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  • NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

    NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:53:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington.  The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Pop...(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Pop...
    The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died.More >
    The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died.More >
  • Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

    Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:53:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid,, right, drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside, left, defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid,, right, drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside, left, defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami.
    Embiid scores 23 points in his postseason debut, leading Philadelphia past Miami 128-108 for 2-1 series lead.More >
    Embiid scores 23 points in his postseason debut, leading Philadelphia past Miami 128-108 for 2-1 series lead.More >
  • The Latest: Spurs fans roar when team scores 1st 6 points

    The Latest: Spurs fans roar when team scores 1st 6 points

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:47:38 GMT
    (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP). San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 116-101.(Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP). San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 116-101.
    The San Antonio Spurs say Greg Popovich will not coach the team at home Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Golden State following the death of his wife.More >
    The San Antonio Spurs say Greg Popovich will not coach the team at home Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Golden State following the death of his wife.More >
  • 76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3 at Heat

    76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3 at Heat

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:56:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid wears mask while warming up for the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid wears mask while warming up for the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful by Philadelphia for Game 3 of the 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series at Miami.More >
    Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful by Philadelphia for Game 3 of the 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series at Miami.More >
  • Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

    Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:27:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, former NBA player Scottie Pippen watches an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth ...(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, former NBA player Scottie Pippen watches an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth ...
    Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.More >
    Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.More >
  • Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

    Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:17:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018...
    Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to take the lead and cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to take a 2-0...More >
    Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to take the lead and cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.More >
  • Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

    Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:17:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Paul George (13) and Carmelo Anthony (7) try to keep Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) from passing the ball during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in O...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Paul George (13) and Carmelo Anthony (7) try to keep Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) from passing the ball during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in O...
    Mitchell's big fourth quarter lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series.More >
    Mitchell's big fourth quarter lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series.More >
  • King's lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers

    King's lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:16:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron scores 46, Cavs hold off Pacers 100-97 to even series at 1-1.More >
    LeBron scores 46, Cavs hold off Pacers 100-97 to even series at 1-1.More >
  • Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

    Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:27:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex.More >
    Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex.More >
  • Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

    Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:55:23 GMT
    South Carolina's Bruce Bowen entering NBA draft after transferring from Louisville amid federal investigation, won't hiring an agent.More >
    South Carolina's Bruce Bowen entering NBA draft after transferring from Louisville amid federal investigation, won't hiring an agent.More >
  • The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

    The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:05:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the eighth day of his sexual assault retrial.More >
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the eighth day of his sexual assault retrial.More >
  • Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:37:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier celebrates a win over Volkan Oezdemir after a light-heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, in Boston. Cormier believes not having to cut weig...(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier celebrates a win over Volkan Oezdemir after a light-heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, in Boston. Cormier believes not having to cut weig...
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >
  • Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

    Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:37:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer). New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland...(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer). New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland...
    Jrue Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points and the New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night.More >
    Jrue Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points and the New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night.More >
  • DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

    DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:17:53 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) follows through on a dunk as Washington Wizards centre Marcin Gortat (13) watches during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday,...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) follows through on a dunk as Washington Wizards centre Marcin Gortat (13) watches during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday,...
    DeRozan matches career playoff-high with 37 points as Raptors beat Wizards 130-119 to take 2-0 series lead for first time in team history.More >
    DeRozan matches career playoff-high with 37 points as Raptors beat Wizards 130-119 to take 2-0 series lead for first time in team history.More >
  • Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

    Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:46:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks center Tyler Zeller, left, during the first quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks center Tyler Zeller, left, during the first quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
    Brown scores playoff career-high 30 points, Celtics take 2-0 series lead with 120-106 win over Bucks.More >
    Brown scores playoff career-high 30 points, Celtics take 2-0 series lead with 120-106 win over Bucks.More >
  • Bill Cosby's graphic testimony could undercut his defense

    Bill Cosby's graphic testimony could undercut his defense

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:25:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Prosecutors are building to the conclusion of their case against comedian Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial.More >
    Prosecutors are building to the conclusion of their case against comedian Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial.More >
  • Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win

    Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-04-18 10:52:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings center Alex Iafallo (19) skates in the background during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey f...(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings center Alex Iafallo (19) skates in the background during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey f...
    Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first...More >
    Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first playoff series.More >
  • Kyle Korver's delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

    Kyle Korver's delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:24:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyle Korver drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. While dealing with a sore right foot, Korver is ...(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyle Korver drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. While dealing with a sore right foot, Korver is ...
    Delicate balance: Cavs' Kyle Korver mourns brother's death while a playoff season goes on.More >
    Delicate balance: Cavs' Kyle Korver mourns brother's death while a playoff season goes on.More >
  • Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:37:37 GMT
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >
    Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner.More >
  • Swofford expects 'substantive' findings from Rice commission

