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Apr 12, 2014

Former Hawks star Hudson dies at 69

Dominique Wilkins hopes young fans take the time to learn about Lou Hudson. Wilkins says they’ll discover “Sweet Lou” was one of the best shooting guards in NBA history. Hudson, the smooth-shooting Hawks star who averaged more than 20 points during 13 NBA seasons, ...

Heat blast Pacers

Apr 12, 2014

Heat blast Pacers

For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers. On Friday, they just blew by them. Control of the Eastern Conference again belongs to the Heat, after LeBron James scored 36 points and the two-time defending NBA champions opened the ...

Apr 11, 2014

Takamatsu edges Osaka in series opener

by Ed Odeven

While playing in their 47th regular-season game on Friday night in Moriguchi, Osaka Prefecture, two bj-league teams shared several other similarities. Until the final second of the 40-minute game. In a game tied after both the first and second quarter, the Takamatsu Five Arrows ...

Warriors blow big lead, fall to Nuggets at home

Apr 11, 2014

Warriors blow big lead, fall to Nuggets at home

Kenneth Farried watched the Golden State Warriors celebrate enough victories against the Denver Nuggets during last year’s playoffs. He wouldn’t allow his team to witness another Warriors coronation this spring. Faried hit a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and ...

Apr 11, 2014

Ex-coach Tarkanian hospitalized

Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has been admitted to a Las Vegas hospital after relatives say he was feeling weak and having trouble breathing. Tarkanian’s son, Danny Tarkanian, said his 83-year-old father was also struggling to keep his eyes open when he was ...

Apr 10, 2014

Kyoto big man Holm recognized for rebounding prowess

by Ed Odeven

Kyoto Hannaryz center Chris Holm, one of the premier rebounders in bj-league history, had a two-game series to remember last weekend against the Takamatsu Five Arrows. Holm grabbed a whopping 29 rebounds along with 14 points in the series opener Saturday and hauled in ...

Westbrook leads Thunder by Clips

Apr 10, 2014

Westbrook leads Thunder by Clips

Oklahoma City has its starting five back together just in time for the playoffs. Their weeks apart didn’t hurt their defense at all. Russell Westbrook scored 30 points in his return to the lineup, Kevin Durant added 27, and the Thunder held off the ...

Apr 10, 2014

UMass guard Gordon says he's gay

University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in NCAA Division I, U.S. men’s college basketball’s division. Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. He said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team ...

UConn turns first final between unbeaten teams into rout

Apr 9, 2014

UConn turns first final between unbeaten teams into rout

Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women’s college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship — they stand alone. The Huskies reached the pinnacle in style, routing Notre Dame in the first NCAA basketball championship game featuring undefeated ...

Nets complete season sweep of Heat

Apr 9, 2014

Nets complete season sweep of Heat

A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions. Hello, Brooklyn — the only NBA team this season to go unbeaten against the Miami Heat. Mason Plumlee denied LeBron James’ dunk attempt at the rim with 2 seconds left, and ...