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  • Nick Nurse's long journey to Raptors coach included Bulls affiliation

    Nick Nurse's long journey to Raptors coach included Bulls affiliation

    Twenty-five years ago, Nick Nurse invited Fred Hoiberg to work at his basketball camp at the Carroll (Iowa) Rec Center. Now, they’re two of 30 NBA head coaches. “He’d pay me $50 for three hours of work,” Hoiberg said, before pausing for comedic timing. “It wasn’t very good.” Unlike Hoiberg, who...

  • AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996

    Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 on Sunday as it begins preparations to face rival Navy. The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, and they finally broke through. The rest of the rankings...

  • Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title

    Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn't going to be easy. Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event since...

  • Clippers rally late to defeat Nets for a fourth consecutive victory

    Clippers rally late to defeat Nets for a fourth consecutive victory

    Walking the halls of Barclays Center before tipoff Saturday, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he’s learned never to count out a team too early. “There’s games you walk in like, ‘Oh we ... suck tonight,’” he said, “and all the sudden the fourth quarter you go on a 20-0 run and you win the game.” Over...

  • Lyons leads Furman to stunning upset of No. 8 Villanova

    First, it was Loyola. Next came Villanova . One by one, Furman is picking off teams from last year's Final Four and proving to be the surprise story of the first month of the college basketball season. Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Furman stunned...

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