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Kings' Walton accused in lawsuit of sexual assault

Apr 23, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

A new lawsuit alleges that Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman sometime before being named coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in April 2016.

Suns fire Kokoskov; Williams eyed, sources say

Apr 23, 2019 01:57 AM EDT

The Suns have fired coach Igor Kokoskov, a Serbia native who was the first head coach born and raised outside North America in NBA history.

Giannis-led Bucks win first playoff series since '01

Apr 23, 2019 01:44 AM EDT

The Bucks completed a first-round sweep of the Pistons on Monday night for their first playoff series win since 2001 -- when star Giannis Antetokounmpo was just 7 years old.

Rockets' Capela battling 2 respiratory viruses

Apr 23, 2019 03:51 AM EDT

Rockets center Clint Capela told ESPN that he was diagnosed with adenovirus and a klebsiella infection during a Sunday visit to a Salt Lake City doctor.

Nets minority owner fined $35K for ref criticism

Apr 22, 2019 09:08 PM EDT

Nets minority owner Josephy Tsai was fined $35,000 by the NBA for comments critical of officiating after Game 4.

Sixers look to walk 'very straight line' in Game 5

Apr 22, 2019 05:17 PM EDT

Coach Brett Brown warned the Sixers ahead of Game 5 not to let the Nets derail the team's ultimate goal.

Who's out, who's in: Tracking 2019's NBA coaching changes

Apr 11, 2019 07:40 PM EDT

Coaching changes are on the way for some teams that fell short of the postseason. We're tracking every move so far.

After learning from Duncan, Jokic a triple-double threat vs. Spurs

Apr 22, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

Nikola Jokic said Tim Duncan was his favorite big man to watch as far as footwork in the post, and the Nuggets center is displaying his own versatility in averaging nearly a triple-double in the first-round series.

NBA playoff surprises, disappointments and bold predictions

Apr 23, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Our NBA experts break down the standout storylines in each conference.

Living in Australia, Brett Brown once stole eggs from an emu's nest for an omelet

Mar 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

The rise of Brett Brown and the rise of basketball in Australia paralleled each other. Many of the Australians in the NBA -- past and present -- have ties to Brown, including Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons.


NCAA Basket Ball

Class of 2019 Player Rankings: Risers, fallers, names to know

Apr 19, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

Who is one-and-done? Most college-ready? Paul Biancardi answers all the questions you have about about the Class of 2019.

Explosive Cassius Stanley is Duke's next highlight-maker

Apr 22, 2019 02:28 PM EDT

Cassius Stanley committed to Duke on Monday. The 19-year-old wing knows to fill up a highlight reel.

SEC's Sankey still unsure if portal is net positive

Apr 22, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said it's too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics.

Ex-Florida forward Stone transferring to Miami

Apr 22, 2019 08:54 PM EDT

Former Florida forward Keith Stone will transfer to Miami, he announced on Monday.

Guy staying in draft, won't return to Virginia

Apr 22, 2019 07:12 PM EDT

Virginia guard Kyle Guy announced Monday he plans to keep his name in the NBA draft and will not return to the Cavaliers for his senior season.

Kansas' Azubuike returning for senior season

Apr 22, 2019 05:37 PM EDT

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he had hoped to build his offense around last season.

Duke lands Stanley and likely top recruiting class

Apr 22, 2019 05:04 PM EDT

Cassius Stanley, a 6-foot-5 guard who is ranked No. 29 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Duke.

Mullin: 'Heart and gut' led to St. John's departure

Apr 22, 2019 04:18 PM EDT

Chris Mullin says his decision to step down as coach at his alma mater, St. John's, came from "the heart and gut."

Jury selected in 2nd trial over NCAA recruitment

Apr 22, 2019 04:21 PM EDT

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing coaches.

College basketball coaching changes for 2019-20

Mar 28, 2019 06:25 PM EDT

An up-to-date list of every coaching change in college basketball entering the 2019-20 season.

College basketball transfer rankings for 2019-20 and 2020-21

Apr 16, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

It's college basketball's version of free agency. We've ranked the top players who are set to switch schools this offseason.

What is the transfer portal?

Apr 16, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

The transfer portal gives coaches a way to track players interested in changing schools. Here's more detail on how it works.

Meet Duke's newest matchup problem, Matthew Hurt

Apr 19, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

Matthew Hurt will be a handful for Duke opponents next year ... and will likely be on an NBA floor near you by the fall of 2020.

What does LSU AD hire mean for Tigers ... and Texas A&M?

Apr 18, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

LSU has hired athletic director Scott Woodward away from Texas A&M. Here are the high-level implications for both schools.

What to watch as NCAA hoops scandal goes back to the courtroom

Apr 17, 2019 04:41 PM EDT

The college basketball world's focus shifts from the court to the courtroom when the second corruption trial begins on Monday. Find out what's at stake this time around.

Bracketology: Ready for next season?

Apr 09, 2019 01:23 AM EDT

It's never too early to look ahead. Joe Lunardi's latest bracket provides a glimpse into the 2019-2020 season.

Loaded Michigan State leads Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

Apr 09, 2019 01:23 AM EDT

The Spartans have nearly everyone back from their Final Four team and project as next season's team to beat.

Virginia's redemption was one year, 23 days in the making

Apr 09, 2019 03:12 AM EDT

You can never mention the UMBC loss again without acknowledging how Tony Bennett and Virginia responded. The Cavs redeemed themselves via an epic run to the title.

De'Andre Hunter provides Virginia's spark with late-game heroics

Apr 09, 2019 04:14 AM EDT

The star sophomore scored 22 of his career-high 27 in the second half and OT, including a clutch 3-pointer that tied the title game at the end of regulation.

For Chris Beard and Texas Tech, the relationship is just getting started

Apr 09, 2019 01:45 AM EDT

Texas Tech came up just short in this program's historic run but was conscious of smelling the roses and savoring the moment. Now, we'll find out whether the Red Raiders' national emergence is sustainable.

Dick Vitale's sweet 16 thoughts from 2018-19 college basketball season

Apr 22, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Dick Vitale takes a look back at his top memories from the 2018-19 college basketball season.

2020 NBA mock draft: New top three prospects, latest intel

Apr 21, 2019 07:01 PM EDT

Our experts break down the risers and fallers in next year's draft class.

Gonzaga's Tillie to test NBA draft waters

Apr 22, 2019 01:25 AM EDT

Gonzaga said Sunday that Killian Tillie will submit his name for the NBA draft, but the junior could return to school.


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