U.S. to meet Serbia for hoop gold

Aug 20, 2016

U.S. to meet Serbia for hoop gold

Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics. To get by Spain again, the U.S. Olympic team would have to win ugly, so unusual it’s practically un-American. “It was just a real different game today,” coach Mike ...

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

Aug 2, 2016

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

There were no bumps on this road to Rio. Next up for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is the trip to Brazil, where the Americans think they can play even better now that they’re done having to go place to place. “As a ...

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Jul 19, 2016

Team USA starts prepping for Rio

Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the squad opened camp in Las Vegas with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London. Carmelo Anthony returns for his fourth ...

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Jul 5, 2016

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Kevin Durant decided his best chance for “growth” means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join the star-studded, record-setting Golden State Warriors and play alongside Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In the most anticipated move ...

Jun 28, 2016

NBA stars Durant, Anthony headline 12-man U.S. Olympic team

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with ...

Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Jun 21, 2016

Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans to take his mind off basketball and missed chances entirely and go watch brother Trayce play baseball for the Los Angeles ...

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

| Jun 21, 2016

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

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Well, as Ron Harper famously told the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, “Don’t mean a thing without the ring.” That was the last season rallying cry/plea when the Bulls were clearly on the way toward a then record breaking 72-win season. Coach Phil Jackson had tried ...

Cavaliers hold off Warriors to capture first NBA crown

Jun 20, 2016

Cavaliers hold off Warriors to capture first NBA crown

LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers ...

Irving, James help Cavaliers stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2016

Irving, James help Cavaliers stay alive in NBA Finals

Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy, and dunks and 3-pointers so smooth. Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions ...

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Jun 11, 2016

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Stephen Curry got back to dropping deep shots, chomping on that mouthpiece and even barking at LeBron James. Not himself through the first three games of the NBA Finals, Curry arrived in Game 4 — just in time — and pushed the Golden State ...

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Jun 9, 2016

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet. He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers. James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes ...