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Knicks’ Lin improving

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin said Sunday he feels “pretty good” after knee surgery but doesn’t think he could make it back for the first round of the playoffs. …


Grizzlies snap Heat’s home streak at 17

NBA: Rudy Gay scored 17 points, Zach Randolph had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies put seven players in double figures to snap Miami’s …


Newsmakers

Agreed Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon agreed to a $37.5 million, four-year deal that includes a player option for 2016. Last season, Gordon hit .303 with 23 homers and …


Allen rebuts report that he’ll sell Blazers

NBA: Billionaire Paul Allen (pictured above) is emphatically refuting reports that he is entertaining offers for the Portland Trail Blazers. Allen went to Twitter on Thursday to rebut the report, …


Robinson leads cast of All-Americans

Men’s basketball: Kansas forward Thomas Robinson is a unanimous pick for the Associated Press All-America team, while Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger is a repeat selection. Draymond Green of Michigan …


Larry Bird resurrects his home-state Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS – Larry Bird can again lay claim to something that has always defined him: winning. After years of struggles and sharp criticism from an Indiana fanbase that once worshipped …


James helps Heat avoid huge collapse

NBA: LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Miami held on to beat host Philadelphia 84-78. The Heat almost had an epic collapse …


Ford’s promising NBA career ends unfulfilled

San Antonio Spurs point guard T.J. Ford abruptly retired Monday following the latest scare to his surgically repaired spine, which once sidelined him for an entire NBA season and hampered …


Ex-Husky Thomas comes up big for Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Isaiah Thomas leaned against the scorer’s table waiting for the second half to begin when a loud-mouthed Sacramento Kings fan approached with a question. “How tall are …


Timberwolves’ Love draws MVP attention

MINNEAPOLIS – One by one, Kevin Love recites the weaknesses that everyone expected to prevent him from becoming an elite player in the NBA. It started with doubts that the …


Thunder rally to victory over Mavericks

NBA: Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final eight points to escape with a 95-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks …


Duke, UNC women out of ACC tourney

Women’s basketball: The Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball semifinals in Greensboro, N.C., have a different look without both Duke and North Carolina. Both the Blue Devils and Tar Heels were …


Roy keeps open mind about returning to NBA

For those wondering what has been going through Brandon Roy’s head since announcing his retirement in early December, one of his thoughts was recently revealed: a comeback. While he did …


Kings, NBA say team will stay put

SEATTLE – Chances that the Sacramento Kings could be lured as an NBA tenant to play in a proposed new Sodo arena in Seattle appeared to lessen greatly Monday after …


Focus shifts to Howard with All-Star game in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Carmelo Anthony saw the wall of reporters and knew immediately who was being surrounded. Back in New York, it would be Jeremy Lin.


Newsmakers

Suspended Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for throwing a ball at an official during a game Sunday. Stu Jackson, …


Norman Chad: NBA season is full of storylines

The NBA All-Star break is this weekend. How can this be? It seems like the season began maybe a week or so ago. But when a greed-infested labor dispute results …


L.A. GM responds to Bryant

LOS ANGELES – Mitch Kupchak says he must explore every opportunity to improve the Los Angeles Lakers, even if Kobe Bryant doesn’t like it. The Lakers general manager issued a …


Spurs edge Jazz, push streak to 11

NBA: Tony Parker scored 23 points and Matt Bonner hit five 3-pointers as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 106-102 at Salt Lake City for their 11th consecutive …


Norman Chad: NBA season is full of storylines

The NBA All-Star break is this weekend. How can this be? It seems like the season began maybe a week or so ago. But when a greed-infested labor dispute results …


In brief: Durant scores career-high 51 to top Denver

NBA: Kevin Durant scored a career-best 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40 and Serge Ibaka had his first career triple-double as …


‘Big O’ gives cancer awareness an assist

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oscar Robertson is stepping back into the spotlight. After living quietly in Ohio, the NBA Hall of Famer wants to raise awareness about prostate cancer.


ESPN apologizes for Lin headline

ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. ESPN ran the headline “Chink in the Armor” after Lin had …


Stuckey hits season-high 36 in victory

NBA: Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 36 points and rookie Brandon Knight added 23 points and 10 assists as the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-108 Friday …


No. 2 Irish see 21-game win streak cease

Women’s basketball: Brooke Hampton made two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and West Virginia beat No. 2 Notre Dame 65-63 on Sunday in South Bend, Ind., snapping the Irish’s …


Rubio, Lin bring NBA new fans

MINNEAPOLIS – One point guard has practically been a household name since he started playing professionally at 14, a lottery pick who has made the two-year wait for his flashy …


Commentary: Lot to love about ‘Linsanity’

The night before, Kobe Bryant had laughed off a question about whether he would be called on to defend Jeremy Lin in New York. He had no idea what kind …


First black NBA player gets honor at Hawks game

ATLANTA – Earl Lloyd remembers when he suited up for the Washington Capitols more than 60 years ago as the first black to play in an NBA game and wondering …


Proposed Seattle arena brings some concerns

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No panic yet, but Blazers concerned

PORTLAND – While there’s no reason to panic after two straight losses at home, the Portland Trail Blazers are certainly concerned that some larger issues have crept into the Rose …