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Karl up to old tricks with new book

| Jan 3, 2017

Karl up to old tricks with new book

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Many who know George Karl will tell you there’s a good side, welcoming, generous, warm and funny, though George works very hard to hide it. And so it is again these days with his second memoir, his new book, “Furious George,” that has produced ...

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Jan 3, 2017

Butler pumps in 52 as Bulls run past Hornets

Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There’s one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same — the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a ...

Coach K takes leave of absence to undergo lower back surgery

Jan 3, 2017

Coach K takes leave of absence to undergo lower back surgery

Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery. The school announced Monday that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, with an anticipated recovery time of four weeks. Krzyzewski will coach Wednesday night’s game against ...

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

Jan 2, 2017

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

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Like every job, there is work-related pressure in basketball. How a team copes with the biggest pressure-packed moments is often the difference between winning and losing. Alvark Tokyo forward Zack Baranski handled that pressure with flying colors on Monday afternoon. In the pivotal third ...

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Jan 2, 2017

Hawks snap long run of futility against Spurs

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer finally has his first win over Gregg Popovich, his longtime former boss in San Antonio. It took career and season-high point totals from Tim Hardaway Jr. and Paul Millsap, respectively, to make it happen. Hardaway matched his career high with ...

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

Dec 30, 2016

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

LeBron James accepted “Happy Birthday” wishes as he walked out of Cleveland’s locker room. He was in no mood to party after his final game as a 31-year-old. “I was horrible,” he said. Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before ...

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

Dec 29, 2016

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

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The Osaka Evessa started and finished strong en route to a 79-67 victory over the visiting Sendai 89ers on Thursday night. The Evessa (16-12) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the series opener in Osaka, and held the visitors to 36.8 percent shooting ...

Fazekas, Spangler shine for Kawasaki

| Dec 29, 2016

Fazekas, Spangler shine for Kawasaki

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A season ago, established stars Nick Fazekas and Naoto Tsuji set the tone for the then-Toshiba Brave Thunders in the final NBL season. From a statistical standpoint, they were the driving force behind the team’s championship. Consider the dynamic duo’s performances in the decisive ...

Durant's defensive impact provides big lift for Warriors

Dec 29, 2016

Durant's defensive impact provides big lift for Warriors

The Golden State Warriors played one of their most impressive quarters of the season to start the game, building a 25-point lead. Then, there were turnovers and second chances for Toronto and they had to hold off the Raptors at the end. Kevin Durant ...