NBA PLAYOFFS Atlanta's Hawks look to tie up Washington in playoff series ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks will try to tie their playoff series with the Washington Wizards tonight. The Wizards have taken a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series in the quarterfinal competition. Also, the Golden State Warriors want to complete a sweep of their first-round series against the Trail Blazers tonight in Portland.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 Johnson said Monday in a release that his decision followed a talk with coach Rick Pitino. Johnson added that it was important to help his family and promised to "work incredibly hard to give it my best shot. I'll be rooting for the Ville next year.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday -- the last date players could declare for the draft. The next date they have circled is May 24. That's when players who have entered the draft but not hired an agent have can withdraw and return to school if they aren't comfortable with the feedback they're getting from NBA teams.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The little girl was 11, living in a foster care group home, when she ended up playing tag in a Louisville park with the daughters of a wealthy investment manager who would one day be Kentucky's governor. Matt Bevin said he and his wife, Glenna, noticed how the girl attached herself to their daughters, "like she was just one of the kids.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville starting forward Mariya Moore will transfer from the program after finishing as the Cardinals' third-leading scorer last season. Women's basketball spokesman Ira Green confirmed Saturday that the three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection will leave the school. Moore averaged 12 points and 5.1 rebounds and had a career-high 175 assists while starting 36 games last season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Rewarding as it was to win the Heisman Trophy last season, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson didn't end the year the way he had envisioned. Jackson's selection as the school's first Heisman winner was preceded by consecutive losses that erased the Cardinals' slim chances of being in the College Football Playoff. Louisville then dropped its bowl game, taking some of the luster off the milestone season.
CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat. One of Dr. David Dao's lawyers, Thomas Demetrio, said as much Thursday during a news conference in which he suggested that Dao could be "a poster child" for the mistreatment of passengers by the airline industry.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the removal of a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago (all times local): 3 p.m. A Chicago alderman says city-employed airport security officers "should not be doing the dirty work for the friendly skies airline." A City Council committee is questioning officials from the Chicago Aviation Department and United Airlines about why a passenger was dragged from a United Express flight at O'Hare Airport.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of having "bullied" its customers for far too long. "Are we going to continue to be treated like cattle?" attorney Thomas Demetrio asked. The passenger, Dr.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the removal of a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago (all times local): 5:30 p.m. United says passengers on United Express Flight 3411 are getting compensation equal to the cost of their tickets. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Wednesday that the passengers can take the compensation in cash, travel credits or miles.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville reserve center Matz Stockman will transfer after three seasons under coach Rick Pitino to play for Pitino's son, Richard, at Minnesota. The 7-foot junior from Norway must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules before playing his final year with the Big Ten Conference school. Stockman had 31 points and 21 rebounds in 18 contests last season for Louisville with a career high of 10 points at Grand Canyon.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A grand jury in Louisville has indicted a man on murder and other charges in the death of a police officer during a vehicle chase last week. Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas B. Wine said Wathaniel Lamont Woods was also charged in the indictment Wednesday with first-degree wanton endangerment, fleeing and weapons and drug charges. The grand jury recommended a bond of $1 million.
The college basketball season came to a close Monday night with North Carolina's grinding victory over Gonzaga in the desert. Now it's time to start looking ahead to the next season and to do that, we're going to -- you guessed it -- take an early look at what the preseason AP Top 25 might look like.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump's free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally. Trump's lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his supporters at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky. They argued that Trump didn't intend for his supporters to use force.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is the king of The Associated Press all-time Top 100. Led by blue bloods at the top and backed by years of dominance in college basketball, the ACC had more teams ranked and more No. 1s than any other conference through 68 years of the AP Top 25 poll. "It was just an incredible conference," former Maryland coach Gary Williams said.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Early in his career as a college assistant at Pepperdine, Wyking Jones knew he wanted to be a head coach one day. After stints as an assistant learning from respected coaches like Rick Pitino, Steve Alford and Cuonzo Martin, Jones' time has arrived. Jones was introduced Wednesday as Martin's replacement at California, where he had spent the past two seasons as an assistant.