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Cavs guard Dellavedova out of hospital, ready for Game 4

Jun 11, 2015

Cavs guard Dellavedova out of hospital, ready for Game 4

Matthew Dellavedova walked into the interview room double-fisted — with two cups of water. After being hospitalized with dehydration after exhausting himself during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the hustling guard was upright — a good sign for the Cavaliers. Dellavedova was released ...

Cavs survive Warriors rally to win Game 3

Jun 10, 2015

Cavs survive Warriors rally to win Game 3

LeBron James is doing more than ever. With the Cavaliers missing two All-Stars, he has no choice. “I’m so outside the box right now,” he said. And two wins from a championship — one like no other. Pushed by a crowd howling to see ...

Jun 9, 2015

Munakata replaces Kawai on Shinshu bench

by Ed Odeven

Six days after his tenure with the Amori Wat’s ended, Koju Munakata became the Shinshu Brave Warriors’ new head coach. The bj-league’s Eastern Conference team announced the hire on Monday. The 48-year-old Munakata led the Aomori Wat’s for the past two seasons, which were ...

LeBron, Cavaliers try to recover after epic Game 2 victory

Jun 9, 2015

LeBron, Cavaliers try to recover after epic Game 2 victory

Once LeBron James tied up the NBA Finals with another one of his virtuoso postseason performances, his legs were in knots. He needed ice, treatment and rest. He wasn’t the only one. After a pair of entertaining, exhausting, drama-filled overtime games at Golden State, ...

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

Jun 8, 2015

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

The Big Three has faded. The Terrific Two is gone. And the Cleveland Cavaliers are still heading home with the NBA Finals knotted up at a game apiece. All thanks to the Chosen One. LeBron James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova ...

Tokashiki helps Storm rout Sparks in WNBA opener

Jun 7, 2015

Tokashiki helps Storm rout Sparks in WNBA opener

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Ramu Tokashiki has officially begun her brand-new journey with the Storm as she made her WNBA regular-season debut in Seattle’s 86-61 season-opening win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday at KeyArena. The 191-cm forward came off the bench with 4:40 left in the ...

Announcer Breen's love of game carried him to top of profession

Jun 7, 2015

Announcer Breen's love of game carried him to top of profession

Mike Breen recalls the riveting Game 7s, still marvels at some memorable performances. It’s a lot of NBA Finals basketball to think about — more than anyone else who has sat in his center court seat. While Stephen Curry and LeBron James are squaring ...

Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Jun 6, 2015

Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that rules him out of the rest of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers said Friday that an MRI exam at Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic revealed the injury and that Irving’s ...

Jun 5, 2015

Aoki named Yokohama B-Corsairs coach

by Ed Odeven

After two seasons as a Yokohama B-Corsairs assistant coach, Taketo Aoki has been promoted to bench boss, the bj-league squad announced on Friday. Aoki, 41, worked under ex-coach Michael Katsuhisa during the past two seasons. A Kanagawa Prefecture native, he retired as a player ...