NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guard Cameron Payne of Murray State has been named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year, and Steve Prohm is the league's coach of the year after leading the Racers to a perfect season and a Top 25 ranking.
The OVC announced their awards and all-league team Tuesday.
Payne averaged 20.2 points and 5.7 assists helping Murray State win its 24th OVC regular season title and first since 2012. With Prohm, the No. 25 Racers...
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons.
General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday: "You won't find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I've ever been around. Unfortunately things didn't go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very bright future ahead of him."
Assistant coach Melvin Hunt will serve as interim coach....
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) has his hands full trying to coax his team into the NCAA Tournament over the next couple of weeks. But his priorities could change in the next few days.
Groce's wife, Allison, is expecting the couple's third child any day now. They have two young sons.
Groce said Tuesday that his wife could deliver "any time now." The Illini (18-8, 8-8 Big Ten) are preparing to play Nebraska on...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Tick, tock, baseball is on the clock.
Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules have begun with Tuesday's exhibition games in Arizona and Florida.
The subtle changes are designed to speed a game long embraced for its leisurely pace. Hitters must now keep one foot in the batter's box between pitches, and pitchers must complete warmup tosses between innings in a specific time.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is questionable against Boston after missing two games with a strained left shoulder.
Irving participated in the team's shoot-around Tuesday and his status will be updated prior to the game. Irving injured his shoulder in the second half of last week's home win over Golden State. An MRI confirmed the strain and he did not travel to road games at Indiana and Houston to get treatment.