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  • Shot, save: LeBron bails out Cavs with Game 5 buzzer-beater

    Shot, save: LeBron bails out Cavs with Game 5 buzzer-beater

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:50:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25...(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25...
    LeBron blocks shot, hits 3-pointer at buzzer to give Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers.More >>
    LeBron blocks shot, hits 3-pointer at buzzer to give Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers.More >>
  • Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

    Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:50:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Jeff Green in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Jeff Green in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95.
    Pacers upset about blown goaltending call in final seconds of Game 5.More >>
    Pacers upset about blown goaltending call in final seconds of Game 5.More >>
  • Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

    Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:50:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Utah to avoid elimination.More >>
    Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Utah to avoid elimination.More >>
  • Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals

    Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:49 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:49:58 GMT
    (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP). Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) is calmed down by James Harden (13) after being separated from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round p...(Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP). Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) is calmed down by James Harden (13) after being separated from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round p...
    Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals.More >>
    Rockets advance to 2nd round with eyes on bigger goals.More >>
  • DeRozan scores 32 points, Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5

    DeRozan scores 32 points, Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:46 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:46:40 GMT
    (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl, right, competes for the ball against Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday,...(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl, right, competes for the ball against Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday,...
    DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 in Game 5 of the first-round series.More >>
    DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 in Game 5 of the first-round series.More >>
  • Capela scores 26, Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

    Capela scores 26, Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:46 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:46:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives to the basket as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, defends during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives to the basket as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, defends during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday...
    Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104...More >>
    Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104 win in Game 5.More >>
  • Meek Mill: People going through same ordeal depending on him

    Meek Mill: People going through same ordeal depending on him

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:41 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:41:39 GMT
    (David Swanson /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Rapper Meek Mill, right, leaves the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pa., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The rapper walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed...(David Swanson /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Rapper Meek Mill, right, leaves the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pa., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The rapper walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed...
    Rapper Meek Mill has attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.More >>
    Rapper Meek Mill has attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.More >>
  • NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

    NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:23:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption...
    A panel tasked with reforming college basketball says the NCAA should work to end the one-and-done era and punish coaches and programs that cheat more harshly.More >>
    A panel tasked with reforming college basketball says the NCAA should work to end the one-and-done era and punish coaches and programs that cheat more harshly.More >>
  • Mike Budenholzer out as coach of Atlanta Hawks

    Mike Budenholzer out as coach of Atlanta Hawks

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:22:30 GMT
    The Atlanta Hawks and coach Mike Budenholzer have mutually agreed to part ways.More >>
    The Atlanta Hawks and coach Mike Budenholzer have mutually agreed to part ways.More >>
  • NBA great Ray Allen talks about being 'clutch,' new book

    NBA great Ray Allen talks about being 'clutch,' new book

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:41:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Phi...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Phi...
    Ray Allen tells "AP Sports Weekly" podcast why certain players want the ball more when the big game is on the line.More >>
    Ray Allen tells "AP Sports Weekly" podcast why certain players want the ball more when the big game is on the line.More >>
  • LeBron's last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win in Game 5

    LeBron's last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win in Game 5

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:22:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25...(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25...
    LeBron blocks shot, hits 3-pointer at buzzer to give Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers.More >>
    LeBron blocks shot, hits 3-pointer at buzzer to give Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers.More >>
  • Commission: Independent probes needed in complex NCAA cases

    Commission: Independent probes needed in complex NCAA cases

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:22:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a f...(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a f...
    It's time for independent investigations for complex cases involving potential NCAA rules violations.More >>
    It's time for independent investigations for complex cases involving potential NCAA rules violations.More >>
  • Giannis, Bucks try to fend off elimination against Celtics

    Giannis, Bucks try to fend off elimination against Celtics

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:13:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) pressures Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, who looks to pass the ball during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesda...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) pressures Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, who looks to pass the ball during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesda...
    Antetokounmpo says he must do more in Game 6, with Milwaukee facing elimination against Boston.More >>
    Antetokounmpo says he must do more in Game 6, with Milwaukee facing elimination against Boston.More >>
  • The Latest: Coaches to discuss NCAA hoops proposals together

    The Latest: Coaches to discuss NCAA hoops proposals together

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:54:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption...(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption...
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells NCAA leaders that the crisis in college basketball is "first and foremost a problem of failed accountability and lax responsibility.".More >>
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells NCAA leaders that the crisis in college basketball is "first and foremost a problem of failed accountability and lax responsibility.".More >>
  • Embiid, Simmons led 76ers from Process to postseason success

    Embiid, Simmons led 76ers from Process to postseason success

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:53:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, kicks the ball into the stands after the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The ...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, kicks the ball into the stands after the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The ...
    The Philadelphia 76ers have advanced to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2012.More >>
    The Philadelphia 76ers have advanced to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2012.More >>
  • College commission's plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros

    College commission's plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:53:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates following Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 1...(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates following Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 1...
    The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants change to the NBA's age limit.More >>
    The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants change to the NBA's age limit.More >>
  • The Latest: Bush out of ICU, alert and doctors pleased

    The Latest: Bush out of ICU, alert and doctors pleased

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:34:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip ). Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip ). Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.
    A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is out of intensive care after being hospitalized a day after his wife's funeral.More >>
    A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is out of intensive care after being hospitalized a day after his wife's funeral.More >>
  • Warriors advance looking to build off strong first round

    Warriors advance looking to build off strong first round

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:34:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) and Draymond Green celebrate in the final seconds of Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Oakland, Ca...(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) and Draymond Green celebrate in the final seconds of Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Oakland, Ca...
    The defending champions are back _ and Stephen Curry could return to Warriors soon.More >>
    The defending champions are back _ and Stephen Curry could return to Warriors soon.More >>
  • Commission dances around name, image and likeness debate

    Commission dances around name, image and likeness debate

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:01:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-p...(AP Photo/Darron Cummings). Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-p...
    The Commission on College Basketball took a pass on taking a strong stance about whether college athletes should be able to cash in on their names, images and likenesses, but Condoleezza Rice's remarks to the NCAA...More >>
    The Commission on College Basketball took a pass on taking a strong stance about whether college athletes should be able to cash in on their names, images and likenesses, but Condoleezza Rice's remarks to the NCAA suggested she thinks it is good idea.More >>
  • Commission calls for more NCAA oversight of AAU events

    Commission calls for more NCAA oversight of AAU events

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-04-25 19:58:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corru...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corru...
    College basketball commission recommends NCAA run its own summer recruiting events, require non-scholastic events to be certified.More >>
    College basketball commission recommends NCAA run its own summer recruiting events, require non-scholastic events to be certified.More >>
  • College basketball commission wants NCAA to regulate agents

    College basketball commission wants NCAA to regulate agents

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 19:41:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corru...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corru...
    The commission seeking to reform college basketball wants the NCAA to regulate agent conduct.More >>
    The commission seeking to reform college basketball wants the NCAA to regulate agent conduct.More >>
  • Commission calls for more transparency from shoe companies

    Commission calls for more transparency from shoe companies

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:31:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a f...(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a f...
    The Commission on College Basketball calls for shoe companies to have more financial transparency and accountability in "non-scholastic basketball" to help NCAA fight corruption.More >>
    The Commission on College Basketball calls for shoe companies to have more financial transparency and accountability in "non-scholastic basketball" to help NCAA fight corruption.More >>
  • Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

    Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-25 14:52:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, blocks a shot by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, blocks a shot by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
    Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball's woes

    Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball's woes

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-04-25 11:25:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corru...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corru...
    The commission examining ways to fix long-simmering problems in college basketball is set to present its findings.More >>
    The commission examining ways to fix long-simmering problems in college basketball is set to present its findings.More >>
  • Thunder G Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Gobert

    Thunder G Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Gobert

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:34 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:34:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after loosing the ball as Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, left, Donovan Mitchell (45) and Ricky Rubio, right, defend in the first half during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after loosing the ball as Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, left, Donovan Mitchell (45) and Ricky Rubio, right, defend in the first half during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-...
    Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday.More >>
    Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday.More >>
  • Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round

    Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 3:09 AM EDT2018-04-25 07:09:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    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 to the second round of the Western...More >>
    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 to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.More >>
  • Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5

    Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:57:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). CORRECTS TO MEEK MILL NOT MEEK MILLS Rapper Meek Mill, left, comes out to ring a Liberty Bell replica with actor Kevin Hart, right, before the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Mia...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). CORRECTS TO MEEK MILL NOT MEEK MILLS Rapper Meek Mill, left, comes out to ring a Liberty Bell replica with actor Kevin Hart, right, before the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Mia...
    Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the...More >>
    Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat.More >>
  • NBA great Ray Allen talks about being 'clutch,' new book

    NBA great Ray Allen talks about being 'clutch,' new book

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:53:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Phi...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Phi...
    Ray Allen tells "AP Sports Weekly" podcast why certain players want the ball more when the big game is on the line.More >>
    Ray Allen tells "AP Sports Weekly" podcast why certain players want the ball more when the big game is on the line.More >>
  • Rapper Meek Mill freed after high court order

    Rapper Meek Mill freed after high court order

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:38:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). Protesters demonstrate in front of a courthouse during a hearing for rapper Meek Mill, Monday April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. The city's district attorney says Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new t...(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). Protesters demonstrate in front of a courthouse during a hearing for rapper Meek Mill, Monday April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. The city's district attorney says Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new t...
    Pennsylvania's highest court has ordered a judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.More >>
    Pennsylvania's highest court has ordered a judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.More >>
  • Jury in Bill Cosby case to begin deliberating on Wednesday

    Jury in Bill Cosby case to begin deliberating on Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:34:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial will soon be in the hands of a jury.More >>
    Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial will soon be in the hands of a jury.More >>
  • The Latest: Rapper Meek Mill rings bell at basketball game

    The Latest: Rapper Meek Mill rings bell at basketball game

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:48:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). Protesters demonstrate in front of a courthouse during a hearing for rapper Meek Mill, Monday April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. The city's district attorney says Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new t...(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). Protesters demonstrate in front of a courthouse during a hearing for rapper Meek Mill, Monday April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. The city's district attorney says Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new t...
    Rapper Meek Mill is out of jail on bail while he appeals decade-old drug and gun convictions.More >>
    Rapper Meek Mill is out of jail on bail while he appeals decade-old drug and gun convictions.More >>
  • Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

    Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:52:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler stare at the ball during the first half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler stare at the ball during the first half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd quarter to take 3-1 series lead.More >>
    Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd quarter to take 3-1 series lead.More >>
  • Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

    Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:52:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Corey Brewer (3) in the first half during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Salt Lake City.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Corey Brewer (3) in the first half during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Salt Lake City.
    Donovan Mitchell scores 33 points to lead Jazz past Thunder 113-96 for 3-1 series lead.More >>
    Donovan Mitchell scores 33 points to lead Jazz past Thunder 113-96 for 3-1 series lead.More >>
  • Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

    Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:11:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled by Boston Celtics' Al Horford during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled by Boston Celtics' Al Horford during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee.
    After fan's post goes viral, Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch at Mexican restaurant not a big deal.More >>
    After fan's post goes viral, Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch at Mexican restaurant not a big deal.More >>
  • Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

    Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:45 AM EDT2018-04-24 08:45:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif.  Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it...
    NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way after inking broad production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.More >>
    NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way after inking broad production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.More >>
  • John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs

    John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:49:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) greets fans after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) greets fans after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington.
    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall says he's fine after tweaking his right ankle late in a Game 4 victory over the No. 1 seed Raptors.More >>
    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall says he's fine after tweaking his right ankle late in a Game 4 victory over the No. 1 seed Raptors.More >>
  • Rockets match 1st-half total with 50-point 3rd vs. Wolves

    Rockets match 1st-half total with 50-point 3rd vs. Wolves

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:38:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza, right, shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Taj Gibson during the first half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza, right, shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Taj Gibson during the first half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    Rockets match 1st-half total with 50 points in 3rd quarter to run away from Timberwolves.More >>
    Rockets match 1st-half total with 50 points in 3rd quarter to run away from Timberwolves.More >>
  • Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2

    Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:39:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) heads to the basket as Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis (11) and Victor Oladipo (4) defend during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, Ap...(AP Photo/Darron Cummings). Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) heads to the basket as Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis (11) and Victor Oladipo (4) defend during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, Ap...
    LeBron James and Kyle Korver combined for all but two of Cleveland's final 13 points Sunday as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory at Indiana to even the series at 2.More >>
    LeBron James and Kyle Korver combined for all but two of Cleveland's final 13 points Sunday as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory at Indiana to even the series at 2.More >>
  • Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs beat Warriors to avoid sweep

    Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs beat Warriors to avoid sweep

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:39:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darren Abate). San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots against Golden State Warriors' David West (3) and Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Sunday, April 22, 20...(AP Photo/Darren Abate). San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots against Golden State Warriors' David West (3) and Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Sunday, April 22, 20...
    Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of what could have been his final home game with the Spurs, and San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90.More >>
    Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of what could have been his final home game with the Spurs, and San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90.More >>
  • Dick Vitale: prime-time player for pediatric cancer research

    Dick Vitale: prime-time player for pediatric cancer research

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:49:05 GMT
    Dick Vitale brings his best game to raising money for pediatric cancer research.More >>
    Dick Vitale brings his best game to raising money for pediatric cancer research.More >>
  • Wall takes over, Wiz beat Raps 106-98 to tie series at 2-2

    Wall takes over, Wiz beat Raps 106-98 to tie series at 2-2

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:50:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington.
    John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out and led the No. 8 seed Wizards past the No. 1 Toronto Raptors 106-98 to even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at 2-all.More >>
    John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out and led the No. 8 seed Wizards past the No. 1 Toronto Raptors 106-98 to even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at 2-all.More >>
  • Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

    Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:30:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee.
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and tipped in the go-ahead bucket with 5 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at two games...More >>
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and tipped in the go-ahead bucket with 5 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.More >>
  • Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

    Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:35:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers guard Wade Baldwin IV during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers guard Wade Baldwin IV during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says winning a series is "amazing" after being viewed as a longshot just to make the playoffs.More >>
    Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says winning a series is "amazing" after being viewed as a longshot just to make the playoffs.More >>
  • 76ers take control, top Heat 106-102 for 3-1 series lead

    76ers take control, top Heat 106-102 for 3-1 series lead

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:57:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Joe Skipper). Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shoots as Philadelphia 76ers guard Justin Anderson (obscured) defends in the second quarter in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Joe Skipper). Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shoots as Philadelphia 76ers guard Justin Anderson (obscured) defends in the second quarter in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Miami.
    Philly on the brink: Simmons, Redick carry 76ers past Heat 106-102 for 3-1 lead in first-round series.More >>
    Philly on the brink: Simmons, Redick carry 76ers past Heat 106-102 for 3-1 lead in first-round series.More >>
  • Wolves top Rockets 121-105 in Game 3, cut series lead to 2-1

