Professional basketball

June 02, 2017 - 7:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have agreed on the next steps to remove him from the roster and the team's salary cap. The person says Bosh's issues with blood clots have been determined as a career-ending injury situation which will allow...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP)
June 02, 2017 - 5:43 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry spoke up, just in case his Golden State Warriors needed another reminder from their MVP and leader. His message as the NBA Finals began: be yourselves. Forget the juicy story lines, or avenging something that happened last June, that championship that got away...
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June 02, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley has chosen to go to trial in August on charges he struck a security guard at Madison Square Garden. Oakley appeared briefly before a Manhattan judge on Friday. He rejected a conditional dismissal that would have left him with a clean...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2017 - 1:05 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James bit on a pump fake and got no help as Kevin Durant drove to the basket for one of his several uncontested dunks. Stephen Curry was left alone behind the 3-point line and made Cleveland pay time and again. The defensive woes that plagued the Cavaliers late in the...
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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward Kevin Durant (35) react after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2017 - 12:58 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense. Oh, he hit from long range, too. What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors. Durant finished with 38 points, eight...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Kevin Durant react after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 01, 2017 - 10:49 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Whatever got said in the Golden State locker room at halftime worked. The Warriors opened the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on a 13-0 run, opening up a 73-52 lead over Cleveland early...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 01, 2017 - 10:09 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Kevin Durant can dunk. And he is doing it often. Durant has six dunks in the first 20 minutes of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and his Warriors have 38 of their first 55 points inside the paint...
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June 01, 2017 - 9:58 pm
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jack McCloskey, the general manager who built the Detroit Pistons' "Bad Boys" championship teams, died Thursday. He was 91. The Pistons said McCloskey died in Savannah, Georgia. He had fought Alzheimer's disease. Led by McCloskey draft picks Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 01, 2017 - 9:28 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Draymond Green picked up two fouls in the first 4-1/2 minutes. This is not the start to Game 1 of the NBA Finals that Golden State wanted. After long layoffs for both sides after the conference...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 01, 2017 - 8:39 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night (all times local): 5:35 p.m. NBA fan Adam Silver wants to see more competition in the league. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is applauding how Golden State and Cleveland have made it to the NBA Finals for the third...
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