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  • Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

    Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:05:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Boston Celtics' Al Horford walks off the court at the end of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Boston Celtics' Al Horford walks off the court at the end of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86.
    Road to nowhere: Celtics can't shake case of playoff homesickness.More >>
    Road to nowhere: Celtics can't shake case of playoff homesickness.More >>
  • Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch

    Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:43:54 GMT
    Chelsea Gray's contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener, an intense rematch of last year's WNBA finals.More >>
    Chelsea Gray's contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener, an intense rematch of last year's WNBA finals.More >>
  • On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

    On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:16:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals.More >>
    LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

    Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:55:23 GMT
    (AP Foto/David J. Phillip). James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, salta hacia la cesta entre Andre Iguodala (9), Stephen Curry (30) y Kevin Durant, en el segundo partido de la final de la Conferencia del Oeste, el miércoles 16 de mayo de 2018(AP Foto/David J. Phillip). James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, salta hacia la cesta entre Andre Iguodala (9), Stephen Curry (30) y Kevin Durant, en el segundo partido de la final de la Conferencia del Oeste, el miércoles 16 de mayo de 2018
    One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. They got it in Game 2, and now the Warriors are eager to regroup for Game 3 back at home where they have won an NBA-record tying 15...More >>
    One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. They got it in Game 2, and now the Warriors are eager to regroup for Game 3 back at home where they have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight postseason games at Oracle Arena.More >>
  • Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

    Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:32:23 GMT
    NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.More >>
    NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.More >>
  • Weary king: LeBron says he loses sleep after playoff losses

    Weary king: LeBron says he loses sleep after playoff losses

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:14:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer's table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals ag...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer's table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals ag...
    LeBron is losing sleep and says there's nothing comfortable about being in 2-0 playoff hole.More >>
    LeBron is losing sleep and says there's nothing comfortable about being in 2-0 playoff hole.More >>
  • Louisville settles for $4.5 M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

    Louisville settles for $4.5 M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:56:18 GMT
    Louisville settles for $4.5 million with former athletic director Tom Jurich over firing amid federal corruption scandal.More >>
    Louisville settles for $4.5 million with former athletic director Tom Jurich over firing amid federal corruption scandal.More >>
  • Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

    Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:25:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Grayson Allen, from Duke, listens to a question as he speaks with reporters at the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Grayson Allen, from Duke, listens to a question as he speaks with reporters at the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago.
    Grayson Allen understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons at Duke in which he attracted about as much attention for play that went over the line as he did for his...More >>
    Grayson Allen understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons at Duke in which he attracted about as much attention for play that went over the line as he did for his accomplishments on the court.More >>
  • WNBA set to begin 22nd season after busy offseason

    WNBA set to begin 22nd season after busy offseason

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:24:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, drives around Los Angeles Sparks' Odyssey Sims during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis. The two teams have developed quite ...(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, drives around Los Angeles Sparks' Odyssey Sims during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis. The two teams have developed quite ...
    It's been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating Los Angeles in another thrilling final.More >>
    It's been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating Los Angeles in another thrilling final.More >>
  • Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-05-18 12:15:05 GMT
    Police say a 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey evacuee at Dallas high schools for nine months in order to compete on the basketball court.More >>
    Police say a 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey evacuee at Dallas high schools for nine months in order to compete on the basketball court.More >>
  • Celtics hope to put road woes aside vs. Cavs in Cleveland

    Celtics hope to put road woes aside vs. Cavs in Cleveland

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-05-18 07:03:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reacts during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. The Celtics ...(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reacts during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. The Celtics ...
    Up 2-0 on Cavaliers, Celtics hoping to put aside their playoff road issues now that series is shifting to Cleveland.More >>
    Up 2-0 on Cavaliers, Celtics hoping to put aside their playoff road issues now that series is shifting to Cleveland.More >>
  • It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers

    It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-05-18 07:03:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer's table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Bost...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer's table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Bost...
    LeBron carrying Cavaliers so far against Celtics, and can use some relief in a hurry.More >>
    LeBron carrying Cavaliers so far against Celtics, and can use some relief in a hurry.More >>
  • NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

    NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:33:08 GMT
    The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events.More >>
    The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events.More >>
  • Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

    Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:05:02 GMT
    The self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville's basketball team sex scandal has been arrested.More >>
    The self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville's basketball team sex scandal has been arrested.More >>
  • Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

    Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-05-17 20:53:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute vie for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, We...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute vie for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, We...
    James Harden and Eric Gordon had 27 points each to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one...More >>
    James Harden and Eric Gordon had 27 points each to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.More >>
  • WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

    WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-05-17 20:52:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve applauds here team during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The defending champion Minne...(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve applauds here team during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The defending champion Minne...
    The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that are changing the game for women and girls; season starts on Friday.More >>
    The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that are changing the game for women and girls; season starts on Friday.More >>
  • AP Source: Bucks agree to hire Mike Budenholzer as coach

    AP Source: Bucks agree to hire Mike Budenholzer as coach

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:24:53 GMT
    A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach.More >>
    A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach.More >>
  • Harden, James, Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

    Harden, James, Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:03:02 GMT
    Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award.More >>
    Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award.More >>
  • Backcourt blues: Cavs guards Smith, Hill horrible in Game 2

    Backcourt blues: Cavs guards Smith, Hill horrible in Game 2

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-05-17 10:43:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James heads off the court after the team's 107-94 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James heads off the court after the team's 107-94 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston.
    Cavs starting guards looking to shake awful performance in Game 2 loss.More >>
    Cavs starting guards looking to shake awful performance in Game 2 loss.More >>
  • Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

    Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-05-17 03:43:47 GMT
    Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun says he expects to be on the bench at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be...More >>
    Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun says he expects to be on the bench at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be possible.More >>
  • Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

    Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-05-16 19:23:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) and forward Marcus Morris leap in celebration near the end of Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Bost...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) and forward Marcus Morris leap in celebration near the end of Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Bost...
    Jaylen Brown scores 23 points, Celtics withstand 42-point night by LeBron James to hold off the Cavaliers 107-94.More >>
    Jaylen Brown scores 23 points, Celtics withstand 42-point night by LeBron James to hold off the Cavaliers 107-94.More >>
  • Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

    Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-05-16 19:23:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston.
    Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable in helping Boston build a 2-0 lead against Cavaliers.More >>
    Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable in helping Boston build a 2-0 lead against Cavaliers.More >>
  • Cavs star James goes to locker room after shot to jaw

    Cavs star James goes to locker room after shot to jaw

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-05-16 19:22:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer's table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Bost...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer's table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Bost...
    Cavaliers forward LeBron James left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals and went to the Cleveland locker room in the second quarter after colliding with Boston's Jayson Tatum under the basket.More >>
    Cavaliers forward LeBron James left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals and went to the Cleveland locker room in the second quarter after colliding with Boston's Jayson Tatum under the basket.More >>
  • Suns already know 3 great candidates for No. 1 pick

    Suns already know 3 great candidates for No. 1 pick

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-05-16 16:21:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, right, shakes hands with the Rev, Jesse Jackson before the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, right, shakes hands with the Rev, Jesse Jackson before the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago.
    Deandre Ayton might be going back to Arizona after all _ only this time, as a pro.More >>
    Deandre Ayton might be going back to Arizona after all _ only this time, as a pro.More >>
  • Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

    Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:12:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, talks to PJ Tucker (4) in the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, talks to PJ Tucker (4) in the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Houston.
    The Houston Rockets have plenty to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals.More >>
    The Houston Rockets have plenty to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals.More >>
  • Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

    Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:02:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson reacts after the team won the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson reacts after the team won the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago.
    Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off.More >>
    Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off.More >>
  • With big season endings, 'NCIS' and 'Bang' soar in ratings

    With big season endings, 'NCIS' and 'Bang' soar in ratings

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-16 04:59:44 GMT
    CBS gets big ratings for their two most popular shows, 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NCIS,' with major plot points on their season finales.More >>
    CBS gets big ratings for their two most popular shows, 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NCIS,' with major plot points on their season finales.More >>
  • Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting

    Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:13:51 GMT
    The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.More >>
    The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.More >>
  • Durant's 37 lead Warriors over Rockets 119-106