    Wolves top Rockets 121-105 in Game 3, cut series lead to 2-1

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:57:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, left, shoots as Houston Rockets' Eric Gordon, center, and Nene, of Brazil, watch in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Min...(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, left, shoots as Houston Rockets' Eric Gordon, center, and Nene, of Brazil, watch in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Min...
    Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Houston Rockets 121-105 for their first postseason victory in...More >>
    Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Houston Rockets 121-105 for their first postseason victory in 14 years.More >>
  • Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

    Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:45:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) reacts after being fouled as he shot a three-point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) reacts after being fouled as he shot a three-point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018...
    Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and a...More >>
    Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.More >>
  • Davis' 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

    Davis' 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-04-22 06:25:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after making a 3-point shot during the first half of Game 4 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Saturda...(AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after making a 3-point shot during the first half of Game 4 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Saturda...
    Anthony Davis scored a franchise-playoff-record 47 points and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory.More >>
    Anthony Davis scored a franchise-playoff-record 47 points and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory.More >>
  • Popovich won't coach Spurs in Game 4 against Warriors

    Popovich won't coach Spurs in Game 4 against Warriors

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:37:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches in the second half of an NBA basketball against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches in the second half of an NBA basketball against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San...
    Gregg Popovich won't coach the Spurs in their possible series finale Sunday against the Golden State Warriors as he grieves the death of wife Erin.More >>
    Gregg Popovich won't coach the Spurs in their possible series finale Sunday against the Golden State Warriors as he grieves the death of wife Erin.More >>
  • Heat's Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid's mask

    Heat's Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid's mask

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:36:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid shoots before Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid shoots before Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami.
    Miami's Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid's facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series.More >>
    Miami's Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid's facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series.More >>
  • Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

    Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:37:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) makes a pass in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Friday, A...(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) makes a pass in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Friday, A...
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points Friday night and led the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Cleveland 92-90 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.More >>
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points Friday night and led the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Cleveland 92-90 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.More >>
  • Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

    Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:36:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe reacts during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe reacts during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee.
    Khris Middleton scored 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks rode a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics for a 116-92 win, narrowing the deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.More >>
    Khris Middleton scored 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks rode a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics for a 116-92 win, narrowing the deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.More >>
  • Wizards show some fight, top Raps 122-103, get series to 2-1

    Wizards show some fight, top Raps 122-103, get series to 2-1

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:36:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington.
    Bradley Beal heeded his coach's plea to "do his job" by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the Washington Wizards...More >>
    Bradley Beal heeded his coach's plea to "do his job" by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-103.More >>
  • Curry cleared for modified practice after knee injury

    Curry cleared for modified practice after knee injury

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:51:27 GMT
    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury.More >>
    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury.More >>
  • Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team

    Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:06:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morry Gash). Danica Patrick talks to Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Morry Gash). Danica Patrick talks to Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee.
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner.More >>
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner.More >>
  • NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

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

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:28:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington.  The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Pop...(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Pop...
    The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died.More >>
    The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died.More >>
  • Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs

    Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:27:58 GMT
    Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night in taking a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the passing...More >>
    Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night in taking a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the passing of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin.More >>
  • Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

    Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:57:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Veronica Dominach). New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, T...(AP Photo/Veronica Dominach). New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, T...
    Nikola Mirotic scored a career-playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory.More >>
    Nikola Mirotic scored a career-playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory.More >>
  • Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

    Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:38:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid,, right, drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside, left, defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid,, right, drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside, left, defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami.
    Embiid scores 23 points in his postseason debut, leading Philadelphia past Miami 128-108 for 2-1 series lead.More >>
    Embiid scores 23 points in his postseason debut, leading Philadelphia past Miami 128-108 for 2-1 series lead.More >>
  • The Latest: Spurs fans roar when team scores 1st 6 points

    The Latest: Spurs fans roar when team scores 1st 6 points

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:47:38 GMT
    (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP). San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 116-101.(Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP). San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 116-101.
    The San Antonio Spurs say Greg Popovich will not coach the team at home Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Golden State following the death of his wife.More >>
    The San Antonio Spurs say Greg Popovich will not coach the team at home Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Golden State following the death of his wife.More >>
  • 76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3 at Heat

    76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3 at Heat

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:56:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid wears mask while warming up for the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid wears mask while warming up for the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful by Philadelphia for Game 3 of the 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series at Miami.More >>
    Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful by Philadelphia for Game 3 of the 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series at Miami.More >>
  • Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

    Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:27:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, former NBA player Scottie Pippen watches an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth ...(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, former NBA player Scottie Pippen watches an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth ...
    Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.More >>
    Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.More >>
  • Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

    Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:17:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018...
    Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to take the lead and cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to take a 2-0...More >>
    Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to take the lead and cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

    Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:17:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Paul George (13) and Carmelo Anthony (7) try to keep Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) from passing the ball during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in O...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Paul George (13) and Carmelo Anthony (7) try to keep Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) from passing the ball during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in O...
    Mitchell's big fourth quarter lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series.More >>
    Mitchell's big fourth quarter lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series.More >>
  • King's lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers

    King's lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:16:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron scores 46, Cavs hold off Pacers 100-97 to even series at 1-1.More >>
    LeBron scores 46, Cavs hold off Pacers 100-97 to even series at 1-1.More >>
  • Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

    Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:27:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex.More >>
    Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex.More >>
  • Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

    Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:55:23 GMT
    South Carolina's Bruce Bowen entering NBA draft after transferring from Louisville amid federal investigation, won't hiring an agent.More >>
    South Carolina's Bruce Bowen entering NBA draft after transferring from Louisville amid federal investigation, won't hiring an agent.More >>
  • The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

    The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:05:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the eighth day of his sexual assault retrial.More >>
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the eighth day of his sexual assault retrial.More >>
  • Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:37:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier celebrates a win over Volkan Oezdemir after a light-heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, in Boston. Cormier believes not having to cut weig...(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier celebrates a win over Volkan Oezdemir after a light-heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, in Boston. Cormier believes not having to cut weig...
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >>
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >>
  • Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

    Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:37:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer). New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland...(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer). New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland...
    Jrue Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points and the New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night.More >>
    Jrue Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points and the New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night.More >>
  • DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

    DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:17:53 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) follows through on a dunk as Washington Wizards centre Marcin Gortat (13) watches during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday,...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) follows through on a dunk as Washington Wizards centre Marcin Gortat (13) watches during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday,...
    DeRozan matches career playoff-high with 37 points as Raptors beat Wizards 130-119 to take 2-0 series lead for first time in team history.More >>
    DeRozan matches career playoff-high with 37 points as Raptors beat Wizards 130-119 to take 2-0 series lead for first time in team history.More >>
  • Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

    Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:46:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks center Tyler Zeller, left, during the first quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks center Tyler Zeller, left, during the first quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
    Brown scores playoff career-high 30 points, Celtics take 2-0 series lead with 120-106 win over Bucks.More >>
    Brown scores playoff career-high 30 points, Celtics take 2-0 series lead with 120-106 win over Bucks.More >>
  • Bill Cosby's graphic testimony could undercut his defense

    Bill Cosby's graphic testimony could undercut his defense

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:25:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Prosecutors are building to the conclusion of their case against comedian Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial.More >>
    Prosecutors are building to the conclusion of their case against comedian Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial.More >>
  • Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win

    Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-04-18 10:52:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings center Alex Iafallo (19) skates in the background during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey f...(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings center Alex Iafallo (19) skates in the background during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey f...
    Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first...More >>
    Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first playoff series.More >>
  • Kyle Korver's delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

    Kyle Korver's delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:24:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyle Korver drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. While dealing with a sore right foot, Korver is ...(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyle Korver drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. While dealing with a sore right foot, Korver is ...
    Delicate balance: Cavs' Kyle Korver mourns brother's death while a playoff season goes on.More >>
    Delicate balance: Cavs' Kyle Korver mourns brother's death while a playoff season goes on.More >>
  • Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:37:37 GMT
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >>
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >>
  • Swofford expects 'substantive' findings from Rice commission

    Swofford expects 'substantive' findings from Rice commission

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:07:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - At left, in a July 10, 2018, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering in Hoover, Ala. Center, in an Oct. 19, 2017, file...(AP Photo/File). FILE - At left, in a July 10, 2018, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering in Hoover, Ala. Center, in an Oct. 19, 2017, file...
    Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects "substantive" recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.More >>
    Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects "substantive" recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.More >>
  • NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

    NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 01:05:48 GMT
    NC State outlines timeline of steps taken in federal hoops investigation.More >>
    NC State outlines timeline of steps taken in federal hoops investigation.More >>
  • Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them against Penguins

    Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them against Penguins

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:56:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Giroux carried the Flyers into the playoffs...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Giroux carried the Flyers into the playoffs...
    Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.More >>
    Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.More >>
  • Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian's baby is True Thompson

    Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian's baby is True Thompson

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:24:20 GMT
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...
    Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have named their baby True.More >>
    Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have named their baby True.More >>
  • Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs

    Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:33:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) is guarded by San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) during the first quarter in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) is guarded by San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) during the first quarter in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Kevin Durant sparked a decisive 3rd-quarter run on the way to 32 points, Klay Thompson added 31 in another superb playoff performance and the Warriors rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs...More >>
    Kevin Durant sparked a decisive 3rd-quarter run on the way to 32 points, Klay Thompson added 31 in another superb playoff performance and the Warriors rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-101 for a 2-0 lead in the series.More >>
  • Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

    Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:33:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, right, shoots with Philadelphia 76ers' T.J. McConnell, center, and Ersan Ilyasova, left, of Turkey, defend during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, right, shoots with Philadelphia 76ers' T.J. McConnell, center, and Ersan Ilyasova, left, of Turkey, defend during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April...
    Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance and scored 28 points to spoil the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and led the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia.More >>
    Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance and scored 28 points to spoil the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and led the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia.More >>
  • 76ers' leading scorer, Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

    76ers' leading scorer, Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 07:00:34 GMT
    Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died.More >>
    Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died.More >>
  • Bill Cosby's accuser denies framing him, knowing key witness

    Bill Cosby's accuser denies framing him, knowing key witness

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:47:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby smiles as he departs his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby smiles as he departs his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is back on the witness stand as the comedian's lawyers look to raise doubts about her allegations that he drugged and molested her in 2004.More >>
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is back on the witness stand as the comedian's lawyers look to raise doubts about her allegations that he drugged and molested her in 2004.More >>
  • Defense cross of Cosby accuser reflects change in strategy

    Defense cross of Cosby accuser reflects change in strategy

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:20:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's lawyers have changed the way they talk about his chief accuser and her relationship with him.More >>
    Bill Cosby's lawyers have changed the way they talk about his chief accuser and her relationship with him.More >>
  • Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Wolves 104-101

    Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Wolves 104-101

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:41:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Houston Rockets' James Harden shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Houston Rockets' James Harden shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.
    James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.More >>
    James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

    Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:40:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) in the first half of a first-round playoff series in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) in the first half of a first-round playoff series in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Oladipo, Pacers roll to 98-80 win over LeBron James and Cavaliers in Game 1.More >>
    Oladipo, Pacers roll to 98-80 win over LeBron James and Cavaliers in Game 1.More >>
  • Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks 113-107 in OT

    Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks 113-107 in OT

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:05:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots a three-point basket over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) with less than a second to play in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Sund...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots a three-point basket over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) with less than a second to play in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Sund...
    Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime in their playoff opener.More >>
    Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime in their playoff opener.More >>
  • Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

    Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-16 14:44:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa.(AP Photo/Tom Mihalek). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa.
    Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 25 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff...More >>
    Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 25 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • "Playoff P" Paul George scores 36, leads Thunder past Jazz

    "Playoff P" Paul George scores 36, leads Thunder past Jazz

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:00:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018.
    George scores 36, leads Thunder to 116-108 win over Jazz.More >>
    George scores 36, leads Thunder to 116-108 win over Jazz.More >>
  • Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

    Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:20:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, speaks to reporters before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on Jackie Robinson Day, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, speaks to reporters before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on Jackie Robinson Day, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.
    Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.More >>
    Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.More >>
  • Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Heat in playoff opener

    Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Heat in playoff opener

    Sunday, April 15 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-15 22:02:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid comes out in a "Phantom of the Opera" mask as he rings a Liberty Bell replica before Game 1 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Saturday, April 14, 20...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid comes out in a "Phantom of the Opera" mask as he rings a Liberty Bell replica before Game 1 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Saturday, April 14, 20...
    Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 in Game 1 of the first-round series.More >>
    Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 in Game 1 of the first-round series.More >>
  • Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

    Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

    Sunday, April 15 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-15 21:51:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball around San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball around San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Kevin Durant had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92.More >>
    Kevin Durant had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92.More >>
  • Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106

    Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106

    Sunday, April 15 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-04-15 21:03:29 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on Saturday, April 14, 2018.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
    Ibaka has 21 points and 12 rebounds, Raptors snap 10-game losing streak in Game 1s by beating Wizards 114-106.More >>
    Ibaka has 21 points and 12 rebounds, Raptors snap 10-game losing streak in Game 1s by beating Wizards 114-106.More >>
  • Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to 'fight him off'

    Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to 'fight him off'

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-04-15 14:10:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial for the day, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial for the day, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial.More >>
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial.More >>
  • In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can't solve

    In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can't solve

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-04-14 16:25:05 GMT
    Adam Silver still can't stop tanking.More >>
    Adam Silver still can't stop tanking.More >>
  • Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons

    Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:59:35 GMT
    Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after team fails to reach playoffs for 3rd time in 4 seasons.More >>
    Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after team fails to reach playoffs for 3rd time in 4 seasons.More >>
  • Process no more: 76ers' awaited playoff push starts vs. Heat

    Process no more: 76ers' awaited playoff push starts vs. Heat

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:11:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...
    The Philadelphia 76ers open Game 1 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat on Saturday.More >>
    The Philadelphia 76ers open Game 1 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat on Saturday.More >>
  • Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

    Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:46:13 GMT
    Interim Michigan State University President John Engler says he regrets the school's response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university.More >>
    Interim Michigan State University President John Engler says he regrets the school's response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university.More >>
  • Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns amid investigation

    Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns amid investigation

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:45:31 GMT
    Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns, amid allegations of abusive conduct and financial improprieties within the program.More >>
    Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns, amid allegations of abusive conduct and financial improprieties within the program.More >>
  • Warriors, Cavs vulnerable, or headed for NBA Finals Round 4?

    Warriors, Cavs vulnerable, or headed for NBA Finals Round 4?

