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Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

Dec 28, 2016

Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

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Unlike for other players, the start of the 2016-17 Women’s Japan Basketball League season didn’t necessarily represent a fresh start for Jx-Eneos Sunflowers star player Ramu Tokashiki. The 25-year-old forward/center has basically been on the court for nearly two entire years, having also played ...

LeBron named AP's Male Athlete of Year

Dec 28, 2016

LeBron named AP's Male Athlete of Year

LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland’s streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family were riding in. This wasn’t supposed to happen. James looked at his wife, Savannah, their baby daughter and two ...

Westbrook gets 15th triple-double in Thunder victory

Dec 28, 2016

Westbrook gets 15th triple-double in Thunder victory

Russell Westbrook took a charge in the final minutes with the outcome already decided, was diving for loose balls and grabbed more defensive rebounds than any four Miami Heat players did combined. Forget the triple-double. It was everything else that had Heat coach Erik ...

Mirotic gives Bulls spark in victory over Pacers

Dec 27, 2016

Mirotic gives Bulls spark in victory over Pacers

Less than two weeks after falling out of the rotation for a couple of games, Nikola Mirotic is playing again and proving his worth to the Chicago Bulls. Dwyane Wade scored 21 points, Mirotic added a season-high 20 — including a key basket down ...

Cavaliers rally to beat Warriors in NBA Finals rematch

Dec 26, 2016

Cavaliers rally to beat Warriors in NBA Finals rematch

With another clutch shot, Kyrie Irving took the Warriors on a trip down memory lane. Irving dropped a short, turnaround jumper over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied just the way they did in June’s NBA Finals to defeat ...

Dec 26, 2016

WNBA offers players security app

The WNBA is offering an assist to players trying to stay safe while traveling overseas. The league has partnered with LiveSafe, a safety communications platform, to provide a mobile security app to its 60-plus players competing in Russia, Turkey, China and other countries this ...

Dec 26, 2016

Lakers' Nance to miss four weeks

Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. will be out for approximately four weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee. The Lakers announced the diagnosis Sunday night. Nance was hurt during the Lakers’ loss at Charlotte on Dec. 20 and was re-examined by team ...

Brex beat B-Corsairs in Christmas Day showdown

Dec 25, 2016

Brex beat B-Corsairs in Christmas Day showdown

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Tochigi Brex supporters came out in full force, putting fannies in every seat. There wasn’t an empty seat in the packed joint. The Brex returned the favor — a gift that didn’t need to be wrapped with a fancy bow — to the delight ...

Focused Spurs wallop Blazers

Dec 24, 2016

Focused Spurs wallop Blazers

Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed the Portland Trail Blazers their fifth straight loss, winning 110-90 on Friday night despite resting key players. Patty Mills added 23 points off the bench for the Spurs, who led by as many ...

Cavaliers without Smith for 3 months after surgery

Dec 24, 2016

Cavaliers without Smith for 3 months after surgery

The defending NBA champions will be without a major piece for at least three months. Cavaliers starting guard J.R. Smith could be sidelined until the end of the regular season following surgery to repair what the team called a “complex fracture” of his right ...