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Grizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT

The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason. More>>

Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111

The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City. More>>

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the franchise. He had one big caveat for any potential investors: Keep the team in his hometown of Milwaukee. More>>

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million. More>>

Shorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season: More>>

Gaborik adds scoring to LA Kings' playoff plans

Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month. More>>

A good read: Bucks' Udoh draws fans for book club

Epke Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball. More>>

Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win

Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded. More>>

Injured Anthony will sit out Knicks' last 2 games

Carmelo Anthony's will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career. More>>

Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. More>>

Michigan losing Stauskas and Robinson to NBA

Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids. More>>

CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and all 16 teams that will head to the postseason this weekend... More>>

Randolph scores 32, Grizzlies clinch playoff spot

The Memphis Grizzlies are back in the playoffs and the upstart Phoenix Suns are staying home. More>>

Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

LeBron James' only visible significant role was that of postgame heckler, interrupting Michael Beasley's interview amid a loose, upbeat locker room that normally wouldn't jibe with a 21-point loss - or throwing... More>>

Warriors' Bogut out indefinitely with rib fracture

The playoffs have not even begun and the Golden State Warriors are already dealing with a big blow to their postseason chances. More>>

Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft

It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun. More>>

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. More>>

James, Bosh rest as Heat prepare for playoffs

Choosing rest for the playoffs over the pursuit of a top seed, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gave LeBron James and Chris Bosh the night off Monday against the Washington Wizards. More>>

AP Sources: Sun trade C/F Tina Charles to Liberty

People familiar with the situation say the Connecticut Sun have agreed to trade Tina Charles to New York for players to be named later and the Liberty's first round pick in 2015. More>>

Cavs, Irving staggering to finish

As this disheartening season dwindles to its final moments, Kyrie Irving stood up and took responsibility for how he and his teammates played in their past two games. More>>

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. More>>

Cavs, Irving staggering to finish

Kyrie Irving doesn't want the Cavaliers' final game of this disheartening season to look anything like the team's previous two. More>>

Dumars officially stepping down as Pistons' GM

Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons' president of basketball operations. More>>

Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest. More>>

AP source: Dumars out as Detroit's team president

Joe Dumars tried to push the Detroit Pistons back toward the playoffs with a couple of big moves last offseason. More>>

Pacers hold on to top spot in East by beating OKC

The Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season: More>>

Hawks top Heat 98-85, get East's last playoff spot

Jeff Teague says he never doubted the Atlanta Hawks would be in the playoffs. More>>

Clippers beat Kings 117-101 for 56th win

The Clippers tuned up for the playoffs with a clinic on scoring in transition, whether it was going coast-to-coast for layups or ferocious dunks. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season: More>>

Warriors clinch playoff spot in win over Lakers

Stephen Curry realizes a playoff berth is still a precious commodity for the Golden State Warriors, who have spent the majority of their existence watching the postseason from their collective couches in the Bay Area. More>>

Heat back atop East, beat Pacers 98-86

For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers. More>>

Brewer's 51 lifts Wolves over Rockets 112-110

Truth be told, no one believed Corey Brewer could do it. Not his teammate Ricky Rubio. Not his coach Rick Adelman. And certainly not his opponent, the Houston Rockets. More>>

Former Hawks All-Star Lou Hudson dies at 69

Dominique Wilkins hopes young fans take the time to learn about Lou Hudson. More>>

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released... More>>

Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide. More>>

Iowa St bumps Hoiberg's salary to $2.6 million

Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his average annual salary to $2.6 million in an effort to keep "The Mayor" in Ames for life. More>>

Haith kicks Price off Missouri team

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward's career with the Tigers before it began. More>>

Pacers, Heat still fighting for East No. 1 seed

For the last six weeks, Indiana and Miami haven't exactly looked like NBA title contenders. More>>

Pacers rest starters, edge Bucks 104-102

When Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel benched his starters for the entire game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, it meant extended playing time for the team's reserves. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season: More>>

