College basketball

THIS CORRECTS THE IDENTIFICATION TO BRIAN BOWEN SR., AND NOT MERL CODE, AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Brian Bowen Sr. arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in New York. When Brian Bowen Jr., one of America's brightest high school basketball stars, announced in June 2017 that he would attend the University of Louisville, a school that had not been on anyone's radar as his possible destination, sportswriters called it a coup that "came out of nowhere." In a trial that began Monday, federal prosecutors will argue that the signing wasn't luck at all but the result of a payoff to Bowen's father. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 04, 2018 - 9:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a top-rated college basketball prospect testified Thursday that his son was offered thousands of dollars on the sly to play at major programs before a corruption scandal derailed the promising player's collegiate career. At a federal trial over allegations about dirty...
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October 02, 2018 - 9:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys are set to give their opening statements in the New York trial of three men charged with orchestrating payments to the families of top recruits to U.S. college basketball programs. Prosecutors will begin building their case Tuesday against former sports agent Christian...
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The Australian team celebrate their victory over Spain, in the Women's basketball World Cup semi final match between Spain and Australia in Tenerife, Spain, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo Andres Gutierrez)
September 30, 2018 - 7:06 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — It's medal day at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. The U.S. will face Australia for the gold medal on Sunday night. The Americans have won the last two golds with the Opals winning their lone championship in 2006. The U.S. will need to find a way to...
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Brittney Griner of the United States Team fights a ball against Belgian defender during the Women's basketball World Cup semi final match between Belgium and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo Andres Gutierrez)
September 29, 2018 - 6:07 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Just as it has done for most of the tournament, the U.S. used a big third quarter keyed by Diana Taurarsi and Breanna Stewart to pull away from an opponent. This time, it was Belgium, whose one-point halftime deficit turned into 16 by the end of the third...
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This booking photo released by the Baton Rouge Police Department, shows Dyteon Simpson, 20, who was arrested Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in the shooting death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims. Simpson has been charged with second-degree murder. Sims was shot early Friday, Sept. 28, during a street fight caught on video near the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge, La. (Baton Rouge Police Department via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 4:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the shooting death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims. Baton Rouge police said Saturday that 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson has been charged with second-degree murder and is at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Sims was shot early Friday during a street...
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September 29, 2018 - 10:18 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — A place in the gold medal game was at stake for the U.S., Belgium, Spain and Australia at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Saturday. The Americans are trying to reach the final for the third straight time. They'll have to beat a Belgium team that is...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Australia center Liz Cambage (8) reaches for a rebound in front of Japan guard Sanae Motokawa during the first half of a women's basketball game at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cambage is averaging a FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup-best 25.8 points a game while only playing 20.4 minutes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 29, 2018 - 2:33 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Australia coach Sandy Brondello credits a training camp in February and playing in the Commonwealth Games at home as a major reason that her team has looked so fluid in its run to the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "This year we had a...
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September 28, 2018 - 2:39 pm
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — With not much going right offensively, U.S. coach Dawn Staley turned to the Seattle Storm trio to help jumpstart the offense. The move worked as Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird sparked a 14-3 run to close the first half and rally the U.S. to a 71-...
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September 28, 2018 - 11:39 am
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup quarterfinals (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Liz Cambage scored 10 of her 20 points in the first quarter as Australia jumped out to a 17-point lead and beat China 83-42 in the quarterfinals of the Women's...
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Bill Cosby departs after his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby left in handcuffs to begin serving a three-to-10 year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 25, 2018 - 3:39 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Bill Cosby will spend the first few days of his prison sentence at the Montgomery County Jail outside Philadelphia. Cosby left the suburban Philadelphia courthouse in a dark SUV after a judge sentenced...
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