Stories tagged: nba
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Kawhi Leonard repeats as NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Kawhi Leonard tends to shrug off all the accolades for his defensive prowess. He will almost always credit his teammates and coach for any praise he receives.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Warriors may have to play Game 2 without Curry
The Golden State Warriors are preparing to play without NBA MVP Stephen Curry for Game 2 of their playoff series against Houston as he nurses an ankle injury.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
Digest: Hawks survive comeback to beat Celtics
Jeff Teague stymied another big Boston comeback, taking matters into his own hands in the closing minutes to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-101 victory over the Celtics in …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:58 p.m.
Newsmakers: Villanova’s Jenkins has ‘every intention of returning’
Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins, who hit the game-winning 3-point basket in the national championship game, said Friday he has “every intention” of returning to school for his senior year …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
NBA to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18
NEW YORK – The NBA will begin putting sponsorship logos on player uniforms in 2017-18, a move that could generate at least $100 million annually and a step that the …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Rams acquire the No. 1 overall pick
The Rams acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Tennessee Titans, giving up six draft picks over the next two seasons in exchange for three choices.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Newsmakers: Memphis hires Tubby Smith as Tigers’ new basketball coach
Memphis is turning to Tubby Smith to get the Tigers back to the NCAA Tournament, something the veteran coach already has done at five other schools.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Sacramento Kings fire George Karl
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team to hire its ninth …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
Warriors set NBA record with 73rd victory
History well in hand, Stephen Curry sat on the bench throughout the entire fourth quarter and surveyed the scene until the final buzzer.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Leonard scores 26, helps Spurs beat Thunder in OT, 102-98
Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and the host San Antonio Spurs had to rally to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime Tuesday night to finish 40-1 at …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers
Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he’s going to take it.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Newsmakers: Ottawa fires coach Dave Cameron
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Warriors pumped for shot at 73rd victory
Stephen Curry never figured the Chicago Bulls’ 72-win mark could be matched or eclipsed.
Mon., April 11, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
Dallas makes playoffs, puts Jazz in trouble
NBA: The Dallas Mavericks clinched a Western Conference playoff spot for the third consecutive season and the 15th time in the last 16 years. Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 and the …
Sun., April 10, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Warriors tie record with 72nd win, end Spurs’ home streak
The Golden State Warriors got a momentous victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
Digest: Stewart, Hield named nation’s best
Buddy Hield of Oklahoma and Breanna Stewart of four-time national champion Connecticut won the John R. Wooden Award as national college basketball players of the year Friday night.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
In brief: Warriors beat Spurs for 70th win of season
Stephen Curry scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors became the second team to win 70 games in a season by beating the San Antonio Spurs at home in …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 9:52 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Detroit shuts out Flyers 3-0 as playoff race winds down
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves, Darren Helm, Andreas Athanasiou and Kyle Quincey scored for Detroit, and the Red Wings took a step toward a 25th consecutive playoff appearance with a …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:50 p.m.
In brief: Timberwolves shock Warriors 124-117 in overtime
The Golden State Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for a record 73 wins, blowing a 17-point lead and losing 124-117 in overtime to the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves …
Sun., April 3, 2016, 9:16 p.m.
In brief: Kane reaches 100 points
History was made Sunday in Chicago – a couple of times, in fact – but it was avoiding a dubious mark in the record book that mattered most for the …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to franchise record 64th win
Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldrige had 31 points and 15 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the visiting Toronto Raptors 102-95 Saturday night for their …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
In brief: Warriors’ home winning streak ends at 54 in loss to Celtics
Stephen Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first home defeat in more than 14 months, losing 109-106 …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
Newsmakers: Kentucky’s Murray, Stanford’s Allen declare for NBA draft
Kentucky guard Jamal Murray has announced that he will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of several Wildcats who could follow him to the next level.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
In brief: James moves into 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list
LeBron James scored 24 points to move into 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-87 on Thursday night.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Curry scores 31, Warriors beat Jazz 103-96 in OT for No. 68
hen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors continued their historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Newsmakers: Jose Reyes’ domestic abuse case to be dropped
Maui prosecutors are moving to dismiss a domestic abuse charge against Colorado Rockies’ Jose Reyes because his wife isn’t cooperating.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
In brief: U.S. soccer back on track for 2018 World Cup with win, LeBron-less Cavs fall
The United States got back on track for a berth in the 2018 World Cup, ending four nervous days with a 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus, …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 7:29 p.m.
ESPN denies reporter fell asleep on live TV
Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter Brian Windhorst looks like he nodded off during a live ESPN broadcast, but Windhorst implied in a tweet Tuesday that he was simply looking down at …
Mon., March 28, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
Capitals clinch overall No. 1 seed in NHL playoffs
All season the Washington Capitals have thrived after losses and in the third period. Fittingly, they earned the official distinction as the top regular-season team in the NHL by doing …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
In Brief: Jordan leads way for Clippers
NBA: At Los Angeles, each blocked shot by DeAndre Jordan got the Clippers a little bit closer to the postseason. Jordan had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and his six …