ACC WOMEN'S BB: UNC guard DeShields announces transfer
North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer, coach Sylvia Hatchell said Thursday.
In a statement from the school, Hatchell said she did not know ''or understand'' why DeShields was leaving.
SEC MEN'S BB: Kentucky's Calipari awaits players' decisions
Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week's NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut.
Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen. Some clarity began to emerge Thursday, when guard James Young became the first to announce that he will enter the NBA draft, leaving forward Julius Randle and twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison to decide if they will follow him as speculated or return for another season.
Source: Mizzou's Haith front-runner for Tulsa men's basketball job
Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa.
A person with knowledge of the situation at Tulsa says Haith is the front-runner for the job, and he traveled to the school on Thursday afternoon to discuss a possible deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized.
NCAA could force hardship transfers to sit one year
Student-athletes who seek transfers due to ''difficult life circumstances'' might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16.
NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected
Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
The voters weren't some know-nothings, either.
No, this was a polling of NBA general managers.
NBA: Lakers wrap lousy season with uncertain future
Although one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history mercifully ended Wednesday night in San Antonio, the drama around the 16-time NBA champions is never finished.
Tulsa businessman Kaiser joins Thunder ownership
Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.
Thunder chairman and CEO Clayton I. Bennett made the announcement Friday.
MLB: Cardinals place RHP Kelly on DL with hurt hamstring
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Memphis before Thursday's game at the Washington Nationals. Neither Fornataro nor Rondon has ever appeared in a major league game.
NL CAPSULES: Dodgers slip past Giants, 2-1
Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.
AL CAPSULES: Kinsler's HR, 4 RBIs spark Tigers past Indians, 7-5
Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
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