LEXINGTON, Ky | No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 19 and No. 5 Kentucky upset No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 Saturday night to end the Volunteers’ 19-game winning streak. The Wildcats used a 25-7 surge over a little more than seven minutes for a 62-38 lead, providing a cushion that withstood the Volunteers’ … Continue reading LEXINGTON, Ky | No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: OKC’s Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo is the NBA’s slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O’Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York’s Dennis Smith Jr. … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: OKC’s Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest

CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Brooklyn’s Joe Harris held off Golden State’s Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday night. Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points. Curry … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Adam Silver’s annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league’s longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he’s seeing on those fronts. But he … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Adam Silver’s annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

LOS ANGELES | Thomas leaves Riviera with 1-shot lead and long day ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Thomas got a lot done in just eight holes Saturday before leaving Riviera with a one-shot lead and facing a marathon finish in the Genesis Open. Thomas nearly holed a 9-iron and then made par with a chip off the green and over the bunker in the middle of the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Thomas leaves Riviera with 1-shot lead and long day ahead

CHICAGO | Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say “the trajectory of the investigation” into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the “Empire” actor. Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers they had detained for questioning earlier in the week. On Saturday, Chicago police spokesman … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’

CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Boston’s Jayson Tatum wins skills competition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Boston’s Jayson Tatum hit a 3-pointer from just beyond midcourt to beat Atlanta’s Trae Young in the final round of the skills competition at All-Star Saturday night. Tatum defeated Memphis’ Mike Conley in the first round, then topped Denver’s Nikola … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Boston’s Jayson Tatum wins skills competition

DURHAM, N.C | Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett had Duke’s first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the second-ranked Blue Devils’ 94-78 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday night. Zion Williamson scored 32 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Tre Jones added 13 to help the Blue Devils (23-2, … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C | Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78