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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Spurs guard Dejounte Murray has torn ACL

Dejounte Murray was driving past James Harden and on his way to the basket, showing one of the skills that made the San Antonio Spurs convinced he’s the right point …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

USA Basketball: DeMar DeRozan eager to work with Gregg Popovich

USA Basketball’s first minicamp of this Olympic cycle started Thursday in Las Vegas, with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry – longtime teammates in Toronto – wearing the same uniform again. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Steve Popper: Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan blockbuster deal makes teams happy, but not the players

There is a line of thinking in any sport, that a trade that makes both sides happy is the best one – even if no general manager really wants the …


AP sources: Kawhi Leonard going to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan going to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP …


Jeff Ledbetter takes scenic route from Idaho Vandals to San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League team

The Brea, California, native has played overseas in Brazil, Switzerland and Mexico. He’s had a couple of stints in the NBA G League and he’s working on his second year …


Becky Hammon moves up, gets promoted by San Antonio Spurs

Becky Hammon is moving up San Antonio’s coaching ladder. The Spurs announced Wednesday that they have promoted Hammon, and that she will fill the spot vacated by James Borrego on …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

A person familiar with the situation says Kawhi Leonard has told the San Antonio Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the …


Kevin Durant, Draymond Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round

Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Draymond Green led a smothering Golden State defense and the Warriors held off the late-charging San Antonio Spurs 99-91 to win Game 5 and advance …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Kevin Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 to take a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, a ‘real star’

The death of the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has brought an outpouring of support across the NBA. Erin Popovich died at 67 but the team is …


Tim Reynolds: With Kawhi, it’s the Spurs who need answers

Kawhi Leonard has a new team, and Gregg Popovich isn’t the coach. This is where the San Antonio Spurs are at right now, as this impasse between the franchise and …


NBA capsules: Heat snap 76ers 17-game winning streak, even up series

Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over host …


Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard hopes to return ‘soon’ from leg injury

San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard says he plans on returning soon from a leg injury. The star forward has missed all but nine games this season with the injury. He returned …


NBA Capsules: Warriors beat Spurs 122-105 to give Steve Kerr 250th win

Klay Thompson scored 25 points, 10 coming in the third quarter to help Golden State pull away, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to miss preseason with thigh injury

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason because of a thigh injury. The Spurs say Leonard is rehabbing from quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that can cause …


Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

Manu Ginobili indicates he will return to Spurs for 16th season

Manu Ginobili appears to be putting off retirement for at least another season. The forward, who turns 40 next week, tweeted that he is re-signing with San Antonio. Ginobili averaged …


Stephen Curry’s 36 points leads Golden State Warriors to sweep of San Antonio Spurs, 129-115

Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the …


Warriors look to sweep undermanned Spurs

San Antonio’s sense of humor was still there Sunday. Gregg Popovich predicted that Golden State stayed out way late after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, celebrating with …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. …


Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

Zaza Pachulia is expected to hear boos from every corner of AT&T Center during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. The Warriors center was involved in the play that …


Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge

The Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge two years ago to give them a reliable scorer in the paint to complement Kawhi Leonard on the perimeter. Now, with Leonard is ailing and …


Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to see if Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia can heal up. Gregg Popovich’s time will be spent working to get …


Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Golden State Warriors trounced on the Spurs missing Kawhi Leonard, running away from San Antonio …


Others have played well with ankle injuries, Kawhi Leonard up next

Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with an ankle sprain, though the San Antonio Spurs’ MVP candidate has already made it back from the injury …


Debate rages on about play that sidelined Spurs’ Leonard

Zaza Pachulia’s foul on Kawhi Leonard was either dirty or just dangerous, and Gregg Popovich isn’t interested in the NBA’s opinion.


Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Kawhi Leonard

Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from way down after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle …