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Talented Kentucky begins another year with high expectations

Kentucky coach John Calipari once again must figure out how to use his latest talented freshman class, which this year is big and fills voids at many positions.

R.J. Hunter joins Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team signed guard R.J. Hunter. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

Bulls sign former Celtics first-round pick draft pick Hunter

Former Boston Celtics first-round draft pick R.J. Hunter has signed with the Chicago Bulls        

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford and the Boston Celtics are on the road to take on Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls Thursday at the United Center. The two teams split a four-game series in the 2015-16 season. Tipoff : 8 p.m.Show More Summary

Predicting First Wave of Players to Hit the 2016-17 NBA Trade Block

Sooner or later, NBA teams are going to start thinking about swaps. Whether it's worn-out welcomes, offseason miscalculations or panic moves, we know some big names will wind up in trade discussions. Because it happens every season. And...Show More Summary

LeBron James, Cavaliers say they're not finished climbing

LeBron James and his teammates are looking for more NBA championships.        

76ers players may respond in wake of national anthem flap

The Philadelphia 76ers held a team meeting Thursday and may take action in the wake of the organization's decision to cancel the national anthem performance by a singer wearing a "We Matter" jersey        

2016 Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Preseason (Oct. 25)

2016 Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Preseason (Oct. 25): NAIA Division II Preseason Coaches Poll Released.

AP Source: Pistons in talks about downtown move; no deal yet

A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Pistons are in advanced discussions about moving downtown to play at the Detroit Red Wings' new arena        

Mississippi State revamps roster in Howland's second season

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State's overhauled roster is young, versatile and filled with highly rated recruits. It remains to be seen if that will translate into a long-awaited return to the postseason. The Bulldogs will have...Show More Summary

Walton Begins Lakers Tenure Doing What He Does Best: Bringing People Together

LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton gave them the twinkle fingers as his wave, in addition to his usual endearing grin. The two women closest to his heart swooned. They already looked angelic up in their seats, both wearing white, smiling down and continuing to clap their hands involuntarily long after he was gone. Show More Summary

Dana Altman: “No idea” if Dillon Brooks will be ready for season opener

Oregon enters the 2016-17 season as a projected top-5 team. A lot of those lofty expectations are dependent on the health of Dillon Brooks, an All-American caliber forward heading his junior year. Brooks had surgery on his foot this offseason and is still not back at practice yet for the Ducks. Jon Rothstein of CBS […]

Report: Detroit Pistons in talks about downtown move

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons could be starting their final season at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Enes Kanter wants to have dinner with Trump

He says he wants "to try to see what's his problem."        

Manu Ginobili Comments on Testicle Surgery, Sacrifices Made for Spurs

Athletes in all sports tend to look back on their careers and think of the personal sacrifices they had to make to achieve greatness, but San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili will have a unique story to tell when his career comes toShow More Summary

Can Purdue’s (Isaac) Haas in the Middle Handle a Larger Role?

Last season Purdue boasted a brawny, physical specimen in the pivot who began the season with averages of 13.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG and 1.6 BPG on 63.3 percent shooting from the floor. Sophomore Isaac Haas took excellent advantage of an early...Show More Summary

These NBA players got off to hot starts in their openers

Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and DeMar DeRozan were among those who opened the season with monster games statistically.        

The one thing keeping Anthony Davis from being MVP

With a dominant performance on opening night, Anthony Davis shows he's a top 5 player.        

Fox likes high expectations for Georgia team led by Frazier

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Mark Fox and his players understand another NIT berth won't be enough for this Georgia team. Fox has built a winning program with three straight 20-win seasons and three straight winning records in Southeastern Conference games. Show More Summary

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