Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal

In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.

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Young, Wolves hold off Pistons 97-91

Minnesota Timberwolves'  Thaddeus Young, left, shoots as Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings looks on in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 97-91. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ youth movement is in full effect, with Andrew Wiggins and Co. ushering in a new era in the wake of Kevin Love’s departure.

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Knicks spoil James’ homecoming, 95-90

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James tosses chalk in the air before the start of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar’s emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

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Wall’s layup helps Wizards hold off Magic, 105-98

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, right, looks for a way around Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — John Wall had 30 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards held off a late surge to beat the Orlando Magic 105-98 on Thursday night.

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Astros, Rockets games to have wider TV audience

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston judge has approved a bankruptcy reorganization plan allowing AT&T and DirecTV to buy Comcast SportsNet Houston and convert it to Root Sports Houston, allowing Houston Astros and Rockets games to be seen by a much wider television audience.

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