Spurs pound LeBron, Cavs

/ Mar 28, 2017

Spurs pound LeBron, Cavs

The Cavaliers acknowledged having heavy legs, yet there is something far weightier on the minds of the defending NBA champions. Cleveland is in the midst of one of its worst stretches this season and there is little time to fix it. Kawhi Leonard scored ...

Speed demon Wall leads Wizards past Cavaliers

/ Mar 26, 2017

Speed demon Wall leads Wizards past Cavaliers

LeBron James yanked off the tinted goggles protecting his injured eye and flung them away. His vision was clear. However, there was one blur that wouldn’t go away: John Wall. Washington’s faster-than-fast star scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Wizards again ...

/ Mar 21, 2017

Silver weighs in on teams resting starters

NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league’s board of governors Monday, describing the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games as “an extremely significant issue for our league” and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making ...

Rockets impress with win over Cavs

/ Mar 13, 2017

Rockets impress with win over Cavs

James Harden and the Houston Rockets have shown at times this season that they could be title contenders. Lately, however, they’ve failed to rise to the occasion against the NBA’s elite. That changed on Sunday night when Harden had a triple-double of 38 points, ...

Agent: Bogut to join Cavaliers

/ Mar 1, 2017

Agent: Bogut to join Cavaliers

Andrew Bogut has chosen to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving LeBron James and the defending champions another accomplished veteran as they prepare to mount a run to their third straight NBA Finals. Bogut’s agent, David Bauman of ISE, told The Associated Press on Tuesday ...

Veteran point guard Williams joins Cavaliers

/ Feb 28, 2017

Veteran point guard Williams joins Cavaliers

After rattling off several reasons for signing with the Cavaliers, Deron Williams got around to the one that matters most. He wants a ring. “Competing for a championship is something that I haven’t had a chance to do,” he said. Williams, an Olympian and ...

Lowly Mavs trump Cavs

/ Jan 31, 2017

Lowly Mavs trump Cavs

Yogi Ferrell was hours away from playing in an NBA Development League game when he got a call that Dallas wanted to sign him. Three days, two games and about 2,400 km later, Cleveland stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, along with the defending ...

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

/ Jan 26, 2017

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

The criticism quieted. The problems persist. LeBron James and the NBA champions are a mess right now. Arron Afflalo dropped a 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left in overtime as the Sacramento Kings rallied for a 116-112 win Wednesday night over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, ...

The top sports stories of 2016

Dec 30, 2016

The top sports stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these sports stories as the most important of 2016. 1. Going for gold: Japanese athletes brought home 12 gold medals, and 41 overall, from the Rio Olympics. The victories included a historic triumph by wrestler Kaori Icho, who became ...