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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. …


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 …


NBA notes: Heat, Celtics get things started

The Miami Heat will take what they hope is their first step toward the NBA championship when a season of title expectations finally opens tonight in Boston. Miami squares off …


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 …


NBA overview: Miami’s ‘Big Three’ aims to stop L.A. threepeat

Kobe Bryant had just finished with a Big Three when LeBron James and friends got to work building another. Dwyane Wade soon announced he was staying in Miami, flanked by …


Wizards cut Adam Morrison

The Wizards on Thursday released former Gonzaga University standout Adam Morrison and 10-year veteran Sean Marks.


Heat patiently wait on Wade

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade worked out Sunday afternoon. So did his Miami Heat teammates. They just weren’t together, and there’s no clear indication yet when the Heat will be whole …


James all business as Heat start training camp

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – On Day 1, LeBron James looked perfectly comfortable in new surroundings. He pumped his fist after passing over a double-team and setting Joel Anthony up for …


Morrison invited to Wizards camp

Former Gonzaga University star Adam Morrison of Mead has accepted a training camp invitation with the Washington Wizards, according to a Washington Post blogger Michael Lee, who quotes two league …


Blanchette: Disappearing helps Turiaf find self

This is the summer Ronny Turiaf got lost. And found. All this since he was last in Spokane in May, collecting his degree from Gonzaga University in possibly the most …


John Blanchette: Ronny Turiaf looks forward to being a Knick

This is the summer Ronny Turiaf got lost. And found.


NBA newsmakers

Jermaine O’Neal will sign a free-agent contract with the Boston Celtics, general manager Danny Ainge said on Thursday. Ainge confirmed that the Celtics have agreements in place with Paul Pierce …


The Decision: Heat

The news that LeBron James is going to Miami to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will surely have some anointing the Heat as next season’s favorites. It’s a power …


Cavs owner lashes out

CLEVELAND – Angered and feeling betrayed by LeBron James’ decision to leave for Miami, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert accused the NBA’s MVP of quitting during the playoffs. Gilbert, who posted …


Ronny Turiaf going to Knicks

Former GU basketball star Ronny Turiaf is part of a four-player deal that will send him to the New York Knicks.


And the winner is: Miami Heat

LeBron James wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The only place that could happen was Miami. Get ready, NBA: A superstar trio is born.


Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade with Heat

Chris Bosh has decided to team up with Dwyane Wade at Miami, The Associated Press reports.


Nowitzki adds name to heady free-agent list

NBA: Add Dirk Nowitzki to the bumper crop of talented free agents. A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Tuesday that Nowitzki has notified the Dallas …


Wall, Wildcats dominate draft

NEW YORK – John Wall is heading to Washington, and a record number of Kentucky teammates are following him to the NBA. Wall went to the Wizards with the No. …


Bouldin gets opportunity

Former Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin didn’t hear his name called during the NBA draft on Thursday, but there was plenty of activity behind the scenes. Late in the second round, …


Wall, Turner top two

NEW YORK – Like a president-elect awaiting inauguration, John Wall is seemingly just biding his time until he can officially begin cleaning up Washington. Life hasn’t been so simple for …


Omar looking for some love

MINNEAPOLIS – Omar Samhan’s throwback drop-steps in the post and new-age candor with the media made him one of the breakout stars of the NCAA tournament in March. The outspoken …


Shot-blocker Bol dies at 47

Basketball: Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47. Bol …


Ex-NBA player Bol dies at age 47

Manute Bol, who was one of the tallest players in NBA history and gained stature off the court for his efforts to save lives in his homeland of Sudan, has …


Former NBA player Manute Bol dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An associate of former NBA player Manute Bol says Bol has died at a Virginia hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble …


Lakers top Celts in a Game 7 to repeat as champs

LOS ANGELES – Purple and gold confetti raining down upon him, Kobe Bryant hopped up on the scorer’s table, shook his fists and extended five fingers. When he hopped down, …


Lakers win NBA crown

The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 Thursday night in Game 7 of the NBA …


This is it for Celts, Lakers

LOS ANGELES – Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York’s playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed tonight’s season finale as …


Lakers force 7th game

LOS ANGELES – Just a few seconds after seldom-used Boston reserve Shelden Williams missed an uncontested dunk, Kobe Bryant floated to the rim and somehow willed a layup through tight …