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Wall helps Wizards to best start in 40 years

Nov 16, 2014

Wall helps Wizards to best start in 40 years

Washington Wizards reserve forward Kris Humphries said the team’s bench players have been beating up on the starters lately in practice. On Saturday, they helped beat another team. Humphries scored 16 of the second unit’s 48 points, John Wall had 15 points and 10 ...

Nov 15, 2014

Watanabe makes debut for GWU

George Washington University freshman forward Yuta Watanabe made his NCAA Division I debut in the Colonials’ 92-40 season-opening victory over visiting Grambling State on Friday in Washington, D.C. The 203-cm Watanabe, a Kagawa Prefecture native, came off the bench and played 20 minutes. Watanabe, ...

Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Nov 15, 2014

Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, ...

Nov 14, 2014

NBA union chief Roberts 'offended' by need for salary cap

NBA players union executive director Michele Roberts, the first female union leader in major North American sport, fired a verbal warning Thursday that could signal another money dispute with owners. Comments by Roberts to ESPN objecting to salary caps, decrying a 50-50 revenue split ...

Mavericks demolish lowly 76ers by 53 points

Nov 14, 2014

Mavericks demolish lowly 76ers by 53 points

The Dallas Mavericks had no need for another big comeback when playing the NBA’s only winless team. This time, the Mavs built a big early lead that kept growing until they had their largest victory ever, 123-70 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. “The ...

Magic deal Knicks 6th straight loss

Nov 13, 2014

Magic deal Knicks 6th straight loss

This was the fourth quarter the Orlando Magic needed a night earlier, and it sure helped that Carmelo Anthony had to watch a key part of it. Evan Fournier scored a career-high 28 points, and the Magic bounced back from a poor finish with ...

Nov 13, 2014

Gonzaga, Pitt to play hoops in Okinawa

The Gonzaga University men’s basketball team will face the University of Pittsburgh in the 2015 Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 13 at Camp Foster in Okinawa. The Spokesman Review first reported the planned contest between the Zags and Panthers earlier this week. ESPN plans ...

Spurs' Big Three cool off Warriors

Nov 12, 2014

Spurs' Big Three cool off Warriors

Steve Kerr approached Gregg Popovich on the court, smiled and shared a laugh with one of his mentors following his first home loss as coach of the Golden State Warriors. “I just told him, ‘Thanks a lot for picking tonight to play your best ...

Nov 12, 2014

NBA rescinds LeBron triple-double

The NBA has stripped LeBron James of a triple-double. After reviewing film of the Cavaliers’ 118-111 win Monday night over New Orleans, the league took away a rebound and assist from James, who initially had been credited with his 38th career triple double — ...