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Norman Chad: NBA season is full of storylines

The NBA All-Star break is this weekend. How can this be? It seems like the season began maybe a week or so ago. But when a greed-infested labor dispute results …


‘Big O’ gives cancer awareness an assist

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oscar Robertson is stepping back into the spotlight. After living quietly in Ohio, the NBA Hall of Famer wants to raise awareness about prostate cancer.


In brief: Durant scores career-high 51 to top Denver

NBA: Kevin Durant scored a career-best 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40 and Serge Ibaka had his first career triple-double as …


ESPN apologizes for Lin headline

ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. ESPN ran the headline “Chink in the Armor” after Lin had …


Stuckey hits season-high 36 in victory

NBA: Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 36 points and rookie Brandon Knight added 23 points and 10 assists as the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-108 Friday …


Rubio, Lin bring NBA new fans

MINNEAPOLIS – One point guard has practically been a household name since he started playing professionally at 14, a lottery pick who has made the two-year wait for his flashy …


No. 2 Irish see 21-game win streak cease

Women’s basketball: Brooke Hampton made two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and West Virginia beat No. 2 Notre Dame 65-63 on Sunday in South Bend, Ind., snapping the Irish’s …


First black NBA player gets honor at Hawks game

ATLANTA – Earl Lloyd remembers when he suited up for the Washington Capitols more than 60 years ago as the first black to play in an NBA game and wondering …


Commentary: Lot to love about ‘Linsanity’

The night before, Kobe Bryant had laughed off a question about whether he would be called on to defend Jeremy Lin in New York. He had no idea what kind …


Proposed Seattle arena brings some concerns

SEATTLE – I write this


No panic yet, but Blazers concerned

PORTLAND – While there’s no reason to panic after two straight losses at home, the Portland Trail Blazers are certainly concerned that some larger issues have crept into the Rose …


Documents: Seattle working to bring back NBA

SEATTLE – The city of Seattle has been working behind the scenes the past eight months with a hedge-fund manager to bring an NBA team back to town – possibly …


Newsmakers

Fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle have been fined by the NBA after they became upset with the officiating during a 95-86 loss to Oklahoma City …


Heat handle Sixers with ease in Philly

NBA: Dwyane Wade scored 26 points and LeBron James had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Miami Heat to a 99-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday …


In brief: Heat hold off Rose, Bulls in final seconds

NBA: LeBron James scored 35 points, while reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose wasted two chances in the final 23 seconds and the Miami Heat escaped with a 97-93 home win …


Rubio lifts Minnesota over Spurs

NBA: Ricky Rubio scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and dished out 10 assists to lift the host Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-79 victory over the …


In brief: Seguin nets shootout goal for Bruins’ win

NHL: Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal against Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout and Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins beat the Flyers 6-5 on Sunday in Philadelphia. Patrice Bergeron, …


Cavaliers’ Irving, Pistons’ Knight are new breed of point guard

No one has to tell the Miami Heat about the NBA’s influx of rookie riches at point guard. They already have witnessed it against the Minnesota Timberwolves, when Ricky Rubio …


Howard carries Magic past Lakers

NBA: Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic survived a tough shooting performance for a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday …


Don’t be surprised if Clips call Zen master

Phil Jackson – Zen master, book author, motorcycling savant, wilderness apostle and basketball guru – says he doesn’t want to coach again but, in all likelihood, he’s lying to himself. …


Nowitzki hits milestone in Mavericks’ win

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki went over 23,000 career points, Vince Carter had his highest-scoring game in Dallas and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to four with a 102-76 victory over …


Stricker opens year with win in Hawaii

Golf: Steve Stricker kicked off the new PGA Tour season Monday with a victory in the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, though he didn’t make it easy on himself. …


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 …


LeBron James, longtime girlfriend engaged

LeBron James and longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson are engaged. With a number of teammates and close friends looking on, the Miami Heat star surprised his high school sweetheart Saturday night …


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 …