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Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Jun 29, 2014

Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh told the Miami Heat on Saturday they are opting out of their contracts and will become free agents on Tuesday — the same decision LeBron James revealed during the week. Also, Udonis Haslem told the Heat he will not ...

Cavaliers tab Wiggins with first pick in draft

Jun 27, 2014

Cavaliers tab Wiggins with first pick in draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers made Canadian Andrew Wiggins, a University of Kansas standout, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday, launching a great night for Canada and international players. Four of the first eight players selected came from outside the United ...

Knicks to send Chandler back to Mavs in trade

Jun 26, 2014

Knicks to send Chandler back to Mavs in trade

The Mavericks and New York Knicks agreed Wednesday to a six-player trade that returns center Tyson Chandler to Dallas three years after he helped win a championship only to leave right away in free agency. The Mavericks sent guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and ...

LeBron to opt out of Heat contract

Jun 25, 2014

LeBron to opt out of Heat contract

LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami, if that’s what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next will likely be up to not just the Heat, but Dwyane Wade ...

Jun 23, 2014

Knicks 'Melo intends to opt out of contract

Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had until Monday to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed ...

Cavaliers hire Blatt as head coach

Jun 21, 2014

Cavaliers hire Blatt as head coach

David Blatt went overseas to chase his basketball dreams. He’s coming back to fulfill them. One of Europe’s top coaches, Blatt was hired Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who ended a sweeping, 39-day search with an out-of-the-box selection they hope changes their fortunes. American-born, ...

LeBron not thinking of future yet

Jun 18, 2014

LeBron not thinking of future yet

LeBron James is leaving. For a family vacation, that is. The Miami Heat star said that’s his first order of business, and during the time away from basketball he’ll start the process of moving past this season and looking toward the future. “I just ...

Spurs beat Heat in Game 5 to claim NBA title

Jun 16, 2014

Spurs beat Heat in Game 5 to claim NBA title

From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league. The San Antonio Spurs turned the rematch with the Miami Heat into no match at all. The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday ...

Jun 14, 2014

Yao not interested in buying Clippers

Yao Ming on Saturday denied a report that he was lining up investors to bid for the Los Angeles Clippers if embattled owner Donald Sterling has to sell. “I can’t confirm it because it is completely a rumor,” Yao told reporters when asked about ...

Spurs pound Heat again

Jun 13, 2014

Spurs pound Heat again

Here they are again, back on the brink of a championship. It slipped away from the San Antonio Spurs last year, but it would take something special — historic, actually — to stop them now. The Miami Heat would have to make the biggest ...

Heat reflect after big rout

Jun 12, 2014

Heat reflect after big rout

LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from a 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session. “Let him make his point, whether he’s right or wrong, and you live with it and ...