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Ranieri’s task at struggling Fulham: Getting back to basics

Before burgers must come the basics. The arrival of Claudio Ranieri as Fulham coach should ensure an end to the chaotic selections, loose defending and naive approach that marked the promoted team’s turbulent first three months back in the Premier League under now-departed manager Slavisa Jokanovic. Soccer is a simple game to Ranieri, who values … Continue reading Ranieri’s task at struggling Fulham: Getting back to basics

LAWRENCE, Kan. | Texas aims for Big 12 title game in return to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Tom Herman wasn’t on the Texas sideline two years ago, even if a bunch of his players were, when the Longhorns walked out of Memorial Stadium with a head-shaking loss to Kansas. The defeat ended a string of 13 consecutive wins over the Jayhawks, likely sealed the fate of embattled coach Charlie … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | Texas aims for Big 12 title game in return to Kansas

LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No.8 Auburn beats Arizona 73-57 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Latest on the Maui Invitational (all times local): 8:37 p.m. Bryce Brown scored 19 points, Malik Dunbar added 15 and No. 8 Auburn pulled away from Arizona to win the Maui Invitational third-place game 73-57 Wednesday night. Auburn (5-1) gave top-ranked Duke its first real test of the season in the … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No.8 Auburn beats Arizona 73-57 in Maui

OAKLAND, Calif | Westbrook stars, Diallo hurt in Thunder’s win over Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City defeated the Golden State Warriors 123-95 Wednesday night in a game in which Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo was carted off on a stretcher with 7:17 left with an apparent left leg injury. Diallo’s left leg was stabilized as he was … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Westbrook stars, Diallo hurt in Thunder’s win over Warriors

CLEVELAND | Cleveland thanks LeBron, who carries Lakers past Cavs

CLEVELAND — Once the video tribute ended, a simple sentiment filled the giant scoreboard. Against a black backdrop, giant white letters delivered the heartfelt message. Cleveland wanted to say something. “THANK YOU, LeBRON,” it said. Eight years after he was treated like a thug, LeBron James was welcomed back properly. Back on the court where … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Cleveland thanks LeBron, who carries Lakers past Cavs

HOUSTON | Harden’s 43 points leads Rockets over Pistons 126-124

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are on a roll, putting their terrible start behind them. James Harden scored a season-high 43 points and Clint Capela added 27 to help Houston withstand a late run by the Pistons and get their fifth straight victory, 126-124. The Rockets have won eight of 10 to improve to 9-7. … Continue reading HOUSTON | Harden’s 43 points leads Rockets over Pistons 126-124

LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: Xavier knocks off Illinois 83-74 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Latest on the Maui Invitational (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Quentin Goodin scored 15 points, Elias Harden added 14 and Xavier dominated the second half to beat Illinois 83-74 in the Maui Invitational seventh-place game on Wednesday night. The Musketeers (3-3) lost in overtime to No. 8 Auburn and another close … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: Xavier knocks off Illinois 83-74 in Maui

CLEVELAND | LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James felt only love at home. Making his first trip back to Cleveland since leaving for the second time as a free agent, James was welcomed like a hero on Wednesday night and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win over the Cavaliers, who played an inspired game against their … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers