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Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

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NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way after inking broad production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. More>>

Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

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After fan's post goes viral, Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch at Mexican restaurant not a big deal. More>>

Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2

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LeBron James and Kyle Korver combined for all but two of Cleveland's final 13 points Sunday as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory at Indiana to even the series at 2. More>>

John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs

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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall says he's fine after tweaking his right ankle late in a Game 4 victory over the No. 1 seed Raptors. More>>

Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs beat Warriors to avoid sweep

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Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of what could have been his final home game with the Spurs, and San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90. More>>

Dick Vitale: prime-time player for pediatric cancer research

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Dick Vitale brings his best game to raising money for pediatric cancer research. More>>

Wall takes over, Wiz beat Raps 106-98 to tie series at 2-2

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John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out and led the No. 8 seed Wizards past the No. 1 Toronto Raptors 106-98 to even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and tipped in the go-ahead bucket with 5 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. More>>

Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

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Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says winning a series is "amazing" after being viewed as a longshot just to make the playoffs. More>>

76ers take control, top Heat 106-102 for 3-1 series lead

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Philly on the brink: Simmons, Redick carry 76ers past Heat 106-102 for 3-1 lead in first-round series. More>>

Wolves top Rockets 121-105 in Game 3, cut series lead to 2-1

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Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Houston Rockets 121-105 for their first postseason victory in 14 years. More>>

Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

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Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. More>>

Davis' 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

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Anthony Davis scored a franchise-playoff-record 47 points and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory. More>>

Popovich won't coach Spurs in Game 4 against Warriors

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Gregg Popovich won't coach the Spurs in their possible series finale Sunday against the Golden State Warriors as he grieves the death of wife Erin. More>>

Heat's Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid's mask

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Miami's Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid's facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series. More>>

Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

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Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points Friday night and led the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Cleveland 92-90 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. More>>

Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

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Khris Middleton scored 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks rode a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics for a 116-92 win, narrowing the deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. More>>

Wizards show some fight, top Raps 122-103, get series to 2-1

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Bradley Beal heeded his coach's plea to "do his job" by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-103. More>>

Curry cleared for modified practice after knee injury

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury. More>>

Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. More>>

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

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The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. More>>

Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs

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Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night in taking a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the passing of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin. More>>

Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

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Nikola Mirotic scored a career-playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory. More>>

Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

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Embiid scores 23 points in his postseason debut, leading Philadelphia past Miami 128-108 for 2-1 series lead. More>>

The Latest: Spurs fans roar when team scores 1st 6 points

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The San Antonio Spurs say Greg Popovich will not coach the team at home Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Golden State following the death of his wife. More>>

76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3 at Heat

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Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful by Philadelphia for Game 3 of the 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series at Miami. More>>

Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

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Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. More>>

Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

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Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to take the lead and cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. More>>

Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

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Mitchell's big fourth quarter lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series. More>>

King's lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers

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LeBron scores 46, Cavs hold off Pacers 100-97 to even series at 1-1. More>>

Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

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Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. More>>

Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

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South Carolina's Bruce Bowen entering NBA draft after transferring from Louisville amid federal investigation, won't hiring an agent. More>>

The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

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Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the eighth day of his sexual assault retrial. More>>

Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

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Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner. More>>

Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

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Jrue Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points and the New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night. More>>

DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

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DeRozan matches career playoff-high with 37 points as Raptors beat Wizards 130-119 to take 2-0 series lead for first time in team history. More>>

Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

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Brown scores playoff career-high 30 points, Celtics take 2-0 series lead with 120-106 win over Bucks. More>>

Bill Cosby's graphic testimony could undercut his defense

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Prosecutors are building to the conclusion of their case against comedian Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial. More>>

Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win

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Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first playoff series. More>>

Kyle Korver's delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

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Delicate balance: Cavs' Kyle Korver mourns brother's death while a playoff season goes on. More>>

Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

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Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July's UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner. More>>

Swofford expects 'substantive' findings from Rice commission

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Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects "substantive" recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport. More>>

NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

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NC State outlines timeline of steps taken in federal hoops investigation. More>>

Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them against Penguins

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Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs. More>>

Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian's baby is True Thompson

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Drum roll, please: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have named their baby True. More>>

Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs

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Kevin Durant sparked a decisive 3rd-quarter run on the way to 32 points, Klay Thompson added 31 in another superb playoff performance and the Warriors rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-101 for a 2-0 lead in the series. More>>

Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

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Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance and scored 28 points to spoil the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and led the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia. More>>

76ers' leading scorer, Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

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Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers' career leading scorer, has died. More>>

Bill Cosby's accuser denies framing him, knowing key witness Video included

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Bill Cosby's chief accuser is back on the witness stand as the comedian's lawyers look to raise doubts about her allegations that he drugged and molested her in 2004. More>>

Defense cross of Cosby accuser reflects change in strategy

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Bill Cosby's lawyers have changed the way they talk about his chief accuser and her relationship with him. More>>

Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Wolves 104-101

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James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. More>>

Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

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Oladipo, Pacers roll to 98-80 win over LeBron James and Cavaliers in Game 1. More>>

Celtics survive wild finish, hold off Bucks 113-107 in OT

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Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime in their playoff opener. More>>

Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

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Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 25 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. More>>

"Playoff P" Paul George scores 36, leads Thunder past Jazz

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George scores 36, leads Thunder to 116-108 win over Jazz. More>>

Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

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Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters. More>>

Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Heat in playoff opener

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Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 in Game 1 of the first-round series. More>>

Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

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Kevin Durant had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92. More>>

Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106

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Ibaka has 21 points and 12 rebounds, Raptors snap 10-game losing streak in Game 1s by beating Wizards 114-106. More>>

Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to 'fight him off' Video included

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Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial. More>>

In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can't solve

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Adam Silver still can't stop tanking. More>>

Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons

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Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after team fails to reach playoffs for 3rd time in 4 seasons. More>>

Process no more: 76ers' awaited playoff push starts vs. Heat

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The Philadelphia 76ers open Game 1 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat on Saturday. More>>

Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

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Interim Michigan State University President John Engler says he regrets the school's response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university. More>>

Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns amid investigation

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Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns, amid allegations of abusive conduct and financial improprieties within the program. More>>

Warriors, Cavs vulnerable, or headed for NBA Finals Round 4?

