Basketball

LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA over team suspension

on December 5, 2017, 7:26 AM / in Basketball

LaVar Ball told ESPN on Monday that he planned to pulled his son, basketball player LiAngelo Ball, out of UCLA because the school was punishing him too harshly for a shoplifting incident during a team trip to China. LiAngelo Ball, a freshman, was suspended indefinitely, as were teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. China released the players after detaining them […]

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UCLA suspends 3 basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China

UCLA suspends 3 basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China

on November 16, 2017, 7:41 AM / in Basketball, International News, National News

Three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges in China were suspended from their team on Wednesday. “They’re going to have to regain the trust of this athletic department,” said head coach Steve Alford at a press conference at the university on Wednesday. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis […]

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Breaking: UCLA players busted in China for shoplifting

Breaking: UCLA players busted in China for shoplifting

on November 10, 2017, 8:04 AM / in Basketball, International News, National News

BY DML NEWS Instead of preparing to play in their season opener in Shanghai this weekend, three freshman players on the UCLA men’s basketball team — LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — went shopping… and shoplifting. According to an ESPN report, the three players are reportedly out on bail after they were arrested in China. They stand accused of […]

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Pitino fired, but not done

on October 17, 2017, 8:42 AM / in Basketball

By JARED PECK Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville Athletics Association voted unanimously to fire men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino for cause Monday afternoon following revelations from an FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball. The determination came after Pitino’s lawyers presented their case for why he should not be fired for cause during a lengthy […]

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Louisville puts basketball coach Pitino on leave

Louisville puts basketball coach Pitino on leave

on September 28, 2017, 7:38 AM / in Basketball

The University of Louisville on Wednesday put men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino on unpaid administrative leave after the FBI accused coaches in his program of participating in a scheme to pay recruits’ families. Steve Pence, Pitino’s attorney, said the coach had been “effectively fired.” Under Pitino’s contract, he must be placed on leave and given 10 days’ notice so he […]

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North Carolina squeaks by Gonzaga to win 6th NCAA men’s basketball title

North Carolina squeaks by Gonzaga to win 6th NCAA men’s basketball title

on April 4, 2017, 6:37 AM / in Basketball

By Samuel Chamberlain  /  Fox News This time, there was no last-second heartbreak for North Carolina. Justin Jackson’s three-point play with 1:40 to play sparked an 8-0 run to close the game as North Carolina outlasted Gonzaga 71-65 in Monday night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game. Nigel Williams-Goss had given Gonzaga a 65-63 lead by nailing a short jumper with […]

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South Carolina defeats Mississippi State to win NCAA women’s basketball title

South Carolina defeats Mississippi State to win NCAA women’s basketball title

on April 3, 2017, 8:30 AM / in Basketball

Associated Press / Fox News Dawn Staley is going to savor her first NCAA championship. It took her a long time to finally be able to raise the trophy over her head. A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night. Staley […]

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Gonzaga holds off late charge by South Carolina, advances to final

Gonzaga holds off late charge by South Carolina, advances to final

on April 2, 2017, 6:07 AM / in Basketball

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points, Gonzaga’s big men combined for 27 and the Bulldogs held off a second-half charge by South Carolina to win 77-73 and advance to its first national title game. From the AP and NBC Sports: Their star guard was outstanding. Their big men dominated inside. Still, it came down to some last-second strategy for Gonzaga to […]

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Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson lead North Carolina past Oregon, into title game

Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson lead North Carolina past Oregon, into title game

on April 2, 2017, 5:52 AM / in Basketball

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was just too ugly. From NBC’s Rob Dauster: Oregon’s inability to execute on the easiest, most fundamental play in college basketball is what won the game for the Tar Heels. Twice, with in the final 5.2 seconds, North Carolina went to the free throw line for two shots with a 77-76 lead. Twice, they missed both free […]

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So Whom Do You Like and Why: The Final Four

on March 31, 2017, 7:34 AM / in Basketball

Everyone has a story to tell and those around the block love this one…. whom do you like for the final four? Look at South Carolina, which hadn’t won an NCAA tournament game since 1973, is the most . The Gamecocks stunned Duke, Baylor and Florida to get to their first Final Four. Also in its first Final Four (and our […]

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Duke suffers stunning loss to South Carolina

Duke suffers stunning loss to South Carolina

on March 20, 2017, 7:23 AM / in Basketball

The South Carolina Gamecocks upset the Duke Blue Devils 88-81 Sunday night to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Duke, the No. 2 seed in the East Region, entered the season ranked No. 1, and after injuries and other setbacks headed into the tournament a title contender after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Duke […]

