USA wins basketball gold - AP

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Men’s team beats Spain 107-100 in rematch of Beijing final

NCAA deregulates texts, calls to hoops recruits - AP

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Coaches can now pick up their smartphones without trepidation

St. John's stuns No. 3 Duke, 93-78 - AP

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Dwight Hardy scored 26 points and St. John’s stunned No. 3 Duke 93-78 on Sunday, capping the Red Storm’s run of eight straight games against ranked teams with their third win

LeBron drops 38 as Heat crush Cavs - AP

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LeBron James insisted it was nothing personal. The final score said otherwise

Jordan: 'I had nothing to do' with LeBron video - AP

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Michael Jordan is telling The Associated Press that he had nothing to do with a viral video that mocks LeBron James

Wounded president attends NCAA basketball game - AP

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After catching an elbow and getting 12 stitches, Obama brings his family to Oregon State-Howard contest

Iowa tells NCAA that recruits met Kutcher, Moore - AP

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The University of Iowa told the NCAA the school allowed two basketball recruits to meet celebrity Hawkeye fans Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Such a meeting would be a recruiting violation

Duke a runaway No. 1 in preseason AP poll - AP

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At the other end of the Top 25 there was big news Thursday with San Diego State entering the rankings for the first time ever

NBA's Vujacic says he's engaged to Sharapova - AP

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic says he’s engaged to marry Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova

NBA wants player salary costs to drop by a third - AP

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Stern said the league wants player costs to drop $750-800 million. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA spends about $2.1 billion annually in player salaries and benefits

Iverson considering playing in Turkey - AP

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Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson is in ‘serious talks’ to play with a Turkish team

Wade injured, LeBron, Bosh lead preseason opener - AP

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Dwyane Wade’s preseason debut ended quickly with an injured right hamstring

Court revives SEC's lawsuit vs Mark Cuban - AP

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The lawsuit accuses the Dallas billionaire of selling shares of an Internet search engine company with insider information

Lakers' Barnes booked on domestic violence charge - AP

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, Sacramento County authorities said Wednesday

Jordan son's extravagant partying under formal investigation - AP

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MGM Resorts International was under investigation after the underage son of basketball great Michael Jordan bragged on Twitter about partying at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub

Dolphins receiver considers NBA future - AP

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Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall says he has a fallback plan if NFL teams lock out players next year: He’ll try out for the NBA

Sypher found guilty in Pitino extortion case - AP

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Karen Cunagin Sypher, 50, of Louisville, was found guilty of three counts of extortion, two counts of lying to the FBI and one count of retaliating against a witness

LeBron thanks Akron, snubs Cleveland - AP

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In a full-page newspaper ad, LeBron James thanks Akron residents for their love and support but does not mention nearby Cleveland, where he played seven seasons for the Cavaliers

Pitino comes clean - AP

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Louisville basketball coach was forced to reveal intimate details about his affair with Karen Syhper that he never wanted his family to hear

Pitino tells jury about sex with extortion suspect - AP

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Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino told a jury about his sexual encounter with the woman now accused of demanding millions from him