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Shaquille O’Neal retires after 19 NBA seasons

BOSTON – He was a prolific producer of rebounds and record albums. And nicknames, too, as if at 7-foot-1 and 350 pounds he was too big for the simple “Shaq” …


Miami Heat win Game 1 of NBA finals over Dallas Mavericks

The Miami Heat win Game 1 of the NBA finals.


Miami Heat dispatch Chicago, advance to NBA finals

CHICAGO – LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined to win a championship. Well, now they have their shot. James scored 28 points, Wade added 21, and they led …


Miami Heat reach NBA finals

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined to win a championship. Well, now they have their shot.


Young Thunder come up short in Western finals

DALLAS – The young Oklahoma City Thunder keep getting better. They just are not ready to take that next step yet. Despite leading on the road for much of Game …


In brief: Knicks forward Balkman hawks lemonade

NBA: New York Knicks forward Renaldo Balkman helped turn lemons into lemonade Wednesday in Columbia, S.C., as part of a seventh-grader’s efforts to help those afflicted with cancer. Balkman took …


Mavericks clinch Western Conference, move to finals

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki stood on the court wearing a baseball hat celebrating the Dallas Mavericks’ return to the NBA finals. As his team received a silver trophy for winning …


Mavericks reach NBA finals

Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA finals.


Bosh scores 34, leads Heat past Bulls

MIAMI — Chris Bosh missed his first three shots, and never worried. He was in rhythm. He was catching the ball where he wanted. And then midway through the first …


In brief: Dallas holds off Thunder for 2-1 series advantage

NBA playoffs: Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game’s superstars and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for …


Oklahoma City wins at Dallas to tie NBA series

NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night and …


In brief: Heat tie series with Bulls as James, Wade lead way

NBA: LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the visiting Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to …


Nowitzki leads Mavs to Game 1 win over Thunder

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki made 10 of his first 11 shots and a playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Mavericks to a 121-112 victory …


Memphis forces Game 7 by defeating Oklahoma City

NBA: Zach Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies avoided elimination by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-83 Friday night in Memphis, Tenn., to push their …


In brief: Miami Heat close out Boston in Eastern semifinal

NBA: Not only have the Miami Heat caught the Boston Celtics – they have officially gone past them, and into the Eastern Conference finals. Vanquishing the team they couldn’t beat …


Mavs blow out Lakers, send Jackson to retirement

DALLAS — Phil Jackson walked off the court with a tight smile, shaking hands and accepting congratulations like he has after so many series-ending playoff games. Never like this, though. …


In brief: Memphis defeats Oklahoma City to seize 2-1 series edge

NBA: Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday …


Potential NBA lockout could leave marginal draft picks in cold

PHOENIX – Derrick Williams only briefly considered the NBA’s murky labor situation when deciding to leave Arizona after his sophomore season. The way the agile power forward looked at it, …


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


In brief: Price Huskies No. 1 QB for now

Football: Washington coach Steve Sarkisian announced that sophomore Keith Price (pictured) will be the Huskies’ starting quarterback following the conclusion of spring practice. Sarkisian made the announcement Wednesday as the …


Heat ask fans to sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Basketball: For the Miami Heat, one national-anthem performer will not be enough tonight. They want thousands.


Thibodeau named NBA coach of year

Tom Thibodeau waited about two decades to become an NBA head coach. It didn’t take him long to be recognized as one of the best once he got the chance. …


Spurs avoid elimination with late 3-pointer

NBA: Gary Neal caught an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds left and forced overtime with a 3-point heave as time expired, and the San Antonio Spurs staved off elimination by …


Vancouver beats Chicago in Game 7 overtime thriller

NHL: Alex Burrows scored his second goal 5:22 into overtime, Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks avoided an historic playoff collapse by knocking the defending Stanley Cup …


In brief: Roy’s bank shot caps Trail Blazers’ rally past Dallas

NBA: Brandon Roy’s go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland’s 23-point second-half comeback and the Blazers beat the visiting Dallas Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday night, evening the first-round …


Blazers won’t buy Dallas’ underdog status

PORTLAND – Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan is dismissing any debate over the “underdog” in the series between Portland and the Dallas Mavericks. Simply put, there isn’t one, McMillan asserted …


In Brief: Wizards hand resting Celtics overtime loss

NBA: The Boston Celtics didn’t play four of their usual starters, essentially setting aside their bid for a better playoff seed for the chance to give their top players some …


In brief: Big Three all reach 30 in Heat win

NBA: LeBron James had 33 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Chris Bosh added 31 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat set a franchise record in beating the …


In brief: Woodland clutch in win at Innisbrook

Golf: At Palm Harbor, Fla., Gary Woodland’s only par on the back nine Sunday gave him his first PGA Tour victory. Woodland surged into the lead with birdies, fell back …


In brief: Flyers defeat Dallas to clinch NHL playoff berth

NHL: Ville Leino scored in the sixth round of the shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 3-2 victory over the host Dallas Stars on Saturday …