar 25, 2017

Booker explodes for 70 in loss

Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history. Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics outlasted the Phoenix Suns ...

Lakers honor Shaq with huge statue outside arena

/ Mar 25, 2017

Lakers honor Shaq with huge statue outside arena

The Lakers honored Shaquille O’Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days outside Staples Center on Friday. With his youngest son pulling a gold braided cord to drop a shiny ...

Fox outshines UCLA's Ball, leads Kentucky to Elite Eight

Mar 25, 2017

Fox outshines UCLA's Ball, leads Kentucky to Elite Eight

De’Aaron Fox credits some sticky Kentucky defense for the Wildcats’ latest berth in a regional final. Coach John Calipari begs to differ. He points at Fox, the freshman guard who outplayed UCLA phenom Lonzo Ball with one of the best scoring nights in Kentucky’s ...

Mar 24, 2017

Wild tale of March Madness wager

Michigan’s loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million. Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 bet on Michigan at 80-to-1 odds from Derek Stevens, who owns The D casino. Oregon beat Michigan 69-68 to move on to ...

DeRozan's 40 points power Raptors past Heat

/ Mar 24, 2017

DeRozan's 40 points power Raptors past Heat

Down by 15 early, the Toronto Raptors had no reason to panic. Trouble brings out their best. DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points — doing that back-to-back for the first time in his career — and the Raptors clamped down defensively in the final three ...

Georgetown fires longtime coach John Thompson III

Mar 24, 2017

Georgetown fires longtime coach John Thompson III

John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown’s basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. Thompson said in a statement released by agent David Falk that he was “honored” to have been the Hoyas’ ...

Top-seeded Gonzaga edges West Virginia to reach Elite 8

Mar 24, 2017

Top-seeded Gonzaga edges West Virginia to reach Elite 8

Jevon Carter fired up two potential tying 3-pointers only to see them go off-target and Gonzaga didn’t allow West Virginia to get off a third. A defensive stop was a fitting way for this offensively challenged Sweet 16 matchup to end. Jordan Mathews hit ...