- Kobe's last, Toronto's 1st as NBA All-Star goes outside US Updated: Feb-11-16 8:21 pm
TORONTO - Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful.
- Shaq wishes he had a farewell tour like Kobe is getting Updated: Feb-11-16 8:18 pm
TORONTO - Shaquille O'Neal has watched former teammate Kobe Bryant's farewell tour this season from afar. And even though Bryant hasn't been the consistently dynamic player he once was while playing for a Los Angeles Lakers team that is losing games by the bucketful, O'Neal couldn't help but be a little envious of the way Bryant has been able to say goodbye.
- Thunder hold moment of silence for assistant Williams' wife Updated: Feb-11-16 8:18 pm
- Drinnon helps St. Francis (Pa.) beat Robert Morris 68-57 Updated: Feb-11-16 8:09 pm
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania - Ronnie Drinnon scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and St. Francis (Pa.) defeated Robert Morris 68-57 on Thursday.
- NBA All-Star MVP voting to include use of player emojis Updated: Feb-11-16 7:48 pm
TORONTO - Voting for the NBA All-Star Game MVP will include Twitter - using emojis.
- UMass Lowell beats Maine in double overtime 108-95 Updated: Feb-11-16 7:41 pm
BANGOR, Maine - Matt Harris scored a career-high 33 points, including eight in a 21-point overtime outburst for UMass Lowell, and the River Hawks defeated Maine 108-95 on Thursday.
- West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton reinstated to team Updated: Feb-11-16 7:28 pm
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Suspended West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton has been reinstated to the team.
- Illinois News Digest Updated: Feb-11-16 7:04 pm
Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 6 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Herbert McCann is staffing the desk. AP-Chicago News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or email@example.com.
- Indiana News Digest Updated: Feb-11-16 6:01 pm
Here's a look at AP's Indiana news coverage at 6 p.m.
- Boise State tries to rebound from controversial ending Updated: Feb-11-16 5:59 pm
Boise State coach Leon Rice is still trying to wrap his head around this basketball brainteaser: Beating the buzzer with a winning basket doesn't necessarily mean you win the game.
- LA Sparks re-sign 2-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker Updated: Feb-11-16 5:58 pm
LOS ANGELES - Two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker is staying with the Los Angeles Sparks.
- 7-foot Tonye Jekiri a big reason for Hurricanes' success Updated: Feb-11-16 5:46 pm
CORAL GABLES, Florida - In his most recent game, Miami Hurricanes senior Tonye Jekiri twice saved balls from going out of bounds under his basket, forced a turnover at midcourt and was the first player down the floor on a fast break.
- Suns' Booker replaces 76rs' Noel in Rising Stars Challenge Updated: Feb-11-16 5:19 pm
TORONTO - Phoenix Suns rookie Devin Booker has replaced injured Philadelphia player Nerlens Noel on the U.S. team roster in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.
- Suns assign McRae to Bakersfield of D-League Updated: Feb-11-16 5:09 pm
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns assigned guard Jordan McRae to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on Thursday, and said he will play in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in Toronto.
- Shaq, Yao, Iverson look to take next step to Hall of Fame Updated: Feb-11-16 4:59 pm
TORONTO - Shaquille O'Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him.
- Hornets F Kidd-Gilchrist tears labrum in shoulder again Updated: Feb-11-16 4:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn the labrum in his right shoulder for a second time, possibly ending his season.
- Heat's Hassan Whiteside banned a game for throwing elbow Updated: Feb-11-16 4:03 pm
- LeBron donates uniforms to Toronto-area school teams Updated: Feb-11-16 3:16 pm
CLEVELAND - LeBron James crossed the Canadian border to dish out an All-Star assist.
- Suspect in shooting near school has previous gun convictions Updated: Feb-11-16 2:57 pm
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Michigan - A 21-year-old western Michigan man charged with wounding three people in a shooting outside a high school basketball game has had previous weapons convictions.
- Stewart participating at US women's hoop training camp Updated: Feb-11-16 2:41 pm
UConn senior Breanna Stewart is taking a break from her season to participate in a three-day training camp for the U.S. women's national basketball team.
- Illinois News Digest Updated: Feb-11-16 2:30 pm
Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Herbert McCann is staffing the desk. AP-Chicago News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or email@example.com.
- Idaho school fined for chants singling out player's mother Updated: Feb-11-16 2:22 pm
RUPERT, Idaho - Idaho officials have fined a high school over student chanting at a basketball game, saying the chants singled out an individual for harassment.
- Health scare over, Bosh ready to enjoy another All-Star trip Updated: Feb-11-16 1:52 pm
TORONTO - Chris Bosh sees no need to reflect on where he was at this time last year.
- Purdue AD Burke announces plans to retire in July 2017 Updated: Feb-11-16 12:51 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Purdue University says athletic director Morgan Burke has announced plans to retire in July 2017.
- Wyoming's Jason McManamen emerges as 3-point threat Updated: Feb-11-16 11:43 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - The next time Jason McManamen lifts off for a 3-pointer at the Arena-Auditorium, don't watch his shot.