Monday, October 23, 2017

Basketball

Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

BY JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Confetti began to fall and the Golden State Warriors thought they had pulled off a wild opening-night win. The Houston Rockets emphatically signaled ...
Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward broke his left ankle on a play.

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Gordon Hayward’s face was etched in pain and shock. Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated ...
In this July 12, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Stars' Kayla McBride laughs with head coach Vickie Johnson during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Indiana Fever, in Indianapolis. The WNBA says the San Antonio Stars are being bought by MGM Resorts International and moving to Las Vegas, joining the NFL and NHL with teams tied to the gambling mecca.

BY DOUG FEINBERG NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise. The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts ...
In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a fan displays her opinion of Miami Heat forward LeBron James return to Cleveland during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland.

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving is coming home to where his NBA journey began six years ago. There will be familiar faces and new sounds. Traded to ...
In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich answers questions during media day at the team's practice facility in San Antonio. Trump told The Nation magazine on Oct. 16, 2017, that President Donald Trump “a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others” in response to Trump’s comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders-in-in chief “didn’t make calls” to families of fallen soldiers. Former Obama staffers and a spokesman for former President George W. Bush pushed back on Trump’s comments.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump “a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others” in ...
University of Louisville acting President Greg Postel responds to a question following the meeting of the Athletic Association board of directors, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.

BY GARY B. GRAVES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men’s basketball program is ...
In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving leaves a news conference in Boston.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston star Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cleveland season opener. Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up with ...
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) dunks against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Cleveland, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James won’t play again this preseason, and there’s a chance he’ll miss Cleveland’s hyped opener with Boston. James didn’t practice Wednesday, a day ...
In this June 4, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Oakland, Calif.

BY JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr recently threw out a perplexing question to his star-studded Golden State roster: What should he tell a team that has won ...
This is a Sept. 22, 2017, file photo showing Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins posed during the NBA basketball team's media day in Minneapolis.

BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Andrew Wiggins to a new contract extension. The Timberwolves announced on Wednesday that the two sides had reached agreement ...
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