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Sophomore guard Keshawn WIlliams attempts a layup during Saturdays game against the University of Toledo Rockets. Williams finished as NIUs leading scorer with 19 points in the 100-72 loss at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (NIU Athletics)

Huskie guards shine as NIU wallops Eastern Illinois

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | December 1, 2022

NIU’s dominant guard play led the way for the Huskies as they got back into the win column with a 90-70 victory over Eastern Illinois University. The Huskies’ backcourt dominated the Panthers’ defense, as they combined for 49 points in the dominant...

Trendon Hankerson dribbles the ball during a game against Miami University Feb. 19 at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb.

Five players from men’s basketball enter transfer portal

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 30, 2022

DeKALB — Five men’s basketball players have announced their intention to transfer out of NIU’s program in the past week. The announcements come after a 2021-22 season where the Huskies finished 4-18 overall and third-worst in the Mid-American Conference. Seniors...

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

By GREG BEACHAM | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking...

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

By BRIAN MELLEY | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public ceremony.The...

Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

February 24, 2020

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium.Wakfield did just that during a promotional segment...

Holiday, Williamson keep Pelicans rolling in 115-101 win

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN | February 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zion Williamson has been a dominant force on the court for New Orleans since making his NBA debut a month ago. Against Golden State, the heralded rookie made his biggest impact in the locker room with a halftime speech that provided...

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

By CLIFF BRUNT | February 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session.It was easy to see why.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds...

Stanford cruises past Washington State 75-57

By WILL FERGUSON | February 23, 2020

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Oscar da Silva scored 19 points and Daejon Davis added 17 to lead Stanford to a 75-57 victory over Washington State Sunday night, keeping the Cardinals' hopes of an at large big for the NCAA tournament alive.Stanford (18-9, 7-7...

The Latest: Bloomberg delays town hall to prepare for debate

February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local):10:15 p.m.Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate.Bloomberg was scheduled...

Millsap has 25 points as Nuggets beat Timberwolves, 128-116

By MICHAEL KELLY | February 23, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Paul Millsap followed one of his worst games of the season with his best, thanks to extra film sessions.Millsap scored a season-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting, and the Nuggets bounced back from their first loss in the Northwest Division...