Basketball

DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

SYRACUSE, N.Y. | Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was in a car with three others before midnight Wednesday when their vehicle crashed into … Continue reading SYRACUSE, N.Y. | Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Oakland, CA: LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors

OAKLAND, CA (AP) — LeBron James was ruled out for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Golden State Warriors, two days after he returned from a 17-game absence with a strained left groin he hurt at Oracle Arena on Christmas night. Coach Luke Walton made the announcement about James’ “load management” some 80 minutes before … Continue reading Oakland, CA: LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors

NEW YORK | Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into stands

NEW YORK — Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball into the stands after a game. The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. The incident occurred at the end of the Celtics’ 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into stands

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | The Latest: Hoops Hall opens doors to point guards

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The latest on the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Wayne Gretzky made an appearance at a different Hall of Fame on Friday night — in the video introducing fellow Canadian Steve Nash. The hockey great credited Nash with spreading the love of basketball across the country. … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | The Latest: Hoops Hall opens doors to point guards

NEW YORK | Rick Pitino tells AP he knows his coaching days are in past

NEW YORK — Rick Pitino knows his coaching days are most likely behind him. He still wants to be involved in basketball, where he’s spent a lifetime. “I think my time has passed, I really do,” Pitino said of coaching again on Tuesday from the headquarters of The Associated Press. “I’m young. I’m physically very … Continue reading NEW YORK | Rick Pitino tells AP he knows his coaching days are in past

CHICAGO | Drake visits patient, 11, who invited him to her birthday

CHICAGO— A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake. The Canadian rapper visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at the Lurie Children’s Hospital during his tour’s stop in Chicago. He shared photos on Instagram, saying they had talked about Justin Bieber and basketball. Drake visited Sanchez … Continue reading CHICAGO | Drake visits patient, 11, who invited him to her birthday