Thunder hold off Clippers for 107-101 victory

Oklahoma City has its starting five back together just in time for the playoffs. Their weeks apart didn't hurt their defense at all. More>>

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UMass basketball player announces he's gay

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. More>>

Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s. More>>

UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with eight days remaining in the regular season: More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. More>>

UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan on Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles. More>>

Thunder beat Kings 107-92 as Durant's streak ends

Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone. More>>

Nets finish off sweep of Heat, win 88-87

A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions. More>>

Huskies again star in the underdog role

The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. More>>

5 things to know about UConn-Notre Dame title game

Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East - and it apparently got annoying. More>>

Historic title game boost for women's basketball

Women's college basketball has been looking for that watershed moment when a player or game could transcend the sport. More>>

Napier brings it home for UConn Video included

Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. More>>

Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. More>>

NBA decisions loom for several Kentucky players

One by one, players in the Kentucky locker room said essentially the same thing: They had not given the NBA a second thought, much less a first, during their stirring Final Four run. More>>

Ollie wins it all with UConn Video included

It's not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It's just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national... More>>

FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show

"Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game. More>>

Calipari not going to 'dignify' Lakers rumors

Kentucky coach John Calipari refused to "dignify that stuff" when he was asked after Monday night's championship game about his rumored interest in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another. More>>

Masiello on unpaid leave until he gets degree

Steve Masiello will be reinstated as the head coach at Manhattan College as soon as he receives his degree from the University of Kentucky. More>>

NCAA finalists illustrate many ways to make a run

Kentucky reached the brink of an NCAA title with five freshman starters, including the cool right hand of Aaron Harrison and his decisive 3-pointers in three straight games. More>>

Notre Dame guard has final chance at missed title

Notre Dame All-American Kayla McBride and the Irish have come full circle. More>>

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women's basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. More>>

Mourning, Richardson, Williams make Hall of Fame

Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. More>>

Police: Wolves F Cunningham sent threatening texts

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested for a second time in three days because he sent threatening messages to a woman he was living with that "rose to a terroristic level," police said Monday. More>>

UConn, Notre Dame advance to historic title game

Women's basketball came away a winner Sunday night. After a season-long buildup, the NCAA tournament will be decided by the perfect championship game. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw has deflected talk of a perfect season and a potential showdown with rival Connecticut all year long. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

Connecticut's latest national championship game will be very different from the previous eight the Huskies have played - and won. More>>

Durant scores 38 but Suns beat Thunder 122-115

For the 41st game in a row, Kevin Durant scored at least 25 points. Not even Michael Jordan ever did that. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Celebrities aplenty, as usual

The Kentucky Wildcats had Drake celebrating with them after a victory, and Dwight Howard was doing the "Gator chomp" in the Florida student section. More>>

Aldridge, Blazers top Pelicans to clinch playoffs

Given an opportunity to clinch a postseason berth, the Trail Blazers made the most if it. More>>

Springsteen closes out Final Four music festival

Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Kayla McBride seemingly did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed herself while she did it. More>>

Hawks rout Pacers 107-88, boost playoff hopes

Atlanta got Indiana at exactly the right time. More>>

Wolves' Cunningham arrested for 2nd time in 3 days

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested Sunday for the second time in less than a week, booked for suspicion of making terrorist threats just days after being charged with felony domestic assault for... More>>

LeBron scores 38, Heat top Knicks 102-91

LeBron James couldn't wake up Sunday. He was sluggish when his alarm went off at 8 a.m. and still in a funk when the Miami Heat and New York Knicks tipped off five hours later. More>>

Kentucky brings up memories of Fab Five

The Fab Five came onto the national basketball landscape like a thunder dunk. You had to notice the five baggy-shorts-wearing freshmen starters from Michigan who made their way to the national championship game. More>>

A look at the pecking order in college sports

An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football and basketball programs produce and their need to help players close the gap between the worth... More>>

