• June 30, 2016

Basketball

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The Latest: Evans, Torres pay visit to swim trials

The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):

Private funeral held for former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private funeral service for former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was held Thursday.

Headley scores on passed ball in 9th, Yankees beat Texas 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' four-game set against the AL-leading Rangers started Monday with what Chase Headley called maybe the toughest loss of his career.

Champion Chanticleers: Coastal Carolina wins CWS vs. Arizona

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series.

Shuck's RBI single in 8th lifts White Sox over Twins 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) — J.B. Shuck's two-out single scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Todd Frazier hit his 23rd home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 Thursday.

NCAA: Baruch gave players over $255K in improper benefits

NEW YORK (AP) — Baruch College gave 30 student-athletes more than $255,000 in improper benefits over the course of five years, NCAA officials said in a decision issued Thursday.

Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users

NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?

Lakers selling their future, not history, to free agents

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers spent the last few summers attempting to sell the NBA's top free agents on the franchise's glamorous combination of history and Hollywood.

Title drought over, Cleveland thirsts for more championships

CLEVELAND (AP) — The confetti has been cleaned up. The party hasn't stopped. Always rocking, Cleveland's rolling like never before.

3 new coaches look forward to competing in Big 12

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Brad Underwood embraces the rich history at Oklahoma State.

JR Smith sees US Open champion and takes a drive

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith showed off a pretty good shot Wednesday — not on the court, but on the practice range at Firestone Country Club.

LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

Players, coaches make pilgrimage; say goodbye to Pat Summitt

Dozens of Pat Summitt's former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.

AP Interview: Wade prepares for another free agent summer

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade still has every hope of finishing his NBA career in the same manner that it began, wearing a Miami Heat uniform.

AP Source: Duncan exercises option, still mulling future

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has exercised his contract option for next season but is still mulling his playing future.

The Latest: Geno: Pat Summitt had 'indelible impact' on game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Pat Summitt, the former Tennessee women's basketball coach who died Tuesday at age 64. (all times local):

Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way to becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.

Hawaii to play in Pearl Harbor basketball invitational

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii men's basketball team will play in the Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in December, part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

NBCUniversal to provide record 6,755 hours from Rio Olympics

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBCUniversal's TV and digital networks will show a record 6,755 hours of action during this summer's Rio Olympics.

Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.

Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

AP Source: Timberwolves adding 1st Chinese minority owner

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners, including the NBA's first Chinese owner.

Bulls' Hoiberg insists he can work with All-Star Butler

CHICAGO (AP) — Called out by Jimmy Butler last season, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg insisted Monday that he can still work with the two-time All-Star guard.

Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Summitt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.