    Durant's 37 lead Warriors over Rockets 119-106

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:26:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Hou...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Hou...
    Kevin Durant scored 37 and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.More >>
    Kevin Durant scored 37 and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.More >>
  • Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

    Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-15 22:15:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson dives for the ball during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson dives for the ball during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston.
    Going big? Cavs coach Tyronn Lue weighing lineup change as Cleveland looks to move post 25-point loss Game 1 loss to Boston.More >>
    Going big? Cavs coach Tyronn Lue weighing lineup change as Cleveland looks to move post 25-point loss Game 1 loss to Boston.More >>
  • NBA teams look to the future with draft lottery, combine

    NBA teams look to the future with draft lottery, combine

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-05-15 07:56:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York). Phoenix Suns new head coach Igor Kokoskov, right, arrives with general manager Ryan McDonough to speak to the media Monday, May 14, 2018, in Phoenix. Kokoskov will oversee a vastly improved team after they compiled the worst recor...(AP Photo/Matt York). Phoenix Suns new head coach Igor Kokoskov, right, arrives with general manager Ryan McDonough to speak to the media Monday, May 14, 2018, in Phoenix. Kokoskov will oversee a vastly improved team after they compiled the worst recor...
    Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA's eyes turn to the future this week.More >>
    Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA's eyes turn to the future this week.More >>
  • NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

    NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 2:40 AM EDT2018-05-15 06:40:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Don Wright, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, NFL footballs sit on the field during warm ups before an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Pittsburgh. The NFL ...(AP Photo/Don Wright, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, NFL footballs sit on the field during warm ups before an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Pittsburgh. The NFL ...
    NFL wants Congress to enact framework for legalized sports betting in wake of Supreme Court's ruling.More >>
    NFL wants Congress to enact framework for legalized sports betting in wake of Supreme Court's ruling.More >>
  • Top-seed Houston hosts Warriors to start conference finals

    Top-seed Houston hosts Warriors to start conference finals

    Monday, May 14 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-05-15 03:27:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - At left, in a Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts to a call during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. At right, in a March 14, 2018, file phot...(AP Photo/File). FILE - At left, in a Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts to a call during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. At right, in a March 14, 2018, file phot...
    The Golden State Warriors are in the unfamiliar position of opening on the road as they prepare for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals with the top-seeded Rockets in Houston on Monday night.More >>
    The Golden State Warriors are in the unfamiliar position of opening on the road as they prepare for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals with the top-seeded Rockets in Houston on Monday night.More >>
  • The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

    The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

    Monday, May 14 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-05-15 03:04:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). In this March 15, 2018 photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambl...(AP Photo/John Locher). In this March 15, 2018 photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambl...
    The American Gaming Association calls the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal law barring gambling in most states "a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and...More >>
    The American Gaming Association calls the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal law barring gambling in most states "a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and regulated manner.".More >>
  • New Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says defense is 'who I am'

    New Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says defense is 'who I am'

    Monday, May 14 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-05-15 00:18:42 GMT
    (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP). Lloyd Pierce smiles as the Atlanta Hawks introduce him as a full-time coach on Monday, May 14, 2018, in Atlanta. Pierce joins the Hawks after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach wit...(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP). Lloyd Pierce smiles as the Atlanta Hawks introduce him as a full-time coach on Monday, May 14, 2018, in Atlanta. Pierce joins the Hawks after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach wit...
    New Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce to place emphasis on defense as he takes on another rebuilding job following 5 years as assistant with Philadelphia.More >>
    New Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce to place emphasis on defense as he takes on another rebuilding job following 5 years as assistant with Philadelphia.More >>
  • LeBron has 'zero' concern after Cavs' lopsided Game 1 loss

    LeBron has 'zero' concern after Cavs' lopsided Game 1 loss

    Monday, May 14 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-05-14 19:37:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, and center Kevin Love, right, watch from the bench during the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, May 13,...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, and center Kevin Love, right, watch from the bench during the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, May 13,...
    LeBron James says he has "zero" concern after the Cavaliers' lopsided loss to the Celtics in Game 1.More >>
    LeBron James says he has "zero" concern after the Cavaliers' lopsided loss to the Celtics in Game 1.More >>
  • Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

    Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

    Monday, May 14 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-05-14 17:47:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates his three-point basket as Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) looks on during the second quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 13, ...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates his three-point basket as Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) looks on during the second quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 13, ...
    Jaylen Brown scored 23 points with eight rebounds and Marcus Morris has 21 and 10 as the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point first-quarter lead and held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 in Game 1 of the...More >>
    Jaylen Brown scored 23 points with eight rebounds and Marcus Morris has 21 and 10 as the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point first-quarter lead and held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

    Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

    Sunday, May 13 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-05-13 20:06:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen). Vasiliy Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after his victory against Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing bout Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kevin Hagen). Vasiliy Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after his victory against Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing bout Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York.
    Vasiliy Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round of their lightweight championship fight, winning a title in his third weight class in just his 12th pro bout.More >>
    Vasiliy Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round of their lightweight championship fight, winning a title in his third weight class in just his 12th pro bout.More >>
  • Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

    Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

    Sunday, May 13 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-05-13 09:48:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. They both took winding path...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. They both took winding path...
    Familiar foes: Cavaliers, Celtics set to tipoff in Eastern Conference finals rematch.More >>
    Familiar foes: Cavaliers, Celtics set to tipoff in Eastern Conference finals rematch.More >>
  • South Carolina plans statue of hoops star A'ja Wilson

    South Carolina plans statue of hoops star A'ja Wilson

    Saturday, May 12 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-12 22:15:43 GMT
    University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides closed graduation ceremonies by saying the school plans to build a statue to national women's basketball player of the year A'ja Wilson.More >>
    University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides closed graduation ceremonies by saying the school plans to build a statue to national women's basketball player of the year A'ja Wilson.More >>
  • Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics' mystique

    Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics' mystique

    Saturday, May 12 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-05-12 21:03:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) works the ball inside during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. There haven’t been an...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) works the ball inside during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. There haven’t been an...
    LeBron James not shaken by Boston's crowd, Celtics mystique as he tries to make it to 8 straight NBA Finals.More >>
    LeBron James not shaken by Boston's crowd, Celtics mystique as he tries to make it to 8 straight NBA Finals.More >>
  • Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

    Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-05-12 16:28:24 GMT
    (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey speaks to media at an end-of-season availability in Toronto, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey speaks to media at an end-of-season availability in Toronto, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
    Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another playoff sweep by Cavaliers.More >>
    Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another playoff sweep by Cavaliers.More >>
  • Rebuilding Hawks pick 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce as coach

    Rebuilding Hawks pick 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce as coach

    Saturday, May 12 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-05-12 15:49:19 GMT
    The Atlanta Hawks are giving Lloyd Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise.More >>
    The Atlanta Hawks are giving Lloyd Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise.More >>
  • Celtics' Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

    Celtics' Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-05-12 04:03:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston. In just his fifth season Stevens has endeared ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston. In just his fifth season Stevens has endeared ...
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens has steered team through tumultuous season back to conference finals rematch with the Cavaliers.More >>
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens has steered team through tumultuous season back to conference finals rematch with the Cavaliers.More >>
  • Houston's Capela develops into pivotal player for Rockets

    Houston's Capela develops into pivotal player for Rockets

    Friday, May 11 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-05-12 00:18:40 GMT
    Houston's Clint Capela has developed into key player for Houston Rockets as they prepare to meet Golden State Warriors in Western Conference finals starting Monday.More >>
    Houston's Clint Capela has developed into key player for Houston Rockets as they prepare to meet Golden State Warriors in Western Conference finals starting Monday.More >>
  • Borrego ready to coach Hornets team with existing roster

    Borrego ready to coach Hornets team with existing roster

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:35:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nell Redmond). James Borrego speaks to the media, as Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak listens, after Borrego was introduced as the new head coach of the Charlotte Hornets during an NBA bas...(AP Photo/Nell Redmond). James Borrego speaks to the media, as Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak listens, after Borrego was introduced as the new head coach of the Charlotte Hornets during an NBA bas...
    New Hornets coach James Borrego plans make Charlotte relevant again in the NBA's Eastern Conference by developing the existing players on the roster.More >>
    New Hornets coach James Borrego plans make Charlotte relevant again in the NBA's Eastern Conference by developing the existing players on the roster.More >>
  • Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade

    Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade

    Friday, May 11 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-05-11 20:06:54 GMT
    Cavaliers, Celtics connected by trade and season of overcoming adversity.More >>
    Cavaliers, Celtics connected by trade and season of overcoming adversity.More >>
  • Albany coach Scott Marr: NCAA lacrosse tourney a crapshoot

    Albany coach Scott Marr: NCAA lacrosse tourney a crapshoot

    Friday, May 11 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-11 18:25:28 GMT
    Reigning champion Maryland is the top seed as the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament begins.More >>
    Reigning champion Maryland is the top seed as the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament begins.More >>
  • Cavs laugh off Hood's apology for not entering Game 4

    Cavs laugh off Hood's apology for not entering Game 4

    Thursday, May 10 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-05-11 03:53:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood, left, heads to the basket past Indiana Pacers' Trevor Booker during the first half of Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, ...(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood, left, heads to the basket past Indiana Pacers' Trevor Booker during the first half of Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, ...
    Cavs' Hood apologizes to teammates after refusing to enter Game 4 vs. Raptors.More >>
    Cavs' Hood apologizes to teammates after refusing to enter Game 4 vs. Raptors.More >>
  • Oklahoma City forward Collison retiring after 15 seasons

    Oklahoma City forward Collison retiring after 15 seasons

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-05-10 23:33:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, addresses the crowd with teammate Nick Collison, right, before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies ...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, addresses the crowd with teammate Nick Collison, right, before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies ...
    Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 seasons, all with the same franchise.More >>
    Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 seasons, all with the same franchise.More >>
  • Tessitore, Witten, McFarland, Salters on ESPN 'MNF' crew

    Tessitore, Witten, McFarland, Salters on ESPN 'MNF' crew

    Thursday, May 10 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-10 20:45:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File). FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, SEC Network analyst Booger McFarland, right, broadcasts during Florida's NFL Pro Day in Gainesville, Fla. Three new voices will work ESPN's Monday night games this NFL seas...(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File). FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, SEC Network analyst Booger McFarland, right, broadcasts during Florida's NFL Pro Day in Gainesville, Fla. Three new voices will work ESPN's Monday night games this NFL seas...
    Three new voices will work ESPN's Monday night games this NFL season.More >>
    Three new voices will work ESPN's Monday night games this NFL season.More >>
  • Celtics complete improbable run back to conference finals

    Celtics complete improbable run back to conference finals

    Thursday, May 10 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-05-10 19:37:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier celebrates after a driving to the basket late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Rozier score...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier celebrates after a driving to the basket late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Rozier score...
    The Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals after a season filled with setbacks.More >>
    The Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals after a season filled with setbacks.More >>
  • Celtics beat 76ers 114-112 in Game 5, advance to face Cavs

    Celtics beat 76ers 114-112 in Game 5, advance to face Cavs

    Thursday, May 10 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-05-10 14:44:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, right, drives past Philadelphia 76ers guard Marco Belinelli during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, right, drives past Philadelphia 76ers guard Marco Belinelli during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
    Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 to advance to the Eastern...More >>
    Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • Raptors' Dwane Casey voted by peers as NBA coach of the year

    Raptors' Dwane Casey voted by peers as NBA coach of the year

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-10 04:22:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gestures against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gestures against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Toronto's Dwane Casey is the NBA's coach of the year, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association.More >>
    Toronto's Dwane Casey is the NBA's coach of the year, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association.More >>
  • Raptors not all-in on Dwane Casey's future, evaluating team

    Raptors not all-in on Dwane Casey's future, evaluating team

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-05-10 00:54:16 GMT
    (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey speaks to media at an end-of-season availability in Toronto, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey speaks to media at an end-of-season availability in Toronto, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
    Raptors' president won't commit to head coach Dwane Casey, says he is evaluating the entire team.More >>
    Raptors' president won't commit to head coach Dwane Casey, says he is evaluating the entire team.More >>
  • Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals

    Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:18:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Confetti falls as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry walks off the court at the end of Game 5 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Oaklan...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Confetti falls as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry walks off the court at the end of Game 5 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Oaklan...
    Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals, though this road has been rockier than a year ago.More >>
    Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals, though this road has been rockier than a year ago.More >>
  • 76ers billionaire owner talks friendship, freeing Meek Mill

    76ers billionaire owner talks friendship, freeing Meek Mill

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:18:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). In this May 7, 2018 photo, Philadelphia 76ers' co-owner Michael Rubin, center, talks with rappers Lil Uzi Vert, left, and Meek Mill during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Bos...(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). In this May 7, 2018 photo, Philadelphia 76ers' co-owner Michael Rubin, center, talks with rappers Lil Uzi Vert, left, and Meek Mill during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Bos...
    Meek Mill had a string of high-profile names support him during a five-month campaign for freedom while he was in prison for probation violations.More >>
    Meek Mill had a string of high-profile names support him during a five-month campaign for freedom while he was in prison for probation violations.More >>
  • Paul finally gets into conference finals as Rockets advance

    Paul finally gets into conference finals as Rockets advance

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-05-09 20:54:14 GMT
    (AP Foto/Eric Christian Smith). Chris Paul y James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, celebran luego de eliminar al jazz de Utah en la segunda ronda de los playoffs, el martes 8 de mayo de 2018(AP Foto/Eric Christian Smith). Chris Paul y James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, celebran luego de eliminar al jazz de Utah en la segunda ronda de los playoffs, el martes 8 de mayo de 2018
    Chris Paul is often the most fiery player on the court, but even his Houston Rockets teammates had never seen anything like Tuesday night.More >>
    Chris Paul is often the most fiery player on the court, but even his Houston Rockets teammates had never seen anything like Tuesday night.More >>
  • Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson resigns

    Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson resigns

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-09 12:27:18 GMT
    The Minnesota Timberwolves say assistant coach Rick Brunson has resigned amid reports that women had accused him of improper conduct.More >>
    The Minnesota Timberwolves say assistant coach Rick Brunson has resigned amid reports that women had accused him of improper conduct.More >>
  • Curry "off the leash" in leading Warriors past Pelicans

    Curry "off the leash" in leading Warriors past Pelicans

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-05-09 11:43:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) dunks past New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, center, during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) dunks past New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, center, during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Stephen Curry had 28 points, Kevin Durant scored 24 and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by dismantling Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 in Game 5.More >>
    Stephen Curry had 28 points, Kevin Durant scored 24 and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by dismantling Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 in Game 5.More >>
  • Paul scores 41 as Rockets eliminate Jazz 112-102

    Paul scores 41 as Rockets eliminate Jazz 112-102

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 2:41 AM EDT2018-05-09 06:41:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, right, watches from the sidelines during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, right, watches from the sidelines during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Houston.
    Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5 to advance to the Western Conference finals.More >>
    Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5 to advance to the Western Conference finals.More >>
  • AP sources: Hornets finalize deal with Borrego as new coach

    AP sources: Hornets finalize deal with Borrego as new coach

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 2:41 AM EDT2018-05-09 06:41:42 GMT
    People familiar with the situation tell The AP the Hornets have finalized a deal to hire Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as their next head coach.More >>
    People familiar with the situation tell The AP the Hornets have finalized a deal to hire Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as their next head coach.More >>
  • AP source: Cavs won't discipline Hood for refusal to play

    AP source: Cavs won't discipline Hood for refusal to play

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:23:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
    A person familiar with the situations says the Cleveland Cavaliers will not discipline forward Rodney Hood for refusing to go into Game 4 against the Raptors.More >>
    A person familiar with the situations says the Cleveland Cavaliers will not discipline forward Rodney Hood for refusing to go into Game 4 against the Raptors.More >>
  • In Fizdale, Knicks get coach LeBron likes and players praise

    In Fizdale, Knicks get coach LeBron likes and players praise

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-05-09 01:03:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). New York Knicks NBA basketball team new head coach David Fizdale speaks during an introductory news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks announced the hiring Monday after agreeing to terms with the former ...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). New York Knicks NBA basketball team new head coach David Fizdale speaks during an introductory news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks announced the hiring Monday after agreeing to terms with the former ...
    The more Knicks management asked about David Fizdale, the more they heard how much players respect him.More >>
    The more Knicks management asked about David Fizdale, the more they heard how much players respect him.More >>
  • 76ers hope to keep thwarting history in Game 5 vs. Celtics