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:57:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Maybe this is the year for a new NBA Finals matchup.More >>
    Maybe this is the year for a new NBA Finals matchup.More >>
  • Finally: Miami's Ellington set to play a big postseason role

    Finally: Miami's Ellington set to play a big postseason role

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:50:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 116-109 in ove...(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 116-109 in ove...
    After a record-setting season, Heat guard Wayne Ellington is eager for his first real NBA playoff chance.More >>
    After a record-setting season, Heat guard Wayne Ellington is eager for his first real NBA playoff chance.More >>
  • Thunder play-by-play man Davis suspended 1 game for comment

    Thunder play-by-play man Davis suspended 1 game for comment

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:50:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket in front of Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks, rear, and guard Ben McLemore (23) and Thunder's Steven Adams, left, during the second half of an NBA baske...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket in front of Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks, rear, and guard Ben McLemore (23) and Thunder's Steven Adams, left, during the second half of an NBA baske...
    Thunder play-by-play man Brian Davis suspended 1 game for racially insensitive comment.More >>
    Thunder play-by-play man Brian Davis suspended 1 game for racially insensitive comment.More >>
  • A new Kardashian arrives as Khloe gives birth to daughter

    A new Kardashian arrives as Khloe gives birth to daughter

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:26:02 GMT
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...
    Various reports say Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl.More >>
    Various reports say Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl.More >>
  • Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals in Game 1

    Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals in Game 1

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:18:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, fights for the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Th...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, fights for the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Th...
    Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Hornacek fired as Knicks coach after chaotic, 53-loss season

    Hornacek fired as Knicks coach after chaotic, 53-loss season

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:29 AM EDT2018-04-13 09:29:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek agues with referee Ron Garretson (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek agues with referee Ron Garretson (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
    A person with knowledge of the decision says the New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek.More >>
    A person with knowledge of the decision says the New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek.More >>
  • A'ja Wilson top pick of WNBA draft by Las Vegas Aces

    A'ja Wilson top pick of WNBA draft by Las Vegas Aces

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-04-13 04:09:41 GMT
    A'ja Wilson was the top pick in the WNBA draft on Thursday night by the Las Vegas Aces.More >>
    A'ja Wilson was the top pick in the WNBA draft on Thursday night by the Las Vegas Aces.More >>
  • Magic fire coach Frank Vogel after 6th straight losing year

    Magic fire coach Frank Vogel after 6th straight losing year

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:55:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Raoux). Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel directs his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/John Raoux). Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel directs his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.
    The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel after two seasons.More >>
    The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel after two seasons.More >>
  • It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set

    It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:39:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich disputes a call with referee Mike Callahan (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich disputes a call with referee Mike Callahan (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    The brackets for the NBA playoffs are set, and some rematches await _ including Golden State vs. San Antonio.More >>
    The brackets for the NBA playoffs are set, and some rematches await _ including Golden State vs. San Antonio.More >>
  • Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

    Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:16:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) grabs a rebound in front of teammate Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) grabs a rebound in front of teammate Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season.More >>
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season.More >>
  • Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

    Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:01:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to keep Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to keep Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04.More >>
    Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04.More >>
  • The Latest: NBA releases first-round playoff schedule

    The Latest: NBA releases first-round playoff schedule

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:00:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague lays the ball up as Memphis Grizzlies' Mario Chalmers, right, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague lays the ball up as Memphis Grizzlies' Mario Chalmers, right, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    The final night of the NBA regular season has 12 games on the schedule, and eight have playoff implications.More >>
    The final night of the NBA regular season has 12 games on the schedule, and eight have playoff implications.More >>
  • Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

    Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:05:55 GMT
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.More >>
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.More >>
  • LeBron, Cavs end "crazy" regular season with loss to Knicks

    LeBron, Cavs end "crazy" regular season with loss to Knicks

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-04-12 14:59:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron plays in his 82nd game of season before sitting as Cavs lose 110-98 to Knicks.More >>
    LeBron plays in his 82nd game of season before sitting as Cavs lose 110-98 to Knicks.More >>
  • George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123

    George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-04-12 12:58:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball in front of Memphis Grizzlies guard Kobi Simmons (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball in front of Memphis Grizzlies guard Kobi Simmons (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123.More >>
    George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123.More >>
  • 76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks

    76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-04-12 07:16:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...
    Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 to clinch the No. 3...More >>
    Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.More >>
  • Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

    Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:05:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Villanova's Jalen Brunson, right, drives against West Virginia's James Bolden (3) during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, in Boston. B...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Villanova's Jalen Brunson, right, drives against West Virginia's James Bolden (3) during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, in Boston. B...
    Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, the AP player of the year declares for NBA draft; teammate Mikal Bridges makes same decision.More >>
    Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, the AP player of the year declares for NBA draft; teammate Mikal Bridges makes same decision.More >>
  • Gamer: LeBron plays all 82 games for first time in career

    Gamer: LeBron plays all 82 games for first time in career

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:38:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reaches out to teammates as he comes off the floor during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reaches out to teammates as he comes off the floor during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York.
    LeBron James sets personal mark by playing in all 82 games this season.More >>
    LeBron James sets personal mark by playing in all 82 games this season.More >>
  • NBA's best: Lebron vs. MJ. How about Magic?

    NBA's best: Lebron vs. MJ. How about Magic?

