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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, and Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee react after a McGee dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 24, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
April 25, 2017 - 02:04 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama. With a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State now awaits the conclusion of the series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers — currently tied at 2. The Warriors will also await...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, dribbles around his back past Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
April 25, 2017 - 02:04 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted "War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!" The first-round sweep was sweet, even in Portland'...
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In this April 9, 2017, photo, former NBA All Star Stephon Marbury attends an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors in New York. Marbury’s agent said Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that they are in talks with several clubs in China after he parted ways with the Beijing Ducks at the weekend. Marbury “will definitely play one more year,” Wang Meng told The Associated Press. Marbury, 40, helped the Beijing Ducks secure three China Basketball Association championship wins after joining them in 2011 following a roller-coaster NBA career. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 25, 2017 - 02:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stephon Marbury's agent said Tuesday that they are in talks with several clubs in China after the former NBA All-Star parted ways with the Chinese Basketball Association's Beijing Ducks at the weekend. Marbury "will definitely play one more year," Wang Meng told The Associated Press...
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Atlanta Hawks Tim Hardaway Jr. battles Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Jr. for a lose ball in an NBA playoff basketball game , in Atlanta on Monday, April 24, 2017. Atlanta won 111-101 to even the best-of seven series at 2-2. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 00:04 am
ATLANTA (AP) — In a year when the geezers are coming up big in the NBA playoffs, add another one to the list. Jose Calderon might be the most unlikely of all. The 35-year-old Spaniard, picked up on waivers late in the season, made a huge contribution to help the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the...
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This is a 2017 photo of Dovydas Neverauskas of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This image represents the the Pirates active roster in Bradenton, Fla. The Pirates called up Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, April 24, 2017 giving the reliever the chance to become the second Lithuanian-born player to appear in a major league game (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 25, 2017 - 00:04 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neverauskas was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday after Pittsburgh put utility player Adam Frazier on...
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John Stevens, right, and Los Angeles Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake pose during Stevens' introduction as the Kings new head coach at a news conference at the NHL hockey club's home at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, April 24, 2017. Stevens has most recently served as the club's Associate Head Coach. He has been part of the Kings coaching staff the past seven seasons. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 24, 2017 - 20:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Stevens spent the past seven seasons as Darryl Sutter's assistant coach while the Los Angeles Kings rose to two Stanley Cup titles and then slipped to three straight disappointing seasons. Stevens is moving into the top job with no plans to upend the system in which he...
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April 24, 2017 - 20:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail and took the pitcher to the ground. The 2014 World Series MVP bruise ribs and a sprained AC joint in his pitching shoulder in the...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments led to the playoff being suspended. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
April 24, 2017 - 19:04 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase's comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. The 23-time major champion wrote on Instagram on Monday: "It disappoints me to know we live in a...
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Houston Rockets center Nene (42) celebrates a basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Houston won 113-109. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 24, 2017 - 18:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Nene has spent 15 years in the NBA and many still struggle in pronouncing his name. Count ABC's broadcasting team of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson among the offenders. As Houston's backup center made play after play on Sunday they repeatedly called him "NAY-NAY,"...
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April 24, 2017 - 15:04 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer. Thornton tore the ACL and MCL in his knee on April 2 in Vancouver but still returned to play San Jose's final four playoff...
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