| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:10 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:40 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:57 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:51 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:28 AM
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.
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:55 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:55 PM
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....