Men's basketball

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich prepares for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 29, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs suffered through an odd, erratic season filled with injuries, strife and drama before a second straight ouster from the playoffs in the first round. Gregg Popovich enjoyed it so much he is coming back for a 24th season as coach in San Antonio. Normally extremely private...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts with forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 28, 2019 - 5:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr saw his share of spectacular postseason performances playing alongside one of the greatest ever. "There was this guy named Michael, I can't remember his last name," the Golden State coach cracked in reference to former Bulls teammate Michael Jordan. Kevin Durant is...
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Boston Red Sox's Chris Sale delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 28, 2019 - 5:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is still searching for answers — and a victory, too. The Boston Red Sox ace remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson's two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz's two-run triple in the second during a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled during the first half of Game 1 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash
April 28, 2019 - 2:26 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Al Horford stood his ground as Giannis Antetokounmpo charged his way. Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' MVP candidate, desperately wanted to provide a spark and cut into a second-half lead against Horford's Boston Celtics in the opener of a second-round playoff series on Sunday...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) looks for the shot as Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) defends during the second half of Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 9:55 am
Philadelphia is already in trouble in its Eastern Conference semifinal series against Toronto, and 76ers coach Brett Brown might be one of the biggest reasons why. It's not that Brown made coaching mistakes in Game 1. Instead, he might have not made enough mistakes in 2012 and 2013. Let's explain:...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, defends as San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge drives to the rim in the first half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 27, 2019 - 9:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had a triple-double, Jamal Murray hit a clutch floater with 36.8 seconds remaining and the Denver Nuggets held off the San Antonio Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 on Saturday night to advance in the postseason for the first time in a decade. In a matchup between a Denver team with...
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris, left, watches as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) moves the ball during the first half of Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 8:01 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 29 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-95 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday night. Leonard matched his career-best scoring...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts after a foul in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 27, 2019 - 3:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Mike D'Antoni thinks James Harden should win a second straight MVP award. The veteran coach also believes the Beard should take home another award, too. "I don't know if he'll get MVP, he should in my opinion," D'Antoni said. "But he definitely should get most improved...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts to an official's call during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series against the Utah Jazz, in Houston, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 27, 2019 - 2:43 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From coach Mike D'Antoni to his stars James Harden and Chris Paul and all the rest of the Rockets, another chance at the champion Golden State Warriors has been on their mind for months. Golden State and Houston will face off in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, and Stephen Curry high-five as they walks off the court during the second half in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, April 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 129-110. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 27, 2019 - 12:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant is setting the tone for the Golden State Warriors. Get him the ball and watch him work. Durant scored 38 of his playoff career-high 50 points in the first half, Draymond Green had a triple-double, and Golden State dominated in closing out the Los Angeles Clippers 129...
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