Kentucky's slow progression meets end of road

Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. More>>

NCAA officials adamantly opposed to one-and-done

NCAA officials and Kentucky coach John Calipari at least agree on something: The one-and-done rule in college basketball needs to be revised. More>>

UConn and Kentucky for national title Video included

Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's. More>>

Emmert: Unionization "grossly inappropriate"

The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship. More>>

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein out for title game

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will miss Monday night's national title game against Connecticut because of a lingering ankle injury, while forward Alex Poythress plans to play after tweaking his knee during the... More>>

Kentucky freshmen against UConn comeback players

All those Kentucky freshmen against a Connecticut team already with a few championship rings. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Of all the celebrities and athletes in attendance at the Final Four, Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball had to have the most unique outfit. More>>

Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching. More>>

UConn on to national championship game

Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. More>>

Bobcats clinch playoffs in 96-94 OT win over Cavs

No one will fault the Charlotte Bobcats for taking a moment to savor their second postseason appearance in franchise history. More>>

Wisconsin falls short, loses 74-73 to Kentucky

Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do Saturday night to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. More>>

Young proves to be unsung hero in Kentucky win

The headlines will go to those unflappable Harrison twins, Andrew who passed to his brother Aaron for the 3-pointer that lifted Kentucky into yet another national championship game. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Jim Calhoun won three national championships with Connecticut in four trips to the NCAA Final Four. More>>

Guards flounder, Florida falls in Final Four

Florida played its worst game of the season on college basketball's biggest stage. More>>

Role players key UConn's 63-53 win over Florida

Connecticut will not ride a one-man gang into the national championship game this time. More>>

Daniels sparks UConn to 63-53 upset of Florida

DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to help UConn snap Florida's 30-game win streak with a 63-53 upset of the Gators at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Howard backs teammate's Gators

Dwight Howard showed some love for the alma mater of Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons. More>>

Kentucky's Cauley-Stein appears out for semifinal

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein was not dressed out as his teammates warmed up for their national semifinal against Wisconsin on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

FINALS WATCH: UConn rallies after slow start

Connecticut has pushed out to a comfortable lead after falling behind by 12 points against Florida early in the first half. More>>

Stanford looks to end UConn's run at perfection

All the talk of Stanford feeling like a junior varsity team crashing the Final Four or being an extra at the beauty pageant is just rhetoric to UConn coach Geno Auriemma. Motivational chatter he says no team here needs... More>>

Stewart and McGraw are AP Player, Coach of Year

Breanna Stewart picked up right where she left off as a freshman. Connecticut's versatile star has had a stellar sophomore year. More>>

Final Four Dallas concerts feature Springsteen

The Boss will close out three days of performances around the Final Four in Dallas that are part of a music festival that has evolved into a blockbuster event. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Calhoun not big on 'cheering' thing

Jim Calhoun is watching the Connecticut Huskies at this Final Four, not coaching them. That's a little bit of a problem. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Florida with fast start this time

The Florida Gators got off to a much better start in the NCAA Final Four than they did in a regional final in the same building last year. More>>

Florida, UConn to start familiar lineups

Florida and Connecticut were starting plenty of familiar faces in their national semifinal on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

Maryland women try to ruin Irish's unbeaten season

Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins feel like uninvited guests at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Robertson weighs in on 'One & Done'

Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson doesn't see what the fuss is about over "One and Done" players. More>>

It's UConn-Florida, not Napier-Wilbekin

Mention Connecticut basketball and Shabazz Napier is the first name to come up. More>>

Wolves win wild double-OT affair in Miami, 122-121

Making one free throw at the end of regulation wasn't enough for the Miami Heat, nor was making just one again at the end of the first overtime. More>>

Donovan, Calipari in bonus duel at Final Four

Florida's Billy Donovan has both the SEC trophies from this season. Kentucky's John Calipari has the bigger bonus check, at least for now. More>>

