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  • Is the college letter of intent the 'worst contract in American sports'?

    Is the college letter of intent the 'worst contract in American sports'?
    High school linebacker Roquan Smith announced Friday he was signing scholarship papers with Georgia, just a little more than a week after saying at a news conference he would play for UCLA. His choice changed, Smith says, when he learned he had been...
  • Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein poses double threat of defense and dunks

    Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein poses double threat of defense and dunks
    First there was The Dunk, quickly christened by people as the best of the year even though it was only a week into February. Then came The Dunk To End All Dunks, again labeled the best of 2015 and also a slight sign of progress because we were within...
  • Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns might be just what the Lakers need

    Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns might be just what the Lakers need
    If Lakers followers leave just enough room between squeezed eyelids, Karl-Anthony Towns might look like a familiar player. Without all the knee problems. And the unpredictable attitude. Towns is a freshman at Kentucky whose two-way play makes him a...
  • Bianchi: With Vaughn gone, Borrego is Magic's new minister of defense

     Bianchi: With Vaughn gone, Borrego is Magic's new minister of defense
    Running off at the typewriter … How is it that Jacque Vaughn gets fired, James Borrego takes over as interim coach and the Magic suddenly and miraculously go from one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA to one of the best (at least...
  • For a few recruits, committing to a college happens before puberty

    For a few recruits, committing to a college happens before puberty
    The player has most of the traits that make college basketball coaches salivate: a jump shot, a good handle, passing ability and instincts. His father has great size, so his frame should fill out. By 2023, when LeBron James Jr., 10, will graduate from...
  • Maryland's win over No. 5 Wisconsin may signal arrival of Terps as national contender

    Maryland's win over No. 5 Wisconsin may signal arrival of Terps as national contender
    When college basketball teams make the transition from rebuilding to nationally relevant, their coaches, players and fans often can point to a few games that helped speed up the process. Someday Mark Turgeon might talk about Tuesday night's 59-53...
  • Tyler Ulis continuing Kentucky basketball's Chicago connection

    Tyler Ulis continuing Kentucky basketball's Chicago connection
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tyler Ulis enjoyed a comfortable childhood in Lima, Ohio, guided by his mother and stepdad. Though barely taller than Muggsy Bogues, he showed promise on the basketball court. Eventually, he figured, he might get a scholarship...
  • Kentucky runs mark to 27-0 with 110-75 mauling of Auburn

     Kentucky runs mark to 27-0 with 110-75 mauling of Auburn
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — No, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl did not pull a "Hoosiers" and have his players measure the baskets at their Saturday morning shootaround at Rupp Arena. Facing undefeated and top-ranked Kentucky as a 25-point underdog, Pearl...
  • Kentucky (25-0) a unanimous No. 1 again in AP basketball poll

    Kentucky (25-0) a unanimous No. 1 again in AP basketball poll
    Kentucky won its two games last week to push its record to 25-0, matching the best start in school history. The Wildcats' run has sparked debate about whether they can become Division I's first undefeated team since Indiana in 1976. But before...
  • Adam Silver: Reducing back-to-backs and 4 games in 5 nights is a priority

    Adam Silver: Reducing back-to-backs and 4 games in 5 nights is a priority
    NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said league officials want to reduce the number of back-to-back games and come as close as possible to eliminating instances of four games in five nights as early as the 2015-16 season. "It's a math...
  • Bianchi: Magic should once again pursue Billy Donovan

    Bianchi: Magic should once again pursue Billy Donovan
    It's time for the Orlando Magic to hire a coach who is a living legend in these parts and the greatest basketball coach this state has ever seen. Time to hire a coach who would give the flagging franchise instant credibility, buzz and relevance....