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Feb 4, 2017

VanDerveer wins 1,000th game

Tara VanDerveer became just the second NCAA women’s coach to reach 1,000 career victories Friday night, when No. 8 Stanford beat USC 58-42. With her record at 1,000-228, VanDerveer joins Pat Summitt — who died last summer from early onset Alzheimer’s disease with 1,098 ...

Harden carries Rockets past Bulls

Feb 4, 2017

Harden carries Rockets past Bulls

With the game on the line, James Harden resorted to his step-back jumper on three key plays and drained two of them. Harden had 42 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to rally the Houston Rockets past the Chicago Bulls 121-117 in overtime Friday ...

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Feb 3, 2017

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Gregg Popovich greeted his latest career milestone with his usual self-deprecation and deflection, insisting he only achieves these records because he is old. Friends and players rarely disagree with the San Antonio Spurs’ emotional coach. But they did this time. Popovich tied the NBA ...

Feb 3, 2017

Coach K heading back to bench

Mike Krzyzewski is returning this weekend to coach his Duke Blue Devils. The Hall of Fame coach made the announcement Thursday night on his weekly radio show that he will make his return Saturday against Pittsburgh after back surgery kept him out for four ...

Heat whip Hawks, extend winning streak to nine

Feb 2, 2017

Heat whip Hawks, extend winning streak to nine

Ask anyone in the Miami Heat locker room how this is happening, and the answers will all be largely the same. They can’t explain. That doesn’t bother them, either. The NBA’s hottest team stayed that way Wednesday night, as Goran Dragic scored 27 points, ...

LeBron fires back at Barkley

Feb 1, 2017

LeBron fires back at Barkley

LeBron James is done bowing to Sir Charles. After he was criticized by Charles Barkley for questioning Cleveland’s front office, James tore into the former NBA star and opinionated TV commentator on Monday night following a loss in Dallas. James not only countered what ...

Spurs shut down Westbrook late in victory over Thunder

Feb 1, 2017

Spurs shut down Westbrook late in victory over Thunder

The San Antonio Spurs have admired the outstanding season Russell Westbrook is having and the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard didn’t disappoint in person. Neither did the Spurs, who took playing Westbrook as a great challenge. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points and San Antonio ...

Jan 31, 2017

Gonzaga climbs to No. 1 in AP poll

Gonzaga, the last unbeaten team in Division I, moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second time in school history. The Zags (22-0) jumped up from third when Villanova and Kansas both were beaten in a week when ...