Oct 20th, 2014

Boston beats Brooklyn in experimental 44-minute exhibition

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NEW YORK – Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still on the court. There was a good reason he hadn’t been subbed out yet, though. In an experimental 44-minute exhibition game Sunday, Sullinger […]

Oct 13th, 2014

Oklahoma City superstar Kevin Durant has foot fracture

Tweet{lang: 'it'}OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Durant, the league’s leading scorer of this decade and its reigning most valuable player, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the regular season after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, team […]

Oct 13th, 2014

Spending helps teams get into the playoffs, but it seems to matter little in the postseason

Tweet{lang: 'it'}Inside sports business A warning shot by Kobe Bryant across the NBA’s bow last week hinted that salary caps aren’t always a perfect solution for sports leagues. Bryant was quick to call out team owners for hypocrisy after the NBA’s new nine-year, $24.4 billion national TV deal. He griped about owners reaping an extra […]

Oct 12th, 2014

LeBron James helps Cleveland beat his former team, Miami

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Cavs edge Heat in OT LeBron James scored seven points while playing 20 minutes, 35 seconds against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime Saturday in an exhibition game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ex-Minnesota forward Kevin Love, acquired by Cleveland a month […]

Oct 7th, 2014

NBA extends television deals with ESPN, TNT

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NEW YORK – The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts. The league renewed its deals with ESPN and TNT even though two seasons remain on the existing ones. With potential competition from Fox looming, both networks were willing to pay generously to secure the rights long term. The league’s […]

Oct 5th, 2014

Ex-Husky Spencer Hawes is passing aggressive for L.A. Clippers

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LAS VEGAS – The newest resident of Lob City seems to have it all backward. He is 7 feet 1, can dunk almost flat-footed and yet … “I’m a lob thrower more” than a catcher, Spencer Hawes said. The Los Angeles Clippers’ forward-center has been that way since begging his youth coach, who also […]

Sep 30th, 2014

Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers coach, praises team owner Steve Ballmer

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Rivers praises Ballmer Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers loves talking about basketball. And with the scandal involving former Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance. “We’re going to talk about basketball and that’s very nice,” Rivers said Monday. “Last season […]

Sep 28th, 2014

Commentary: NBA still must deal with race issue

Tweet{lang: 'it'}ATLANTA – While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a pass on its latest brouhaha. No longer. Training camps are starting up around the NBA, so it is time to ask a blunt question: Does the league celebrated for its […]

Sep 27th, 2014

Rajon Rondo of Boston Celtics to miss from 6 to 8 weeks because of broken finger

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Celtics’ Rondo breaks finger, is expected to miss 6-8 weeks Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, a four-time All-Star, had surgery Friday on a broken finger on his left hand. Rondo, 28, is expected to miss from six to eight weeks. Team officials said he suffered the injury in a fall at his home. […]

Sep 23rd, 2014

Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA will review domestic-violence policies

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NEW YORK – NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic-violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s recent rash of incidents. Silver said during a community-service event in Staten Island the league has been discussing with the National Basketball Players Association ways to further educate […]

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