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UNC: fan ejected after exchange with Louisville’s Pitino

Rick Pitino

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized to Louisville’s Rick Pitino after the Cardinals coach had a heated verbal exchange with a fan as he came off the court for halftime during Wednesday night’s game. ESPN video of the incident showed Pitino walking off the court when he suddenly turned back and started shouting toward the ... Read More »

D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system

Joel Bolomboy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League’s Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November. In the old system, the second-round draft pick would have been racking up frequent flyer miles bouncing around the minor leagues and overseas, much like Hassan Whiteside and Danny Green did ... Read More »

As trade rumors swirl, George gets back to work with Pacers

Paul George

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George showed up to work Wednesday wearing the same Indiana Pacers uniform he has all season. He has no changes planned for Thursday either. With rumors swirling about George’s future and the NBA’s trade deadline set for 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, the four-time All-Star tried to tamp down speculation by staying focused on his current ... Read More »

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines

In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. In Philadelphia, immigrants are carrying around wallet-size “Know Your Rights” guides in Spanish and English that explain what to ... Read More »

Truex forced to relive closest 2nd in Daytona 500 history

Martin Truex Jr.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. saw his Daytona 500 victory vanish in just a blink of an eye. Eyes open. Eyes shut. One-hundredth of a second, the time it takes lightning to strike the ground. Truex might want to keep his eyes closed for a bit longer around Daytona. At the speedway, reminders are everywhere that Truex ... Read More »

No. 8 Tar Heels top No. 7 Cardinals 74-63, stretch ACC lead

Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, Justin Jackson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No. 8 North Carolina kept hitting the glass, making its free throws and hitting its outside shots. The Tar Heels played tough enough, too, to push their way past No. 7 Louisville’s physical defense and strengthen their grip on the Atlantic Coast Conference lead. Justin Jackson scored 21 points and the Tar Heels pulled away ... Read More »

Brooks’ 3 leads No. 6 Oregon past Cal 68-65

Dillon Brooks

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Game-winning shots are becoming old hat for Oregon’s Dillon Brooks. Doing it on the road to silence a partisan crowd was a bit of a change. Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds to play to cap a comeback from 16 points down and No. 6 Oregon beat California 68-65 on Wednesday night to keep its ... Read More »

Gillon’s 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75

Tyus Battle, Luke Kennard

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — John Gillon had done it before, just not quite on such a grand stage. With Syracuse desperate for a signature victory in what has been a so-so season, Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke 78-75 on Wednesday night in front of a raucous ... Read More »

The Latest: Malaysia wants Interpol help on tracing suspects

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un’s half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local): 1 p.m. Malaysia’s national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar says help has been sought from Interpol to issue an alert for the four North Korean suspects who left Malaysia on the ... Read More »

Landlord accused of fatally stabbing tenant over unpaid rent

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent. Police responding to a 911 call of a person stabbed in front of a home in the Bronx Wednesday night found the tenant, 44-year-old Zakir Khan, with multiple stab wounds. Khan was taken to a hospital, ... Read More »