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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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 corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering problems within the sport, from unethical agent conduct to concerns over the "one-and-done" model. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix them. On Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018, the commission headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present its proposed reforms to university presidents of the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. And that starts what could be a complicated process in getting changes adopted and implemented in time for next season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 24, 2018 - 2:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — College basketball is getting ready to hear new ideas on how to fix corruption in the sport. A commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present recommendations Wednesday to key NCAA leaders. That will start what could be a complicated process of...
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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 Philadelphia. Cleveland’s recent success in hosting major events has the Browns hopeful they will be awarded an upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NBA great Ray Allen tells the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Finals against San Antonio that is...
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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)
April 24, 2018 - 3:33 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Shutting down the Utah Jazz offense is proving easier said than done for the Oklahoma City Thunder. For a second straight game, a late second-quarter surge by Utah carried over into the second half and it allowed the Jazz to pull away for a 113-96 victory Monday night. The...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker (7) and Jabari Parker celebrate after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 104-102. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 24, 2018 - 3:28 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he's blocked that many in...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, center, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns, right, during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Rockets won 119-100. Harden led the Rockets with 36 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 24, 2018 - 12:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though James Harden and most of the Houston Rockets were misfiring throughout the first half, their confidence never wavered. In the third quarter, those sharpshooters sure came to life. Harden had 22 of the team's near-record 50 points in the third, launching the Rockets past...
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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)
April 23, 2018 - 10:17 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Rockets have scored 50 points in the third quarter at Minnesota to take control of Game 4 of their first-round series with the Timberwolves, the same total they produced for the entire first half. That was the second-highest scoring quarter by any team in the history...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) drives as Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) defends in the first quarter in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
April 23, 2018 - 6:22 pm
Joel Embiid expects his first playoff game in Philadelphia to be quite a scene. "It's going to be lit," Embiid said. And if the 76ers win, there will be more games like it next week. The 76ers can become the first team into the Eastern Conference semifinals when they host the Miami Heat on Tuesday...
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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)
April 23, 2018 - 5:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff game but couldn't score a table at a Mexican restaurant. Antetokounmpo says the social media-fueled mess over the missed meal isn't a big deal. The food flare-up started after a Bucks fan posted a picture on Twitter of...
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April 23, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend. St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers)...
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