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No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Duke take easy rout in Indy

>>Associated Press   INDIANAPOLIS — Top-ranked Kentucky and Duke looked like championship contenders Tuesday night. Kansas and Michigan State showed they’ve still got a long way to go. In what had been billed as a potential Final Four preview, less than a mile from where the championship game will be ...

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Rose returns, helps Bulls beat Pistons 102-91

>>Associated Press   CHICAGO — Derrick Rose said everything he wanted to say about his health on the court. Rose had 24 points and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and the balanced Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 102-91 on Monday night. “In the first half, I ...

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Tennessee suspends 4 Lady Vols for 1-2 games

>>Associated Press   KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — The Tennessee women’s basketball team has suspended four players for academic reasons. Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick said Wednesday that guards Ariel Massengale and Andraya Carter would miss one game and forward Cierra Burdick and guard Jannah Tucker would miss two because they did ...

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LeBron James bringing his story to TV series

TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story. The NBA superstar is co-producing a half-hour TV series called “Becoming,” which will showcase the journeys of some of today’s top athletes. The pilot focuses on James, his struggles ...

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Senior guard Smith to miss half the season

When the Govs open the non-conference slate of the 2014-15 season, they’ll be without their vocal leader. Senior guard Damarius “DeeDee” Smith has been suspended for half the season for a “violation of athletic department policy.” Smith will sit out 14 games before an expected return date set for Jan. ...

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