HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets may be without All-Star point guard Chris Paul for weeks because of an injured left knee.
NEW YORK (AP) — The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets' home opener took a knee at the end of her performance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy used his team's trip to Washington to again voice his support for athletes who kneel during the national anthem and his opposition to President Donald Trump.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As quickly as Golden State's Klay Thompson pulled up for his seventh 3-pointer of the night, the Pelicans' packed, home-opening crowd stopped chanting, "Defense," and started looking for the nearest exits.
PHOENIX (AP) — In his second NBA game, Lonzo Ball earned his first victory and almost got a triple-double to boot.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — LeBron James and Kevin Love took care of the paint. Once Kyle Korver got going from 3-point range, the Cleveland Cavaliers became nearly unstoppable.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin had season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee Friday morning, hours before the Brooklyn Nets played their home opener.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White says it is a "slap in the face" to the Gamecocks that South Carolina still is waiting for an invitation to the White House as the national women's basketball champions.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Much has changed about the Thunder. One thing hasn't — Russell Westbrook still gets triple-doubles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season after rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee.
MIAMI (AP) — Brooklyn's Jeremy Lin was horrified to see what happened to Gordon Hayward, whose season almost certainly ended in a most disturbing fashion five minutes into the Celtics' season-opener.
NEW YORK (AP) — Big Ten basketball came to the Big Apple on Thursday for media day and a look at Madison Square Garden, where the conference will hold its tournament in March.
NEW YORK (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by the FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award on Wednesday night at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation.
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics fans lined up to sign a banner urging Gordon Hayward to "come back stronger than ever." One player wrote his injured teammate's initials on his shoe. The crowd that bought tickets to see him make his Boston debut chanted his name.
PHOENIX (AP) — If the Phoenix Suns were a Broadway show, they'd close for good after opening night.
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before heading into surgery on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans at the team's home opener: "It's hurting me that I can't be there."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tom Jurich was loyal to the coaches he hired at Louisville almost to a fault, supporting them through good and bad times during 20 years as the Cardinals athletic director.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky opponents have trouble agreeing on what it takes to topple a program that annually brings in multiple future first-round NBA picks.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls suspended forward Bobby Portis for the first eight games of the season Wednesday for injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic during a fight at practice.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is showing he still has the ability to score big — even though he hasn't played in nearly 15 years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann saw Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward's broken left ankle and immediately felt a kind of empathy few could.
CHICAGO (AP) — Andre Ethier put his teammates on notice before the first pitch of the playoffs: win the World Series or watch one of the best seasons in Dodgers history go down as a bust.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Confetti began to fall and the Golden State Warriors thought they had pulled off a wild opening-night win.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gordon Hayward's face was etched in pain and shock.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made it back for the season opener. No surprise.
DENVER (AP) — Michael Malone knows all about Richard Jefferson. Just not Tuesday, with the deal for the veteran forward still waiting on official word.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving is back where his NBA journey began six years ago.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has never missed a season opener in the NBA — or at any level. His streak is in jeopardy.
To mark the halfway point of the college football season, a sampling of statements that seemed true a month and a half ago but no longer do:
Happy New Year, NBA.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others" in response to Trump's comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders in chief "didn't make ca…
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Silver's NBA has endless action and daily drama.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym right away with plans to get back to the big stage. To win another ring.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino has been able to roam the sidelines as Louisville's iconic men's basketball coach, even defiantly at times, holding onto his job amid a series of highly embarrassing missteps off the court.
LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs have at times seemed an ill-fitting pair, with a player who spent nine years in another franchise before landing with Gregg Popovich not always looking comfortable in the NBA's most well-established system.
The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport's best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of th…
The Associated Press asked 84 top universities with major basketball programs as well as six top conferences about their response to a federal corruption scandal that has overshadowed college hoops as the season gets ready to begin.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Following Cleveland's final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn't sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James loves rivalries. Ohio State-Michigan. North Carolina-Duke. Cowboys-Redskins. Those are some of the favorite matchups he's cited over the years, ones that have been honed by the flowing of bad blood over generations.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officially fires Rick Pitino weeks after acknowledging basketball program investigated amid federal scandal.
NEW YORK (AP) — AP Exclusive: More than 2 dozen universities reviewing their basketball programs in wake of federal corruption scandal.
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Smith couldn't think of a better place to get her first chance to become a head coach than New York.
MIAMI (AP) — If there was one takeaway from Lonzo Ball's first training camp and preseason, it was this: He doesn't sound like his dad.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football fans longing to recapture the Cornhuskers' glorious past can be assured that the school's new athletic director knows his history.
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Nobody is keeping track of the score or exactly how much time is left in the game. Then again, the Colts and Cougars have been playing in the rain for about an hour and a coach still has to remind the official that a fumble is a dead ball.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina hung another banner on a Friday night filled with Midnight Madness-style preseason events across college basketball.
Thank goodness for the FBI.
The Latest on the NCAA ruling on North Carolina's multi-year academic case (all times local):