Professional basketball

May 14, 2017 - 11:46 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — ESPN reporter Shelley Smith says she is doing well and undergoing tests at an East Bay hospital Sunday night for stroke symptoms after a scare in the Golden State locker room following the Warriors' 113-111 victory over San Antonio in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) celebrate during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. The Warriors won 113-111. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 14, 2017 - 8:11 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry started the rally in the third to get Golden State going, then Kevin Durant was determined to do his part in the fourth. Two of the biggest stars on one side delivered when the best player on the other went down. Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, bottom center, is fouled by San Antonio Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons (17) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 14, 2017 - 6:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from way down after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals...
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San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 14, 2017 - 5:35 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has re-injured his tender left ankle and won't return to Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The Spurs announced late in the third quarter Leonard had sprained his left ankle early in the period Sunday and wouldn't play again. Leonard first...
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Atlanta Dream's Tiffany Hayes (15) shoots over Connecticut Sun's Alex Bentley (20) and Morgan Tuck in the first half during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
May 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes hit 11 of 12 free throws and finished with 19 points, including a late 3-pointer, and the Atlanta Dream held off the Connecticut Sun 81-74 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Bria Holmes added 15 points, Layshia Clarendon had 14, and Damiris...
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Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) shoots as San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and guard Patty Mills (8) watch during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 13, 2017 - 9:09 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Leave it to Gregg Popovich to play mind games ahead of the Western Conference finals. So, what will he do to prepare his defense to stop the high-flying Warriors? "Pray," Popovich quipped Saturday before the Spurs departed Texas for the Bay Area. Stephen Curry could only...
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May 13, 2017 - 8:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NBA star Mike Bibby just got his college diploma. UNLV announced Saturday that the 39-year-old basketball great has now earned a bachelor of arts degree in multidisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts. The point guard was a stand out when he helped the...
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May 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NBA star Mike Bibby just got his college diploma. UNLV announced Saturday that the 39-year-old basketball great has now earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in multidisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts. The point guard was a stand out when he helped the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Ailing Kerr attended the Warriors' practice Saturday morning, May 13, 2017, returning to the floor for the first time in more than three weeks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 13, 2017 - 5:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hearing Steve Kerr's voice again in a team meeting, talking strategy and a game plan for the Spurs, made Stephen Curry's Saturday. Seeing the reigning NBA coach of the year on the practice floor for the first time in more than three weeks had acting Golden State coach Mike...
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May 13, 2017 - 3:30 am
NORTH CAROLINA-HARRIS Tar Heels add LSU grad transfer Brandon Harris to roster CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says it has added quarterback Brandon Harris as a graduate transfer from LSU. UNC officials announced Friday that Harris signed his scholarship paperwork and is expected to join...
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