Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke responded to a tongue lashing by coach Mike Krzyzewski to beat defending national champion Connecticut 66-56 on Thursday night.
One year after being named the NFL's top defensive rookie, New York Jets standout Sheldon Richardson believes he's just as good as any defensive lineman in the league, including J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of left knee soreness and admitted before Thursday's shootaround that people close to him are trying to get him to shut things down for a few weeks.
The Dallas Cowboys aren't ready to say if DeMarco Murray will play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but there's a growing expectation that the NFL's leading rusher will play despite undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand on Monday.
A pair of respected Bears players say that a portion of the locker room feels "confused and uncomfortable" over how coach Marc Trestman handled Jay Cutler's benching compared to the minor discipline offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer received last week.