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Northeast Conference Preview: Who survived after transfers gutted the league?
Northeast Conference Preview: Who survived after transfers gutted the league?

Beginning in September and running up through November 10th, the first day of the regular season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2017-2018 NBCSports.com college hoops preview package. Today, we are previewing the NEC. The NEC was absolutely brutalized by outgoing transfers this offseason

Ohio Valley Conference Preview: A trio of teams lead the way
Ohio Valley Conference Preview: A trio of teams lead the way

After first losing season in 30 years, Murray State the favorite again

Tar Heels unveil 2017 NCAA championship banner
Tar Heels unveil 2017 NCAA championship banner

North Carolina hung another banner on a Friday night filled with Midnight Madness-style preseason events across college basketball. The school unveiled its 2017 NCAA championship banner during its annual ''Late Night With Roy'' event filled with jokes, dancing and a public scrimmage.

AP source: Laimbeer to be Stars
AP source: Laimbeer to be Stars' coach, GM after relocation

Bill Laimbeer will be the coach and general manager of the San Antonio Stars when the team is sold and relocated, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because there's no official announcement of the hiring

Trump To Cut Off Billions In Key Obamacare Payments To Insurers
Trump To Cut Off Billions In Key Obamacare Payments To Insurers

President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to health insurance companies serving the poorest customers on the Obamacare exchanges, according to a report by Politico.

AP source: WNBA's Stars negotiating sale to Las Vegas buyer

The San Antonio Stars are in negotiations to be sold and relocated, and a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the buyer is based in Las Vegas. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team or the WNBA have disclosed information about the buyer. '

Gorbachev, last Soviet leader, wants Trump-Putin summit to save arms pact
Gorbachev, last Soviet leader, wants Trump-Putin summit to save arms pact

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, said on Thursday a landmark arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War was in peril and called for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to save it. Gorbachev, 86, said U.S.-Russia relations were in the throes of a "severe crisis" and that the treaty, which banned all Soviet and American short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear and conventional missiles, was now at serious risk. Gorbachev signed the pact - the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty - in 1987 along with then U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington.

China Pleads With Trump:
China Pleads With Trump: 'Cool It' Already With The North Korea Threats

As President Donald Trump continued to spout threats against North Korea, China entreated the U.S. to please "cool it" and "stop with the games."

Ivanka Trump enjoys dinner with Justin Trudeau and his wife at Washington gala  
Ivanka Trump enjoys dinner with Justin Trudeau and his wife at Washington gala  

Ivanka Trump joined Justin Trudeau and his wife at a gala dinner celebrating the most powerful and influential women in business. The Canadian prime minister was a keynote speaker at the gala ahead of a meeting with Donald Trump about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trudeau discussed Canada's gender-balanced cabinet in his speech, recalling how he and his team "went out and actively encouraged women to run" for election in 2015. He added: "Studies have shown that when you ask a woman to run for politics, her first question to you is, 'Really, do you think I should do it?' or 'Why me? Why do you think I would be good at it?' "If you ask a man, his first question...

Virginia Tech WR Sean Savoy Breaks Out vs. Boston College
Virginia Tech WR Sean Savoy Breaks Out vs. Boston College

Virginia Tech freshman wide receiver Sean Savoy broke out against Boston College Saturday night, filling in nicely for an injured Cam Phillips. Savoy caught a career-high 9 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown as the No. 16 Hokies took out the Eagles 23-10.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Note might have had shooting calculations

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Investigators believe a note found in the Las Vegas gunman's hotel room contained a series of numbers that helped him calculate more precise shots, a law enforcement official said.

Russian police detain 66 anti-Putin protesters: monitors
Russian police detain 66 anti-Putin protesters: monitors

Russian police on Saturday violently broke up an opposition rally in Saint Petersburg and detained more than 60 people protesting against President Vladimir Putin on his birthday, a monitoring group said. Artyom Platov, spokesman for OVD-Info, a group that monitors politically motivated arrests, said at least 66 had been arrested in Russia's second city and Putin's hometown. Witnesses said police violently broke up the rally in which some 3,000 people took part, throwing protesters into police vans, injuring several demonstrators and forcing some to run for cover.

After shooting, Las Vegas seeks healing
After shooting, Las Vegas seeks healing

Far from the Las Vegas Strip and its flashy hotels, a small healing park opened Friday in the north of Las Vegas, as communities shaken by Sunday's horrific mass shooting join together to grieve. One of its creators, landscape architect Mark Hamalmann, said it is a "remembrance garden," featuring 58 trees planted along a small paved walkway. Fifty-eight people died and nearly 500 were injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music festival -- an act that investigators are still at a loss to explain -- before taking his own life.

Baby boom: Two little boys join Cal women
Baby boom: Two little boys join Cal women's basketball team

Baby Jordan's tiny fingers clung tightly to the hand of his mother, and Lindsay Gottlieb held her little guy - missing one sock as so often happens - close while leading a coaches meeting for the California women's basketball staff. Just to her right sat assistant Kai Felton, who nestled her

Lynx earn 4th WNBA title in 7 seasons with win vs Sparks
Lynx earn 4th WNBA title in 7 seasons with win vs Sparks

The Minnesota Lynx are no strangers to celebration. Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and a proud core have danced in the confetti and bathed in bubbly four times now. Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Lynx to their fourth championship in

Staley, South Carolina get serious after championship run
Staley, South Carolina get serious after championship run

The national championship ''net-lace'' is gone and the harsh, angry words are back: Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley has started work on molding a new group to contend at South Carolina. Staley was not pleased Wednesday with her team's second day of fall workouts, making players - including

Injury will prevent Memphis
Injury will prevent Memphis' Jones from playing this season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis forward Ashia Jones will miss a second straight entire season due to knee problems.

Tearful Céline Dion Dedicates Las Vegas Show to Shooting Victims and Donates All Proceeds:
Tearful Céline Dion Dedicates Las Vegas Show to Shooting Victims and Donates All Proceeds: 'Tonight Is Very Different'

Céline Dion is paying her respects to the victims and families of Sunday's Las Vegas shooting, which left 59 people dead and 527 concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival injured

Dan Hughes new coach of the Seattle Storm

Dan Hughes missed coaching basketball. A year after he stepped away from the WNBA, he's back as the coach of the Seattle Storm, the team announced Wednesday. ''It was kind of meant to be,'' Hughes said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

'Furious' Knicks Owner James Dolan Called Rupert Murdoch Over Controversial Fox Ads

Bizarre advertisements for Fox Sports 1 caught the attention of many taking the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal in New York this week, but one man took particular offense. One seat featured a sign that said: "Sit here if you're hopeless," while another said, "The

Who Is Laurene Powell Jobs? Apple Founder Steve Jobs
Who Is Laurene Powell Jobs? Apple Founder Steve Jobs' Widow Set to Become NBA's Newest Billionaire Owner

One of the wealthiest women in the world has reportedly become the newest owner of an NBA team. Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire philanthropist, has bought a stake in Monumental Sports & Entertainment which controls the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Capitals, according to The Washington

Vegas Suspect Sent Girlfriend Out Of The Country Shortly Before Attack, Her Sisters Say
Vegas Suspect Sent Girlfriend Out Of The Country Shortly Before Attack, Her Sisters Say

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The family of the Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend break their silence on @7News.

AP Sources: Seattle Storm hire Dan Hughes to be next coach

Dan Hughes is coming back to the WNBA as coach of the Seattle Storm, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Hughes spent 11 years as the head coach and general manager for San Antonio, guiding the Stars to six postseason appearances before retiring after the 2016

This Popular Southern College Major Will Get You the Highest Salary Right Out of College
This Popular Southern College Major Will Get You the Highest Salary Right Out of College

Payscale has released new data on the highest paying majors.

Sparks, Lynx clash in Game 5 with WNBA title on the line

The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will end the 2017 season on Wednesday night in the same way and in the same city as they did in 2016, with one of them holding a trophy. After last year's high drama, when the Sparks came to Minneapolis and won the WNBA title on a last-second shot in Game

Air tight: Lynx and Sparks set for another Game 5

Nneka Ogwumike has a bandage under her right eye to mask the stitches she took from an elbow in the paint. Sylvia Fowles' right eye is red and bloodshot from the battles being waged on the glass. The WNBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx has pushed both teams to

Ohio State, Cincinnati schedule series for first time in nearly 100 years
Ohio State, Cincinnati schedule series for first time in nearly 100 years

Earlier this year, I went on one of my many rants about the state of college basketball and why the sport is in trouble if we cannot find a way to get the coaches to schedule the games that people will care about. It seems as if at least two people listened to me, as […]

UNC Coach Roy Williams: Nike
UNC Coach Roy Williams: Nike 'Never Helped' Recruit Players

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams says that Nike has never helped him to recruit players.Williams' comments come after the federal government charged 10 people in a corruption and fraud scheme last month.Authorities say that four college basketball coaches and others took bribes

Notre Dame Basketball Might Have Slight Identity Adjustment
Notre Dame Basketball Might Have Slight Identity Adjustment

For now, head coach Mike Brey knows more about this year's defense than offense.

