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Rubio to make long-awaited debut with Timberwolves

For two years, Ricky Rubio has been little more than a myth for the Minnesota Timberwolves and their success-starved fans. They salivated over grainy YouTube clips of Rubio’s fancy passing …


Free agent Crawford heading to Portland Trail Blazers

Free-agent guard Jamal Crawford has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. Crawford, who was reportedly considering Sacramento and the Blazers, announced his choice on Twitter, posting “Rip city!!!”


Hornets trade All-Star Paul to Clippers

NEW ORLEANS – Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles for real this time – to the Clippers, not the Lakers. The Hornets traded Chris Paul to the Los Angeles …


Penguins star Crosby back on sideline

Hockey: The tests indicate Sidney Crosby doesn’t have a concussion. Crosby’s body isn’t quite so sure. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar said Monday he’s dealing with a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms …


All-Stars Howard, Paul at center of trade talks

While the New Orleans Hornets try to trade Chris Paul, Dwight Howard wants to be moved, too. Howard has formally requested a trade from the Orlando Magic, general manager Otis …


Turiaf traded to Wizards; Pargo signs with Memphis

Former Gonzaga basketball player Ronny Turiaf and Jeremy Pargo were involved in NBA transactions on Saturday.


Bad knees end Roy’s 5-year career with Blazers

PORTLAND – Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Brandon Roy told the team that he is retiring because of ongoing difficulty with his knees. Portland players were informed of Roy’s decision …


Hornets still looking to trade Paul

WESTWEGO, La. – While Chris Paul darted around a basketball court in a black Hornets practice uniform, the only NBA team for which he has played resumed trade talks for …


Moves aplenty in NBA

The NBA’s amnesty era is under way. Taking advantage of the league’s new get-out-of-a-contract card, the Orlando Magic waived Gilbert Arenas and the $62 million he was owed over the …


NBA lockout solved zero

PHILADELPHIA – The Chris Paul fiasco places on center stage exactly what was accomplished during the NBA lockout. Absolutely nothing.


Bosh bulks up for Heat, prepared to play center

MIAMI – Heat power forward Chris Bosh is ready, willing, and, this time, able to play center if called upon. After shying from the assignment for much of his career, …


Ehlo to take job with Cleveland Cavaliers

A source close to the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program confirmed Saturday morning an earlier rumor that Eagles’ assistant Craig Ehlo has accepted a coaching job with the NBA’s …


Holloway’s big OT burst leads Xavier to win

Men’s college basketball: Tu Holloway scored eight of his 24 points in overtime and No. 11 Xavier rallied from 10 down to beat 20th-ranked Vanderbilt 82-70 Monday night in Nashville, …


NBA owners, players reach tentative deal

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side. The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end …


NBA TV analysts get together for six-part gabfest

Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and other Turner Sports’ NBA analysts will share their stories and opinions in a new series debuting this week on NBA TV. The six-part “Open Court” …


Players reject NBA’s offer, begin to disband union

The NBA players rejected the league’s latest offer today and have begun the process to disband the union.


NBA season could be saved or sunk in coming days

NEW YORK – The time for talk in the NBA is over. David Stern made that clear Thursday, saying the league is done negotiating. The next time he hears from …


NBA owners-players talks break off

NEW YORK – A 72-game season starting Dec. 15 is there for NBA players. All they have to do is say “yes” to a revised proposal. If not, they get …


Nuggets coach Karl lends voice to fight against cancer

DENVER – With no basketball to coach, George Karl is tending to his other passion in life: fighting cancer, a disease he’s beaten twice. The Denver Nuggets’ coach lent his …


Players dismiss Stern, NBA’s current offer

NEW YORK – NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. No fear of Commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum, either.


Busch fined $50,000, put on probation for rest of NASCAR season

Auto racing: NASCAR fined Kyle Busch $50,000 on Monday and placed him on probation through the end of the year for wrecking Ron Hornaday under caution in the truck race …


Slouch looks in as NBA commish finds ways to pass the time

David Stern’s NBA – the only NBA many of us have ever known – is teetering momentarily, locked in a labor-management dispute marked by greed, power, lust and, I’m sure, …


NBA owners may be willing to shut down season

NEW YORK – NBA owners have their priorities, and playing games isn’t first on that list. Instead, the league is looking beyond this month – and maybe beyond this season, …


Mediator steps in today to try to help salvage NBA season

NEW YORK – The NBA and players’ association are ready to try mediation, and commissioner David Stern wants results quickly. Stern said last week during an interview with WFAN radio …


NBA sides split far apart

NEW YORK – Some questions and answers about the NBA’s labor impasse: Q: What’s the damage so far?


NBA cancels first two weeks of season

NBA Commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout.


Flyers spoil Bruins’ banner-raising celebration

Hockey: Jaromir Jagr returned after three years in Russia and scored his 1,600th career NHL point on Thursday night, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over host Boston …


NBA cancels all preseason games amid stalemate

NEW YORK – Commissioner David Stern floated it as an idea more than a firm proposal: a 50-50 revenue split. Even so, the union’s reply was unequivocal.


NBA plans to cancel training camps, some exhibitions

NEW YORK – No labor deal, no training camps and no telling what else the NBA could lose. The lockout is about to start inflicting damage on the preseason schedule …


NBA plans to cancel training camps, some exhibitions

Commissioner David Stern acknowledged that “the calendar is not our friend” when it comes to keeping the season intact.