    Swofford expects 'substantive' findings from Rice commission

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:07:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - At left, in a July 10, 2018, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering in Hoover, Ala. Center, in an Oct. 19, 2017, file...(AP Photo/File). FILE - At left, in a July 10, 2018, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering in Hoover, Ala. Center, in an Oct. 19, 2017, file...
    Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects "substantive" recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.More >
    Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects "substantive" recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.More >
  • NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

    NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 01:05:48 GMT
    NC State outlines timeline of steps taken in federal hoops investigation.More >
    NC State outlines timeline of steps taken in federal hoops investigation.More >
  • Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them against Penguins

    Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them against Penguins

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:56:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Giroux carried the Flyers into the playoffs...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Giroux carried the Flyers into the playoffs...
    Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.More >
    Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.More >
  • Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian's baby is True Thompson

    Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian's baby is True Thompson

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:24:20 GMT
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...
    Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have named their baby True.More >
    Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have named their baby True.More >
  • Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs

    Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:33:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) is guarded by San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) during the first quarter in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) is guarded by San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) during the first quarter in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Kevin Durant sparked a decisive 3rd-quarter run on the way to 32 points, Klay Thompson added 31 in another superb playoff performance and the Warriors rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs...More >
    Kevin Durant sparked a decisive 3rd-quarter run on the way to 32 points, Klay Thompson added 31 in another superb playoff performance and the Warriors rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-101 for a 2-0 lead in the series.More >
  • Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

    Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:33:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, right, shoots with Philadelphia 76ers' T.J. McConnell, center, and Ersan Ilyasova, left, of Turkey, defend during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, right, shoots with Philadelphia 76ers' T.J. McConnell, center, and Ersan Ilyasova, left, of Turkey, defend during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April...
    Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance and scored 28 points to spoil the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and led the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia.More >
    Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance and scored 28 points to spoil the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and led the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia.More >
  • 76ers' leading scorer, Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

    76ers' leading scorer, Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 07:00:34 GMT
    Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died.More >
    Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died.More >
  • Bill Cosby's accuser denies framing him, knowing key witness

    Bill Cosby's accuser denies framing him, knowing key witness

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:47:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby smiles as he departs his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby smiles as he departs his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is back on the witness stand as the comedian's lawyers look to raise doubts about her allegations that he drugged and molested her in 2004.More >
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is back on the witness stand as the comedian's lawyers look to raise doubts about her allegations that he drugged and molested her in 2004.More >
  • Defense cross of Cosby accuser reflects change in strategy

    Defense cross of Cosby accuser reflects change in strategy

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:20:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault retrial, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's lawyers have changed the way they talk about his chief accuser and her relationship with him.More >
    Bill Cosby's lawyers have changed the way they talk about his chief accuser and her relationship with him.More >
  • Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Wolves 104-101

    Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Wolves 104-101

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:41:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Houston Rockets' James Harden shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Houston Rockets' James Harden shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.
    James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.More >
    James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.More >
  • Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

    Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:40:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) in the first half of a first-round playoff series in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) in the first half of a first-round playoff series in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Oladipo, Pacers roll to 98-80 win over LeBron James and Cavaliers in Game 1.More >
    Oladipo, Pacers roll to 98-80 win over LeBron James and Cavaliers in Game 1.More >
  • Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks 113-107 in OT

    Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks 113-107 in OT

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:05:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots a three-point basket over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) with less than a second to play in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Sund...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton shoots a three-point basket over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) with less than a second to play in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Sund...
    Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime in their playoff opener.More >
    Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime in their playoff opener.More >
  • Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

    Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-16 14:44:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa.(AP Photo/Tom Mihalek). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa.
    Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 25 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff...More >
    Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 25 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >
  • "Playoff P" Paul George scores 36, leads Thunder past Jazz

    "Playoff P" Paul George scores 36, leads Thunder past Jazz

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:00:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018.
    George scores 36, leads Thunder to 116-108 win over Jazz.More >
    George scores 36, leads Thunder to 116-108 win over Jazz.More >
  • Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

    Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:20:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, speaks to reporters before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on Jackie Robinson Day, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, speaks to reporters before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on Jackie Robinson Day, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.
    Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.More >
    Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.More >
  • Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Heat in playoff opener

    Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Heat in playoff opener

    Sunday, April 15 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-15 22:02:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid comes out in a "Phantom of the Opera" mask as he rings a Liberty Bell replica before Game 1 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Saturday, April 14, 20...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid comes out in a "Phantom of the Opera" mask as he rings a Liberty Bell replica before Game 1 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Saturday, April 14, 20...
    Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 in Game 1 of the first-round series.More >
    Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 in Game 1 of the first-round series.More >
  • Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

    Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

    Sunday, April 15 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-15 21:51:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball around San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball around San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Kevin Durant had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92.More >
    Kevin Durant had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92.More >
  • Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106

    Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106

    Sunday, April 15 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-04-15 21:03:29 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on Saturday, April 14, 2018.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
    Ibaka has 21 points and 12 rebounds, Raptors snap 10-game losing streak in Game 1s by beating Wizards 114-106.More >
    Ibaka has 21 points and 12 rebounds, Raptors snap 10-game losing streak in Game 1s by beating Wizards 114-106.More >
  • Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to 'fight him off'

    Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to 'fight him off'

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-04-15 14:10:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial for the day, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial for the day, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial.More >
    Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial.More >
  • In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can't solve

    In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can't solve

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-04-14 16:25:05 GMT
    Adam Silver still can't stop tanking.More >
    Adam Silver still can't stop tanking.More >
  • Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons

    Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:59:35 GMT
    Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after team fails to reach playoffs for 3rd time in 4 seasons.More >
    Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after team fails to reach playoffs for 3rd time in 4 seasons.More >
  • Process no more: 76ers' awaited playoff push starts vs. Heat

    Process no more: 76ers' awaited playoff push starts vs. Heat

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:11:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...
    The Philadelphia 76ers open Game 1 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat on Saturday.More >
    The Philadelphia 76ers open Game 1 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat on Saturday.More >
  • Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

    Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:46:13 GMT
    Interim Michigan State University President John Engler says he regrets the school's response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university.More >
    Interim Michigan State University President John Engler says he regrets the school's response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university.More >
  • Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns amid investigation

    Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns amid investigation

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:45:31 GMT
    Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns, amid allegations of abusive conduct and financial improprieties within the program.More >
    Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns, amid allegations of abusive conduct and financial improprieties within the program.More >
  • Warriors, Cavs vulnerable, or headed for NBA Finals Round 4?

    Warriors, Cavs vulnerable, or headed for NBA Finals Round 4?

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:57:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Maybe this is the year for a new NBA Finals matchup.More >
    Maybe this is the year for a new NBA Finals matchup.More >
  • Finally: Miami's Ellington set to play a big postseason role

    Finally: Miami's Ellington set to play a big postseason role

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:50:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 116-109 in ove...(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 116-109 in ove...
    After a record-setting season, Heat guard Wayne Ellington is eager for his first real NBA playoff chance.More >
    After a record-setting season, Heat guard Wayne Ellington is eager for his first real NBA playoff chance.More >
  • Thunder play-by-play man Davis suspended 1 game for comment

    Thunder play-by-play man Davis suspended 1 game for comment

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:50:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket in front of Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks, rear, and guard Ben McLemore (23) and Thunder's Steven Adams, left, during the second half of an NBA baske...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket in front of Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks, rear, and guard Ben McLemore (23) and Thunder's Steven Adams, left, during the second half of an NBA baske...
    Thunder play-by-play man Brian Davis suspended 1 game for racially insensitive comment.More >
    Thunder play-by-play man Brian Davis suspended 1 game for racially insensitive comment.More >
  • A new Kardashian arrives as Khloe gives birth to daughter

    A new Kardashian arrives as Khloe gives birth to daughter

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:26:02 GMT
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team m...
    Various reports say Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl.More >
    Various reports say Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl.More >
  • Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals in Game 1

    Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals in Game 1

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:18:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, fights for the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Th...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, fights for the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Th...
    Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.More >
    Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.More >
  • Hornacek fired as Knicks coach after chaotic, 53-loss season

    Hornacek fired as Knicks coach after chaotic, 53-loss season

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:29 AM EDT2018-04-13 09:29:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek agues with referee Ron Garretson (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek agues with referee Ron Garretson (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
    A person with knowledge of the decision says the New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek.More >
    A person with knowledge of the decision says the New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek.More >
  • A'ja Wilson top pick of WNBA draft by Las Vegas Aces

    A'ja Wilson top pick of WNBA draft by Las Vegas Aces

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-04-13 04:09:41 GMT
    A'ja Wilson was the top pick in the WNBA draft on Thursday night by the Las Vegas Aces.More >
    A'ja Wilson was the top pick in the WNBA draft on Thursday night by the Las Vegas Aces.More >
  • Magic fire coach Frank Vogel after 6th straight losing year

