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Dec 12, 2014

Ex-Sun Dumas pleads guilty to theft

Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft after being accused of stealing merchandise from an exchange store. Maricopa County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dumas entered his plea Thursday. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 20. Authorities say ...

Cavs come up short minus LeBron

Dec 12, 2014

Cavs come up short minus LeBron

The Cleveland Cavaliers found out before Thursday’s game that they would be without LeBron James. They couldn’t have found a less sympathetic opponent. Oklahoma City, which struggled without injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant the first month of the season, took advantage of ...

Dec 11, 2014

Warriors release new arena designs

The Golden State Warriors have released new renderings for their planned San Francisco arena after the last design became an Internet punchline for its resemblance to a toilet. The updated concepts announced by the Warriors on Wednesday show a more curved look for the ...

Warriors win 14th straight

Dec 11, 2014

Warriors win 14th straight

Steve Kerr knew he had a lot of expectations on him after taking over a Golden State Warriors team that Mark Jackson led to a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances. In less than two months, Kerr has built on his predecessor’s success and ...

Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

Dec 10, 2014

Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

LeBron James acknowledged that it didn’t look good for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. As usual when his team is in trouble, he did something about it. James scored 35 points, making the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining, and Cleveland rallied to beat ...

Dec 10, 2014

Magic says athletes should speak out

Magic Johnson praised recent activism by professional athletes on Tuesday and called for more conversation among government, law enforcement and black leaders. The basketball Hall of Famer made his remarks a day after Cleveland star LeBron James and other players wore “I Can’t Breathe” ...

Warriors pound T-Wolves for 13th straight win

Dec 9, 2014

Warriors pound T-Wolves for 13th straight win

Stephen Curry overcame an off night from long range to score 21 points and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors extended their franchise-record winning streak to 13 games by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-86 on Monday. “I’m proud this meant something to us,” ...

Dec 8, 2014

FIBA chief rejects 2020 venue plan

Basketball’s world governing body on Sunday flat-out rejected the idea of hosting part of the Olympic competition for Tokyo 2020 in Osaka. Last month during its Tokyo visit, the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission suggested holding the basketball preliminaries in Osaka and other cities ...

Red-hot Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers

Dec 8, 2014

Red-hot Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers

Anthony Davis is just scratching the surface, and New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is itching to see how much more the third-year forward can accomplish this season. Davis scored eight of his 23 points in the final 6 minutes of the fourth quarter, ...