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Proposed Seattle arena brings some concerns

SEATTLE – I write this


No panic yet, but Blazers concerned

PORTLAND – While there’s no reason to panic after two straight losses at home, the Portland Trail Blazers are certainly concerned that some larger issues have crept into the Rose …


Documents: Seattle working to bring back NBA

SEATTLE – The city of Seattle has been working behind the scenes the past eight months with a hedge-fund manager to bring an NBA team back to town – possibly …


Newsmakers

Fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle have been fined by the NBA after they became upset with the officiating during a 95-86 loss to Oklahoma City …


Heat handle Sixers with ease in Philly

NBA: Dwyane Wade scored 26 points and LeBron James had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Miami Heat to a 99-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday …


In brief: Heat hold off Rose, Bulls in final seconds

NBA: LeBron James scored 35 points, while reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose wasted two chances in the final 23 seconds and the Miami Heat escaped with a 97-93 home win …


Rubio lifts Minnesota over Spurs

NBA: Ricky Rubio scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and dished out 10 assists to lift the host Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-79 victory over the …


In brief: Seguin nets shootout goal for Bruins’ win

NHL: Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal against Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout and Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins beat the Flyers 6-5 on Sunday in Philadelphia. Patrice Bergeron, …


Cavaliers’ Irving, Pistons’ Knight are new breed of point guard

No one has to tell the Miami Heat about the NBA’s influx of rookie riches at point guard. They already have witnessed it against the Minnesota Timberwolves, when Ricky Rubio …


Howard carries Magic past Lakers

NBA: Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic survived a tough shooting performance for a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday …


Don’t be surprised if Clips call Zen master

Phil Jackson – Zen master, book author, motorcycling savant, wilderness apostle and basketball guru – says he doesn’t want to coach again but, in all likelihood, he’s lying to himself. …


Nowitzki hits milestone in Mavericks’ win

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki went over 23,000 career points, Vince Carter had his highest-scoring game in Dallas and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to four with a 102-76 victory over …


Stricker opens year with win in Hawaii

Golf: Steve Stricker kicked off the new PGA Tour season Monday with a victory in the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, though he didn’t make it easy on himself. …


In brief: Anderson, Magic rally past Raptors

NBA: Ryan Anderson scored 24 points and led a fourth- quarter rally on Sunday that sent the Orlando Magic past the Toronto Raptors 102-96 in Orlando, Fla. The Magic trailed …


LeBron James, longtime girlfriend engaged

LeBron James and longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson are engaged. With a number of teammates and close friends looking on, the Miami Heat star surprised his high school sweetheart Saturday night …


Lesnar retires after loss to Overeem

Mixed martial arts: Brock Lesnar retired from mixed martial arts after Alistair Overeem stopped him with one vicious kick to the body in the first round of their heavyweight bout …


Aldridge helps Trail Blazers win opener

NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers opened their season with a 107-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in Portland. …


Miami spoils Dallas’ party

DALLAS – While Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks were on the court celebrating the championship they won over LeBron James and Dwyane Wade last season, the Miami Heat were …


Bulls shock Lakers with 17-5 spurt at end to pull out win

LOS ANGELES – Derrick Rose drove the lane and lofted home a smooth floating shot for the winning points in the Chicago Bulls’ opener, just in case anybody doubted the …


Paul paces Clippers in debut win

OAKLAND, Calif. – Prize acquisition Chris Paul had 20 points and nine assists in his much-anticipated Clippers debut, Blake Griffin added 22 points and seven rebounds and Los Angeles beat …


Durant sparks Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder come into the new season with lofty goals. They looked very much like a contender in their opener. Kevin Durant scored 30 points …


Knicks slip past Celtics

NEW YORK – Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks know it will never be easy against the Celtics. Not beating them in one game, and certainly not beating them for a …


Dallas fans boo Stern at ceremony

DALLAS – NBA Commissioner David Stern opened his lockout-delayed season by hearing boos from Mavericks fans. Stern was in Dallas for the NBA finals rematch between the Mavericks and Heat, …


Frenzy allowed NBA to open on Christmas

LOS ANGELES – The insanity began not long after the lockout ended. Neil Olshey’s days would start with 6 a.m. calls to agents on the East Coast.


It’s Shaq vs. Barkley in TNT’s studio

The intriguing media storyline of this abbreviated NBA season is Shaquille O’Neal’s transition to TV and seeing exactly how two larger-than-life personalities (Shaq and Charles Barkley, pictured together) will play …


Wade, James close as brothers

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are known to bicker like brothers. They screamed at one another more than once during Miami Heat playoff games last season. And when …


Kobe Bryant day-to-day with torn wrist ligament

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant did not play in the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason finale against the Clippers on Wednesday night, a 108-103 loss, because of a torn ligament in …


NBA gives new meaning to Christmas

So the NBA is back in business on Sunday – not just any Sunday, but Christmas, baby! – with a Santa- busting slate of five TV games. There will be …


Newsmakers

Agreed The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a five-year deal with restricted free agent Arron Afflalo. The Denver Post first reported Monday night that the guard agreed to a contract …


In brief: Oral Roberts tops depleted Musketeers

Men’s basketball: Oral Roberts doesn’t mind the asterisk that will get attached to this one. Dominique Morrison scored 19 points Sunday in Cincinnati, leading the Golden Eagles (8-4) to a …