College basketball rankings: Duke slips in updated Top 25 And 1 after Cassius Stanley declares for NBA Draft

Notable players definitely gone: Brandon Robinson, Christian Keeling, Justin PierceNotable players expected to also leave: Cole AnthonyNotable players expected to return: Garrison Brooks, Armando Bacot, Anthony Harris, Leaky Black, Andrew Platek, Jeremiah Francis, K.J. SmithExpected additions: Day’Ron Sharpe, Walker Kessler, Caleb Love, Puff Johnson, R.J. Davis

76ers GM Bryan Colangelo ‘absolutely not’ comfortable starting season with Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid on roster, but…

But I think what we are comfortable doing is saying we’re not going to make a bad deal just to make a deal. So when I say in a playful way, ‘No, I’m not comfortable,’ I think we could  be a better basketball team if we could distribute that talent better and maybe take one of those […]

Bulls continue search for new basketball czar, interview Bryan Colangelo and Wes Wilcox, per reports

John Paxson, who started the season as the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, is expected to remain with the franchise in an advisory role, while general manager Gar Forman will likely discuss a potential role in Chicago’s new front office as well, according to Wojnarowski. The notion that a new top executive in […]

Kevin Garnett: Should’ve joined Paul Pierce & Ray Allen sooner, would’ve probably won 3-4 titles

Pierce was trying to get traded to Dallas in 2005. Allen got traded from the Seattle SuperSonics to the Bucks in 2003. So, both players were movable earlier. Garnett was the one showing most loyalty, which the Timberwolves were eager to reciprocate with their franchise player.

Basketball Player Anna Wilson on Getting Out of Her Brother Russell’s ‘Shadow’

“Today, I have the faith of knowing that I’ve dealt with a lot of struggle,” she said. “I’ve dealt with the loss of a parent. I’ve dealt with living in the shadow of a great athlete and people’s expectations. There are so many things outside of sports that I’ve been able to accomplish just because […]

Why are NBA superstars shunning Team USA at the World Cup?

The positive way to spin to the 2019 squad is that it’s a new beginning. Mike Krzyzewski retired as head coach after winning gold at the 2016 Olympics, and he has been replaced by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Kyle Lowry and Harrison Barnes are the only players on the roster who remain […]

Why the Toronto Raptors’ title is a victory for the NBA, Canada … and the US

As the Borg would say, “Resistance is futile.” The winds of change are already upon us. Despite California’s Golden State Warriors being the “hometown” favorites, it was Canada’s “visitor” team that most Americans were rooting for in the finals. According to a recent poll, the majority of Americans in every state except California, Nevada, and […]

AP Was There: Villanova’s Jenkins beats Heels at ’16 buzzer

High praise from the Great One. And what a night for Villanova a second-seeded team full of scrappers, grinders and also-rans, who proved you don’t have to have a roster full of NBA-bound one-and-doners to win a title. More people in the ESPN bracket contest picked ’Nova to lose to a No. 15 seed in […]

Kelly Loeffler: the WNBA owner against everything the league stands for

Loeffler herself may have expressed sadness at the fact that sports are political, but whether she wants to admit it or not, she’s contributed to exactly that. As a politician who owns a sports team, her political views and the actions she takes as a U.S. Senator now reflect on the basketball team she owns. […]

Arizona lands Seattle grad transfer Terrell Brown

Arizona will need backcourt help next season with freshmen Nico Mannion and Josh Green expected to declare for the draft and Dylan Smith set to graduate. Sophomore Brandon Williams is still on the roster, but his status is uncertain due to a chronic knee injury.