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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


‘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 …


Heat beat Lakers for fifth straight win

NBA: LeBron James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting in a record-setting show, Dwyane Wade scored 30 and the Miami Heat beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 on Sunday …


LeBron James playing at perhaps highest level yet

MIAMI – After a recent Miami Heat practice in Washington, Ray Allen told the coaching staff he was skipping the bus ride and running back to the hotel. LeBron James’ …


Illinois shocks Indiana with buzzer-beater

Men’s College Basketball: Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night in Champaign, Ill., …


Celtics edge Clippers; move to 4-0 without Rondo

NBA: Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Boston held off a late comeback to beat visiting Los Angeles 106-104 and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season …


Blackhawks force OT, lose in shootout

NHL: Jordan Schroeder scored in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday night. Schroeder, who hasn’t scored …


Rockets beat Jazz by 45 in Salt Lake City

NBA: James Harden scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets rolled by the Jazz 125-80 on Monday night, handing Utah its worst home loss in franchise history. The Jazz had …


Ex-Cougar Baynes living NBA dream

DALLAS – Playing in the NBA has always been one of Aron Baynes’ goals. Baynes, who played at Washington State from 2005 through 2009, signed a three-year deal with the …


Celtics’ Rondo out for season with torn ACL

BOSTON – Paul Pierce sank the big basket in the Celtics double-overtime win over the NBA champions. Then he learned that star point guard Rajon Rondo would miss the rest …


Michigan makes case for No. 1 ranking

Men’s basketball: Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win over Illinois (15-6, 2-5) in …


Ex-Coug Baynes arrives in NBA

DALLAS – Playing in the NBA has always been one of Aron Baynes’ goals. Baynes, who played at Washington State from 2005 through 2009, signed a three-year deal with the …