Oct 31st, 2014

New York spoils Cavaliers’ party

Tweet{lang: 'it'}CLEVELAND — LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. His homecoming was horrendous. “I didn’t press,” James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. “I didn’t do much.” James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four […]

Oct 30th, 2014

Isaiah Thomas scores 23 in Suns debut

Tweet{lang: 'it'}PHOENIX — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in his Phoenix debut, Marcus Morris matched his career high with five three-pointers and the Suns dominated their season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers 119-99 on Wednesday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 31 points. Goran Dragic scored 12 of his 18 points in the third quarter, when […]

Oct 29th, 2014

San Antonio edges Dallas on league’s opening night

Tweet{lang: 'it'}SAN ANTONIO – Tony Parker made a clutch shot in the fourth quarter. Manu Ginobili had a big game, and Tim Duncan contributed a double-double. San Antonio’s efficient performance on opening night in the league looked familiar. Parker made a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:07 remaining, and the Spurs began their title defense with a […]

Oct 28th, 2014

New-look Cavaliers, familiar Spurs are among NBA elite

Tweet{lang: 'it'}LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam. The San Antonio Spurs are already one. No big changes were necessary for the Spurs, who simply kept the team together. They brought back nearly every piece from the squad that dominated James and […]

Oct 26th, 2014

Quin Snyder takes a long and winding road to Utah Jazz job

Tweet{lang: 'it'}SALT LAKE CITY – Quin Snyder needed two hands to count all the places he has called home of late. The 47-year-old Snyder, a former standout guard at Mercer Island High School, is coach of the Utah Jazz. He has moved from Austin, Texas, to Philadelphia, to Los Angeles, to Moscow, to Atlanta and […]

Oct 23rd, 2014

NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NEW YORK — One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers. A proposal that would reduce the incentive for teams to lose games on purpose in an effort […]

Oct 21st, 2014

V. Stiviano’s lawsuit against Shelly Sterling is dismissed

Tweet{lang: 'it'}NBA Stiviano’s suit is dismissed A Los Angeles Superior Court judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling’s mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin issued a tentative ruling last week saying he planned to allow the suit, but he reconsidered after […]

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 […]

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