Talented group of coaches lead Final Four teams

Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer, Muffet McGraw and Brenda Frese have all won national championships, using their own styles to get the most out of their teams. More>>

PG Jackson making name for himself at Wisconsin

It can be difficult to make a name for yourself in the Big Ten when your father is one of the best players to ever suit up in the league. More>>

Harrison twins behind Kentucky's Final Four run

Whether they're setting up game-winning shots or hitting them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have become the maestros orchestrating Kentucky's unexpected run to the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Rex Chapman still Kentucky blue

Former Kentucky guard Rex Chapman and Florida coach Billy Donovan are longtime friends. More>>

Wake Forest hires Danny Manning from Tulsa

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Danny Manning grew up watching Wake Forest play games at the Greensboro Coliseum, memories that linger in his mind all these years later. More>>

FINALS WATCH: North with Badgers at Final Four

When Andy North's beloved Wisconsin Badgers got to their only other NCAA Final Four, they weren't there long enough for the two-time U.S. Open golf champion to share in the experience. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Hill back at Final Four

Grant Hill is back at the Final Four. He did not bring the hightop fade he wore as a freshman in 1991. More>>

UK's Hood, Polson relishing 3rd Final Four trip

Kentucky's Jon Hood grabbed the microphone from one of the television crews, sauntered over to where Jarrod Polson was seated, and started to pepper him with hard-hitting questions. More>>

FINALS WATCH: North Texas changes since 1986

Quite a few things have changed in the North Texas region since the NCAA Final Four was last played there in 1986. More>>

Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four

They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court. More>>

'Billy the Kid' becomes 'Billy the Builder'

He was "Billy the Kid" as a college player, then "Billy the Recruiter" as a young coach. More>>

UConn and Florida meet again

The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. More>>

Returning Huskies leading the way

They could have left, gone someplace new to get a fresh start. No one would have blamed them. More>>

FINALS WATCH: McDermott's moment

Doug McDermott is enjoying the spoils of the Final Four as the winner of three player of the year awards in two days. More>>

Cauley-Stein still harbors hope of playing for UK

Injured center Willie Cauley-Stein still harbors fleeting hope that he will get on the floor during the Final Four, even though his ankle is still causing him pain. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Succeed and Proceed

As far as John Calipari is concerned, 'One and Done' is old news at Kentucky. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Amaker takes it 1 step at a time

Now that Tommy Amaker has decided to stay at Harvard, what's next for his program? More>>

Kentucky's Antigua doing double-duty in Dallas

Orlando Antigua stepped out of the Kentucky locker room deep within AT&T Stadium, two days before the Wildcats were to take the floor against Wisconsin in the Final Four. More>>

Durant, Thunder end Spurs' 19-game win streak

Kevin Durant's rare streak of games with least 25 points continued, and San Antonio's run of 19 straight wins came to a halt. More>>

Pitino leads Minnesota past SMU 65-63 to win NIT

Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden. More>>

Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Badgers need to be like Bo

Bo Ryan has won four NCAA championships - at Division III UW-Platteville in the 1990s. More>>

BC hires former Ohio U coach Jim Christian

Boston College is turning to another small conference coach to make the Eagles competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference. More>>

Sampson introduced as Houston's basketball coach

Houston introduced Kelvin Sampson as their men's basketball coach on Thursday, confident that he can bring the once-proud program back to prominence and undeterred by his past improprieties with the NCAA. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Coach Cal still getting around

Willie Cauley-Stein isn't the only one wearing Kentucky blue limping AT&T Stadium. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Texas weather expected to behave

Ice was the problem when the Super Bowl came to Jerry Jones' billion-dollar showplace three years ago. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Somber Shockers

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall made it back to the Final Four. Unfortunately, he was without this team. More>>

Napier trying to shed Walker's shadow

Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Calipari feels like Larry Brown

