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Jun 5, 2015

'Bevo' Francis, 113-point scorer, dies at 82

Clarence “Bevo” Francis, who had 113 points for Rio Grande College in a 1954 game and was one of college basketball’s great scorers, has died. He was 82. He died Wednesday at his southern Ohio home, Roberts Funeral Home said. Rio Grande said he ...

Tokashiki earns spot with the Seattle Storm

Jun 5, 2015

Tokashiki earns spot with the Seattle Storm

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan ace Ramu Tokashiki has made the Seattle Storm’s opening-day roster, the WNBA club announced Thursday. The 23-year-old Tokashiki, who signed with the club in April, will become the third Japanese player to ever don a WNBA jersey. Mikiko Hagiwara played for the now-defunct ...

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

Jun 5, 2015

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State ...

Jun 4, 2015

Celtics slated to play in Milan again

The Boston Celtics will play a preseason game in October at Olimpia Milano in a showdown of two of the most successful U.S. or European basketball clubs. The Oct. 6 meeting at Milan’s Mediolanum Forum, part of the NBA Global Games Europe series, will ...

| Jun 4, 2015

Disgraceful treatment of coaches must end

by Ed Odeven

Now, more than ever, the coaching profession is on impossibly shaky ground in the bj-league. Job security is, well, only a theory. Already this offseason, 12 head coaches from the 22 teams who competed in the 2014-15 season have parted ways with their clubs. ...

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

Jun 4, 2015

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

LeBron James will do more than just make a lot of people in Cleveland happy if he can find a way to lead the Cavaliers over Golden State in the NBA Finals. He’ll also make a lot of people a pretty good return on ...

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Jun 3, 2015

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The long-rumored pairing of Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls became official on Tuesday when ...

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

Jun 3, 2015

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world who can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled. For the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title, they will need to get past James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the ...

| Jun 2, 2015

Nakamura takes reins in Niigata

by Ed Odeven

Kazuo Nakamura on Tuesday was named the Niigata Albirex BB’s new head coach. He last coached a bj-league team for the 2013-14 season, when his Akita Northern Happinets went 40-12 and earned a championship runnerup finish. Nakamura ran the show in Akita for three ...

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Jun 2, 2015

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Thompson returned to practice Monday, a major step in the All-Star shooting guard’s recovery. Thompson said he feels great and is just waiting on final ...