No. 13 Maryland off to fast start with marquee games ahead

Kevin Willard thought his new Maryland team would be off to a good start. But it was little more than even Willard expected at the start of his tenure after a successful run at Seton Hall. “I hadn’t considered that,” Willard said. “I’m not going to lie.” The Terrapins (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten) made the … Read more

Kyrie Irving returns to the Brooklyn Nets after serving 8-game suspension

CNN — Kyrie Irving’s eight-game suspension ended on Sunday as the star point guard prepared for the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Irving hadn’t played for the Nets since Nov. 1. The Nets suspended Irving on Nov. 3 after he tweeted a link to a documentary containing anti-Semitic messages, followed by an initial … Read more

Kings beat Pistons 137-129, extend winning streak to 6 games

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox had 33 points and seven assists and the Sacramento Kings extended their winning streak to six games with a 137-129 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. “It’s the best basketball he’s played in his career,” Harrison Barnes said of his teammate. “He’s playing at the All-Star level. … Read more

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving issues another apology as possible return from suspension nears

CNN — Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets star who was suspended for at least five games by the team for comments made after sharing a link to an anti-Semitic film on social media, issued a new apology as his possible return of suspension. While speaking to SNY’s Ian Begley in an interview on Saturday, Irving … Read more

Russia Working With U.S. on Potential Prisoner Swap, Moscow Says

MOSCOW — Russia said on Friday it was working with the United States on a potential prisoner swap in which it hoped Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout could be exchanged for one of the American citizens detained in Russia. which raises the possibility that he could be traded for WNBA star Brittney Griner. Russian Deputy … Read more

FTX: NBA’s Miami Heat to terminate relationship with crypto giant, will get new arena name

CNN — Miami Heat and the NBA’s Miami-Dade County have ended their relationship with bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX and will seek a new naming rights partner for their downtown Miami arena. The announcement came after FTX Group earlier Friday filed for bankruptcy in the United States and its CEO resigned, marking a stunning downfall for … Read more

Unusual venues make nonconference games more memorable

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two of the most notable games on Friday’s college basketball schedule take place on an aircraft carrier and in a baseball stadium. No. 2 Gonzaga will face Michigan State on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in San Diego Harbor r to celebrate Veterans Day. Wisconsin plays Stanford at American … Read more

Miami coach Katie Meier suspended for 1st 3 games of season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami women’s basketball coach Katie Meier has been suspended for the first three games of the season as the school cooperates with an NCAA investigation. Meier said Sunday that she is also cooperating with the NCAA. Neither she, the school, nor the NCAA released details of the investigation, except for … Read more

Nets suspend Kyrie Irving for at least 5 games without pay

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay on Thursday, appalled by his repeated failure to “state unequivocally that he has no anti-Semitic beliefs.” Hours after Irving refused to apologize to NBA commissioner Adam Silver for posting link to anti-Semitic work on his Twitter feed, the … Read more

Doncic’s 30-point streak hits 8 games as Mavs beat Raptors

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 35 points, his eighth straight 30-plus game to start the season, as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Toronto Raptors 111-110 on Friday night. The only other NBA player to score 30 or more points in the first eight games of a season was Wilt Chamberlain, who did so in … Read more