Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen’s No. 13 at June 8 game

Sports 04/18/19, 09:41

The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise.The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles ...

Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Sports 04/17/19, 17:59

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Diakite made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page. He's the fourth member of the national champions to make the ...

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs star guard Mark Watts

Sports 04/17/19, 12:34

Michigan State has signed 6-foot-3 guard Mark "Rocket" Watts.The school announced Wednesday it received a letter of intent from Watts, who attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo's recruiting ...

Barnes says buyout likely kept him from taking UCLA job

Sports 04/16/19, 18:23

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he would be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down.Barnes' contract requires Tennessee to receive approximately $5 million if he leaves for another job with five years remaining ...

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro will remain in NBA draft

Basketball 04/16/19, 16:23

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school.The 6-foot-5 freshman announced his decision in a news release Tuesday. Last week, he said he would enter ...

Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads

Sports 04/15/19, 17:35

Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as is usually the case, San Antonio coach ...

Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

Sports 04/15/19, 17:04

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft.Widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday.The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson captivated all ...

Virginia guard Ty Jerome declares for NBA draft

Basketball 04/15/19, 13:29

Virginia guard Ty Jerome says he is forgoing his final year of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft.Jerome made the announcement Monday on his Instagram page. He says he made the decision after talking with his family ...

John MacLeod, longtime Phoenix Suns coach, dies at 81

Sports 04/15/19, 00:58

John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81.MacLeod's son, Matt, confirmed his father's death Sunday to The Associated Press. The elder MacLeod fought Alzheimer's disease for more ...

LSU reinstates Wade after meeting over recruiting questions

Basketball 04/14/19, 19:46

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says the university is reinstating recently suspended basketball coach Will WadeAlleva says that during a meeting Friday with LSU and NCAA officials, Wade "answered all questions and denied any wrongdoing in connection with recently reported ...

source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach

Sports 04/13/19, 17:39

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons.The 39-year-old Walton was dismissed by the Lakers ...

Virginia fans turn out to celebrate NCAA hoops title

Basketball 04/13/19, 16:38

Thousands of fans turned out Saturday to celebrate Virginia's first national championship in basketball.The crowd, estimated at 21,000 on the school's Twitter account, filled one side of Scott Stadium five days after the Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime ...

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