    76ers hope to keep thwarting history in Game 5 vs. Celtics

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-05-08 22:23:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart, right, and Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons chase after a loose ball during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart, right, and Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons chase after a loose ball during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    76ers looking to stay alive against Celtics as series shifts back to Boston for Game 5.More >>
    76ers looking to stay alive against Celtics as series shifts back to Boston for Game 5.More >>
  • Advisers aid baseball prospects, might do same in basketball

    Advisers aid baseball prospects, might do same in basketball

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-05-08 22:06:44 GMT
    (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2017, file photo, TCU catcher Evan Skoug (9) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against UT Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas. Skoug had a de...(Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2017, file photo, TCU catcher Evan Skoug (9) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against UT Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas. Skoug had a de...
    NCAA baseball draft rules recommended for basketball lauded by star catcher who hired adviser to help navigate process in high school and college.More >>
    NCAA baseball draft rules recommended for basketball lauded by star catcher who hired adviser to help navigate process in high school and college.More >>
  • Sweep, sleep: Cavs oust Raptors, wait for East finals foe

    Sweep, sleep: Cavs oust Raptors, wait for East finals foe

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-05-08 21:34:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots against Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots against Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron, Cavaliers back in Eastern Conference finals after sweeping Raptors.More >>
    LeBron, Cavaliers back in Eastern Conference finals after sweeping Raptors.More >>
  • McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against Boston

    McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against Boston

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-05-08 15:47:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum, left, goes up for a dunk past Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum, left, goes up for a dunk past Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4.More >>
    T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4.More >>
  • Pelicans' preferred pace presents dilemma vs. Warriors

    Pelicans' preferred pace presents dilemma vs. Warriors

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:29:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry calls from the bench in the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry calls from the bench in the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2018.
    The Pelicans' penchant for pushing the pace looks more and more like a quixotic mission to out-Warrior the Warriors.More >>
    The Pelicans' penchant for pushing the pace looks more and more like a quixotic mission to out-Warrior the Warriors.More >>
  • Van Gundy won't return to Pistons as coach or team president

    Van Gundy won't return to Pistons as coach or team president

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-05-08 10:06:11 GMT
    Stan Van Gundy will not return to the Detroit Pistons as coach or president of basketball operations.More >>
    Stan Van Gundy will not return to the Detroit Pistons as coach or president of basketball operations.More >>
  • LeBroom: James, Cavs sweep Raptors to make conference finals

    LeBroom: James, Cavs sweep Raptors to make conference finals

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 5:06 AM EDT2018-05-08 09:06:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) goes up to shoot against Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9), from Republic of Congo, and OG Anunoby (3) in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, Ma...(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) goes up to shoot against Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9), from Republic of Congo, and OG Anunoby (3) in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, Ma...
    LeBron, Cavs sweep Raptors for second straight year to make East finals.More >>
    LeBron, Cavs sweep Raptors for second straight year to make East finals.More >>
  • Down 3-0, Raptors change lineup for Game 4 against Cavaliers

    Down 3-0, Raptors change lineup for Game 4 against Cavaliers

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-08 04:59:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey yells during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey yells during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Toronto coach Dwane Casey has changed his starting lineup again for Game 4 against Cleveland.More >>
    Toronto coach Dwane Casey has changed his starting lineup again for Game 4 against Cleveland.More >>
  • Rockets, Warriors look to advance to conference finals

    Rockets, Warriors look to advance to conference finals

    Monday, May 7 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-05-08 03:09:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends against Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends against Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City.
    The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are both a win away from advancing to the Western Conference finals heading into Tuesday's games.More >>
    The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are both a win away from advancing to the Western Conference finals heading into Tuesday's games.More >>
  • Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

    Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

    Monday, May 7 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-05-07 23:59:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). This March 9, 2018 photo shows Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli watching his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball quarterfinal game against George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament in Wa...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). This March 9, 2018 photo shows Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli watching his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball quarterfinal game against George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament in Wa...
    The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball _ but wants the NCAA to do more.More >>
    The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball _ but wants the NCAA to do more.More >>
  • Knicks announce hiring of David Fizdale as new coach

    Knicks announce hiring of David Fizdale as new coach

    Monday, May 7 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-05-07 21:28:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale directs his players during the first half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Ant...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale directs his players during the first half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Ant...
    David Fizdale has been hired as coach of the Knicks, hoping to "build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of.".More >>
    David Fizdale has been hired as coach of the Knicks, hoping to "build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of.".More >>
  • Paul Scores 27 and Harden Has 24 as Houston wins 100-87

    Paul Scores 27 and Harden Has 24 as Houston wins 100-87

    Monday, May 7 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-07 17:38:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, top, leaps over Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, bottom, during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, top, leaps over Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, bottom, during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City.
    Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds and James Harden scored 24 to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.More >>
    Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds and James Harden scored 24 to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.More >>
  • Durant's scores 38, Warriors down Pelicans for 3-1 lead

    Durant's scores 38, Warriors down Pelicans for 3-1 lead

    Monday, May 7 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-07 17:38:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2018.
    Kevin Durant had 38 points and nine rebounds and Golden State soundly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.More >>
    Kevin Durant had 38 points and nine rebounds and Golden State soundly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.More >>
  • Captain crunch: LeBron shines brightest when closing games

    Captain crunch: LeBron shines brightest when closing games

    Sunday, May 6 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-07 02:28:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, hugs Kyle Korver after hitting the game-winning shot to defeat the Toronto Raptors 105-103 in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, hugs Kyle Korver after hitting the game-winning shot to defeat the Toronto Raptors 105-103 in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
    With 2 buzzer-beaters already, LeBron James is putting on a show in these NBA playoffs.More >>
    With 2 buzzer-beaters already, LeBron James is putting on a show in these NBA playoffs.More >>
  • Celtics take 3-0 series lead with OT win over 76ers

    Celtics take 3-0 series lead with OT win over 76ers

    Sunday, May 6 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-05-06 22:07:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons reacts after scoring against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons reacts after scoring against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Al Horford scored the winner for Boston late in overtime.More >>
    Al Horford scored the winner for Boston late in overtime.More >>
  • LeBank: James hits buzzer-beater to down Raptors

    LeBank: James hits buzzer-beater to down Raptors

    Sunday, May 6 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-05-06 22:06:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) dunks against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) dunks against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron hits bank shot at buzzer to give Cavs 105-103 win and 3-0 series lead.More >>
    LeBron hits bank shot at buzzer to give Cavs 105-103 win and 3-0 series lead.More >>
  • LeBron knows Cleveland can't get cavalier with 2-0 lead

    LeBron knows Cleveland can't get cavalier with 2-0 lead

    Sunday, May 6 2018 1:45 AM EDT2018-05-06 05:45:42 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has words for the referees during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoffs second-round series against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toron...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has words for the referees during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoffs second-round series against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toron...
    With Cavs up 2-0 on Raptors, James knows Cleveland still has work to do.More >>
    With Cavs up 2-0 on Raptors, James knows Cleveland still has work to do.More >>
  • College hoops coach catches 2 foul balls at Yankee Stadium

    College hoops coach catches 2 foul balls at Yankee Stadium

    Sunday, May 6 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-05-06 04:32:17 GMT
    (Courtesy of Brian Giorgis via AP). In this photo provided by Brian Giorgis, Marist women’s basketball coach Brian Giorgis shows the two foul balls he caught at a game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at ...(Courtesy of Brian Giorgis via AP). In this photo provided by Brian Giorgis, Marist women’s basketball coach Brian Giorgis shows the two foul balls he caught at a game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at ...
    Marist women's basketball coach Brian Giorgis is a lifelong baseball fan, going to nearly every park, but had never come close to catching a ball before getting two fouls in a game at Yankee Stadium.More >>
    Marist women's basketball coach Brian Giorgis is a lifelong baseball fan, going to nearly every park, but had never come close to catching a ball before getting two fouls in a game at Yankee Stadium.More >>
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