Basketball

© David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
March 25, 2019 - 1:08 am
MIAMI (AP) — The playoff field is largely set. The positioning, that's still anyone's guess. So even while some of what we could have had for drama over the final 2½ weeks of the NBA regular season won't materialize — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are already out of the playoffs, robbing...
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March 23, 2019 - 4:13 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Kushner, the brother of President Trump's son-in-law, has purchased a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies. A Grizzlies team spokesman has confirmed that Kushner and Brandon Arrindell "recently, in their respective individual capacities" purchased minority stakes in...
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© Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
March 22, 2019 - 10:15 pm
MILWAUKEE -- On a night overshadowed by the NCAA Tournament, the freshly crowned Central Division champion Bucks scored a huge win over potential playoff matchup Heat, 116-87. Giannis Antetokounmpo, despite an injury scare in the second quarter, led the Bucks with another MVP type performance, 27/8...
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March 22, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Guaranteed payments for unrestricted free-agent contracts this month make up just over half of the total money to be paid, down a bit from 2018, when Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed $84-million deal. For the first 148 deals reached in March, the players' union says $1.116...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2012, file photo, Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh reacts after Game 5 of the NBA finals basketball series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Miami. Bosh, whose career was cut short in 2016 by blood clots, will have his No. 1 jersey retired by the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, March 26, 2019. Bosh, an 11-time All-Star and two-time champion with the Heat, will be the fourth former Miami player to have a jersey retired. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 22, 2019 - 12:23 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is making a lot of music these days. He drinks beer and thinks about making more beer. He sketches. He paints. He plays with his kids. He has even learned how to use a wrench. He is also happy and healthy. And finally, he's made peace with the devastating way that blood...
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March 21, 2019 - 3:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says former NBA star David West is not entitled to a nearly $1.5 million award stemming from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Court records show West submitted a claim under the terms of a settlement BP entered after the spill to avoid prolonged...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez (11) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
March 21, 2019 - 8:32 am
In case more proof was needed that the game of basketball has changed wildly in the last few years, check out the starting center for the team with the best record in the NBA — he is often nowhere near the basket. It's by design. Milwaukee's Brook Lopez hardly ever took 3-pointers in high school,...
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March 20, 2019 - 10:49 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Summer League is going international this year. The Chinese and Croatian national teams will join all 30 NBA clubs at this year's tournament in Las Vegas, taking place from July 5 through July 15. China sent a team to Summer League in 2007, and Croatia will play in the event...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates his power play goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
March 19, 2019 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the decision...
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© Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
March 19, 2019 - 9:49 pm
MILWAUKEE -- The Bucks, without star Giannis Antetokounmpo and key rotation pieces Malcolm Brogdon and Ersan Ilyasova, handed the depleted Lakers a loss, 115-101. The Lakers were without superstar Lebron James, who was out with goin soreness, but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope picked up the slack,...
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