• Pair of Memphis Tigers escape early-morning apartment fire

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Josh Pastner says a pair of his Tigers escaped without injuries from a fire that destroyed their apartment.

  • In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose watches as the final seconds tick away during Game 6 of the Bulls' NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Chicago. Rose finds himself headed for surgery again, although this time the Bulls star is having an operation on his eye and not his knee after getting injured Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015,  in practice.  (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP, File)

    Bulls star Derrick Rose has surgery, no timetable on return

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls find themselves in a familiar spot, waiting for Derrick Rose to return from surgery.

  • UConn prepares for start of practice with annual run

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The UConn’s men’s basketball team ended its summer workouts and unofficially began the new basketball season Wednesday by completing the annual Husky run through campus.

  • Atlanta Hawks' Tim Hardaway, Jr., (10), and Tialgo Splitter, right, wait their turn for a session in front of the team photographer during NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Hawks hope getting bigger will address most glaring weakness

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Even while emerging as one of the NBA’s best teams, the Atlanta Hawks had a very glaring weakness.

  • Kentucky governor’s race hits sports talk radio

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jack Conway stuck to the script and Matt Bevin continued his seemingly spontaneous campaign during an hour-long debate before the rabid fans of Big Blue Nation on the state’s most popular sports talk radio show.

  • In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose sits down for an NBA basketball media day news conference in Chicago. The Bulls say the 2011 MVP point guard sustained a left orbital fracture Tuesday, Sept. 29, during the first day of practices. Rose is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, and a timetable for his return will be determined after the operation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Bulls’ Rose says woman consented to group sex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says in a court filing that a woman accusing him of sexual battery consented to group sex and became upset because she felt she should be reimbursed for a sex toy.

  • Fairfield to honor Wolff, Elmore, MacMullan

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Wolff, Len Elmore and Jackie MacMullan, who have been covering college sports for a combined 135 years, will be presented with the third annual “Stags Lifetime Achievement Award: Leader of the Herd” from Fairfield University.

  • Florida head coach Mike White speaks at a news conference at  NCAA college basketball media day, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Donovan’s presence still looms as Florida begins new era

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There’s a huge mural of Billy Donovan plastered just inside the doors of Florida’s basketball facility. It went up after the Gators won consecutive national titles in 2006 and 2007.

  • Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, listens to Joakim Noah during an NBA basketball media day news conference Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Bulls PG Rose to have eye surgery after getting elbowed

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls star Derrick Rose will have surgery on his left eye after being elbowed in the face.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder players, from left, Nick Collison, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams pose for a photo during media day in Oklahoma City, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Ibaka’s return should boost Thunder defense

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Much of the buzz around the Oklahoma City Thunder has been about Kevin Durant’s return.