Men's basketball

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, bottom, dribbles against Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 9:25 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada. Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors moved within a victory of the franchise's first championship by winning a second...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard shoots against the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Friday, June 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 8:02 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 8 p.m. It's possible that the Golden State Warriors are about to play their final quarter at Oracle Arena. The Toronto Raptors are 12 minutes from going home with a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The...
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June 07, 2019 - 12:45 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Hammett of Metallica says with all he's accomplished in his career, playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NBA Finals between Toronto and Golden State is still a huge thrill. Hammett and former "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino stop by the latest episode of "...
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Former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans leaves after his sentencing in Federal Court June 7, 2019, in New York. Evans is one of four convicted in a scheme to pay coaches and families of top-tier players to choose favored managers and financial advisors. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 07, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said actions by...
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson walks off the court after practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Game 4 of the NBA Finals is Friday, June 7, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 3:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Everyone knows about Klay Thompson's ability to get dangerously hot in a hurry on offense. His stingy defense might just be the thing that matters most when he returns for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night with his team trailing Toronto 2-1...
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shirt) after Lowry chased down a loose ball in the second half against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California.
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, middle, gestures next to referee Marc Davis (8) near the front row of fans during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. A fan seated courtside for Game 3 of the NBA Finals was ejected after shoving Lowry when the Raptors star crashed into a row of seats while trying to save a ball from going out of bounds on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 06, 2019 - 3:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The fan that shoved Toronto guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals is also an investor in the Golden State Warriors, and will not be permitted to attend any more games in the series. The Warriors said Thursday that they and investor Mark Stevens, who is listed in...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 5, 2019, referee Marc Davis, left, gestures toward Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens, partially obscured in blue shirt, during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. An NBA spokesman said Thursday the conduct of Stevens at Game 3 of the NBA Finals was "beyond unacceptable." NBA Executive Vice President for Communications Mike Bass says that Stevens will not be permitted to attend games until the review of the matter is complete. The Warriors had already said he wouldn't be attending any more games in this series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 2:31 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was shoved by a courtside Warriors fan (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The NBA has banned Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens from attending games and any Warriors team activities for one year, and has fined...
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Former University of Arizona assistant men's basketball coach Emanuel Richardson leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after he was sentenced on a bribery conspiracy charge in the college basketball recruiting scandal that hit major schools, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 06, 2019 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Before hearing his sentence in federal court in Manhattan, Emanuel "Book" Richardson...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) defends against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 7:22 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Kyle Lowry has 15 points, Pascal Siakam has 14 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 60-52 at halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. All five Raptors starters have at least eight...
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Former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California Tony Bland leaves federal court in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Bland was the first of four ex-coaches charged with crimes to plead guilty to bribery conspiracy. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 05, 2019 - 10:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says a former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California won't be going to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a manager. Tony Bland dropped his head in relief Wednesday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and...
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