Professional basketball

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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Kyle Busch, front left, leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2018 - 7:58 pm
The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Denny Hamlin clipped Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevy during the second stage of the Coca-Cola 600, causing the seven-time Cup Series champion to spin out. Joey Logano was caught up in the wreck when he ran into Johnson's car...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 26, 2018. The Warriors won 115-86. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 27, 2018 - 1:33 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver. It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game. Now, he just keeps shooting. Whenever he feels like it, from...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, reaches for the ball in front of Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 27, 2018 - 12:49 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An awful start followed by three quarters of utter dominance, spot-on shot-making and beautiful defense — even against one of the game's greatest and hardest to stop in James Harden. That's the way it's been for these up-and-down, uber-talented Warriors, who leave even their...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets' Chris Paul watches during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. The Rockets will be without star guard Chris Paul for Game 6 because of a strained hamstring, a huge blow for a team trying to close out the Warriors. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 26, 2018 - 8:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy enough to play again. The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James lies on the court, holding his right leg, during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Friday, May 25, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
May 26, 2018 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won't get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins,...
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Flags fill the backpack of a members of the Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, as they place flags at headstone, in honor the nation's fallen military heroes during its annual Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 26, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder went home for Memorial Day weekend, for reasons that didn't include barbecues and beach time. He paid tribute to people he never met. The Miami Heat guard was part of an NBA contingent that volunteered to spend time in the Washington area with about 500 children who are...
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In this Friday, May 25, 2018 photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill, right, talks with Kevin Love after Love hit his head in the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics in Cleveland. Love injured his head in Game 6 and his status for Game 7 remains unclear. Love banged heads with Boston rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter and sat out the second half of Cleveland’s 109-99 win as a precaution. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
May 26, 2018 - 4:17 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love won't be able to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 against the Celtics. Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and the All-Star forward will miss Sunday's series finale of the Eastern Conference finals, a personal blow and yet another challenge for...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James reacts after making a 3point shot during the second half of Game 6 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 109-99. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
May 26, 2018 - 12:44 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James chose Boston as the place he'll play next. Game 7 is on. And any talk about James' future is on hold. Delivering another performance for the ages, James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates after hitting a two-run double off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 25, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
May 26, 2018 - 12:41 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros kicked off a late rally Friday night against relief ace Andrew Miller, then put their entire offensive arsenal on display. Jose Altuve tied it with a two-run double off Miller in the eighth and then scored the go-ahead run on Marwin Gonzalez's squeeze bunt, and...
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