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:38:04 GMT
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session in Madrid, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Real Madrid will play Juventus Wednesday in a Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg soccer match.(AP Photo/Paul WhiteReal Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session in Madrid, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Real Madrid will play Juventus Wednesday in a Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg soccer match.(AP Photo/Paul White
    The midweek Champions League matches finds "AP Sports Weekly" podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg staking out opposing positions on the beautiful game.More >>
    The midweek Champions League matches finds "AP Sports Weekly" podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg staking out opposing positions on the beautiful game.More >>
  • It's the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

    It's the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:46:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) dunks against Memphis Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) dunks against Memphis Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    The final day of the NBA season has arrived, with Minnesota and Denver set to play for the last playoff spot.More >>
    The final day of the NBA season has arrived, with Minnesota and Denver set to play for the last playoff spot.More >>
  • 15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

    15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:58:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.
    The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history, but now they've accomplished something that's never been done by this franchise: win 15 games in a row.More >>
    The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history, but now they've accomplished something that's never been done by this franchise: win 15 games in a row.More >>
  • Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

    Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:17:54 GMT
    Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.More >>
    Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.More >>
  • Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

    Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:19:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Young). Loyola University Chicago's Sister Jean throws out a ceremonial pitch prior to the start of the Cubs' home opening baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Jim Young). Loyola University Chicago's Sister Jean throws out a ceremonial pitch prior to the start of the Cubs' home opening baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago.
    Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.More >>
    Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.More >>
  • Jazz in position to claim 3 seed after beating Warriors

    Jazz in position to claim 3 seed after beating Warriors

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:00:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett). Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) fights for the ball with Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Salt Lake City.(AP Photo/Alex Goodlett). Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) fights for the ball with Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Salt Lake City.
    Jazz stretch winning streak to six with 119-79 win over Warriors.More >>
    Jazz stretch winning streak to six with 119-79 win over Warriors.More >>
  • Ingram makes NBA debut in Rockets' 105-99 win over Lakers

    Ingram makes NBA debut in Rockets' 105-99 win over Lakers

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:59:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Los Angeles Lakers forward Channing Frye gestures after scoring during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Los Angeles Lakers forward Channing Frye gestures after scoring during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Los Angeles.
    Chris Paul scored 22 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Lakers 105-99 for their 31st win in 34 games.More >>
    Chris Paul scored 22 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Lakers 105-99 for their 31st win in 34 games.More >>
  • Television ratings down for NCAA finals on cable TV

    Television ratings down for NCAA finals on cable TV

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:26:45 GMT
    Villanova's victory over Michigan wasn't a big winner in the television ratings.More >>
    Villanova's victory over Michigan wasn't a big winner in the television ratings.More >>
  • The MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin

    The MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:59:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives for a shot between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and center Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Ho...(AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives for a shot between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and center Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Ho...
    The envelopes, please: The AP's NBA writers reveal their MVP, coach of the year, champion picks, and more.More >>
    The envelopes, please: The AP's NBA writers reveal their MVP, coach of the year, champion picks, and more.More >>
  • 76ers get team-record 15th straight win, 121-113 over Hawks

    76ers get team-record 15th straight win, 121-113 over Hawks

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-11 09:55:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.
    JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 to move a step closer to locking up the No. 3 seed in...More >>
    JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 to move a step closer to locking up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.More >>
  • Spurs, Pelicans, Thunder all in; 1 spot left in West race

    Spurs, Pelicans, Thunder all in; 1 spot left in West race

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-04-11 06:15:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey). Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone reacts to a call during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Denver. Denver beat Portland 88-82.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey). Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone reacts to a call during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Denver. Denver beat Portland 88-82.
    There's only one spot left in the NBA playoffs, and it'll go to either Minnesota or Denver.More >>
    There's only one spot left in the NBA playoffs, and it'll go to either Minnesota or Denver.More >>
  • Bill Cosby lawyer attacks accuser as prosecutors build case

    Bill Cosby lawyer attacks accuser as prosecutors build case

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:16:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Corey Perrine). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Corey Perrine). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.
    The defense in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is expected to use its opening statement to portray a hefty settlement paid to the woman he's charged with sexually assaulting as evidence of her greed.More >>
    The defense in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is expected to use its opening statement to portray a hefty settlement paid to the woman he's charged with sexually assaulting as evidence of her greed.More >>
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  • Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

    Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 07:39:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). File-This March 20, 2018, file photo shows running back Saquon Barkley catching a football during Penn State NFL football Pro Day in State College, Pa. Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not g...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). File-This March 20, 2018, file photo shows running back Saquon Barkley catching a football during Penn State NFL football Pro Day in State College, Pa. Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not g...
    Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft.More >>
    Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft.More >>
  • Shot, save: LeBron bails out Cavs with Game 5 buzzer-beater

    Shot, save: LeBron bails out Cavs with Game 5 buzzer-beater

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:50:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25...(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25...
    LeBron blocks shot, hits 3-pointer at buzzer to give Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers.More >>
    LeBron blocks shot, hits 3-pointer at buzzer to give Cavs 98-95 win over Pacers.More >>
  • Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

    Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:50:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Jeff Green in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Jeff Green in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95.
    Pacers upset about blown goaltending call in final seconds of Game 5.More >>
    Pacers upset about blown goaltending call in final seconds of Game 5.More >>
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