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Maybe this is the year for a new NBA Finals matchup. More>>

Finally: Miami's Ellington set to play a big postseason role

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After a record-setting season, Heat guard Wayne Ellington is eager for his first real NBA playoff chance. More>>

Thunder play-by-play man Davis suspended 1 game for comment

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Thunder play-by-play man Brian Davis suspended 1 game for racially insensitive comment. More>>

A new Kardashian arrives as Khloe gives birth to daughter

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Various reports say Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl. More>>

Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals in Game 1

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Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Hornacek fired as Knicks coach after chaotic, 53-loss season

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A person with knowledge of the decision says the New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek. More>>

A'ja Wilson top pick of WNBA draft by Las Vegas Aces

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A'ja Wilson was the top pick in the WNBA draft on Thursday night by the Las Vegas Aces. More>>

Magic fire coach Frank Vogel after 6th straight losing year

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The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel after two seasons. More>>

It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set

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The brackets for the NBA playoffs are set, and some rematches await _ including Golden State vs. San Antonio. More>>

Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season. More>>

Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

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Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04. More>>

The Latest: NBA releases first-round playoff schedule

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The final night of the NBA regular season has 12 games on the schedule, and eight have playoff implications. More>>

Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. More>>

LeBron, Cavs end "crazy" regular season with loss to Knicks

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LeBron plays in his 82nd game of season before sitting as Cavs lose 110-98 to Knicks. More>>

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123

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George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies 137-123. More>>

76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks

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Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. More>>

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

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Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, the AP player of the year declares for NBA draft; teammate Mikal Bridges makes same decision. More>>

Gamer: LeBron plays all 82 games for first time in career

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LeBron James sets personal mark by playing in all 82 games this season. More>>

NBA's best: Lebron vs. MJ. How about Magic?

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The midweek Champions League matches finds "AP Sports Weekly" podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg staking out opposing positions on the beautiful game. More>>

It's the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

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The final day of the NBA season has arrived, with Minnesota and Denver set to play for the last playoff spot. More>>

15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

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The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history, but now they've accomplished something that's never been done by this franchise: win 15 games in a row. More>>

Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

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Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball. More>>

Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

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Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too. More>>

Jazz in position to claim 3 seed after beating Warriors

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Jazz stretch winning streak to six with 119-79 win over Warriors. More>>

Ingram makes NBA debut in Rockets' 105-99 win over Lakers

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Chris Paul scored 22 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Lakers 105-99 for their 31st win in 34 games. More>>

Television ratings down for NCAA finals on cable TV

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Villanova's victory over Michigan wasn't a big winner in the television ratings. More>>

The MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin

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The envelopes, please: The AP's NBA writers reveal their MVP, coach of the year, champion picks, and more. More>>

76ers get team-record 15th straight win, 121-113 over Hawks

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JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 to move a step closer to locking up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. More>>

Spurs, Pelicans, Thunder all in; 1 spot left in West race

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There's only one spot left in the NBA playoffs, and it'll go to either Minnesota or Denver. More>>

Bill Cosby lawyer attacks accuser as prosecutors build case Video included

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The defense in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is expected to use its opening statement to portray a hefty settlement paid to the woman he's charged with sexually assaulting as evidence of her greed. More>>

'Minnesota way:' T-wolves face elimination game vs. Nuggets

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'If it was easy, it wouldn't be the Minnesota way': Timberwolves face elimination game against Nuggets. More>>

NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

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After a season where ejections were up and tensions were high, the NBA is hoping for calmer player-ref relations in the playoffs. More>>

Lawsuit accuses 3 ex-Michigan St. basketball players of rape

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A federal lawsuit filed against Michigan State University alleges that three former men's basketball players sexually assaulted a female student at an off-campus apartment. More>>

James, Love lead Cavs past Knicks to 50th win, Central title

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LeBron James had 26 points and 11 assists, Kevin Love scored 28 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers got their 50th win and another Central Division title by beating the New York Knicks 123-109. More>>

Thunder clinch: Oklahoma City runs past Miami 115-93

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The playoffs await Russell Westbrook and the Thunder after a 115-93 win over Miami. More>>

D'Antoni, Harden and Paul poised to capture trio's 1st title

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Mike D'Antoni, Chris Paul and James Harden look to end years of playoff misery and lead Houston Rockets to first title since 1995. More>>

Utah clinches, Philly locks up home-court for first round

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Playoff picture starts to focus: Jazz seal their spot, and 76ers clinch home-court for the first round. More>>

Ingraham due back at Fox following tweet backlash, vacation

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Fox's Laura Ingraham is due back Monday following vacation that served as cooling-off period. More>>

Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference

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Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help the Utah Jazz clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM

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The Hornets have hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager. More>>

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