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Feb 18, 2017

Gasol selected for NBPA post

Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee. The six-time All-Star from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. The San Antonio Spurs big man replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term ...

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

Feb 17, 2017

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

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The SeaHorses Mikawa delivered an impressive all-around performance, hammering the visiting Levanga Hokkaido 89-72 on Friday night. The title-chasing SeaHorses (27-8) shot 50.7 percent from the field. Sharpshooter Kosuke Kanamaru led the hosts’ high-performance offensive output, putting 33 points on the board. Kanamaru made ...

Feb 17, 2017

No. 1 Gonzaga whips San Francisco

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points as undefeated and the No. 1 Gonzaga men’s basketball team beat San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday night, extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 27 games. Przemek Karnowski added 23 points and seven rebounds for Gonzaga (27-0, 15-0 West ...

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Feb 17, 2017

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Thomas should have plenty to talk about when they see each other in New Orleans this weekend. Butler made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, sending the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over Thomas and the Boston Celtics ...

Westbrook bags yet another triple-double

Feb 16, 2017

Westbrook bags yet another triple-double

Russell Westbrook closed out the first half in familiar fashion — with a triple-double and a win. Westbrook scored 38 points and posted his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night. ...

Feb 16, 2017

Anthony replaces Love in All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks is an All-Star again. The NBA announced Wednesday night that Anthony has been picked to replace Cleveland forward Kevin Love on the Eastern Conference roster for the All-Star Game in New Orleans. It’s the 10th All-Star selection ...

LeBron leads Love-less Cavs to win

Feb 15, 2017

LeBron leads Love-less Cavs to win

LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court. He spent the night backing that up against an ...

Feb 14, 2017

Jordan, Silver try to held end Knicks feud

Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver are helping repair the relationship between Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan. Oakley and Dolan met with Silver on Monday at NBA headquarters, with Jordan participating by phone, the league said in a statement. ...

Spurs extend historic run to 20 seasons

Feb 14, 2017

Spurs extend historic run to 20 seasons

Kawhi Leonard kept the faith Monday night. Eventually, LaMarcus Aldridge came through, too. Together, the new faces of the Spurs produced a familiar result — a 110-06 victory at Indiana for another milestone moment. With their 42nd victory, the Spurs extended their streak of ...

UConn women win 100th straight game

Feb 14, 2017

UConn women win 100th straight game

Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies’ long list of milestones. Given the team’s glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma’s squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division ...