Monty Williams urges forgiveness at wife's funeral

Monty Williams urged forgiveness in an emotional eulogy at the funeral of his wife Ingrid on Thursday in Oklahoma City, where a contingent of NBA coaches and players attended in support.

  • Written by BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

LeBron, Love power Cavs after trade of popular Varejao

CLEVELAND (AP) — There was no loud music, none of the usual joking around inside Cleveland's locker room.

The mood was somber after a win. The Cavaliers no longer have Anderson Varejao.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Hart scores 18, No. 5 Ohio State routs Nebraska 96-70

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 5 Ohio State was so hot to start the game that Ameryst Alston couldn't explain it.

"I don't know. It was just contagious I guess," the OSU senior said.

  • Written by MARCUS HARTMAN, Associated Press

With cap set to soar, NBA trade deadline brought caution

MIAMI (AP) — In past years, a team like the Toronto Raptors almost certainly would have been looking to add some help for the stretch run. They're holding down second place in the Eastern Conference, have been one of the league's hottest teams for the last month and seem poised to make a significant playoff push.

Yet on this trade-deadline day, they did nothing.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer