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Briefs: Free throw helps No. 1 Ohio State hold off Northwestern

College basketball: Jared Sullinger scored 21 and hit the second of two free throws with 3.5 seconds left Saturday night and No. 1 Ohio State (22-0, 9-0 Big Ten) overcame …


Portland keeps winning despite injuries

PORTLAND, Ore. – Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan dreads hearing his phone ring first thing in the morning because it usually means bad news, like another injury. McMillan has had …


Road trips make and break: Wizards 0-18 in away games

MILWAUKEE – On the road again. It’s a recurring theme for teams as they navigate through the marathon National Basketball Association season trying to win while living out of a …


No offense, Larry Brown

The way Stephen Jackson sees it; the Charlotte Bobcats had no other choice than to fire Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown so they could shift to a more effective …


Flyers end 22-year drought

NHL: James van Riemsdyk, Daniel Carcillo and Scott Hartnell scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win for the first time in Detroit in more than 22 years, 3-2 over the …


In brief: Mavs lose Dirk, earn win at Oklahoma City

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to a knee injury in the second quarter, but beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Monday night for their 17th victory in …


In brief: Boozer, Rose lead Bulls past Pistons in OT

NBA: Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Rose added 23 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 95-92 …


Ellis’ 39-point effort too much for Trail Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monta Ellis scored 39 points and the Golden State Warriors scored 11 straight points to erase a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat the Portland …


Durant scores 44 as OKC knocks off Denver

OKLAHOMA CITY – With one quarter to go, the first 50-point game of Kevin Durant’s career seemed within his grasp. That he chose not to force the issue meant he …


New York pulls away in end to beat Chicago

NEW YORK – Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks limited the Chicago Bulls to two baskets in the first 10 minutes of …


Bass, Orlando end Boston’s 14- game win streak

ORLANDO, Fla. – The remolded Magic are the NBA’s new streak-busters. Brandon Bass scored 21 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15 and the Orlando Magic ended the Boston Celtics’ winning streak …


LeBron’s triple-double leads way for Miami

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


James, Heat pummel Lakers

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes. “Just asked …


I won’t be home for Christmas

MIAMI – Phil Jackson and LeBron James agree: Christmas Day games are not the ideal holiday gift. A day after the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach reiterated his longtime stance against …


Big day for Lakers: Meeting Obama, and greeting Bynum

WASHINGTON – Not much can upstage a visit with President Barack Obama, but in the Los Angeles Lakers’ world, the announcement of Andrew Bynum’s return comes close. The Lakers were …


James ignores fans’ catcalls in virtuoso return

CLEVELAND – He tuned out the boos. He smiled at the derisive chants. He embraced all the negativity Cleveland could muster. LeBron James wasn’t fazed by anything. He brought his …


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.


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 …


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 …