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Streaking Pistons beat defending champions

Jan 7, 2015

Streaking Pistons beat defending champions

The San Antonio Spurs kept giving the Detroit Pistons hope and Brandon Jennings made the most of one last chance. The Pistons guard took a bad inbounds pass by Tim Duncan and drove the length of the court in the final seven seconds, weaving ...

Hawks soar past Clippers

Jan 6, 2015

Hawks soar past Clippers

The Atlanta Hawks just keep rolling on the road. They pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-98 Monday night and earn their seventh straight road victory for the first time in 21 years. They have been doing it ...

Jan 6, 2015

Cavs, Thunder, Knicks swap players

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks completed a three-team trade involving six players on Monday, with the injury-hit Cavs (19-16) acquiring guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from the Knicks. Cleveland announced it had also received a protected 2015 first-round ...

Sports personality Scott dies at 49

Jan 5, 2015

Sports personality Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Scott had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the cable TV sports network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as ...

Heat break out of funk with victory over Nets

Jan 5, 2015

Heat break out of funk with victory over Nets

When Hassan Whiteside came to the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade was under the impression that the center was a rookie. His NBA debut was actually in 2010. His coming-out party, however, seems to be happening now — and for the struggling Heat, it might ...

Jan 4, 2015

Broncos finally claim first win of season

by Ed Odeven

The Saitama Broncos finally found a way to chalk up a victory on Sunday. A methodical 101-87 win over the Oita HeatDevils ended Saitama’s season-long losing streak. The Broncos (1-23) topped the century mark in points for the first time this season. And they ...

Hachimura beginning to turn heads overseas

Jan 4, 2015

Hachimura beginning to turn heads overseas

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Rui “Louis” Hachimura is the next big thing coming out of Japan, and many are already paying attention to the 16-year-old basketball player’s post-high school career. In fact, Hachimura, who was born to a Japanese mother and a father from Benin, has publicly stated ...

Harden, Howard help Rockets cool off Heat

Jan 4, 2015

Harden, Howard help Rockets cool off Heat

The Houston Rockets were so bad on Friday night that coach Kevin McHale talked about retiring. A day later, McHale felt much better. James Harden scored 28 points, Dwight Howard added 23 and the Rockets rolled to a 115-79 win over the Miami Heat ...

Hamamatsu rolls to 13th straight victory

Jan 3, 2015

Hamamatsu rolls to 13th straight victory

by Ed Odeven

Don’t expect the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix’s New Year’s resolution to be any different than their overall season goal: to compete for a championship. The Phoenix provided a bold reminder of that on Saturday, trouncing the host Bambitious Nara 92-66 to extend their bj-league winning ...

Stars carry Warriors

Jan 3, 2015

Stars carry Warriors

Forced to go small, the Golden State Warriors keep coming up big. East or West, they are the best team in the NBA right now — and they want everyone to know it. Stephen Curry had 32 points and 12 assists, Draymond Green got ...

Rondo sizzles in return to Boston

Jan 3, 2015

Rondo sizzles in return to Boston

The Boston fans had never seen Rajon Rondo in an opponent’s uniform before. They had never seen a game like this from him, either. The former Celtics point guard scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with a season-best 29 in his return to ...

Jan 3, 2015

Ollie, wife getting divorce

University of Connecticut men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie and his wife are getting a divorce after 16 years of marriage, the Hartford Courant reported on Friday. Stephanie Ollie filed for divorce in November saying in her two-page filing that the marriage had “broken down ...