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Cincinnati all business heading to Cayman Islands

No. 12 Cincinnati traveled to the Cayman Islands "to get some hardware," not to go on vacation, senior forward Kyle Washington said as the Bearcats prepared to face unbeaten Buffalo on Monday in the opening day of the Cayman Islands Classic. The Bearcats (3-0) oppose the Bulls (2-0) in a game

Xavier focuses on Hampton after beating Wisconsin

The Xavier Musketeers learned a lot about themselves on Thursday night in Madison, Wis. While the 80-70 win over the Badgers likely is going to carry weight on the Musketeers' tournament resume for the remainder of the season, it is just one game, and there are more than three months left to play

ICYMI: Louisville off to 5-0 start after winning WNIT
ICYMI: Louisville off to 5-0 start after winning WNIT

Jeff Walz and his Louisville Cardinals are off to a hot start. The fifth-ranked Cardinals won the preseason WNIT by beating No. 10 Oregon in the championship game Sunday. The Cardinals (5-0) are 2 for 2 in the tournament, also winning in 2013.

'Frustrated' Calipari prepares No. 7 Kentucky for Troy

No. 7 Kentucky will play the second of five consecutive home games on Monday when Troy visits Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky (3-1) started the stretch Friday with a 78-61 victory over East Tennessee State. "I don't want to get frustrated," coach John Calipari said, "but I

Nuggets look to find themselves on road

The Denver Nuggets are still looking to find the home versions of themselves on the road. A matchup with the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center may not be the easiest place to do it. It also exposed much of what has plagued Denver away from the Mile High City.

Celtics look to keep win streak going vs. Mavs

The Boston Celtics aren't yet halfway to the NBA record for consecutive victories, a mark the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers still hold, but at 15 in a row, they are in rare territory. Since 1946-47, there have only been 35 instances of a 15-game win streak or longer. A victory Monday night against

Wild night in L.A.: Lonzo Ball has triple-double; Nuggets coach, Nikola Jokic ejected
Wild night in L.A.: Lonzo Ball has triple-double; Nuggets coach, Nikola Jokic ejected

Lonzo Ball had his second career triple-double, leading the Lakers to a win over the shorthanded Nuggets.

Injured Wall may return when Wizards face Bucks

John Wall will be a game-time decision Monday night when the Washington Wizards continue their three-game road swing with a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at the Bradley Center. Wall, averaging 19.9 points and 9.3 assists per game this season, sat out the Wizards' 100-91 loss at

Blazers open road trip against slumping Grizzlies

The Portland Trail Blazers will seek to take advantage of a staggering opponent when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night to open a five-game trip. Memphis is playing without star point guard Mike Conley, who is out indefinitely as he attempts to shake a painful Achilles injury. Conley

Basketball - Curry scores 39 to power Warriors over Nets
Basketball - Curry scores 39 to power Warriors over Nets

- Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and passed out seven assists before fouling out as the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors won 118-111 at Brooklyn. A day after rallying from a 24-point deficit to beat Philadelphia, the Warriors surged ahead by as many as

Knicks hope Porzingis can get on track vs. Clippers

After shooting 49 of 82 (58.8 percent) over the previous four games, all Knicks wins, Porzingis is since just 18 of 53 (34 percent). On Friday in a 107-84 loss at Toronto, New York's biggest defeat of the season, Porzingis had just 13 points on 3-of-13 shooting. "Didn't Aaron Judge kind

Timberwolves aim for sweep of Hornets

The Minnesota Timberwolves will attempt to cool one of the hottest things going in the NBA when they visit Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. The Timberwolves will have to endure the second night of a back-to-back after taking a 100-97 home defeat at the hands of the Detroit Pistons

Magic try to end skid against Pacers

Two weeks ago, the Orlando Magic headed into an early-season test against the Boston Celtics off to a surprising start. Now the Magic are in danger of falling under .500. Orlando attempts to stop a four-game losing streak Monday night when it hosts the Indiana Pacers, a team it rarely beats.

Lonzo Ball
Lonzo Ball's triple-double sends Lakers past Denver, 127-109

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lonzo Ball's haircuts are headline news around LA and the NBA. His father already draws more attention than most politicians, and LaVar Ball is even currently engaged in a public argument with the president.

Nightly Notable: Stephen Curry
Nightly Notable: Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry drops 39 points and fouls out of the game during the Warriors victory in Brooklyn.

Pritchard with career-high 20, Oregon rolls past Ball State
Pritchard with career-high 20, Oregon rolls past Ball State

The lone familiar face remaining from last season's high-flying Oregon lineup gave the Ducks just what they needed Sunday night. Payton Pritchard scored a career-high 20 points and Elijah Brown had 17 off the bench as Oregon cruised to a 95-71 victory over Ball State. Pritchard, the starting point

Obi Enechionyia leads Temple past Clemson to win Charleston Classic
Obi Enechionyia leads Temple past Clemson to win Charleston Classic

Obi Enechionyia dropped 12 points while Shizz Alston Jr. scored 14 to lead Temple over Clemson 67-60 and win the Charleston Classic.

Cavs carry 4-game win streak into matchup with Pistons

The Cleveland Cavaliers coach just wishes his players would make things easier on themselves. Cleveland (9-7) has moved above .500 with its current surge, but all of the victories were by single digits. The Cavs clawed back from a 15-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 118

Carroll, Lynch combine for 40, Hartford holds off Miami (OH)

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) -- John Carroll scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, J.R. Lynch scored 18 on four 3-pointers and Hartford's early lead survived a strong finish by Miami (Ohio) 68-58 Sunday night in the finale of the Jamaica Classic tournament.

LeBron James on Colin Kaepernick: "He
LeBron James on Colin Kaepernick: "He's been blackballed"

LeBron James has never been shy about speaking his mind, this season even more so it seems.

No. 6 Shockers open Maui Invitational against Cal

No. 6 Wichita State has a measuring-stick opportunity when it heads to Hawaii to battle a challenging field at the Maui Invitational. Wichita State returns all five starters from last year's NCAA Tournament team and has been impressive in easy opening wins over Missouri-Kansas City and College of

No. 6 Shockers open Maui Invitational against Cal

No. 6 Wichita State has a measuring-stick opportunity when it heads to Hawaii to battle a challenging field at the Maui Invitational. Wichita State returns all five starters from last year's NCAA Tournament team and has been impressive in easy opening wins over Missouri-Kansas City and College of

NBA-Highlights of Sunday's NBA games

Nov 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games:

Shizz Alston Jr.'s 14 lead Temple to 67-60 win over Clemson

Temple players hugged each other in a circle, jumped around and chanted in celebration of their latest early season tournament title. Owls coach Fran Dunphy's happiness was tempered by the knowledge his team has a long, long road ahead before seeing if their fast start will pay off in March. Shizz

No. 9 North Carolina pays visit to Stanford

Ninth-ranked North Carolina is stopping by to play Stanford on Monday night en route to another West Coast event. It isn't by coincidence that the Tar Heels accepted this assignment. Stanford is coached by Jerod Haase, who played for North Carolina coach Roy Williams when the latter was at Kansas

Krzyzewski puts charge into No. 1 Duke for Furman game

The past couple of days might have been a bit rough for Duke after a less-than-sterling outing Friday night. "(Coach Mike Krzyzewski) tried to light a fire under us," Duke senior guard Grayson Allen said, referring to the 78-61 victory against Southern. Duke (4-0) has won 135 consecutive

Drummond scores 20 points, Pistons outlast T-Wolves 100-97
Drummond scores 20 points, Pistons outlast T-Wolves 100-97

Detroit got a bit of everything down the stretch. Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Harris and Avery Bradley added 18 points each and the Pistons snapped their two-game skid and Minnesota's three-game streak.

Warren leads balanced Suns past Bulls, 113-105

PHOENIX (AP) -- T.J. Warren scored 27 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns handed the Chicago Bulls their sixth loss in seven games, 113-105 on Sunday night.

Nuggets' Malone, Jokic tossed after confronting ref on court

Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone and star Nikola Jokic have been ejected after Malone stepped onto the court during play to confront referee Rodney Mott about a no-call. Mott also called a technical foul on Denver guard Jamal Murray moments later in the second quarter after another no-call in the Nuggets

No. 10 USC Trojans rally, beat Vanderbilt 93-89 in OT
No. 10 USC Trojans rally, beat Vanderbilt 93-89 in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jordan McLaughlin scored a career-high 35 points, and 10th-ranked Southern California rallied from a 10-point deficit midway through the second half to a 93-89 overtime victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday night.

Portland overpowers Oregon Tech 86-59

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Josh McSwiggan scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to propel Portland to an 86-59 win over NAIA Oregon Tech on Sunday night.

S. Alabama holds off St. Peters 54-49 in foul-filled contest

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Rodrick Sikes scored 13 points and Jordan Andrews finished with 11 points and South Alabama held off Saint Peter's 54-49 Sunday night in a game marred with personal fouls and turnovers.

Two-time NBA All-Star David Lee announces retirement
Two-time NBA All-Star David Lee announces retirement

An NBA All-Star in 2010 and 2013, David Lee announced his retirement.