    Magic fire coach Frank Vogel after 6th straight losing year

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:55:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Raoux). Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel directs his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/John Raoux). Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel directs his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.
    The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel after two seasons.More >
    The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel after two seasons.More >
  • It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set

    It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:39:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich disputes a call with referee Mike Callahan (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld). San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich disputes a call with referee Mike Callahan (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    The brackets for the NBA playoffs are set, and some rematches await _ including Golden State vs. San Antonio.More >
    The brackets for the NBA playoffs are set, and some rematches await _ including Golden State vs. San Antonio.More >
  • Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

    Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:16:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) grabs a rebound in front of teammate Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) grabs a rebound in front of teammate Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season.More >
    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season.More >
  • Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

    Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:01:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to keep Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to keep Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04.More >
    Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04.More >
  • The Latest: NBA releases first-round playoff schedule

    The Latest: NBA releases first-round playoff schedule

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:00:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague lays the ball up as Memphis Grizzlies' Mario Chalmers, right, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague lays the ball up as Memphis Grizzlies' Mario Chalmers, right, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    The final night of the NBA regular season has 12 games on the schedule, and eight have playoff implications.More >
    The final night of the NBA regular season has 12 games on the schedule, and eight have playoff implications.More >
  • Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

    Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:05:55 GMT
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.More >
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.More >
  • LeBron, Cavs end "crazy" regular season with loss to Knicks

    LeBron, Cavs end "crazy" regular season with loss to Knicks

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-04-12 14:59:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, bottom, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Michael Beasley, left, and Kyle O'Quinn in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron plays in his 82nd game of season before sitting as Cavs lose 110-98 to Knicks.More >
    LeBron plays in his 82nd game of season before sitting as Cavs lose 110-98 to Knicks.More >
  • George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123

    George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-04-12 12:58:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball in front of Memphis Grizzlies guard Kobi Simmons (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball in front of Memphis Grizzlies guard Kobi Simmons (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123.More >
    George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123.More >
  • 76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks

    76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-04-12 07:16:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2...
    Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 to clinch the No. 3...More >
    Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.More >
  • Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

    Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:05:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Villanova's Jalen Brunson, right, drives against West Virginia's James Bolden (3) during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, in Boston. B...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Villanova's Jalen Brunson, right, drives against West Virginia's James Bolden (3) during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, in Boston. B...
    Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, the AP player of the year declares for NBA draft; teammate Mikal Bridges makes same decision.More >
    Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, the AP player of the year declares for NBA draft; teammate Mikal Bridges makes same decision.More >
  • Gamer: LeBron plays all 82 games for first time in career

    Gamer: LeBron plays all 82 games for first time in career

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:38:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reaches out to teammates as he comes off the floor during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reaches out to teammates as he comes off the floor during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York.
    LeBron James sets personal mark by playing in all 82 games this season.More >
    LeBron James sets personal mark by playing in all 82 games this season.More >
  • NBA's best: Lebron vs. MJ. How about Magic?

    NBA's best: Lebron vs. MJ. How about Magic?

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:38:04 GMT
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session in Madrid, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Real Madrid will play Juventus Wednesday in a Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg soccer match.(AP Photo/Paul WhiteReal Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session in Madrid, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Real Madrid will play Juventus Wednesday in a Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg soccer match.(AP Photo/Paul White
    The midweek Champions League matches finds "AP Sports Weekly" podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg staking out opposing positions on the beautiful game.More >
    The midweek Champions League matches finds "AP Sports Weekly" podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg staking out opposing positions on the beautiful game.More >
  • It's the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

    It's the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:46:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) dunks against Memphis Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) dunks against Memphis Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    The final day of the NBA season has arrived, with Minnesota and Denver set to play for the last playoff spot.More >
    The final day of the NBA season has arrived, with Minnesota and Denver set to play for the last playoff spot.More >
  • 15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

    15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:58:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.
    The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history, but now they've accomplished something that's never been done by this franchise: win 15 games in a row.More >
    The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history, but now they've accomplished something that's never been done by this franchise: win 15 games in a row.More >
  • Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

    Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:17:54 GMT
    Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.More >
    Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.More >
  • Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

    Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:19:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Young). Loyola University Chicago's Sister Jean throws out a ceremonial pitch prior to the start of the Cubs' home opening baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Jim Young). Loyola University Chicago's Sister Jean throws out a ceremonial pitch prior to the start of the Cubs' home opening baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago.
    Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.More >
    Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.More >
  • Jazz in position to claim 3 seed after beating Warriors

