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Bianchi: Pity Orlando CEO Martins

ORLANDO, Fla. – There are many who are angry with Magic CEO Alex Martins. He is getting ripped and ridiculed from all sides.


Lil Wayne ‘unwanted’

Lil Wayne said that after a recent NBA playoffs ticket dispute he felt unwelcome and “unwanted” at the Oklahoma City arena and isn’t planning to return. The rapper (pictured right) …


Boston cuts Miami’s series advantage to 2-1

BOSTON – Kevin Garnett went hard to the court when he was fouled underneath the basket. He remained on his back, motionless, as his teammates rushed over to check on …


Former NBA, Notre Dame star Woolridge dies

NBA: Orlando Woolridge, the rugged forward who carved out a reputation over 13 NBA seasons as a scoring specialist and one of the original alley-oop artists, died Thursday at his …


Thunder end Spurs’ winning streak

OKLAHOMA CITY – The streak is over. The series may only be beginning. Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career bests with 19 points and six steals, …


Dahlberg: Spurs go about business quietly

The new nasty is plastered on T-shirts all around San Antonio, though the description hardly fits. There’s probably not a more cerebral or mild-mannered team in the NBA than the …


Best bet on the Tube

The San Antonio Spurs are used to hearing far worse from coach Gregg Popovich than his orders to get “nasty.” But the Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t used to giving away …


Bulls’ Rose faces extended recovery

NBA: The doctor who operated on Derrick Rose’s knee insists the Bulls star can dominate again. It will take time, though. Rose faces a recovery of eight months to a …


Irving rookie of year

A person familiar with the voting says Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been chosen the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Irving’s selection isn’t a surprise since he led all first-year …


Capel family of coaches savoring 76ers’ success

The Capel coaching family is savoring every NBA playoff win by the Philadelphia 76ers. Jeff Jr. is an assistant with the Sixers, who Thursday night eliminated the top-seeded Chicago Bulls …


Nets’ 35-year Jersey run ends

NEWARK, N.J. – For the past 45 years, Herb Turetzky has had the best seat in the house to watch the Nets play basketball. It was front row, center court. …


Kings knock off top-seeded Canucks in 5

NHL: Jarret Stoll beat Cory Schneider with a wrist shot at 4:27 of overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday night, …


Former Zag Turiaf continues to make time for causes

Ronny Turiaf has a unique ability to give back while looking forward.


Former WSU player Thompson takes off for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. – Klay Thompson was only 7 years old when his father took him to meet a young Kobe Bryant inside the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room. Or, rather, …


Boedker nets another in OT for Coyotes

NHL: Mikkel Boedker scored in overtime for the second straight game and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the host Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. …


Philadelphia pummels Pittsburgh

NHL: Danny Briere, Matt Read and Max Talbot each scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to an 8-4 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in a …


Odom, Mavs part ways

The Dallas Mavericks and Lamar Odom are done with each other. The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, registering career lows in points, rebounds and minutes, and the defending …


U.S. defeats France, awaits Spain in semis

Tennis: Having beaten Roger Federer’s Switzerland and France on the road, the U.S. Davis Cup team now awaits a more daunting obstacle – defending champion Spain in the semifinals. John …


Knicks’ Lin improving

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin said Sunday he feels “pretty good” after knee surgery but doesn’t think he could make it back for the first round of the playoffs. …


Grizzlies snap Heat’s home streak at 17

NBA: Rudy Gay scored 17 points, Zach Randolph had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies put seven players in double figures to snap Miami’s …


Newsmakers

Agreed Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon agreed to a $37.5 million, four-year deal that includes a player option for 2016. Last season, Gordon hit .303 with 23 homers and …


Allen rebuts report that he’ll sell Blazers

NBA: Billionaire Paul Allen (pictured above) is emphatically refuting reports that he is entertaining offers for the Portland Trail Blazers. Allen went to Twitter on Thursday to rebut the report, …


Robinson leads cast of All-Americans

Men’s basketball: Kansas forward Thomas Robinson is a unanimous pick for the Associated Press All-America team, while Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger is a repeat selection. Draymond Green of Michigan …


Larry Bird resurrects his home-state Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS – Larry Bird can again lay claim to something that has always defined him: winning. After years of struggles and sharp criticism from an Indiana fanbase that once worshipped …


James helps Heat avoid huge collapse

NBA: LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Miami held on to beat host Philadelphia 84-78. The Heat almost had an epic collapse …


Ford’s promising NBA career ends unfulfilled

San Antonio Spurs point guard T.J. Ford abruptly retired Monday following the latest scare to his surgically repaired spine, which once sidelined him for an entire NBA season and hampered …


Ex-Husky Thomas comes up big for Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Isaiah Thomas leaned against the scorer’s table waiting for the second half to begin when a loud-mouthed Sacramento Kings fan approached with a question. “How tall are …


Timberwolves’ Love draws MVP attention

MINNEAPOLIS – One by one, Kevin Love recites the weaknesses that everyone expected to prevent him from becoming an elite player in the NBA. It started with doubts that the …


Thunder rally to victory over Mavericks

NBA: Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final eight points to escape with a 95-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks …


Duke, UNC women out of ACC tourney

Women’s basketball: The Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball semifinals in Greensboro, N.C., have a different look without both Duke and North Carolina. Both the Blue Devils and Tar Heels were …