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Latest news from WashingtonTimes-Basketball feed

  1. Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle suspended for academics

    08.23 / 23:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle has been suspended from the university for the fall semester for failing to meet academic standards. Doolittle started 25 games last season and averaged 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season as the team went 11-20. Doolittle apologized Wednesday in…
  2. Underdog Isaiah Thomas facing biggest challenge of career

    08.23 / 23:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    BOSTON (AP) - Isaiah Thomas' basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard. He was selected last in the 2011 NBA draft coming out of Washington, and when he arrived in Boston he looked only to be a role player for the storied franchise. Thomas has…
  3. Irving will wear No. 11 with Celtics

    08.23 / 21:56 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    BOSTON (AP) - Newly acquired guard Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 in Boston because the Celtics already have retired the numbers he wore in college and with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving wore No. 11 at two New Jersey high schools before switching to No. 1 at Duke. He wore…
  4. Spurs sign undrafted former Virginia guard London Perrantes

    08.23 / 21:56 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have signed guard London Perrantes. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed Wednesday The 22-year-old Perrantes wasn't drafted out of Virginia this year but made summer league appearances for the Miami Heat in Las Vegas and Orlando. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 10 points,…
  5. Grand Canyon cleared for D-I play by NCAA

    08.23 / 20:52 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    PHOENIX (AP) - Grand Canyon has been granted Division I active membership by the NCAA following a four-year transition period. The school said it was informed by the NCAA on Wednesday and will begin Division I play in the 2017-18 season. Grand Canyon went 81-46 in four seasons under coach…
  6. AP Source: Clippers close to deal with Winger as new GM

    08.23 / 19:48 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The expansion of the Los Angeles Clippers' front office isn't done yet. After removing Doc Rivers' title as president of basketball operations earlier this month, the team has reached an agreement with Oklahoma City's Michael Winger to become their general manager, a person familiar with the…
  7. Bob Murphy, longtime Stanford sports announcer, dies

    08.23 / 17:56 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Bob Murphy, who was the voice of Stanford sports for more than four decades, has died. He was 86. Murphy died Tuesday in Santa Cruz of complications from Alzheimer's. He had suffered from the disease for several years, Stanford University said in a statement. Murphy…
  8. Flint scholarship plan gets $2M from Pistons owner, utility

    08.23 / 16:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and a Michigan utility's foundation are each committing $1 million to help fund college scholarships in Flint in the wake of the city's water crisis. The $2 million in combined pledges announced Wednesday aim to create a "Flint Promise," starting with…
  9. Ball State player Zach Hollywood found dead at apartment

    08.23 / 14:54 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Ball State basketball player Zach Hollywood has been found dead in an off-campus apartment. Hollywood's body was discovered Tuesday. Authorities in Muncie, Indiana, say foul play is not suspected. The 19-year-old Hollywood was from Bradley, Illinois. He played on the Ball State practice squad last season…
  10. Ohio college basketball player gets probation for jail fight

    08.23 / 12:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) - A University of Dayton basketball player says he's remorseful after a judge sentenced him to probation for a jailhouse fight after his arrest for underage drinking. Twenty-year-old Sam Miller, of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday in southwest Ohio's Greene County to disorderly conduct for a fight…
  11. Tuesday's Sports in Brief

    08.23 / 08:01 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    PRO BASKETBALL CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland's All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt to the Boston Celtics for fellow All-Star Isaiah Thomas,…
  12. WNBA Capsules

    08.23 / 06:11 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Maya Moore scored 21 points, Jia Perkins had 18 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 105-69 on Tuesday night. Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (23-6), who made a season-high 12 3-pointers. Natasha Howard has 12 points and…
  13. On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade

    08.23 / 04:15 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    MIAMI (AP) - It's not the principals that will define the blockbuster trade between Cleveland and Boston. Great point guard leaves one city for another. That seems fair. All the other parts, they will tell the story. There are many ways to claim victory in this deal. Kyrie Irving wanted…
  14. Kyrie Irving traded for Isaiah Thomas and parts

    08.23 / 03:11 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    Three years ago, Isaiah Thomas sat at his TD Garden locker during his first season in Boston and looked up. "They keep shipping me out," he said. Thomas was referring to the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. Those two places didn't take him for what he was, a miniature scoring…
  15. Cavaliers, Celtics reportedly finalizing Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade

    08.23 / 01:03 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    CLEVELAND — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are in serious trade talks with the Boston Celtics about swapping All-Star guard Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas. Irving asked Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer and have been looking for a partner. They…
  16. Sparks replace banged-up Lynx atop the AP WNBA power poll

    08.22 / 20:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx are banged up and struggling. Lindsay Whalen has been sidelined for a few weeks with a broken bone in her hand and Rebekkah Brunson is out with a sprained ankle. Without the two starters, the Lynx have dropped three of their last four…
  17. Pacers sign former Kentucky player to 2-way contract

    08.22 / 20:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Basketball
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Alex Poythress to a two-way contract. Poythress spent most of last season playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA's G-League, where he averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 46 games. The 6-foot-7, 238-pound former Kentucky player joined…