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NBA coaches’ new play: tending to health to cope with grind

Coaches around the NBA are taking preventive measures to get through the grind and stresses of an NBA season. That hasn’t always been the case. Now, the NBA Coaches Association provides guidance on everything from diet and exercise to sleep and mental health.

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Timberwolves fire coach, president Tom Thibodeau

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Sunday, halfway into his third season with the team that began with the turmoil surrounding the eventual trade of All-Star Jimmy Butler. Thibodeau was dismissed about an hour after the 108-86 victory over the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers.
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NBA Capsules: Karl-Anthony Towns scores 34 points, leads Timberwolves past Heat 113-104

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night, at Miami. Towns added seven assists and six blocked shots for the Timberwolves. The only other player in NBA history to have that many points, rebounds, assists and blocks in the same game was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for the Los Angeles Lakers against Phoenix on Nov. 14, 1975. Abdul-Jabbar had 35 points, 19 rebounds, nine assists and eight blocks in that game.
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He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s top male athlete of 2018

LeBron James has been selected as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the third time. In 2018, he continued to excel on the court, opened the “I Promise” school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and further used his voice as an activist who bristled at being told to “shut up and dribble.”
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LeBron James’ MRI shows groin strain, Lakers say he’s day to day

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 8:03 p.m.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has a strained left groin muscle, and the team says he’s not going to Sacramento for their game Thursday. James got hurt in the third quarter of the Lakers’ win at Golden State on Christmas night. James had appeared in 156 consecutive games, including playoffs.
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NBA Capsules: Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors, at Oakland, Calif.