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Celtics G Rondo suspended two games after fight

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was suspended by the NBA for two games on Thursday for starting a scuffle (pictured) with Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries. Rondo will miss …


Plumlee leads unbeaten Duke past Buckeyes

College basketball: Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday …


Parker lifts Spurs over Raptors in 2OT

NBA: Tony Parker scored six of his 32 points in the second overtime, Tim Duncan had 26 and the visiting San Antonio Spurs beat Toronto 111-106 on Sunday, their fourth …


Lakers honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with statue

LOS ANGELES – For years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t shy about saying he thought the Los Angeles Lakers should have erected a statue of him outside Staples Center. On Friday, standing …


Newsmakers

Completed The Detroit Tigers have finalized their $26 million, two-year deal with outfielder Torii Hunter. Hunter hit a career-best .313 last season for the Angels with 16 home runs and …


Familiar foes advance to ATP finals

Tennis: As usual, Roger Federer is looking to add to one of his many records. And as many expected, Novak Djokovic will be trying to stop him. The top two …


Lakers fire coach Brown after poor start

The Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak announced the move several hours …


Grizzlies get youthful boost from new owner

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mike Conley says the Grizzlies’ new owner doesn’t look much older than he is. The Memphis guard is right. Robert J. Pera, the Grizzlies’ new chairman and …


Best bet on the Tube

The San Antonio Spurs have won four NBA championships, made 32 playoff appearances and captured 18 division titles in their 40-year history. Yet for all their success, they had never …


Mavericks shoot lights out without Nowitzki

O.J. Mayo and the rest of the Dallas Mavericks newcomers are getting into quite a groove while waiting for Dirk Nowitzki, even though they don’t always know exactly what they’re …


Magic ride big second half to upend Suns

NBA: J.J. Redick scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis each had 22 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Orlando Magic rallied to …


Record for NBA TV

Portland’s victory that sent the new-look Los Angeles Lakers to an 0-2 start was the most-watched telecast in NBA TV history. The game Wednesday night drew 868,000 viewers, the network …


Best bet on the Tube

LeBron James and the champs. Opening night at Madison Square Garden. Under normal circumstances, as electric a scene as there is in the NBA. Things are still far from normal …


Miami picked to win

Never mind that the Los Angeles Lakers added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason, the majority of NBA general managers still believe the Miami Heat will raise the …


Allen’s new, old teams collide Tuesday

There’s no shortage of potentially awkward situations for Ray Allen to endure Tuesday night. Most of his new Miami Heat teammates will get championship rings; he won’t be among them. …


Thunder trade Harden to Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Sixth Man of the Year James Harden (pictured right) to the Houston Rockets, breaking up the young core of the Western Conference champions. The Thunder …


NBA finals may finally match Bryant, James

LeBron James against Kobe Bryant – the dream NBA finals that’s never become a reality. Maybe this is the year.


Howard has debut with Lakers

LOS ANGELES – Dwight Howard had 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots in his Lakers debut, but Los Angeles still dropped to 0-6 in the preseason when DeMarcus …


NBA clamps down pregame routines

Tired of its games starting late while players go through elaborate handshakes, chest bumps, hugs and other routines, the NBA is putting players on the clock. LeBron James (pictured right) …


Knee problems bother Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki went through a full practice with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday after having his swollen right knee drained for the second time in a month. Nowitzki said he …


James ‘tour guide’ for Heat

MIAMI – LeBron James is visiting China for the ninth time, which makes him one of the resident Miami Heat experts about the world’s most populous nation. Specifically, the food …


Wallace comes out of retirement to play for Knicks

The New York Knicks signed forward Rasheed Wallace, a four-time All-Star who is ending a two-year retirement. The 38-year-old Wallace last played for the Boston Celtics in the 2009-10 season. …


Howard works out with Lakers for first time

NBA: Dwight Howard partici- pated in his first practice with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, going through a lengthy workout with no concerns about his surgically repaired back. Howard …


Heat coach Spoelstra puts focus on learning

MIAMI – Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra looked relaxed Thursday, as if he took the summer off. Quite the contrary.


NFL coaches closing in on boiling point

NFL: New England coach Bill Belichick was confused about a decisive field goal he thought was off-target. Detroit’s Jim Schwartz couldn’t understand a 27-yard penalty walk-off for unnecessary roughness. Philadelphia’s …


Morrison to get chance with Blazers

Six years after “Draft the Stache,” Adam Morrison finally will be given the chance to play for the Portland Trail Blazers.


NHL, NHLPA talks remain unscheduled

NHL: Day 2 of the NHL lockout saw no changes from either side Monday, as talks between the league and the NHLPA remain unscheduled. The NHL locked out the players …


Rose begins jumping on repaired knee

NBA: Derrick Rose says his surgically repaired left knee is getting better and he is even jumping on it. The Chicago Bulls’ superstar started doing that “a couple of days …


Former Gonzaga player Sacre signs with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers signed second-round draft pick Robert Sacre on Friday. Sacre, a 7-foot Canadian who played at Gonzaga, finished his Bulldogs career with 1,270 points and 679 rebounds. …


Federer routs Djokovic for fifth Cincy title

Tennis: Roger Federer, the world’s top-ranked player, won a record fifth Cincinnati title in Mason, Ohio, on Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic in an unprecedented way at the start of …