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Boston Celtics' Al Horford, right, blocks a shot by Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr., left, during the second quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 04, 2017 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been ejected from Game 3 against the Boston Celtics for charging at Kelly Olynyk and knocking him over. Olynyk had been called for an illegal screen and was talking to referee Monty McCutchen when Oubre got up, sprinted toward him and knocked...
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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) is carried off the court after being injured during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in San Antonio. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 7:48 pm
One of Gregg Popovich's top priorities in the final weeks of the regular season was making sure the San Antonio Spurs got veteran point guard Tony Parker healthy and in rhythm for the playoff push. More than seeding or home-court advantage, Popovich said, the Spurs needed Parker in order to stay...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Welby Evangelista, 46, drinks a beer at Gracie's Bar and Restaurant, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 11:30 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Welby Evangelista, 46, drinks a beer at Gracie's Bar and Restaurant, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 4:36 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Welby Evangelista, 46, drinks a beer at Gracie's Bar and Restaurant, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 3:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones looks up at fans in center field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 03, 2017 - 2:57 am
When Red Sox fans hurled peanuts and the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of the Boston's racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams. Boston's reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained,...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past Utah Jazz's Joe Johnson, left, Rudy Gobert (27) and George Hill (3) during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 2:16 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pulled off a razzle-dazzle spin move right around big Rudy Gobert at the perimeter, went in for a layup and raised his hands, begging the sellout crowd to do its thing. The Golden State Warriors sure did theirs, using that up-tempo, pass-happy style to run right...
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May 03, 2017 - 2:16 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, WNBA President Lisa Borders talks during a press conference prior to Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals with the Minnesota Lynx against the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The WNBA will stream 20 games a year over the next few seasons on Twitter in a deal announced Monday, May 1, 2017. "We are thrilled to bring live WNBA games to Twitter, which will allow us to further showcase our league to a global audience," Borders said. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
May 02, 2017 - 12:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will stream 20 games a year over the next few seasons on Twitter in a deal announced Monday night. "We are thrilled to bring live WNBA games to Twitter, which will allow us to further showcase our league to a global audience," WNBA President Lisa Borders said. "This...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives between San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the first half of Game 1 of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Monday, May 1, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 02, 2017 - 12:25 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, James Harden added 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets stormed past San Antonio 126-99 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the Spurs' worst loss in a series opener under Gregg Popovich. The Rockets were 22...
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