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Curry back in form as Warriors romp past Jazz

Mar 22, 2015

Curry back in form as Warriors romp past Jazz

With the playoffs approaching, Stephen Curry fully expects more out of Golden State over the next three weeks. That might not be a good sign for the rest of the Western Conference. Curry bounced back from his worst shooting performance of the season to ...

Mar 22, 2015

Two-time NBA MVP Nash retires

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement Saturday, quietly ending a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. After playing in just 65 games over the past three seasons due to injuries, the 41-year-old Canadian playmaker formalized his departure with a ...

Mar 22, 2015

Johnson has big game to lead 89ers past B-Corsairs

by Ed Odeven

It was a game he’ll never forget. Guard Kejuan Johnson sparked the Sendai 89ers with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in Saturday’s 92-81 victory over the visiting Yokohama B-Corsairs. Johnson, a Long Beach State product, sank 14 of 17 free throws in ...

Duke bedevils Robert Morris

Mar 21, 2015

Duke bedevils Robert Morris

Duke’s youngsters saw plenty in their first NCAA Tournament game: the buzz of a fast start to a big lead, the challenge of putting away an overmatched opponent that keeps playing hard, even an irate Hall of Fame coach. Quinn Cook scored 22 points ...

Westbrook lifts Thunder over Hawks

Mar 21, 2015

Westbrook lifts Thunder over Hawks

The Thunder keep losing players and finding ways to win. Hours after Oklahoma City learned it might be without reigning MVP Kevin Durant for the rest of the season, Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the ...

Durant possibly out for rest of year

Mar 21, 2015

Durant possibly out for rest of year

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is unlikely to return to playing this season, dealing a major blow to Oklahoma City’s playoff hopes. Thunder’s general manager Sam Presti said Friday that Durant still has pain in his right foot, well after he was expected to ...

Pilots coach Reveno cherished time in Japan

Mar 21, 2015

Pilots coach Reveno cherished time in Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

“Konnichiwa.” As he came out of the locker room after his team’s regular season finale against the University of San Diego at the Chiles Center and found this Japanese reporter waiting for him, Eric Reveno used the Japanese greeting instead of the standard English ...

Mar 20, 2015

Niigata whips struggling Tokyo

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB overwhelmed the Tokyo Cinq Reves from start to finish in Friday’s bj-league series opener. Early on, Niigata jumped out to a big lead and kept the pressure on throughout the contest en route to a 104-51 road victory. The Albirex ...

No. 1 Kentucky pounds Hampton

Mar 20, 2015

No. 1 Kentucky pounds Hampton

Take away the sluggish start and ragged finish, and top-ranked Kentucky opened the NCAA Tournament just the way it wanted against 16th-seeded Hampton. Karl-Anthony Towns bounced back from a mini-slump with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Harrison added 14 points and the Wildcats ...

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Mar 20, 2015

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Even the biggest stars of the Houston Rockets’ past couldn’t outshine James Harden on Thursday night. Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on a night when the team celebrated ...

Mar 19, 2015

Oden could make comeback: Matta

Ohio State coach Thad Matta says former Buckeyes star Greg Oden has been training on campus and could attempt another NBA comeback. Matta spoke Wednesday in Portland, where Ohio State is preparing to face Virginia Commonwealth in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64. This ...