/ Jul 6, 2017

NBA champion Conley dies at 86

Gene Conley, one of the only players in history to win championships in two major professional sports, has died. He was 86. The Boston Red Sox, for whom Conley played for from 1961-63, say he died on Tuesday. Conley helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a ...

Hayward to leave Jazz for Celtics

/ Jul 5, 2017

Hayward to leave Jazz for Celtics

Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens were a couple inches from winning an NCAA championship together at Butler. They are now reuniting, to try for an NBA title. The top remaining free agent in this summer's class is now off the board, with Hayward announcing Tuesday night ...

Cavs send Celtics to record loss

/ May 20, 2017

Cavs send Celtics to record loss

An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. "I believe we've got another level, as well," he said after Cleveland steamrolled the ...

Bird leaving Pacers again after sweep by Cavaliers

/ Apr 29, 2017

Bird leaving Pacers again after sweep by Cavaliers

Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA's All-Star Weekend returning to Indiana. He ended it by stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Pacers, a stunningly abrupt decision that has become ...

Bulls take 2-0 lead on top-seeded Celtics

/ Apr 19, 2017

Bulls take 2-0 lead on top-seeded Celtics

The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy ...

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

/ | Feb 4, 2017

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

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Second in a two-part series Watching the sustained excellence of the Golden State Warriors in his job as the team's longtime TV analyst, Jim Barnett exudes passion when describing the brilliance of the team's style of play. Fueled by the "Splash Brothers," stars Stephen Curry and ...

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

/ | Jan 28, 2017

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

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First in a two-part series Jim Barnett will be the first to tell you that he's "seen it all" during his long association with the NBA, first as a player for seven franchises (1966-77) and since the 1985-86 campaign as a popular color commentator on ...

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

/ Jul 3, 2016

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State's Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas' plans said Saturday. The people spoke to AP about the ...

/ Jun 2, 2016

Celtics hand Ainge, Stevens extended deals

Establishing continuity has always been at the core of the Boston Celtics' 17 NBA championships. The Celtics hope their latest moves in that regard will be a step toward reaching No. 18. The team announced Wednesday that it has extended the contracts of coach Brad Stevens ...

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

/ Apr 29, 2016

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals. They will get another shot at the Cavs in the second round of this year's NBA playoffs. Paul Millsap had 17 ...