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Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34

The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored — the first since 2003. Pierce was drafted by Boston in 1998 and played 15 seasons for the Celtics. Only John Havlicek played ...

LeBron blasts 'so-called President' Trump

/ Aug 16, 2017

LeBron blasts 'so-called President' Trump

Speaking from his heart and for unity, LeBron James went after President Trump, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents and families connected to his foundation at the end of a ...

Aug 15, 2017

South Korea eliminates Japan at FIBA Asia Cup

Japan's FIBA Asia Cup campaign was emphatically halted on Monday when South Korea used a 17-1 fourth quarter run to grab an 81-68 victory in the teams' quarterfinal qualifier in Beirut. South Korea blew the game open to start the fourth quarter, turning a ...

/ Aug 15, 2017

NBA announces full schedule for 2017-18 season

DeMarcus Cousins will make an early season trip back to Sacramento, while Gordon Hayward will wait almost all season to see Utah again. Chris Paul's return to his old Clippers home is part of a Martin Luther King Jr. day tripleheader that includes another NBA ...

/ Aug 12, 2017

Oakley to play in Big3 season finale

Charles Oakley is checking himself in for the Big3's regular-season finale. Oakley plans to play for the first time this season on Sunday in Los Angeles, the league announced Friday. The former New York Knicks All-Star is the coach of the Killer 3s, who have ...

Kings' Randolph arrested on marijuana charge

/ Aug 11, 2017

Kings' Randolph arrested on marijuana charge

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project, authorities said Thursday. Randolph, 36, was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana ...

Aug 10, 2017

Japan routs Taiwan for first win of FIBA Asia Cup

Japan crushed Taiwan to grab its first win of the FIBA Asia Cup on Thursday, Takatoshi Furukawa's 15 points helping his team run out a 38-point win in Beirut. Backing up from a heavy loss to Australia in the first Group D game, Japan was ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Aug 9, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Japan's opening game of the FIBA Asia Cup ended in a disappointing 16-point loss to regional heavyweights Australia in Lebanon on Tuesday. The first game of Group D at Beirut's Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex was close through the first quarter, but Australia broke away in ...