Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos 2017-05-30T06:10:17Z 2017-05-30T06:10:17Z 2017-05-30T06:10:17Z Calm, cool, confident: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue keeps the NBA champion Cavs under control.
Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1 2017-05-29T23:29:40Z 2017-05-29T23:29:37Z 2017-05-29T23:29:37Z Steve Kerr expects to make a decision soon on whether he will coach at all in the NBA Finals, saying Monday he's not yet ready but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1.
Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors 2017-05-29T09:39:18Z 2017-05-29T09:39:17Z 2017-05-29T09:39:17Z Past matchups with Spurs, Celtics have prepared LeBron James for star-studded Warriors.
Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals 2017-05-28T18:47:37Z 2017-05-28T18:47:37Z 2017-05-28T18:47:37Z These (under)dogs are ready to hunt: Cavaliers insist they're ready for Warriors in Finals. 7 people ID'd for threats to NCAA ref after Kentucky loss 2017-05-27T17:17:49Z 2017-05-27T17:17:48Z 2017-05-27T17:17:48Z Seven people who threatened college basketball referee John Higgins of Omaha identified; information to be sent to other jurisdictions.
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery 2017-05-27T06:31:19Z 2017-05-27T06:30:09Z 2017-05-27T06:30:09Z Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says hip swelling must go down before he decides on surgery.
Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup 2017-05-26T23:55:28Z 2017-05-26T23:55:23Z 2017-05-26T23:55:23Z Draymond Green wants to let the critics know to appreciate these Cavs-Warriors Finals matchups while they have them. No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again 2017-05-26T23:04:27Z 2017-05-26T23:04:27Z 2017-05-26T23:04:27Z Here they go again: Cleveland and Golden State will meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench 2017-05-26T14:06:16Z 2017-05-26T14:06:08Z 2017-05-26T14:06:08Z Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not yet ready to return to the bench as the franchise prepares for its third straight trip to the NBA Finals.
10 Things to Know for Today 2017-05-26T13:54:43Z 2017-05-26T13:54:42Z 2017-05-26T13:54:42Z Among 10 Things to Know: Republicans wins House seat, G-7 summit in Sicily, NBA and NHL finals set.
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win 2017-05-26T12:17:18Z 2017-05-26T12:17:05Z 2017-05-26T12:17:05Z LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title.
LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness 2017-05-26T07:06:01Z 2017-05-26T07:01:17Z 2017-05-26T07:06:01Z James says his chase of Jordan's accomplishments is about motivation, not greatness. No indictment for escort, staffer in Louisville sex scandal 2017-05-26T07:05:55Z 2017-05-26T07:01:11Z 2017-05-26T07:05:55Z Grand jury declines to indict escort or former Louisville men's basketball staffer in sex scandal that engulfed program.
The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race 2017-05-26T05:54:53Z 2017-05-26T05:54:52Z 2017-05-26T05:54:52Z The Montana congressional candidate accused of assaulting a reporter hasn't been seen or heard from Thursday as voters go to the polls. Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel 2017-05-26T02:34:58Z 2017-05-26T02:34:41Z 2017-05-26T02:34:41Z Authorities say a man has been arrested after he backed a tractor-trailer through the front gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel and crashed it into the building's front door.
Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury 2017-05-25T23:35:17Z 2017-05-25T23:35:10Z 2017-05-25T23:35:10Z Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that guard Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling good in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup with the Celtics. Hawks hire Warriors' Travis Schlenk as general manager 2017-05-25T19:10:21Z 2017-05-25T19:10:18Z 2017-05-25T19:10:18Z Hawks hire Travis Schlenk as general manager; Warriors assistant GM spent 12 years with Golden State. NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will held in Charlotte 2017-05-25T17:11:10Z 2017-05-25T17:10:57Z 2017-05-25T17:10:57Z A person familiar with the situation says the 2019 NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the decision.
Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat 2017-05-25T15:58:37Z 2017-05-25T15:58:10Z 2017-05-25T15:58:10Z Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House.
Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5 2017-05-25T15:50:54Z 2017-05-25T15:50:47Z 2017-05-25T15:50:47Z On the cusp: Cavs can earn 3rd straight East title, NBA Finals berth with Game 5 win over Celtics. AP Source: Bucks opening up GM search after Hammond exit 2017-05-24T22:08:34Z 2017-05-24T22:08:28Z 2017-05-24T22:08:28Z A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic.
Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7 2017-05-24T21:50:22Z 2017-05-24T21:50:22Z 2017-05-24T21:50:22Z Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics 2017-05-24T21:50:10Z 2017-05-24T21:50:09Z 2017-05-24T21:50:09Z Dynamic Duo: Irving scores 42, LeBron 34 as Cavaliers down Celtics 112-99 in Game 4.
LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3 2017-05-24T16:17:11Z 2017-05-24T16:17:07Z 2017-05-24T16:17:07Z LeBron wonders what he was doing in Game 3, and is ready to go for Game 4 against Celtics.
Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight 2017-05-24T14:39:08Z 2017-05-24T14:38:51Z 2017-05-24T14:38:51Z Despite raising red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling to Hawaii with no luggage was allowed to board an American Airlines flight. Prince hits game-winner with 4.5 seconds left for Liberty 2017-05-24T13:33:59Z 2017-05-24T13:33:58Z 2017-05-24T13:33:58Z Epiphanny Prince hit a go-ahead jumper with 4.5 seconds left and the New York Liberty held off the Phoenix Mercury 69-67. Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage 2017-05-24T12:17:47Z 2017-05-24T12:17:30Z 2017-05-24T12:17:30Z California authorities say they will wait for a stretch of Highway 1 to stabilize again before going in to assess damage from a massive new landslide along the iconic coast road.
Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk 2017-05-24T07:08:31Z 2017-05-24T07:08:30Z 2017-05-24T07:08:30Z Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program.
Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided 2017-05-24T07:00:48Z 2017-05-24T06:56:28Z 2017-05-24T07:00:48Z Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and will see others before it's decided whether he needs surgery. New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire 2017-05-24T05:53:37Z 2017-05-24T05:53:31Z 2017-05-24T05:53:31Z New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure. Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults 2017-05-24T03:06:02Z 2017-05-24T03:06:00Z 2017-05-24T03:06:00Z Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week. Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias 2017-05-24T02:45:14Z 2017-05-24T02:45:14Z 2017-05-24T02:45:14Z Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters.
Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty 2017-05-24T02:28:00Z 2017-05-24T02:25:53Z 2017-05-24T02:28:00Z A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter. Magic hire Weltman, who hours later names Hammond as GM 2017-05-23T23:57:39Z 2017-05-23T23:57:02Z 2017-05-23T23:57:02Z A person familiar with the negotiations says the Orlando Magic have agreed to hire Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman as the new president of basketball operations.
Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance 2017-05-23T23:00:05Z 2017-05-23T22:59:39Z 2017-05-23T22:59:39Z Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals.
Hemingway house changes hands, still off limits to public 2017-05-23T22:32:47Z 2017-05-23T22:32:45Z 2017-05-23T22:32:45Z The ownership of the Idaho house where Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. Timeline of events: Disruptive passenger's travel to Hawaii 2017-05-23T22:32:03Z 2017-05-23T22:32:00Z 2017-05-23T22:32:00Z Flight disturbance timeline. Ginobili's uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious 2017-05-23T21:51:54Z 2017-05-23T21:51:51Z 2017-05-23T21:51:51Z Spurs star Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out crowd serenading him with chants of "Manu, Manu" and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals.
NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018 and adds road course 2017-05-23T21:46:37Z 2017-05-23T21:46:35Z 2017-05-23T21:46:35Z NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including new tracks in the final 11 races of the season.
