Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Dončić square off in a matchup of two of the NBA's top scorers when Milwaukee and Dallas take the court. The teams square off Sunday for the first time this season. Milwaukee is 10-2 at home, and Dallas is 1-6 on the road.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads Oklahoma City into a matchup against New Orleans averaging 31.1 points per game. Monday's matchup is the first of the season between the two teams. New Orleans is 7-5 against the Western Conference, and Oklahoma City is 3-7 against conference opponents.
Denver and Houston will take the floor in a matchup of Western Conference opponents. The teams square off Monday for the first time this season. Denver is 10-4 against the Western Conference, and Houston is 3-10 against conference opponents.
Phoenix heads into a matchup with Sacramento as losers of three road games in a row. The teams square off Monday for the first time this season. Sacramento is 2-3 against the Pacific Division, and Phoenix is 4-0 against division opponents.
The U.S. men’s soccer team has begun displaying Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic as nationwide protests challenging Tehran’s theocratic government continue. The Twitter account of the U.S. men’s team on Sunday displayed a banner with the squad’s matches in the group stage, with the Iranian flag only bearing its green, white and red colors. The same could be seen in a post on its Facebook and Instagram accounts laying out the point totals so far in its group. The U.S. men’s team did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did Iranian officials.
LOS ANGELES — Lincoln Riley peered out over the Coliseum from atop his new gilded perch, dreaming up a future that just days before seemed no more than a pipe dream. It was Nov. 28, 2021, as USC’s new coach stood over a surreal scene from the stadium’s Scholarship Tower, promising to turn th…
Indiana women’s basketball coach Teri Moren said she considered not playing Memphis on Saturday night in the Las Vegas Invitational. No paramedics were on site to tend to an injured Auburn player in the preceding game. Auburn freshman Kharyssa Richardson fell hard to the floor with four minutes left against Colorado State and appeared to bang her head. There was a 50-minute wait for EMT personnel to arrive to The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip. That delayed the Indiana-Memphis games by nearly 90 minutes.
SAN ANTONIO — Near the end of a second half in which its defense was on the field for 20 of the 30 minutes, Mary Hardin-Baylor got two big sacks and the biggest stop of the game when it needed it most.
LAS VEGAS — Right wing J.T. Miller had a goal and two assists, and the Vancouver Canucks routed the Las Vegas Golden Knights 5-1 at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.
Mackenzie Holmes continued her strong play in the Las Vegas Invitational with 27 points and five rebounds. She led No. 6 Indiana to a 79-64 victory over Memphis. Holmes totaled 53 points and 17 rebounds as the Hoosiers went 2-0 in Las Vegas. She made a combined 22 of 25 shots, including 12 of 15 against Memphis. The Hoosiers, at 7-0, are off to their best start since opening 10-0 in the 2018-19 season. They have won every game by double digits.