Villanova defeated North Carolina 77-74 on a buzzer beater three from Kris Jenkins — just seconds after North Carolina’s Marcus Paige tied the game with an off-balance, double-pump three of his own.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF has hired Johnny Dawkins as its new men’s basketball coach. Dawkins, who will be the Knights seventh head coach since the program’s inception in 1969, was fired last week by Stanford after coaching the Cardinal eight seasons. He replaces Donnie Jones, whose UCF run ended following a disappointing first-round loss […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Atlanta Braves executive John Schuerholz has stepped back from a day-to-day role with the team as it prepares for the final season at Turner Field. The Braves announced several front-office changes Thursday, including Schuerholz moving from team president to vice chairman. Mike Plant will take over a president in charge of […]
The Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday and forward Alonzo Gee will miss the rest of this season because of injuries, joining a slew of sidelined New Orleans teammates.
Chris Paul won’t play for the U.S. basketball team in this summer’s Olympics, passing up a chance for a third gold medal.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Byung Ho Park sat at his locker in the Minnesota Twins’ spring training clubhouse, sipping a cup of iced coffee, oiling a first baseman’s glove and interacting with teammates. He’s relaxed. There’s no hint of anxiety, which would be natural considering the challenge he faces. Instead, the Korean slugger is […]
The barbs have been flying between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier in advance of their September 27 UFC light heavyweight title fight. Now the fists are flying, too.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says that every Kentucky player eligible to declare will submit their names for this year’s NBA draft. Calipari posted tweets Wednesday saying Kentucky players of age will declare for the draft, though all may not attend the league’s invitation-only combine. Under new NCAA rules, players declaring for the draft […]
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Roger Goodell didn’t dismiss Las Vegas as a potential home for an NFL franchise when asked about Raiders owner Mark Davis’ interest in moving his team there. Traditionally, the NFL has strongly opposed the idea of America’s gambling capital hosting a franchise. After being passed over for relocation to Los […]
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs nearly suffered a major misstep on their march to making league history. All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard left the Spurs’ 112-88 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night with a bruised right quadriceps, but it did not appear serious judging by the team’s reaction during and after […]