Frazier's double-double leads Tulane past Fordham 63-55

Melvin Frazier totaled 23 points, 14 rebounds and three assists to spark Tulane to a 63-55 victory over Fordham in the Jamaica Classic on Sunday night. Frazier sank 8 of 10 shots from the floor, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range, and 5 of 7 from the free-throw line for the Green Wave (4-0). Jordan

Heron leads Auburn to 89-78 win over Hofstra

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was excited about his team's showing in the Charleston Classic and believes the Tigers have the potential for even bigger things this season. ''We're trying to make history,'' Pearl said Sunday night after his team took third place with an 89-78 win over

Curry scores 39, Warriors hold off Nets 118-111
Curry scores 39, Warriors hold off Nets 118-111

Stephen Curry knew he needed to start aggressively to make up for the absence of Kevin Durant. Then the Warriors had to finish the job without Curry after foul trouble ended his best game of the season. Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and Golden State held on after he fouled

Drake tops Drexel in 2OT in Paradise Jam consolation game
Drake tops Drexel in 2OT in Paradise Jam consolation game

De'Antae McMurray scored 23 points, including the winning jumper, as Drake held on for a 90-88 win in double overtime in the third place game of the Paradise Jam on Sunday.

National Basketball Association roundup
National Basketball Association roundup

(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant missed Sunday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sprained left ankle, the team announced. Durant suffered the injury during Saturday night's 124-116 road win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Durant is considered day-to-day

Johnson dunk lifts Western Kentucky past Nicholls, 100-86

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Justin Johnson dunked with under a minute to play, slamming the door on a Nicholls rally and ending on a 7-4 run as Western Kentucky put away the win, 100-86 on Sunday.

Black, Nichols lead Illinois past Marshall 91-74

Leron Black scored 17 points and Kipper Nichols had 17 points and 11 rebounds off the bench Sunday to lead Illinois past Marshall 91-74. The Illini (4-0) opened up 23-point lead, 66-43, with 12 mintues left in the game on a jump shot by Nichols. The Illini held Marshall leading scorer Jon Elmore to

Orlando Magic will no longer host summer league

The Orlando Magic has decided to end their annual summer league. Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said Sunday the trend of NBA teams playing in the Las Vegas Summer League led to the decision end Orlando Pro Summer League. Orlando's Summer League, which showcased rookies and

Walker's 22, Mann's 20 lead Florida St by Colorado St 90-73

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) -- M.J. Walker came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers and score a career-high 22 points, Terance Mann added 20 and Florida State pulled away from Colorado State 90-73 at the Jamaica Classic on Sunday night.

Evans scores 25, Texas Tech beats No. 20 Northwestern 85-49
Evans scores 25, Texas Tech beats No. 20 Northwestern 85-49

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Keenan Evans scored 25 points to lead Texas Tech over No. 20 Northwestern 85-49 on Sunday in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

Cuthbertson's 31 PTs boost C. Carolina past Iona 89-84

For the second time in as many days, Zac Cuthbertson established a career high as he scored 31 points and missed just three of 14-shot attempts and Coastal Carolina downed Iona 89-84 on Sunday in day three of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase. On Saturday, Cuthbertson established career highs in points

Wright hits 6 3s in homecoming, No. 17 FSU women roll

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Imani Wright made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 22 points in her homecoming game and No. 17 Florida State beat Grambling 96-53 on Sunday in its first away game against a SWAC opponent.

No. 23 West Virginia women dominate North Florida 87-59

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Teana Muldrow and Katrina Pardee scored 20 points apiece Sunday and No. 12 West Virginia never trailed in an 87-59 win over North Florida.

Illinois St beats Tulsa 84-68 for 3rd at Puerto Rico Tip-Off

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Keyshawn Evans scored 29 points and Illinois State jumped out to a huge first-half lead to beat Tulsa 84-68 in Sunday's third-place game at the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Romano leads No. 14 Stanford women past Bakersfield 57-34

Alexa Romano scored a career-high 13 points and No. 14 Stanford used a big start to cruise to a 57-34 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday. Anna Wilson knocked to three 3-pointers in the second quarter and the Roadrunners missed all 11 of their field goal attempts and Stanford stretched the lead

DeRozan scores 33 points, Raptors beat Wizards 100-91
DeRozan scores 33 points, Raptors beat Wizards 100-91

The Toronto Raptors had a tough night from 3-point range against the Washington Wizards. Fortunately for Toronto, DeMar DeRozan had no problems inside the arc. DeRozan scored 33 points, C.J. Miles had 12 and the Raptors beat the Wizards 100-91 on Sunday to avenge their only home loss of the season.

Jordan Murphy leads Minnesota past Western Carolina
Jordan Murphy leads Minnesota past Western Carolina

Jordan Murphy had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Minnesota cruised past Western Carolina 92-64 on Sunday. Five Gophers scored in double figures, and coach Richard Pitino leaned heavily on his bench as Minnesota (4-0) played the first of a four-game stretch this week. Amir Coffey had 15 points

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