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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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


World Peace willing to give coming off bench a chance

LOS ANGELES – Three months after he changed his name and went sashaying across a ballroom floor on national television, Metta World Peace has stepped back into a familiar role. …


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 …


Lakers get Christmas visit from the Grinch

It started innocently enough, with the Los Angeles Lakers swooping in as the NBA lockout ended to grab Chris Paul and add another superstar for the beautiful people sitting courtside …


Rubio to make long-awaited debut with Timberwolves

For two years, Ricky Rubio has been little more than a myth for the Minnesota Timberwolves and their success-starved fans. They salivated over grainy YouTube clips of Rubio’s fancy passing …


Free agent Crawford heading to Portland Trail Blazers

Free-agent guard Jamal Crawford has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. Crawford, who was reportedly considering Sacramento and the Blazers, announced his choice on Twitter, posting “Rip city!!!”


Hornets trade All-Star Paul to Clippers

NEW ORLEANS – Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time – to the Clippers, not the Lakers. The Hornets traded Chris Paul to the Los Angeles …


Penguins star Crosby back on sideline

Hockey: The tests indicate Sidney Crosby doesn’t have a concussion. Crosby’s body isn’t quite so sure. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar said Monday he’s dealing with a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms …


Billionaire N.J. Nets owner to challenge Putin for Russian presidency

After a week of surprising challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russia’s richest and most glamorous figures: The billionaire owner of the New …


All-Stars Howard, Paul at center of trade talks

While the New Orleans Hornets try to trade Chris Paul, Dwight Howard wants to be moved, too. Howard has formally requested a trade from the Orlando Magic, general manager Otis …


Turiaf traded to Wizards; Pargo signs with Memphis

Former Gonzaga basketball player Ronny Turiaf and Jeremy Pargo were involved in NBA transactions on Saturday.


Hornets still looking to trade Paul

WESTWEGO, La. – While Chris Paul darted around a basketball court in a black Hornets practice uniform, the only NBA team for which he has played resumed trade talks for …


Moves aplenty in NBA

The NBA’s amnesty era is under way. Taking advantage of the league’s new get-out-of-a-contract card, the Orlando Magic waived Gilbert Arenas and the $62 million he was owed over the …


NBA lockout solved zero

PHILADELPHIA – The Chris Paul fiasco places on center stage exactly what was accomplished during the NBA lockout. Absolutely nothing.


Bad knees end Roy’s 5-year career with Blazers

PORTLAND – Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Brandon Roy told the team that he is retiring because of ongoing difficulty with his knees. Portland players were informed of Roy’s decision …


Bosh bulks up for Heat, prepared to play center

MIAMI – Heat power forward Chris Bosh is ready, willing, and, this time, able to play center if called upon. After shying from the assignment for much of his career, …