Lakers Coach Luke Walton Pinpoints Area Lonzo Ball Needs to Improve
Lakers Coach Luke Walton Pinpoints Area Lonzo Ball Needs to Improve

Despite starting preseason with two defeats, Luke Walton and the Lakers are not feeling too down about their prospects this season after Lonzo Ball starred in his first games for the team. Lakers lost their first game 108-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday and were then beaten by the Denver

Meeks, Mac lead Wizards to 126-96 win over Guangzhou

Jodie Meeks scored all 19 of his points in the first half and Sheldon Mac added 17 as the Washington Wizards opened their preseason schedule with a 126-96 win over Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday night. Tomas Satoransky had 13 points and Jason Smith 12 for the Wizards

Another report Paul George has been impressed with Thunder so far
Another report Paul George has been impressed with Thunder so far

There are a lot of questions to be answered, but the idea of George staying with the Thunder long term is not crazy.

Westbrook
Westbrook 'wasn't worried' about future before signing Thunder extension

Russell Westbrook spoke with media for the first time since signing five-year, $205 million contract extension with the Thunder.

Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx weren't about to let their season end in Los Angeles. The WNBA MVP helped the Lynx force a decisive fifth game in the WNBA Finals by scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as Minnesota beat Los Angeles 80-69 on Sunday night. It's the second consecutive

Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. Maya Moore and the Lynx will try for their fourth championship in seven years on Wednesday night at home. The Sparks won Game 5 at Minnesota last season

Dunk of the Night: Kevin Durant Throws It Down
Dunk of the Night: Kevin Durant Throws It Down

Kevin Durant goes coast to coast to throw down the one-handed slam.

Sparks look to KO Lynx, win 2nd straight title

The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the

Sparks look to KO Lynx, win 2nd straight title

The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the

Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs

Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike was sporting a clear bandage under her eye Saturday. It wasn't hiding the five stitches she received after Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles used her arm to attempt track down a rebound in the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Ogwumike was quick

Kawhi Leonard will sit out entire preseason to rest thigh issue
Kawhi Leonard will sit out entire preseason to rest thigh issue

The Spurs wisely are being cautious with their star.

South Carolina NCAA Women
South Carolina NCAA Women's Basketball Champs Never Got An Invite To The White House

The South Carolina Gamecocks won the NCAA women's title back in April, and are still waiting for their invitation to the White House. Coach Dawn Staley and her champion basketball team still haven't received a formal invitation to the Executive Mansion, USA Today reported. Staley even said the team

Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to miss preseason with thigh injury
Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to miss preseason with thigh injury

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason because of a thigh injury.

As NFL allows players to kneel, NBA tells players they must stand
As NFL allows players to kneel, NBA tells players they must stand

The NFL and the NBA have different approaches to the national anthem. As the NFL is embroiled in controversy over players kneeling during the anthem, the league has steadfastly insisted that players have the right not to stand and will not be disciplined if they choose to exercise that right. The NBA

Texas lands three-star 2018 forward Jaxson Hayes
Texas lands three-star 2018 forward Jaxson Hayes

Texas landed a fast-rising, three-star forward in 2018 Jaxson Hayes.

South Carolina women
South Carolina women's hoops coach: No White House invite

Dawn Staley and her champion South Carolina Gamecocks are still waiting for their invite to the White House. ''We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes,'' the women's basketball coach told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Friday night.

Cavaliers
Cavaliers' owner Gilbert got "vile… racist" message after LeBron Tweeted Trump was a "bum"

The level of hatred caught Gilbert off guard.

Basket - Wade excited to be reunited with bosom buddy James
Basket - Wade excited to be reunited with bosom buddy James

- Cleveland introduced Dwyane Wade, and he says he can't wait to be reunited with LeBron James because, like ham and eggs and peaches and cream, the duo are a matching pair. "We're just ... it's like peanut butter and jelly, man," Wade said of his warm friendship with James. &

S. Korea welcomes
S. Korea welcomes 'special' Olympic skaters from North

South Korean organisers of next year's Winter Olympics welcomed Saturday the "special" qualifying of figure skaters from the North, as Seoul seeks to promote its isolated neighbour's participation as a key part of the "Peace Games". Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik became the first North Koreans to qualify for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games on Friday after winning one of the five Olympic pairs spots available at a qualifying tournament in Germany. It means the North can now make plans to compete without waiting to find out if it will be handed wild card entries -- although Pyongyang has yet to formally confirm that its athletes will take part in the Games.

Hawks
Hawks' Dennis Schröder Arrested for Misdemeanor Battery

Hawks point guard Dennis Schröder was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges and has been released on bail, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Rookie Hype
The Rookie Hype

Jared Johnson notes the historical success of past rookie draft class, dating back to the 2003-04 season.

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