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Knicks get Carmelo

The New York Knicks have agreed to a trade with the Denver Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Monday night.


Knicks, Nets continue to pursue trade for Carmelo Anthony

LOS ANGELES – The New Jersey Nets still believe they are in the race for Carmelo Anthony, and if not, owner Mikhail Prokhorov thinks at least they made it harder …


Newsmakers

Tagged The New England Patriots have reportedly placed the franchise tag on All-Pro offensive lineman Logan Mankins, who held out the first seven games of the 2010 season in a …


Boston beats Miami for third time this season

LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn’t win in Boston in the regular season. And now they might have to do it in the playoffs. Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, …


Cavs beat Clippers, end record losing streak

NBA: Nearly two months after it started innocently, the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped their NBA-record losing streak at 26 games Friday night with a 126-119 win in overtime against the visiting …


Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan steps down

Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan stepped down Thursday after 23 seasons and 1,127 wins as head coach of the Utah Jazz.


Cavaliers continue downward spiral with loss to Mavericks

NBA: Over one season or two, no team in NBA history has lost as many games in a row as these Cleveland Cavaliers. The surging Mavericks beat Cleveland 99-96 on …


Bobcats’ Jackson won’t change despite technicals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of a shootaround last week, Charlotte owner Michael Jordan yelled across the floor lamenting about how his Bobcats often play a man down when …


Heat hand Cavs 21st straight loss

NBA: Once again, LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers reach a milestone in the NBA standings. First to 40 wins one year.


Celtics beat Lakers in rematch of NBA finals

LOS ANGELES – Paul Pierce says the Boston Celtics had no reason to discuss their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the NBA finals last summer before they returned to …


Briefs: Free throw helps No. 1 Ohio State hold off Northwestern

College basketball: Jared Sullinger scored 21 and hit the second of two free throws with 3.5 seconds left Saturday night and No. 1 Ohio State (22-0, 9-0 Big Ten) overcame …


Portland keeps winning despite injuries

PORTLAND, Ore. – Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan dreads hearing his phone ring first thing in the morning because it usually means bad news, like another injury. McMillan has had …


Road trips make and break: Wizards 0-18 in away games

MILWAUKEE – On the road again. It’s a recurring theme for teams as they navigate through the marathon National Basketball Association season trying to win while living out of a …


No offense, Larry Brown

The way Stephen Jackson sees it; the Charlotte Bobcats had no other choice than to fire Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown so they could shift to a more effective …


Flyers end 22-year drought

NHL: James van Riemsdyk, Daniel Carcillo and Scott Hartnell scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win for the first time in Detroit in more than 22 years, 3-2 over the …


In brief: Mavs lose Dirk, earn win at Oklahoma City

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to a knee injury in the second quarter, but beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Monday night for their 17th victory in …


In brief: Boozer, Rose lead Bulls past Pistons in OT

NBA: Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Rose added 23 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 95-92 …


LeBron’s triple-double leads way for Miami

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


Durant scores 44 as OKC knocks off Denver

OKLAHOMA CITY – With one quarter to go, the first 50-point game of Kevin Durant’s career seemed within his grasp. That he chose not to force the issue meant he …


New York pulls away in end to beat Chicago

NEW YORK – Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks limited the Chicago Bulls to two baskets in the first 10 minutes of …


Ellis’ 39-point effort too much for Trail Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monta Ellis scored 39 points and the Golden State Warriors scored 11 straight points to erase a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat the Portland …


Bass, Orlando end Boston’s 14- game win streak

ORLANDO, Fla. – The remolded Magic are the NBA’s new streak-busters. Brandon Bass scored 21 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15 and the Orlando Magic ended the Boston Celtics’ winning streak …


James, Heat pummel Lakers

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


I won’t be home for Christmas

MIAMI – Phil Jackson and LeBron James agree: Christmas Day games are not the ideal holiday gift. A day after the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach reiterated his longtime stance against …


Big day for Lakers: Meeting Obama, and greeting Bynum

WASHINGTON – Not much can upstage a visit with President Barack Obama, but in the Los Angeles Lakers’ world, the announcement of Andrew Bynum’s return comes close. The Lakers were …


James ignores fans’ catcalls in virtuoso return

CLEVELAND – He tuned out the boos. He smiled at the derisive chants. He embraced all the negativity Cleveland could muster. LeBron James wasn’t fazed by anything. He brought his …


Oft-injured Oden won’t play this season

PORTLAND – Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 draft pick whose short career has been marred by injuries, will have microfracture surgery on his left knee …


James, Wade, Bosh have 15 turnovers in loss

BOSTON – LeBron James and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of “overrated!” They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship. …


Austin Daye draws start for Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – After making more 3-pointers than any of his Detroit teammates this preseason, Austin Daye will be in the Postons’ starting lineup on Wednesday – at power …


Slouch counts out Miami Heat

In regard to the Miami Heat, let me first say this: “Miami Vice” was championship- caliber for years with just Tubbs and Crockett; they won their time period season after …