    Jazz in position to claim 3 seed after beating Warriors

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:00:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett). Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) fights for the ball with Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Salt Lake City.(AP Photo/Alex Goodlett). Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) fights for the ball with Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Salt Lake City.
    Jazz stretch winning streak to six with 119-79 win over Warriors.More >
    Jazz stretch winning streak to six with 119-79 win over Warriors.More >
  • Ingram makes NBA debut in Rockets' 105-99 win over Lakers

    Ingram makes NBA debut in Rockets' 105-99 win over Lakers

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:59:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Los Angeles Lakers forward Channing Frye gestures after scoring during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Los Angeles Lakers forward Channing Frye gestures after scoring during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Los Angeles.
    Chris Paul scored 22 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Lakers 105-99 for their 31st win in 34 games.More >
    Chris Paul scored 22 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Lakers 105-99 for their 31st win in 34 games.More >
  • Television ratings down for NCAA finals on cable TV

    Television ratings down for NCAA finals on cable TV

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:26:45 GMT
    Villanova's victory over Michigan wasn't a big winner in the television ratings.More >
    Villanova's victory over Michigan wasn't a big winner in the television ratings.More >
  • The MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin

    The MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:59:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives for a shot between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and center Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Ho...(AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives for a shot between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and center Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Ho...
    The envelopes, please: The AP's NBA writers reveal their MVP, coach of the year, champion picks, and more.More >
    The envelopes, please: The AP's NBA writers reveal their MVP, coach of the year, champion picks, and more.More >
  • 76ers get team-record 15th straight win, 121-113 over Hawks

    76ers get team-record 15th straight win, 121-113 over Hawks

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-11 09:55:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Amis). Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince left, and guard Isaiah Taylor vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Atlanta.
    JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 to move a step closer to locking up the No. 3 seed in...More >
    JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 to move a step closer to locking up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.More >
  • Spurs, Pelicans, Thunder all in; 1 spot left in West race

    Spurs, Pelicans, Thunder all in; 1 spot left in West race

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-04-11 06:15:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey). Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone reacts to a call during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Denver. Denver beat Portland 88-82.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey). Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone reacts to a call during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Denver. Denver beat Portland 88-82.
    There's only one spot left in the NBA playoffs, and it'll go to either Minnesota or Denver.More >
    There's only one spot left in the NBA playoffs, and it'll go to either Minnesota or Denver.More >
  • Bill Cosby lawyer attacks accuser as prosecutors build case

    Bill Cosby lawyer attacks accuser as prosecutors build case

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:16:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Corey Perrine). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Corey Perrine). Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.
    The defense in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is expected to use its opening statement to portray a hefty settlement paid to the woman he's charged with sexually assaulting as evidence of her greed.More >
    The defense in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is expected to use its opening statement to portray a hefty settlement paid to the woman he's charged with sexually assaulting as evidence of her greed.More >
  • 'Minnesota way:' T-wolves face elimination game vs. Nuggets

    'Minnesota way:' T-wolves face elimination game vs. Nuggets

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:20:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives behind Memphis Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives behind Memphis Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    'If it was easy, it wouldn't be the Minnesota way': Timberwolves face elimination game against Nuggets.More >
    'If it was easy, it wouldn't be the Minnesota way': Timberwolves face elimination game against Nuggets.More >
  • NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

    NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:06:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) argues a call with referee Courtney Kirkland before he was called for a technical foul and was ejected, during an NBA basketball ga...(AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) argues a call with referee Courtney Kirkland before he was called for a technical foul and was ejected, during an NBA basketball ga...
    After a season where ejections were up and tensions were high, the NBA is hoping for calmer player-ref relations in the playoffs.More >
    After a season where ejections were up and tensions were high, the NBA is hoping for calmer player-ref relations in the playoffs.More >
  • Lawsuit accuses 3 ex-Michigan St. basketball players of rape

    Lawsuit accuses 3 ex-Michigan St. basketball players of rape

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:27:36 GMT
    A federal lawsuit filed against Michigan State University alleges that three former men's basketball players sexually assaulted a female student at an off-campus apartment.More >
    A federal lawsuit filed against Michigan State University alleges that three former men's basketball players sexually assaulted a female student at an off-campus apartment.More >
  • James, Love lead Cavs past Knicks to 50th win, Central title

    James, Love lead Cavs past Knicks to 50th win, Central title

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:43:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives the baseline against the New York Knicks during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives the baseline against the New York Knicks during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York.
    LeBron James had 26 points and 11 assists, Kevin Love scored 28 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers got their 50th win and another Central Division title by beating the New York Knicks 123-109.More >
    LeBron James had 26 points and 11 assists, Kevin Love scored 28 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers got their 50th win and another Central Division title by beating the New York Knicks 123-109.More >
  • Thunder clinch: Oklahoma City runs past Miami 115-93