New policy center at University of Wisconsin raises alarms 2017-05-23T21:04:10Z 2017-05-23T21:04:04Z 2017-05-23T21:04:04Z Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Wisconsin Republicans on Tuesday announced the formation of a new public policy center at the state's flagship university, which liberals said would be nothing more than a taxpayer-funded conservative think tank. Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes 2017-05-23T20:36:11Z 2017-05-23T20:36:04Z 2017-05-23T20:36:04Z Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a women's basketball player. Nielsen's top programs for May 15-21 2017-05-23T19:12:07Z 2017-05-23T19:12:04Z 2017-05-23T19:12:04Z A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for May 15-21.
'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss 2017-05-23T14:07:54Z 2017-05-23T14:07:05Z 2017-05-23T14:07:05Z James, Cavaliers trying to shake off 'weird' Game 3 and 1st loss of postseason.
Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen 2017-05-23T12:28:06Z 2017-05-23T12:24:43Z 2017-05-23T12:28:06Z NBA center Enes Kanter says death threats follow his criticism of Turkish government.
Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115 2017-05-23T07:33:31Z 2017-05-23T07:33:31Z 2017-05-23T07:33:31Z Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.
3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far 2017-05-23T04:27:00Z 2017-05-23T04:25:56Z 2017-05-23T04:27:00Z Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home.
The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury 2017-05-23T04:18:18Z 2017-05-23T04:18:12Z 2017-05-23T04:18:12Z Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway.
Q&A: What to expect as Bill Cosby's jury selection continues 2017-05-23T04:05:27Z 2017-05-23T04:05:21Z 2017-05-23T04:05:21Z Hundreds of people could be interviewed in Pittsburgh this week as lawyers search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial.
LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss 2017-05-22T21:47:35Z 2017-05-22T21:47:35Z 2017-05-22T21:47:35Z LeBron James had one of the worst games of his playoff career on Sunday night and got into an exchange with a fan afterward. Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection 2017-05-22T11:27:30Z 2017-05-22T11:26:09Z 2017-05-22T11:26:09Z A key phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick a jury to weigh his case.
Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108 2017-05-22T09:16:30Z 2017-05-22T09:16:25Z 2017-05-22T09:16:25Z Avery Bradley dropped a 3-pointer in the final second and the Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink 2017-05-22T06:42:44Z 2017-05-22T06:42:44Z 2017-05-22T06:42:44Z Golden State can finish off a three-sweep march through the West playoffs with another win at San Antonio.
Celtics stagger on: Isaiah Thomas done, may need surgery 2017-05-22T00:43:44Z 2017-05-22T00:43:44Z 2017-05-22T00:43:44Z Celtics confront a big playoff hole knowing star guard Isaiah Thomas is done for season.
Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead 2017-05-21T20:05:28Z 2017-05-21T20:05:28Z 2017-05-21T20:05:28Z Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury 2017-05-21T17:44:48Z 2017-05-21T17:44:48Z 2017-05-21T17:44:48Z Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. NBA player Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania 2017-05-21T02:22:39Z 2017-05-21T02:22:39Z 2017-05-21T02:22:39Z Romanian border police spokesman: NBA player Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.
Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against Warriors 2017-05-21T01:42:31Z 2017-05-21T01:42:30Z 2017-05-21T01:42:30Z Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals because of a sprained left ankle.
Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics 2017-05-20T23:53:23Z 2017-05-20T23:53:21Z 2017-05-20T23:53:21Z LeBron and Cavaliers back at home after two blowout wins in Boston.
Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0 2017-05-20T20:16:16Z 2017-05-20T20:16:14Z 2017-05-20T20:16:14Z LeBron James scored 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.
Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans 2017-05-20T19:54:50Z 2017-05-20T19:54:48Z 2017-05-20T19:54:48Z Zaza Pachulia is expected to hear boos from every corner of AT&T Center during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against Warriors 2017-05-20T16:31:48Z 2017-05-20T16:31:48Z 2017-05-20T16:31:48Z Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals because of a sprained left ankle.
Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs 2017-05-20T16:04:35Z 2017-05-20T16:04:33Z 2017-05-20T16:04:33Z The Celtics say point guard Isaiah Thomas is sitting out the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland because of a right hip strain.
Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead 2017-05-20T02:51:14Z 2017-05-20T02:51:13Z 2017-05-20T02:51:13Z The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record on Friday night by opening a 41-point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2 2017-05-20T00:40:06Z 2017-05-20T00:40:01Z 2017-05-20T00:40:01Z Must-win for Celtics in Game 2? Pretty much, after Cavs' dominating Game 1 win.
Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out 2017-05-19T00:41:22Z 2017-05-19T00:41:22Z 2017-05-19T00:41:22Z All-NBA first team: James Harden a unanimous pick, joined on team by LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis.
LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 2017-05-18T16:35:55Z 2017-05-18T16:32:13Z 2017-05-18T16:35:55Z LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. LaVar Ball ups shoe deal asking price to $3 billion 2017-05-18T10:10:45Z 2017-05-18T10:10:32Z 2017-05-18T10:10:32Z LaVar Ball has upped the ante, raising the asking price for a shoe deal to $3 billion.
Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0 2017-05-18T02:48:26Z 2017-05-18T02:48:25Z 2017-05-18T02:48:25Z History shows Warriors' 10-0 playoff start doesn't necessarily mean title is inevitable.
Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics 2017-05-18T00:16:40Z 2017-05-18T00:16:40Z 2017-05-18T00:16:40Z The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage.
Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again 2017-05-17T19:33:14Z 2017-05-17T19:28:42Z 2017-05-17T19:33:14Z Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to see if Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia can heal up.
Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win 2017-05-17T19:33:11Z 2017-05-17T19:28:37Z 2017-05-17T19:33:11Z With a victory in the draft lottery, the Boston Celtics have a bright future to go with their current success. Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking 2017-05-17T16:36:45Z 2017-05-17T16:36:37Z 2017-05-17T16:36:37Z Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a Pittsburgh woman who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants were too steep or otherwise violated federal law. Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick 2017-05-17T16:33:41Z 2017-05-17T16:27:42Z 2017-05-17T16:33:41Z The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago.
Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason 2017-05-17T12:47:56Z 2017-05-17T12:47:37Z 2017-05-17T12:47:37Z LeBron's road again points to Boston, with Cavaliers awaiting Celtics in conference finals.
Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead 2017-05-17T11:08:10Z 2017-05-17T11:07:45Z 2017-05-17T11:07:45Z Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Golden State Warriors trounced on the Spurs missing Kawhi Leonard, running away from San Antonio for a 136-100 rout and 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Andre Iguodala out for Warriors with soreness in left knee 2017-05-17T06:30:46Z 2017-05-17T06:30:45Z 2017-05-17T06:30:45Z The Golden State Warriors will be without one of their top reserves, Andre Iguodala, for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against San Antonio.
Spurs prepare for Game 2 vs Warriors with no Leonard, Parker 2017-05-17T04:45:07Z 2017-05-17T04:45:07Z 2017-05-17T04:45:07Z The San Antonio Spurs had no problem dispatching the Houston Rockets in the second-round clincher without injured stars Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.
Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery 2017-05-17T00:30:08Z 2017-05-17T00:25:59Z 2017-05-17T00:30:08Z Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten.
Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals 2017-05-16T17:53:29Z 2017-05-16T17:53:27Z 2017-05-16T17:53:27Z Beating the Washington Wizards in seven games was a big achievement for these Celtics, but Boston isn't quite on the cusp of a championship yet.
Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105 2017-05-16T17:53:16Z 2017-05-16T17:53:16Z 2017-05-16T17:53:16Z Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points off the bench and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 vs Warriors 2017-05-16T14:28:46Z 2017-05-16T14:24:25Z 2017-05-16T14:28:46Z Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
Debate rages on about play that sidelined Spurs' Leonard 2017-05-16T08:06:04Z 2017-05-16T08:06:03Z 2017-05-16T08:06:03Z The play that injured Kawhi Leonard on Sunday is one that the NBA started cracking down on four seasons ago in an effort to protect jump shooters.
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