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Love hopes to help deliver long-awaited title to Cleveland

Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Love said ...

Cavs finally complete deal for Love

Aug 24, 2014

Cavs finally complete deal for Love

Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. One drought over. One to go. On the first day they were able to complete the long-discussed blockbuster ...

Aug 22, 2014

Young to join T-Wolves from 76ers

The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the ...

Rose watches while U.S. crushes Dominicans

Aug 21, 2014

Rose watches while U.S. crushes Dominicans

Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would’ve loved to give them what they wanted. But after missing most of the past two years and with still a long summer of basketball ahead, he’s willing to take this return slowly. ...

U.S. moving on from KD

Aug 20, 2014

U.S. moving on from KD

While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the ...

George hopes to return next season

Aug 16, 2014

George hopes to return next season

Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He’ll have to do it all over again to play next season. Two weeks after a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, George said Friday he remains hopeful that he can make it ...

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

Aug 15, 2014

Cousins suffers minor knee injury in practice

DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers. Just making it to ...

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Aug 13, 2014

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers complete after judge's ruling

Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the record $2 billion sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise ...

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

Aug 12, 2014

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

When training camp begins in October, he’ll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he’ll be playing. Last week, Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement in principle to ...

Aug 10, 2014

Ginobili won't play in FIBA World Cup, sees Argentina career end

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has become resigned to not playing for Argentina again after missing the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain due to injury. “Today, I can say for almost certain, 98 percent, that I won’t play any more (for Argentina),” ...

Mourning, Stern headline Hall class

Aug 9, 2014

Mourning, Stern headline Hall class

Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him. Then he turned to those who made it possible for his unique ...

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

Aug 9, 2014

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

On a night packed with emotion and inspiration, LeBron James saved the biggest moment for last. Surrounded by family, friends and fans in a city welcoming him home, James delivered a line he’s been waiting to say for four years. “I love you,” he ...