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  • Solemn protest

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest. In response to Sterling’s purported comments urging a …


  • Kerr, Jackson discuss Knicks job

    Steve Kerr says he spoke with Phil Jackson twice over the weekend and that they will continue discussing his potential of becoming coach of the New York Knicks. Kerr says …


  • Blackhawks win 4th in row, eliminate Blues

    NHL: Duncan Keith had a goal and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks used a four-goal third period to finish off the visiting St. Louis Blues with a 5-1 victory …


  • Sterling first major challenge for Silver

    Adam Silver’s first crisis of his short tenure as NBA commissioner has arrived, a race-tinged scandal leaving those associated with the game wondering how strongly and swiftly the league will …


  • Grip on Sports: Nothing wrong with transfers

    Wednesday: There are some questions that are impossible to answer definitively. Like why the M’s are so mediocre year-in and year-out. Or why Pete Carroll is always smiling. Or why …


  • Pressure mounts in Rockets-Blazers series

    Houston’s James Harden says the pressure has shifted to the Trail Blazers in their first-round playoff series. Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge respectfully disagrees. Portland won the first two games in Houston …


  • Carter’s 3 at buzzer lifts Mavericks

    NBA: Vince Carter hit a double-pump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the host Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded …


  • Sterling allegedly makes racist remarks

    SAN FRANCISCO – Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald …


  • Toews finds twine in OT for series lead

    NHL: Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway at 7:36 of overtime Friday night, giving the visiting Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues and a 3-2 series …


  • Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named NBA coach of the year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times in …


  • In brief: Wizards pull off OT victory for 2-0 lead

    NBA: Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the host Chicago …


  • Newsmakers

    Fired The New York Knicks fired coach Mike Woodson on Monday after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. Phil Jackson, in his …


  • Noah top defender

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Monday in front of friends and family. “This is very humbling to be in this …


  • Veteran NBA coach Adelman retires

    MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the NBA. Adelman made the announcement Monday, five days after the Wolves wrapped up a …


  • Popovich offers encouraging words for Sager

    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (pictured) says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager’s return. TNT’s Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. …


  • Blazers edge Rockets in OT thriller, 122-120

    NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the visiting Portland Trail Blazers to a …


  • Thompson’s 22 points guide Warriors to win

    NBA: Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the host Los Angeles …


  • In brief: Injured Ryan Getzlaf leads Anaheim Ducks to 2-0 series lead

    NHL: Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim …


  • Newsmakers

    Granted Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season. McKissic had been designated a …


  • Paul Newberry: No April, May or June Madness in NBA

    ATLANTA – If the playoff- bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The NBA? No way.


  • LeBron still No. 1 with NBA’s most-popular jersey

    LeBron James still has the NBA’s best-selling jersey. The Miami Heat star topped the list of most popular jerseys this season, and it’s the sixth time he’s had that distinction. …


  • Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

    Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was “an honor for us to have him in our program.” In …


  • Kevin Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111

    Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point, …


  • In brief: Blake Griffin’s 16th technical foul triggers suspension

    NBA: Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the visiting Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday …


  • Pacers beat Thunder, close in on top seed

    NBA: David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past visiting Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday and putting the Pacers one …


  • Kelly Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavs

    Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for …


  • Mavericks beat Suns, clinch playoff spot

    NBA: Monta Ellis matched his season high with 36 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 of his 23 during a second-half rally that carried the Dallas Mavericks back to the …


  • Ex-Hawks All-Star Hudson dies at 69

    Lou Hudson, a smooth-shooting star for the Hawks who averaged more than 20 points during 13 NBA seasons, died Friday. He was 69. He died in Atlanta, where he was …


  • Coyotes on brink of missing playoffs

    NHL: Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the host Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over Phoenix on Thursday night, damaging the Coyotes’ playoff hopes. Craig Smith and Patric …


  • Chad: Bedfellows in NBA are a conflict of interest

    How is it in the best interest of the NBA to have Phil Jackson running the Knicks and Jeanie Buss running the Lakers?

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