    Thunder clinch: Oklahoma City runs past Miami 115-93

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-04-10 13:53:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Miami.
    The playoffs await Russell Westbrook and the Thunder after a 115-93 win over Miami.More >
    The playoffs await Russell Westbrook and the Thunder after a 115-93 win over Miami.More >
  • D'Antoni, Harden and Paul poised to capture trio's 1st title

    D'Antoni, Harden and Paul poised to capture trio's 1st title

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:46 AM EDT2018-04-10 06:46:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brandon Dill). In this Nov. 18, 2017 photo, Houston Rockets guards James Harden, left, and Chris Paul warm up before and NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Chris Paul has a long history of playoff heartbreak. ...(AP Photo/Brandon Dill). In this Nov. 18, 2017 photo, Houston Rockets guards James Harden, left, and Chris Paul warm up before and NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Chris Paul has a long history of playoff heartbreak. ...
    Mike D'Antoni, Chris Paul and James Harden look to end years of playoff misery and lead Houston Rockets to first title since 1995.More >
    Mike D'Antoni, Chris Paul and James Harden look to end years of playoff misery and lead Houston Rockets to first title since 1995.More >
  • Utah clinches, Philly locks up home-court for first round

    Utah clinches, Philly locks up home-court for first round

    Monday, April 9 2018 2:53 PM EDT2018-04-09 18:53:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, reacts after his dunk against Dallas Mavericks' Doug McDermott, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, reacts after his dunk against Dallas Mavericks' Doug McDermott, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Playoff picture starts to focus: Jazz seal their spot, and 76ers clinch home-court for the first round.More >
    Playoff picture starts to focus: Jazz seal their spot, and 76ers clinch home-court for the first round.More >
  • Ingraham due back at Fox following tweet backlash, vacation

    Ingraham due back at Fox following tweet backlash, vacation

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-04-09 10:41:11 GMT
    Fox's Laura Ingraham is due back Monday following vacation that served as cooling-off period.More >
    Fox's Laura Ingraham is due back Monday following vacation that served as cooling-off period.More >
  • Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference

    Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference

    Monday, April 9 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-04-09 06:11:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Travis Wear defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Travis Wear defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Los Angeles.
    Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help the Utah Jazz clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.More >
    Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help the Utah Jazz clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.More >
  • Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM

    Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:43:24 GMT
    The Hornets have hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager.More >
    The Hornets have hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager.More >
  • Clippers eliminated, still 5 spots up for grabs out West

    Clippers eliminated, still 5 spots up for grabs out West

    Sunday, April 8 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-04-08 15:43:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker). Los Angeles Clippers starters Tobias Harris, Austin Rivers and DeAndre Jordan, from left, sit on the bench with assistant coach Brendan O'Connor near the end of their 134-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets during an NBA baske...(AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker). Los Angeles Clippers starters Tobias Harris, Austin Rivers and DeAndre Jordan, from left, sit on the bench with assistant coach Brendan O'Connor near the end of their 134-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets during an NBA baske...
    It's still anyone's guess what will happen with the NBA's Western Conference playoff bracket.More >
    It's still anyone's guess what will happen with the NBA's Western Conference playoff bracket.More >
  • Senate rivals try to score points on Messer campaign commute

    Senate rivals try to score points on Messer campaign commute

    Sunday, April 8 2018 8:02 AM EDT2018-04-08 12:02:16 GMT
    (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP File). File - In this Feb. 20, 2018 file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Luke Messer speaks during the Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate in Indianapolis. Messer was a no-show to an event in Kokomo wi...(Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP File). File - In this Feb. 20, 2018 file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Luke Messer speaks during the Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate in Indianapolis. Messer was a no-show to an event in Kokomo wi...
    Indiana Senate candidate Luke Messer faces logistical difficulties as he tries to balance family life in the Washington, D.C., area with running a high-stakes campaign back in Indiana.More >
    Indiana Senate candidate Luke Messer faces logistical difficulties as he tries to balance family life in the Washington, D.C., area with running a high-stakes campaign back in Indiana.More >
  • Anthony Davis outduels Kevin Durant, Pelicans beat Warriors

    Anthony Davis outduels Kevin Durant, Pelicans beat Warriors

    Sunday, April 8 2018 1:19 AM EDT2018-04-08 05:19:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, right, drives against Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, right, drives against Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Anthony Davis outdueled Kevin Durant down the stretch on the way to 34 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a 10-game losing streak to Golden State with a 126-120 win over the Warriors.More >
    Anthony Davis outdueled Kevin Durant down the stretch on the way to 34 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a 10-game losing streak to Golden State with a 126-120 win over the Warriors.More >
  • Westbrook and George help Thunder over Rockets 108-102

