Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A’s and B’s are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.

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Suns rookie Warren sidelined by thumb injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns rookie forward T.J. Warren has a small crack in a bone in his left thumb.

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Griffin and Paul lead Clippers over Suns 108-105

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jared Cunningham, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe go after a loose during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night.

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Gasol leads Grizzlies past Cavaliers, 96-92

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson, right, drives past Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies reserves accomplished what the starters couldn’t – they built enough of a lead to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Rookie Randle leads Lakers past Blazers 94-86

Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson, center, dunks as teammates Wayne Ellington, left, Carlos Boozer and Portland Trail Blazers' Dorell Wright, right, watch during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Ontario, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Julius Randle scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Jeremy Lin added 13 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a preseason game Wednesday night.

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