LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening "through the crackle and static" to broadcasts from far-flung ballparks.
Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are going back to old homes that are doing just fine without them.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lonzo Ball was having a dazzling stretch, every basket bringing his father farther and farther off his courtside seat for an emphatic celebration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn't deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches.
A professional Lithuanian basketball club signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making LaVar Ball's two younger sons ineligible for college basketball.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright more than seven years ago in Tennessee has pleaded not guilty.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady was a mere mortal in Miami.
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are starting to draw attention for their play together instead of their fight with each other.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents who is being criticized for comparing gay people to pedophiles (all times local):
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will not face any suspensions for the melee that broke out at the conclusion of Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.
Villanova's unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 , while Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year coach Bobby Hurley.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee moves back into the top 10 after a big win while UConn continues to be No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bobby Hurley is no stranger to college basketball lore. So when his Arizona State team travelled to Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas on Sunday, the former Duke star knew what they were in for.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Duke's run at No. 1 ended with a court-storming loss at Boston College and No. 2 Kansas wilted in a rare home loss.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NBA's hottest team has found a home on the road.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made certain the Cavaliers' losing ways lasted only one day.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Miami Heat spent a lot of time in the last couple of days as a group of tourists in Mexico City. When they got back in the court, they were all business.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The way things have been going for the struggling Clippers, it figures a wild finish involving an arcane clock rule would be the way they'd finally win again.
BOSTON (AP) — Outside the Boston College basketball office, on the way to the practice gym, the walls are decorated with giant pictures from the Eagles' biggest wins.
MIES, Switzerland (AP) — The Basketball World Cup in 2023 will be hosted by the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Kyrie Irving's 36-point effort to beat Boston 105-102 on Friday night, snapping the Celtics' four-game winning streak.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo keeps delivering knockout blows.
DETROIT (AP) — It wasn't a perfect road trip for Golden State — not with Stephen Curry going down with an ankle injury — but the Warriors made it through with an unblemished record.
ATLANTA (AP) — Naturally, the four coaches on the podium were happy with the system the way it is.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose is ready to start playing basketball in Cleveland again — once he's healthy.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maybe this trip south of the border is the start of something for the Miami Heat.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The floodwaters' power erased the carpet on the lower half of the stairs, leaving nothing but exposed wood and nails. Mildew covered what was left downstairs, and a pungent, decaying smell embedded in the nostrils.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he's not a bust.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Ball family's brief association with college basketball is over.
There's a toast Russians offer when something looks too good to be true.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright stood up Thursday during a court hearing for a man charged with killing him and shouted, "How could you have murdered my son?"
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino has sued the University of Louisville Athletic Association for $38.7 million, saying it breached his contract by placing him on unpaid administrative leave without notice and firing him last month with no legally justified "cause."
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Professional athletes playing in Mexico City are always aware of the invisible opponent that is the altitude. But not Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets coach Steve Clifford will be away from the team for an undetermined period of time to deal with a "health issue."
CLEVELAND (AP) — The play is called "Chicago," named after a game-winning shot LeBron James made in the playoffs to beat the Bulls.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone was pulling into the driveway of his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Thursday, bringing 8-year-old daughter Bella home from school so his wife could drive her to a dance lesson, and he noticed a missed call from Brian Cashman.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas played 4-on-4 on Wednesday, a significant step in his recovery from a hip injury.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is switching from Nike to Jordan Brand, becoming the fourth college football program to represent the Jumpman and the first in the Southeastern Conference.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an agreement with a developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for using a profanity during a live television interview.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss a minimum of two weeks after an MRI exam on his injured right ankle Tuesday revealed a sprain.
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) — A 19-year-old high school basketball coach is turning heads in Maine.
Referees have a thankless job.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Manny Suarez always believed he was capable of playing Division I basketball, and he did for one season before unforeseen circumstances led him to the Division II ranks for a couple of years.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bradley Beal had a career night, and in the process, he gave the Washington Wizards a morale-boosting rebound victory.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona faced one challenge on the road over the weekend and had an even bigger one on a neutral court.
TORONTO (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are heading home from their season-high six-game trip anxious about the health of star guard Devin Booker.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities charged a man Tuesday in connection with the slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, more than seven years after Wright's bullet-riddled body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb.