Cousins trade may signal deadline frenzy

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home.

That's life in the rumor mill.

Welcome to trade season, already underway in earnest and will remain so until Thursday afternoon's deadline. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is changing his address from Sacramento to New Orleans, Serge Ibaka was sent last week from Orlando to Toronto - and the next few days will likely see Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Reggie Jackson and many more all discussed by various teams.

'Zags, 'Nova, Kansas 1-2-3; Shockers in

For the third straight week, Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll.

It is the fourth week at No. 1 for Gonzaga (28-0), the only unbeaten team in Division I. The Zags received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. (MORE)

Kings ship All-Star Cousins to Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento - and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis.

The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from the Kings on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena. (MORE)

Davis scores ASG-record 52 in West's win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more.

Anthony Davis took care of that. (MORE)

Neymar to stand trial for Barca transfer

MADRID (AP) Neymar has lost his final appeal and will stand trial on corruption charges related to his transfer to Barcelona four years ago.

Barcelona, Brazilian club Santos, and the company run by his parents also lost their appeals and will stand trial after a complaint brought by a Brazilian investment group which said it received a smaller compensation because part of the transfer fee was concealed by those involved. (MORE)

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