    Westbrook and George help Thunder over Rockets 108-102

    Sunday, April 8 2018 1:19 AM EDT2018-04-08 05:19:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Houston.
    Russell Westbrook, Paul George each score 24 points as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Houston Rockets 108-102.More >
    Russell Westbrook, Paul George each score 24 points as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Houston Rockets 108-102.More >
  • Toronto tops in East, but road likely goes through LeBron

    Toronto tops in East, but road likely goes through LeBron

    Saturday, April 7 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-04-08 01:49:07 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives on Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Toronto.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives on Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Toronto.
    The Eastern Conference is about to have its seventh different No. 1 playoff seed in the last seven seasons.More >
    The Eastern Conference is about to have its seventh different No. 1 playoff seed in the last seven seasons.More >
  • Former ABA players see similarities in today's pro game

    Former ABA players see similarities in today's pro game

    Saturday, April 7 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-04-08 01:48:52 GMT
    Basketball Hall of Famers George Gervin and George McGinnis see a lot of their old league in today's NBA.More >
    Basketball Hall of Famers George Gervin and George McGinnis see a lot of their old league in today's NBA.More >
  • 76ers hold off LeBron, Cavs 132-130 for 13th straight win

    76ers hold off LeBron, Cavs 132-130 for 13th straight win

    Saturday, April 7 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-04-07 22:42:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, reacts to his assist on a three-point basket by Marco Belinelli, left, of Italy, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, Ap...(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, reacts to his assist on a three-point basket by Marco Belinelli, left, of Italy, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, Ap...
    Ben Simmons topped LeBron James in a triple-double battle to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their 13th straight win in their biggest game in six years, 132-130 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.More >
    Ben Simmons topped LeBron James in a triple-double battle to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their 13th straight win in their biggest game in six years, 132-130 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.More >
  • Despite DeVos help, for-profit colleges yet to see a rebound

    Despite DeVos help, for-profit colleges yet to see a rebound

    Saturday, April 7 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-04-07 17:28:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. The for-profit college industry is struggling under ...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. The for-profit college industry is struggling under ...
    Despite a helping hand from Trump administration, for-profit colleges have yet to see a rebound.More >
    Despite a helping hand from Trump administration, for-profit colleges have yet to see a rebound.More >
  • Top 2 seeds set in East and West; everything else TBD

    Top 2 seeds set in East and West; everything else TBD

    Saturday, April 7 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-04-07 12:28:13 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, right, smiles next to teammate Jonas Valanciunas on the team bench during secondhalf NBA basketball game action against the Indiana Pacers in Toronto, Friday, April 6, 2018.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, right, smiles next to teammate Jonas Valanciunas on the team bench during secondhalf NBA basketball game action against the Indiana Pacers in Toronto, Friday, April 6, 2018.
    With five days left in the NBA season, there are five playoff spots and 12 seeds still to be decided.More >
    With five days left in the NBA season, there are five playoff spots and 12 seeds still to be decided.More >
  • Lakers unveil statue of Elgin Baylor outside Staples Center

    Lakers unveil statue of Elgin Baylor outside Staples Center

    Saturday, April 7 2018 1:19 AM EDT2018-04-07 05:19:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon). Elgin Baylor stands next to a statue, just unveiled, honoring the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers great, outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon). Elgin Baylor stands next to a statue, just unveiled, honoring the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers great, outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, 2018.
    The Lakers unveiled a statue of Elgin Baylor before facing the Minnesota Timberwolves.More >
    The Lakers unveiled a statue of Elgin Baylor before facing the Minnesota Timberwolves.More >
  • East top 8 unchanged, Wolves fall to No. 8 in West

    East top 8 unchanged, Wolves fall to No. 8 in West

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-04-07 01:22:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Washington Wizards' Ian Mahinmi, left, from France, blocks a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Washington Wizards' Ian Mahinmi, left, from France, blocks a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
    It's down to six days left in the NBA's regular season, and five West playoff spots are unclaimed.More >
    It's down to six days left in the NBA's regular season, and five West playoff spots are unclaimed.More >
  • James, Durant in 35-player US Olympic basketball team pool

    James, Durant in 35-player US Olympic basketball team pool

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:30:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (13), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (13), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third.More >
    LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third.More >
  • Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton declares for NBA draft

    Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton declares for NBA draft

    Friday, April 6 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-04-06 20:04:14 GMT
    Alabama's freshman point guard Collin Sexton has declared for the NBA draft.More >
    Alabama's freshman point guard Collin Sexton has declared for the NBA draft.More >
  • Closing time: LeBron scores 33, Cavs rally to stun Wizards

    Closing time: LeBron scores 33, Cavs rally to stun Wizards

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-04-06 16:09:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron James scores 33 points as Cavaliers rally to stun Wizards 119-115.More >
    LeBron James scores 33 points as Cavaliers rally to stun Wizards 119-115.More >
  • Celtics' Irving needs knee surgery, out for playoffs

    Celtics' Irving needs knee surgery, out for playoffs

    Friday, April 6 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-04-06 15:53:45 GMT
    Person with knowledge of situation to AP: Celtics' Irving out for rest of regular season, playoffs after knee surgery.More >
    Person with knowledge of situation to AP: Celtics' Irving out for rest of regular season, playoffs after knee surgery.More >
  • New man: Lue returns to coach Cavaliers after health scare

    New man: Lue returns to coach Cavaliers after health scare

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-04-06 04:16:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett, File). FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells to his team in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the decis...(AP Photo/Alex Goodlett, File). FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells to his team in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the decis...
    Cavs coach Tyronn Lue returns to sideline after chest pains prompted medical leave.More >
    Cavs coach Tyronn Lue returns to sideline after chest pains prompted medical leave.More >
  • Pacers sweep season series vs Warriors with 126-106 romp

    Pacers sweep season series vs Warriors with 126-106 romp

    Thursday, April 5 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-04-06 02:58:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) loses the ball as he fouled by Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, April 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) loses the ball as he fouled by Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, April 5, 2018.
    Bojan Bogdanovic had 28 points, Victor Oladipo scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and the playoff-bound Indiana Pacers beat the Golden State Warriors 126-106.More >
    Bojan Bogdanovic had 28 points, Victor Oladipo scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and the playoff-bound Indiana Pacers beat the Golden State Warriors 126-106.More >
  • Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

    Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-04-06 01:32:40 GMT
    (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright holds up his fingers in "V" signs during a celebration of the team's NCAA tournament championship, at Jake Nevin Field House on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Villanova...(Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright holds up his fingers in "V" signs during a celebration of the team's NCAA tournament championship, at Jake Nevin Field House on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Villanova...
    Philadelphia is getting the chance to celebrate yet another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats.More >
    Philadelphia is getting the chance to celebrate yet another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats.More >
  • East field is set, West race still has much to decide

    East field is set, West race still has much to decide

    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-05 23:44:09 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas and Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier watch the ball get away during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Toronto.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas and Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier watch the ball get away during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Toronto.
    With seven days left in the NBA regular season, there are still five playoff spots unclaimed _ all in the West.More >
    With seven days left in the NBA regular season, there are still five playoff spots unclaimed _ all in the West.More >
  • Bay Bro: A's acquire brother of Warriors star Klay Thompson

    Bay Bro: A's acquire brother of Warriors star Klay Thompson

    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-05 23:27:27 GMT
    The Oakland Athletics have claimed the brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson off waivers from the New York Yankees. The A's plucked outfielder Trayce Thompson shortly after the Yankees claimed off...More >
    The Oakland Athletics have claimed the brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson off waivers from the New York Yankees. The A's plucked outfielder Trayce Thompson shortly after the Yankees claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.More >
  • 76ers win 12th straight, eliminate Pistons 115-108

    76ers win 12th straight, eliminate Pistons 115-108

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-05 16:12:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) reaches for the ball on Detroit Pistons forward Henry Ellenson (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) reaches for the ball on Detroit Pistons forward Henry Ellenson (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Detroit.
    JJ Redick scored 25 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers won their 12th straight game, eliminating Detroit from playoff contention with a 115-108 victory over the Pistons.More >
    JJ Redick scored 25 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers won their 12th straight game, eliminating Detroit from playoff contention with a 115-108 victory over the Pistons.More >
  • DeRozan scores 16 points as Raptors beat Celtics 96-78

    DeRozan scores 16 points as Raptors beat Celtics 96-78

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-04-05 16:11:37 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) is defended by Boston Celtics centre Greg Monroe, left, as Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13), Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and Celtics guard Kadeem Allen watch during the...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) is defended by Boston Celtics centre Greg Monroe, left, as Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13), Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and Celtics guard Kadeem Allen watch during the...
    DeRozan scores 16 points as Raptors move closer to clinching top seed in East by beating Boston 96-78.More >
    DeRozan scores 16 points as Raptors move closer to clinching top seed in East by beating Boston 96-78.More >
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