Posts Tagged Basketball

Developers say work to begin on Vegas Strip arena

Former NBA player Jackie Robinson, center, smiles during an event to announce the construction of the All Net Resort & Arena Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. Developers have announced that they will construct a privately-funded sports arena and resort backed by former NBA player Jackie Robinson. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers said Wednesday they’re starting construction on a privately-funded $1.4 billion retractable-roof sports arena and resort backed by a former UNLV and National Basketball Association player at a former waterpark site on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Wildcats turn to Foster to lead them into season

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There were times last season that Marcus Foster felt like all eyes were on him.

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Barea latest to join Mavericks’ title reunion

San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Tyson Chandler during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea is the latest to join the championship reunion for the Dallas Mavericks.

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Swofford: No academic fraud concerns while at UNC

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaks at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says there were no red flags indicating academic fraud was being missed or ignored at North Carolina while he was the school’s athletic director.

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ACC aiming to snap Final Four drought

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski answers a question at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference built its basketball reputation on nearly annual appearances in the Final Four.

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