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Knicks make NBA’s biggest jump in nationally televised games

The Knicks are seventh in the Eastern Conference. They could make the playoffs for the first time in eight years. They have an All-Star. That’s enough for the NBA to give New York – a market that gets every benefit of the doubt – many more nationally televised games in the second portion of the […]

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Devin Booker replacing Anthony Davis in All-Star game

Suns guard Devin Booker was a borderline All-Star candidate. He’s getting treated like one. Coaches didn’t select him as a 2020 Western Conference All-Star reserve. But Booker will replace injured Lakers big Anthony Davis in Atlanta. NBA release: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Los […]

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J.J. Watt suitors could be waiting to see who else will be available (and for how much)

Nearly two weeks into this 33-day head start on free agency, J.J. Watt has yet to sign with a new team. No reports have emerged regarding specific offers he has received from the various franchises that have expressed interest. Although the lack of a specific cap number could be a factor (the expected range has […]

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No. 20 Arkansas’ big run flusters No. 6 Alabama

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It had been nearly a quarter-century since Arkansas had played a ranked team at home, let alone beaten one there. No. 20 Arkansas ended both those droughts Wednesday night, beating sixth-ranked Alabama, 81-66. The Razorbacks, once staples atop the Southeastern Conference standings, hadn’t beaten a ranked team in Fayetteville while they, too, […]

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Garza, Dickinson ready to renew acquaintances

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Once Hunter Dickinson established himself as one of the top freshmen in the country, this became a matchup to look forward to. It’s finally here: Dickinson and No. 3 Michigan against Luka Garza and No. 9 Iowa. A battle between two of college basketball’s top big men – who are both […]

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Penn St women shock No. 15 Ohio St behind Beverley, Marisa

COLLEGE STATION, Pa. — Niya Beverley scored a career-high 21 points, Makenna Marisa added 17 with eight rebounds and eight assists and Penn State upset No. 15 Ohio State 69-67 on Wednesday, ending an 11-game losing streak in the series. Marisa’s layup with 1:01 to play was the winning basket, set up after Beverley, who […]

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Marquette hands North Carolina rare home nonconference loss

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Dawson Garcia had 24 points and 11 rebounds, D.J. Carton added 17 points with five assists and Marquette beat North Carolina 83-70 on Wednesday night in a game schedule just four days ago. It was just North Carolina’s 18th nonconference defeat in the 35-year history of the Dean E. Smith Center. […]