Saturday, February 25, 2017

Basketball

fgcu president wilson bradshaw celebrates fgcu's conference title

The FGCU men’s basketball team has been to the NCAA Tournament twice, the Sweet Sixteen once, and they’ve been to four Atlantic Sun tournament finals in five years. But there ...
Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, of Spain, drives to the basket during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

BY TIM REYNOLDS MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota’s point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about ...
In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks’ play on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” During highlights of the Cavaliers’ 119-104 win ...
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) compete for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BY BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy. The Pelicans’ tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins ...
In this Jan. 20, 2011 photo, then-Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach and former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley directs players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Charlotte, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Charles Oakley, still at odds with the New York Knicks, watched his former team in his hometown Thursday night. The Cleveland native sat next to Cavaliers owner ...
TCU guard Jaylen Fisher, right, jumps over Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) during a scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Devonte Graham was arrested on a traffic-related warrant hours after helping the third-ranked Jayhawks to a record-tying 13th consecutive Big 12 Conference title with ...
In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, jokes with teammates Kevin Durant, left, and Klay Thompson during the Warriors' NBA basketball game against the Nuggets in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

BY JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — they call it ...
Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino yells during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

BY AARON BEARD CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized to Louisville’s Rick Pitino after the Cardinals coach had a heated verbal exchange with a fan ...
Syracuse's Taurean Thompson, center, battles for a rebound with Duke's Luke Kennard, left, and Duke's Jayson Tatum, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

BY JOHN KEKIS SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — John Gillon had done it before, just not quite on such a grand stage. With Syracuse desperate for a signature victory in what ...
Eastern Conference forward Paul George of the Indiana Pacers (13) slam dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer, Pool)

BY MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George showed up to work Wednesday wearing the same Indiana Pacers uniform he has all season. He has no changes planned for Thursday ...
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