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Tennessee tops No. 18 Purdue 78-75 (OT) in Battle 4 Atlantis

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Grant Williams' late basket lifted Tennessee past No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in overtime in Thursday's opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. More>>

Louisville says freshman Bowen will not play for Cardinals

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Louisville says freshman Brian Bowen will not play, have parted ways assistant Kenny Johnson in wake of corruption probe. More>>

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

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A feud between President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China is intensifying. More>>

Lakers rally from 19-point deficit to beat Bulls 103-94

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Kyle Kuzma scored 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a 103-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls. More>>

NBA players wish pending World Cup qualifiers were different

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NBA players wish the World Cup qualifying games starting this week were different. More>>

No. 1 UConn routs No. 5 UCLA 78-60 for 39th road win in row

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Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and No. 1 UConn routed fifth-ranked UCLA 78-60, snapping the Bruins' 32-game home winning streak. More>>

No. 6 Wichita State beats Marquette 80-66 in Maui semis

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Landry Shamet scored 19 points, Connor Frankamp added 13 and No. 6 Wichita State rode its second-half defense into the Maui Invitational title game with an 80-66 victory over Marquette on Tuesday. More>>

US home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

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US home sales rose last month as hurricane impact rapidly fades; supply falls to record October low. More>>

Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals

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Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals. More>>

Ray Allen tells Orlando court he was 'catfished'

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Retired NBA star Ray Allen tells Orlando court he was 'catfished'. More>>

Phil Knight's tourney draws top-10 teams to Oregon this week

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Phil Knight is bringing some of the nation's best teams to Oregon this week for a tournament to help the Nike founder celebrate his 80th birthday. More>>

Louisville appeal asks to reverse 'excessive' NCAA sanctions

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Louisville appeals NCAA penalties and calls vacation of 2013 championship 'excessive'. More>>

No. 2 Arizona, No. 5 Villanova top Battle 4 Atlantis field

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Second-ranked Arizona and fifth-ranked Villanova could be a marquee early season matchup in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. More>>

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

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An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. More>>

Irving's 47 lead Celtics past Mavericks to maintain streak

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Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 to extend their winning streak to 16 games. More>>

LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release

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LaVar Ball questions Trump's involvement in son's release, again declines to thank president. More>>

Pelicans rally after Cousins ejection, beat Thunder 114-107

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Anthony Davis had 36 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied after DeMarcus Cousins' ejection to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-107. More>>

Duke consolidates top spot in Top 25 after Champions Classic

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Duke consolidated its No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 after beating Michigan State in the Champions Classic last week. More>>

Duncan, Stockton headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

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Tim Duncan and John Stockton, who became stars in college and icons in the NBA, headline the 2017 class that was inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. More>>

Pelicans' Cousins ejected for swinging elbow at Westbrook

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Pelicans center Demarcus Cousins has been ejected from a game against Oklahoma City after swinging his elbow near the head of Thunder star Russell Westbrook. More>>

3-2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta Video included

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One of the nation's largest domed stadiums is set for implosion at 7:30 a.m. More>>

UConn No. 1 still as Louisville moves up to fourth

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The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. More>>

Lonzo Ball's triple-double sends Lakers past Denver, 127-109

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Lonzo Ball had his second career triple-double and Julius Randle scored 24 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 127-109 victory over the Denver Nuggets. More>>

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

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Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)' and says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support GOP tax overhaul. More>>

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

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After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!". More>>

The Latest: Keselowski: Ford could 'take a drubbing' in '18

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. started his final race day with an early morning PB&J and the feeling that "this is gonna be a weird day.". More>>

Irving, Brown help Celtics rally for 15th straight win

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Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Boston Celtics won their 15th straight game with a 110-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. More>>

LeBron's 39 lead Cavs to 118-113 OT win against Clippers

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LeBron's 39 points lead Cavaliers to 118-113 overtime win against Clippers. More>>

Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat Thunder, 104-101

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LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101. More>>

Top-ranked UConn routs No. 20 California 82-47

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Crystal Dangerfield, Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier all scored 14 points to help top-ranked UConn rout No. 20 California 82-47. More>>

Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House

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President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. More>>

Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

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President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. More>>

After friend's death, Brown fuels Celtics win over Warriors

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Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 for their 14th straight victory. More>>

Harden, Rockets score 90 in 1st half and rout Suns 142-116

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James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half en route to a 142-116 win over the Phoenix Suns. More>>

Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

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President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident. More>>

The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

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Trump presses fellow Republicans at Capitol as House nears vote on tax overhaul. More>>

Student kicked off Kansas basketball team in anthem flap

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A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons has been kicked off the basketball team at a Kansas college. More>>

No. 4 Kansas to sit Preston pending car investigation

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No. 4 Kansas will keep forward Billy Preston on the bench at least until its investigation into an on-campus incident with a vehicle is completed. More>>

Embiid's career-high 46 lead 76ers past Lakers 115-109

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Joel Embiid scored a career-high 46 points _ the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years _ and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109. More>>

3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China

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Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China admitted to their crime and apologized before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. More>>

Ex-college coach guilty of sexually assaulting player

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Jurors have convicted a former college basketball coach in New Jersey of sexually assaulting a male teenager who played on a traveling team that he also coached. More>>

Hawks get their most lopsided win ever, 126-80 over Kings

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Dedmon leads Hawks to franchise-best 46-point margin of victory, 126-80 over Kings. More>>

The Pistons are 10-3, and might be the surprise of the NBA

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The Detroit Pistons are heading on the road for a few days, so maybe someone will see them play. More>>

Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

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President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players will thank him after they were released from detention in China. More>>

Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straight

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Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 for their 13th straight victory. More>>

Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

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Grayson Allen scores career-high 37 points as No. 1 Duke tops No. 2 Michigan State 88-81. More>>

Mykhailiuk's 17 lead No. 4 Kansas past No. 7 Kentucky 65-61

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Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws to give No. 4 Kansas a 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky and put coach Bill Self in a tie for second with Roy Williams on the Jayhawks' all-time wins list. More>>

3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident

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President Donald Trump says he's hopeful that three UCLA basketball players detained in China will be allowed to return home soon. More>>

Aldridge has 32 points, Popovich gets milestone in Spurs win

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LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91. More>>

Ex-Auburn basketball coach pleads not guilty in fraud case

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A prosecutor says the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations by fired Auburn associate head basketball coach Chuck Person to use against him at trial. More>>

Blue-blood doubleheader highlights Top 25 games this week

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No. 1 Duke against No. 2 Michigan State and No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 7 Kentucky highlight first full week of 2017-18 season. More>>

James, Korver lead Cavs' charge in 4th to top Knicks 104-101

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LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101. More>>

Without injured Curry, Durant leads Warriors past Magic

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Kevin Durant had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, Shaun Livingston scored a season-best 16 points in place of the injured Stephen Curry, and the Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 110-100 for their seventh straight win. More>>

The Latest: Trump hopeful on return of detained UCLA players

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President Donald Trump is holding friendly talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India as he nears the end of his lengthy Asia trip. More>>

Embiid, Covington lead 76ers to 109-105 win over Clippers

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Joel Embiid scored 32 points, Robert Covington added 31 and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Clippers 109-105 to hand Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss. More>>

Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2

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Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of the 2017-18 season. More>>

LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina

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LeBron James says his belief that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. wasn't meant to slight Frank Ntilikina, though was intended as a swipe at Phil Jackson. More>>

Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery

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Las Vegas won the WNBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick. More>>

UConn still No. 1 as top four of women's hoops poll same

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The UConn Huskies continue their run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. More>>

Champions Classic uniquely timed test for hoops blue bloods

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The annual doubleheader featuring Kansas, Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky comes at an awkward time less than a week into the season. More>>

Celtics hold off Raptors 95-94 for 12th straight victory

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Al Horford had 24 points in his return from a two-game absence because of a concussion and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 for their 12th straight victory. More>>

Ewing coaches Georgetown past Jacksonville 73-57 in debut

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Patrick Ewing won his first game as Georgetown's coach by beating Jacksonville 73-57. More>>

No. 16 Louisville rallies past George Mason 72-61

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Adel scores 20 points, freshmen Perry and Nwora combine for 27 to rally No. 16 Louisville past George Mason, 72-61. More>>

Coach K wins 1,000th at No. 1 Duke, 99-69 over Utah Valley

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Duke's Mike Krzyzewski became the first men's Division I coach to win 1,000 games at one school when his top-ranked Blue Devils beat Utah Valley 99-69. More>>

AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China; team returns to US

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The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players who were arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. More>>

Irving has facial fracture; Horford probable for next game

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Boston Celtics PG Kyrie Irving doubtful for next game due to broken bone in his face. More>>

For NBA, Chicago is slam dunk for 2020 All-Star festivities

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For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game. More>>

Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets 90-87

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Celtics overcome injury to Irving, hold off Hornets to claim 11th straight victory. More>>

Defending champ No. 4 South Carolina opens with 99-31 win

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A'ja Wilson scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 South Carolina to a 99-31 win over Alabama State. More>>

Wall's 23, Beal's 22 help Wiz beat Lonzo Ball, Lakers 111-95

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John Wall's Wizards managed to make a double-digit edge hold up against the Lakers this time, with the All-Star point guard scoring 23 points and Bradley Beal 22 as Washington beat Los Angeles and cold-shooting Lonzo Ball 111-95. More>>

Harden has triple-double, Rockets hold off Cavs 117-113

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James Harden had a triple-double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Houston Rockets to a 117-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. More>>

Chinese authorities say 3 Americans are under investigation

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Chinese authorities are investigating three Americans following media reports that three UCLA freshmen were arrested for shoplifting ahead of their basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. More>>

A guide to the 2017-18 college hoops season

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The stars, top teams and best nonconference games of the 2017-18 college basketball season. More>>

Led by South Carolina, UConn, women's hoops tips off Friday

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Dawn Staley and South Carolina Gamecocks look to defend their title as NCAA defending champs as season begins. More>>

UConn women motivated, not dwelling on Final Four loss

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UConn comes into the season off a loss, an unusual position after a 111-game winning streak. More>>

Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues 'just in my head'

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Lonzo Ball is in a shooting slump, and he says the problem is "just in my head.". More>>

Last year's Final Four teams expecting boost from transfers

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A few of last year's Final Four teams have added transfers to help restock. More>>

Despite more injuries, Celtics beat LA for 10th straight win

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Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 19 and the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 for their 10th straight victory. More>>

Lonzo Ball: No word from LiAngelo amid situation in China

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Lonzo Ball says he has not spoken with his younger brother LiAngelo since he and two other UCLA basketball players were reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident in China. More>>

Alford to sit 3 players reportedly involved in shoplifting

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Police were summoned to a hotel shared by the Georgia Tech and UCLA basketball teams to investigate an unknown matter, and three basketball players for the Yellow Jackets were questioned and cleared. More>>

Auburn fires indicted basketball assistant Chuck Person

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Auburn has fired associate head basketball coach Chuck Person, who has been indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges. More>>

Scandal hangs over college basketball headed in 2017-18

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College basketball enters 2017-18 season under the cloud of scandal following federal probe into recruiting practices. More>>

So far, so good for Rockets and Wolves, but not for Thunder

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Houston, Minnesota and Oklahoma City were the three Western Conference teams that loaded up for runs at Golden State in the summer. More>>

ACC trio headlines list of top seniors across country

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ND's Bonzie Colson, UNC's Joel Berry II, Duke's Grayson Allen bring senior presence to ACC this season. More>>

Bucks get Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, 2 draft picks

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A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. More>>

Love's 32, LeBron's 30 push Cavaliers past Bucks 124-119

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Kevin Love scores 32, LeBron James 30 as Cavaliers down Bucks 124-119. More>>

GOP tax bill would have impact on pro, college sports

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The GOP tax reform bill released last week would eliminate federal subsidies for new stadiums, one of several ways it would affect the world of sports. More>>

UConn trio headline AP women's hoops All-America team

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UConn's Gabby Williams, Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier headline The Associated Press women's basketball preseason All-America team marking the first time a school has had three players on the squad. More>>

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