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Seattle Charity Game brings back Sonics memories

SEATTLE – A day to celebrate what Seattle has produced on the basketball court also became a green and gold reminder of what the area lost with no solid idea …


Report: Pistons will hire Frank

NBA: The Detroit Pistons will offer Lawrence Frank their coaching position within two days, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to the Associated Press on …


In brief: Manchester United routs Sounders in exhibition

Soccer: Michael Owen beat former Premier League foe Kasey Keller on a header early in the first half, then Wayne Rooney overwhelmed Seattle’s reserves in the second half with three …


Deal to end NFL lockout still out of reach

Football: The NFL Players Association’s executive committee reviewed only portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout and not enough to warrant a vote Tuesday, two people familiar with …


Lockout frustrates Orlando Magic star

FAIRBURN, Ga. – Dwight Howard’s frustration with the NBA lockout has caused the Orlando Magic star to strongly consider playing overseas. In an exclusive interview Sunday with the Associated Press, …


Shaq joins TNT roster for ‘Inside the NBA’

The calls came as soon as Shaquille O’Neal decided to retire, all wanting to hire one of the NBA’s greatest entertainers. TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show had been O’Neal’s …


Retired football players want say in negotiations

NFL: Two weeks after they filed a complaint over their lack of involvement in the labor talks between the NFL and players, and as those talks appear to be gaining …


In brief: Prosecutors point to Clemens’ DNA at trial

Baseball: Prosecutors said Wednesday that needles and cotton balls Roger Clemens’ former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher tested positive for Clemens’ DNA and anabolic steroids – …


Forget the NBA and NFL: Lock out college sports

That noted sports sociologist Dick Vitale took to the Twitter soapbox the other day with his trusty razor to dissect what currently ails us: “Fans once again thrown to the …


NFL, NBA labor disputes compared

In March, NFL owners locked out their players. On Friday, NBA owners followed suit. It’s believed that two of the United States’ major sports leagues have been shuttered at the …


Businessman reportedly wants to build arena in Bellevue

The search for a new sports arena in the Puget Sound has reportedly headed east. Beyond Seattle’s Eastside, even, and all the way to Chicago. Don Levin, an Illinois businessman …


WSU’s Thompson always had NBA pedigree

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors top draft pick Klay Thompson had your average, run-of-the-mill childhood. He’d hang out at the house of Hall-of-Famer Clyde Drexler. Kobe Bryant would give …


NBA needs to reel in salaries for subpar players

MINNEAPOLIS – The NBA locked out its players Thursday, joining the NFL in shutting down its league to seek a better financial deal for owners. But there’s little reason to …


WSU’s Klay Thompson taken 11th over in NBA draft by Warriors

PULLMAN – Klay Thompson said throughout his three years at Washington State his dream was to play in the NBA. He’ll get his chance.


Substitute Levesque powers Sounders to victory

MLS: Second-half substitute Roger Levesque scored twice in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-2 win over the visiting New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer …


In brief: Vanderbilt eliminates Tar Heels from College World Series

Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on four-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night …


California stays alive at College World Series

College baseball: California coach David Esquer called on all hands to save his baseball program, and he’s doing the same to keep his team playing in the College World Series …


Concerned that NBA’s resurgence would be lost if lockout

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – NBA players who just finished a season capped by the highest-rated championship series in more than a decade are concerned about how their labor dispute and a …


LeBron hurt Heat down stretch

MIAMI – Good thing LeBron James had that big party when he arrived here last summer. For now, that’s the only celebration he gets in Miami.


Mavericks earn finals vindication

MIAMI – For Dirk Nowitzki, the résumé is complete. He’s an NBA champion. For LeBron James, the agonizing wait continues for at least one more year.


Seattle might have kept Sonics by winning 1996 finals

This time of year is always bittersweet. While the NBA finals dominate the national sports conversation, Nate McMillan is reminded of his greatest accomplishment and disappointment as a professional basketball …


Expect owners to have their way in NFL, NBA negotiations

The NFL lockout drags on, with no indication it will be resolved before training camps are scheduled to open next month. NBA owners are preparing for a lockout of their …


Pistons interview Sampson about vacant head coaching spot

Basketball: A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have given the Detroit Pistons permission to interview assistant Kelvin Sampson for their …


Mavericks stop Heat to move within one win of title

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him and the Dallas Mavericks finally ahead in the close NBA finals. Now it …


Mavericks win away from NBA title

Dallas defeats the Miami Heat to go up 3-2 in the NBA finals.


In brief: NFL owners, players meet again in New York

NFL: Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign. Commissioner Roger …


Mavericks tie NBA finals despite Nowitzki’s illness

DALLAS – Coughing and wheezing, his temperature spiking to 101, worn out from hardly sleeping the night before, Dirk Nowitzki went through three miserable quarters in Game 4 of the …


NFL, players gather for confidential meeting

NFL: The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday in New York, seeking a resolution to the labor impasse. Three people familiar with the meetings confirmed to The Associated Press …


Mavericks tie series with big rally

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks pulled off another stunning comeback, tying the NBA finals at two games each.


Mark Jackson to coach Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have hired television analyst Mark Jackson as their new head coach. The team announced the decision to have Jackson replace Keith Smart on Monday. The 46-year-old …