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Why We Love College Basketball; Top seed Villanova ousted by Wisconsin in upset game

Why We Love College Basketball; Top seed Villanova ousted by Wisconsin in upset game

on March 19, 2017, 9:04 AM / in Basketball

The Villanova Wildcats, the No. 1 team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, unexpectedly lost to the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers 65-62 in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday. The upset win means Wisconsin will now advance to its fourth consecutive Sweet 16 round. For March Madness brackets, the game meant widespread chaos, as 47 percent of brackets had Villanova in […]

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First day of NCAA tournament light on upsets

First day of NCAA tournament light on upsets

on March 17, 2017, 7:44 AM / in Basketball

The No. 12 seeds managed to pull off just one upset as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicked off in earnest on Thursday, as Middle Tennessee State beat No. 5 seed Minnesota 81-72 to move into the second round. Another No. 12, Princeton, nearly advanced, but lost to Notre Dame 60-58 after having a shot at an upset in its […]

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Chicago Cubs Bury Curse With First World Series Title in 108 Years

Chicago Cubs Bury Curse With First World Series Title in 108 Years

on November 3, 2016, 5:33 AM / in Basketball

NBC News The billy goat is dead. The Chicago Cubs finally got out from behind the (190)8 ball, winning their first World Series in 108 years and ending the longest championship drought by any major American sports team. The Cubs — America’s most lovable sad sacks, its glorious sporting schlemiels, its embodiment of the jinx — defeated the Indians 8-7 […]

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Spurs star Tim Duncan retires after 19 years in NBA

Spurs star Tim Duncan retires after 19 years in NBA

on July 12, 2016, 8:58 AM / in Basketball

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan is retiring after 19 seasons in the NBA, the team announced Monday. The superstar forward is a five-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP. The Spurs made the playoffs in each of Duncan’s 19 seasons, and he is the only player in league history to have won a title in three different decades. Last […]

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Cavaliers beat Warriors to win NBA title

Cavaliers beat Warriors to win NBA title

on June 20, 2016, 8:30 AM / in Basketball

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship Sunday night with a 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors, giving Cleveland its first NBA title ever and its first professional championship in 52 years. The game stayed close to the end, with Kyrie Irving putting the Cavaliers ahead for good with a three-pointer over Warriors star Stephen Curry with 53 seconds […]

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Golden State Warriors Win No. 73, Set Record For Best Season

Golden State Warriors Win No. 73, Set Record For Best Season

on April 14, 2016, 7:21 AM / in Basketball

Golden State made history Wednesday when it reached the most wins in a regular season in history, beating the Chicago Bulls’ record in 1995-1996. With a 125-104 rout of Memphis Grizzlies before a joyful sellout crowd at Oracle Arena Wednesday night, the Warriors concluded the regular season with a 73-9 record, the best in league history. Stephen Curry did his […]

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Villanova recovers after blowing late lead to beat North Carolina for national title

Villanova recovers after blowing late lead to beat North Carolina for national title

on April 5, 2016, 6:47 AM / in Basketball

The ball was in the air, and two teams, two coaches and 74,340 fans craned their necks to catch a glimpse. If it went in, it would be a thunderous, thrilling conclusion to one of the best college basketball games in years. For Villanova and North Carolina, the national championship hung in the balance. Villanova’s lead had just evaporated. Overtime […]

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Villanova eviscerates Oklahoma, advances to the title game with 44-point win

Villanova eviscerates Oklahoma, advances to the title game with 44-point win

on April 3, 2016, 7:51 AM / in Basketball

HOUSTON — It started exactly the way you would have expected it to. It started with Buddy Hield, by far the biggest attraction in a Final Four that isn’t exactly brimming with star power, doing exactly the thing that Villanova had spent the last five days telling their guys not to let him do. It started with Hield isolated top of […]

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North Carolina beats Syracuse for third time this season to advance to national title game

North Carolina beats Syracuse for third time this season to advance to national title game

on April 3, 2016, 7:47 AM / in Basketball

HOUSTON — North Carolina struggled to make perimeter shots and took some time to figure out the 2-3 zone, but the Tar Heels still put together a strong effort in an 83-66 win over ACC-rival Syracuse in the second national semifinal on Saturday night. The Tar Heels started 0-for-13 from 3-point range and only mustered 12 fast-break points but led […]

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