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Robinson, Bulls end New York’s streak

NBA: Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York 118-111 in overtime Thursday in Chicago and end …


Clippers earn first Pacific Division title

NBA: Blake Griffin had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-95 on Sunday to clinch their first Pacific Division title …


Art Thiel: Seattle’s NBA bid now a jump ball

Who does the NBA tell to drop dead: Steve Ballmer or Ron Burkle? In a sentence, that difficult question is why NBA bosses went temporarily into a fetal position Wednesday …


Anthony runs Knicks to 11 straight wins

NBA: Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, tying a franchise record with this third straight 40-point game, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-83 on Friday night at …


Oklahoma City wins Western showdown

NBA: Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant had 25 and the Thunder seized control of the race for home-court advantage in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the San …


Sacramento, Seattle groups present to NBA owners

The future home of the Kings may not be settled this month after all. With owners facing a difficult choice between a move to Seattle or the team staying put …


Heat run away from Magic; streak at 27

NBA: LeBron James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their 27th straight game by running away in the final minutes to beat …


Heat streak continues, now it’s 26 games

NBA: LeBron James finished with 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, Chris Bosh added 15 points and the Miami Heat won their 26th straight game, topping the Charlotte Bobcats …


Heat rally again to send streak to 25

NBA: Another game, another double-digit rally for the Miami Heat. And most importantly, another win.


Joey Cawyer’s last wish came true

The words echoed down the Rose Garden’s access tunnel, bouncing between concrete walls. “Where’s Joey? Where’s Joey?”


Best bet on the Tube

Even Houston coach Kevin McHale is caught up in the Miami Heat’s winning streak, and he said he wouldn’t mind seeing it continue against his former team. Miami plays in …


Heat extend winning streak to 22 games

NBA: The Miami Heat equaled the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, pulling away in the fourth quarter Sunday to beat the Raptors 108-91 in Toronto for their 22nd consecutive …


Blackhawks’ streak ends at 24 games

NHL: The best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blawkhawks finally left the ice without a point. The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado Avalanche on …


Williams shoots Nets past Wizards

Nets guard Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine 3-pointers in the first half, finished with 11 and scored a season-high 42 points to lead host Brooklyn to a 95-78 victory …


Newsmakers

Retired Indianapolis gave Jeff Saturday a chance to fulfill his NFL dream. On Thursday, he came back to thank the town and the team that embraced his improbable journey from …


Thiel: Seattle franchises have left much to be desired

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Kane keeps Blackhawks’ streak alive

NHL: Chicago extended its NHL-record, season-opening points streak to 22 games Sunday when Patrick Kane scored the tying goal on a power play with 2:02 left in regulation and had …


Ravens hand over jackpot to QB Flacco

NFL: Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens reached a tentative agreement Friday on a new contract that would make the Super Bowl MVP the highest-paid player in NFL history. If …


Sacramento has buyer for Kings, claims mayor

NBA: Mayor Kevin Johnson says Sacramento is back in the ballgame after announcing that two investors want to buy the NBA’s Kings and build a downtown arena to stop the …


Self gets win No. 500 after Jayhawks rally

Men’s basketball: Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 39 points and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State 108-96 in overtime on Monday night in Ames, Iowa, for coach Bill …


Love nearing return

Kevin Love says his surgically repaired right hand is better and he hopes to play 15 to 20 games this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ star says he will meet with …


Craft’s career effort gives Buckeyes win

Men’s College Basketball: Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for a career-high 21 points on Sunday – more than he had scored in the last three games combined – to …


Judge rejects case challenging Seattle arena deal

SEATTLE – A King County Superior Court judge rejected a lawsuit Friday aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle – a …


Bubba Watson lone survivor among top 10

Golf: And then there was one. One day after Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods went home, more top seeds followed Friday in the Match Play Championship. Masters champion Bubba Watson …


Newsmakers

Traded The Orlando Magic traded veteran shooting guard J.J. Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and …


McIlroy, Woods ousted in Match Play

Golf: The snow is gone from the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz., and so are Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. In a stunning conclusion Thursday, Shane Lowry made a …


GU women clinch share of WCC title

College basketball: Taelor Karr matched her career high with 27 points Thursday night as the Gonzaga women clinched at least a share of their ninth consecutive West Coast Conference title …


‘Mr. Showtime,’ Jerry Buss, dies at age 80

Jerry Buss built a glittering life at the intersection of sports and Hollywood. After growing up in poverty in Wyoming, he earned success in academia, aerospace and real estate before …


Hunter ousted as director of NBA players union

Billy Hunter was ousted unanimously as executive director of the union by NBA players who said Saturday they will “no longer be divided, misled, misinformed.” “This is our union and …


Stern expects Sacramento plan within 2 weeks

HOUSTON – NBA Commissioner David Stern expects a concrete financing plan from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson within the next two weeks, with the aim of settling the Kings’ future by …