Aug 10, 2014

Ginobili won't play in FIBA World Cup, sees Argentina career end

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has become resigned to not playing for Argentina again after missing the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain due to injury. “Today, I can say for almost certain, 98 percent, that I won’t play any more (for Argentina),” ...

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

Aug 6, 2014

Spurs hire Hammon as NBA's first full-time female coach

As a 168-cm point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk. She’s busting through the glass ceiling instead. The San Antonio Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Spurs blow out Heat

Jun 11, 2014

Spurs blow out Heat

History would suggest they did everything right. Oops. Since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up for the “Big 3″ era with the Miami Heat, there had been some absolute truths when it came to their home playoff games. When they shot ...

Mentally tough Spurs remain unfazed

Jun 7, 2014

Mentally tough Spurs remain unfazed

When the air conditioning went out in San Antonio, many of the Spurs felt right at home — their native homelands. They are a roster loaded with foreign players, accustomed to playing in places where air conditioning not only isn’t optional, it’s not even ...

Spurs whip Heat in Game 1

Jun 6, 2014

Spurs whip Heat in Game 1

“Beat the Heat!” took on a whole new meaning in a sweltering start to the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs handled the conditions, and the team, and it sure helped when a suffering LeBron James couldn’t make it to the finish. Tim Duncan ...

Healthy Wade eyes NBA title

Jun 4, 2014

Healthy Wade eyes NBA title

The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform. The Miami Heat guard later described it in a single word. “Hell,” Wade ...

Spurs finish off Thunder despite losing Parker to injury

Jun 1, 2014

Spurs finish off Thunder despite losing Parker to injury

San Antonio fought off Father Time, the league MVP and an injury to its best player to return to the NBA Finals. The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime Saturday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to set ...

Duncan, Spurs hammer Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

May 30, 2014

Duncan, Spurs hammer Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

Back at home, this blowout went to the San Antonio Spurs. Now they can clinch their return to the NBA Finals on the road, where they are the ones taking the beatings in these wacky Western Conference finals. “This is the craziest series I’ve ...