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Dec 2, 2016

LeBron named SI's Sportsperson of Year

LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016. For leading the Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending the city’s 52-year title drought, James was chosen Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year on Thursday, joining Tiger Woods ...

Warriors see win streak ended at 12 by Rockets

Dec 2, 2016

Warriors see win streak ended at 12 by Rockets

Kevin Durant just missed the garbage can with his postgame ice bag, and that told the story of Golden State’s long night. Then, Draymond Green expressed his disgust with the officiating. James Harden notched his fourth triple-double of the season with 29 points, 15 ...

Ryukyu struggling to adapt in new era

| Dec 1, 2016

Ryukyu struggling to adapt in new era

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The Ryukyu Golden Kings have experienced incredible success over the past nine years. The Okinawa-based franchise’s record fourth title was its crowning achievement in the final game in bj-league history in May at Ariake Colosseum. This season is a different story — so far. ...

Knicks overcome Timberwolves rookie Towns' 47-point performance

Dec 1, 2016

Knicks overcome Timberwolves rookie Towns' 47-point performance

Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns are building a tantalizing rivalry for the NBA’s new age. Carmelo Anthony let the kids have their fun until it was time to go home. Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds and Towns had 47 points and 18 ...

Bucks take charge against Cavaliers

Nov 30, 2016

Bucks take charge against Cavaliers

After building a big third-quarter lead against the defending NBA champions, the Milwaukee Bucks poured it on in the fourth. And when the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled their starters, including LeBron James, midway through the final period, the young Bucks still didn’t let up. “We ...

Nov 29, 2016

Hokkaido's Orimo tops 9,000 points for career

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Levanga Hokkaido shooting guard Takehiko Orimo surpassed the 9,000-career point milestone on Monday night in an 84-62 loss to the red-hot Chiba Jets. The 46-year-old basketball icon, known for decades of outside shooting prowess, eclipsed 9,000 points on, appropriately, a 3-point basket with 50 ...

Warriors hold off Hawks, win 12th straight

Nov 29, 2016

Warriors hold off Hawks, win 12th straight

Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons, Draymond Green desperately wants to prove how good Golden State can be on that end of the floor. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can have all the scoring glory. Green takes ...

Westbrook too much for Pistons to handle

Nov 27, 2016

Westbrook too much for Pistons to handle

Russell Westbrook continues to reach new heights. Westbrook recorded his second straight triple-double, his NBA-best seventh of the season, with 17 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 106-88 on Saturday night. Westbrook, who tied LeBron ...