Kentucky coach John Calipari has certainly learned a lot from Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown. More>>

Maturing Kaminsky helps Wisconsin to Final Four

Frank Kaminsky took offense to the question: No he is not funnier this year! More>>

Julius Randle guides Kentucky back home to Dallas

Kentucky forward Julius Randle has helped Big Blue Nation reach Big D, and along the way given his mother at least one more chance to see her big boy play a college game. More>>

Sharp-shooting Frazier a huge threat for Florida

It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots. More>>

Sharp-shooting Frazier a huge threat for Florida

It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots. More>>

A look at Saturday's Final Four matchups

A look at Saturday's games at the Final Four: More>>

Marshall, McDermott take home AP yearly awards

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around. More>>

Timberwolves F Dante Cunningham arrested

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested early Thursday on allegations of domestic assault and was being held without bail pending charges while his team left for a two-game road trip in Florida. More>>

AP Player of Year: Creighton's Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, is a near-unanimous selection as The Associated Press' player of the year. More>>

AP Coach of Year: Wichita State's Gregg Marshall

Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year. More>>

Women's basketball Final Four loaded with stars

The women's basketball Final Four features Hall of Fame coaches, star players, fabulous freshmen and of course for the first time ever - two undefeated teams. More>>

Parker, Duncan lead Spurs past Warriors 111-90

The San Antonio Spurs continue to win big and to rest players, and the limited minutes are starting to show in the revival of Tim Duncan's game. More>>

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NBA ref Bavetta's ironman streak hits 2,633 games

NBA referee Dick Bavetta worked his 2,633rd consecutive game assignment Wednesday, an ironman streak even longer than the one compiled by baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. More>>

Knicks rout Nets 110-81, move into 8th in East

New York's once faint, nearly unrealistic playoff hopes have become a real possibility. The Knicks intend to seize the opportunity and run with it. More>>

Wizards top Celtics 118-92 to clinch playoff berth

John Wall was waving his towel as time expired. He joined his teammates at center court and did a little dance in the middle of a celebratory huddle. He gave Bradley Beal a bear hug from behind and also hugged and thanked... More>>

Heat stay atop East, beat Bucks 96-77

LeBron James is dealing with a few aches and pains, which obviously is not the best news for the Miami Heat with two weeks left in the regular season. More>>

Summitt era at La. Tech opens with DeMoss hiring

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Pat Summitt didn't seem to think her 23-year-old son, Tyler, was too young or inexperienced to take his first head coaching job at Louisiana Tech. More>>

Tested Maryland set to spoil Final Four showdown

Coach Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins have had the toughest road to the Final Four, knocking off a No. 1 seed and then beating Louisville on its home court in a regional final. More>>

With Young down low, Florida aims high on defense

Because of his chiseled arms and high school accolades, Patric Young drew comparisons to NBA star Dwight Howard long before he took his first hook shot at Florida. More>>

A guide to the Final Four

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The invitation to this year's Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only. More>>

Maryland tops Louisville 76-73, reaches Final Four

The Maryland Terrapins took down the top seed to reach the Louisville Regional final, then knocked off the home team in its own arena before the sixth-largest crowd ever at this point of the NCAA tournament. More>>

Behind Ogwumike, Stanford returns to Final Four

All season long, Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer pushed and challenged her players to do more in support of Chiney Ogwumike. From knocking down 3-pointers on the perimeter, to pounding the boards in the paint and even... More>>

Behind Ogwumike, Stanford returns to Final Four

Well after the final buzzer, Chiney Ogwumike darted across the court one last time to find big sister Nneka in the stands for a long celebratory embrace. More>>

UConn and Notre Dame headline women's Final Four

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer UConn and Notre Dame have been on a collision course all season for what would be an unprecedented national championship game. More>>

Nets end 14-game skid vs Rockets, clinch playoffs

The Brooklyn Nets are so good at home now that even the Houston Rockets can't beat them. More>>

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