• Clippers waive free agent Nikoloz Tskitishvili

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have waived free agent forward/center Nikoloz Tskitishvili.

  • Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino looks on at the action during the second half of this NCAA college basketball team's intrasquad scrimmage, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville investigating if escorts were hired for recruits

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his men’s basketball program.

  • Kings pick up option on G Ben McLemore

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento have picked up the 2016-17 option on guard Ben McLemore’s contract.

  • Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, left, and Denver Nuggets' Jameer Nelson fight for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Clippers beat Nuggets 103-96 in preseason opener

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 103-96 on Friday night in the first game of the NBA preseason.

  • File-This March 14, 2009, file photo shows Louisville's Andre McGee cutting down the net after the championship game of the Big East men's NCAA college basketball tournament. Louisville said Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, it has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals staffer McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Louisville probing claim staffer hired escorts for recruits

    Louisville is investigating allegations that former Cardinals men’s basketball staffer Andre McGee brought escorts into dorm parties, and paid for the women to strip and have sex with recruits, their fathers and players.

  • Pistons announce injuries to Blake, Jackson and Baynes

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Steve Blake is recovering from a concussion, guard Reggie Jackson has a bruised thigh and center Aaron Baynes has a sore right ankle.

  • UMKC puts assistant at center of escort case on leave

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has placed men’s basketball assistant coach Andre McGee on paid administrative leave as it investigates allegations that he hired an escort to provide sex for recruits while at Louisville.

  • Michigan guard Spike Albrecht, front, stretches with teammates before a practice session at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Today is the first day the NCAA college basketball team practiced together as a team for the season. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

    Beilein: Irvin should be able to practice by start of season

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The optimism surrounding the Michigan basketball team this season is predicated on one main thing — better health for the team’s top players.

  • New-look Gordon Hayward ready to take next step for Jazz

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz won’t look drastically different when the team plays its first preseason game against the Lakers on Sunday in Honolulu, but their best player might.

  • South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, Saturday,  Sept. 26, 2015,  in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina won 31-14. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    Inexperienced quarterbacks at center of SEC matchup

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina visits Missouri on Saturday in an SEC game that matches two of the nation’s most experienced coaches and two of the nation’s most inexperienced quarterbacks.