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Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

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LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career. More>>

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

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The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning. More>>

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

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The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings. More>>

Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

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LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message. More>>

Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

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Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this. More>>

James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

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Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. More>>

Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice." More>>

Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

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The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory. More>>

NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers

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The NBA said referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score. More>>

Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

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Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback. More>>

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

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Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan. More>>

Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

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The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. More>>

Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets

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Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs. More>>

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

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The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors. More>>

Heat open quest for another title vs Bobcats

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If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry. More>>

5 things to know about Mavericks-Spurs series

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the... More>>

76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

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Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little. More>>

TNT's Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia

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TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. More>>

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

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Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. More>>

NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

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Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. More>>

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

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Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades. More>>

Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

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The San Jose Sharks spent seven games struggling to get the puck past Jonathan Quick in a playoff loss a year ago. More>>

Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and... More>>

Power briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game

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Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. More>>

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

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By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. More>>

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

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Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro. More>>

LeBron still No. 1 with NBA's most-popular jersey

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LeBron James' jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. More>>

Grizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT

The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason. More>>

Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111

The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City. More>>

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the franchise. He had one big caveat for any potential investors: Keep the team in his hometown of Milwaukee. More>>

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million. More>>

Shorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season: More>>

Gaborik adds scoring to LA Kings' playoff plans

Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month. More>>

A good read: Bucks' Udoh draws fans for book club

Epke Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball. More>>

Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win

Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded. More>>

Injured Anthony will sit out Knicks' last 2 games

Carmelo Anthony's will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career. More>>

Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. More>>

Michigan losing Stauskas and Robinson to NBA

Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids. More>>

CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and all 16 teams that will head to the postseason this weekend... More>>

Randolph scores 32, Grizzlies clinch playoff spot

The Memphis Grizzlies are back in the playoffs and the upstart Phoenix Suns are staying home. More>>

Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

LeBron James' only visible significant role was that of postgame heckler, interrupting Michael Beasley's interview amid a loose, upbeat locker room that normally wouldn't jibe with a 21-point loss - or throwing... More>>

Warriors' Bogut out indefinitely with rib fracture

The playoffs have not even begun and the Golden State Warriors are already dealing with a big blow to their postseason chances. More>>

Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft

It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun. More>>

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. More>>

James, Bosh rest as Heat prepare for playoffs

Choosing rest for the playoffs over the pursuit of a top seed, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gave LeBron James and Chris Bosh the night off Monday against the Washington Wizards. More>>

AP Sources: Sun trade C/F Tina Charles to Liberty

People familiar with the situation say the Connecticut Sun have agreed to trade Tina Charles to New York for players to be named later and the Liberty's first round pick in 2015. More>>

Cavs, Irving staggering to finish

As this disheartening season dwindles to its final moments, Kyrie Irving stood up and took responsibility for how he and his teammates played in their past two games. More>>

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. More>>

Cavs, Irving staggering to finish

Kyrie Irving doesn't want the Cavaliers' final game of this disheartening season to look anything like the team's previous two. More>>

Dumars officially stepping down as Pistons' GM

Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons' president of basketball operations. More>>

Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest. More>>

AP source: Dumars out as Detroit's team president

Joe Dumars tried to push the Detroit Pistons back toward the playoffs with a couple of big moves last offseason. More>>

Pacers hold on to top spot in East by beating OKC

The Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season: More>>

Hawks top Heat 98-85, get East's last playoff spot

Jeff Teague says he never doubted the Atlanta Hawks would be in the playoffs. More>>

Clippers beat Kings 117-101 for 56th win

The Clippers tuned up for the playoffs with a clinic on scoring in transition, whether it was going coast-to-coast for layups or ferocious dunks. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season: More>>

Warriors clinch playoff spot in win over Lakers

Stephen Curry realizes a playoff berth is still a precious commodity for the Golden State Warriors, who have spent the majority of their existence watching the postseason from their collective couches in the Bay Area. More>>

Heat back atop East, beat Pacers 98-86

For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers. More>>

Brewer's 51 lifts Wolves over Rockets 112-110

Truth be told, no one believed Corey Brewer could do it. Not his teammate Ricky Rubio. Not his coach Rick Adelman. And certainly not his opponent, the Houston Rockets. More>>

Former Hawks All-Star Lou Hudson dies at 69

Dominique Wilkins hopes young fans take the time to learn about Lou Hudson. More>>

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released... More>>

Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide. More>>

Iowa St bumps Hoiberg's salary to $2.6 million

Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his average annual salary to $2.6 million in an effort to keep "The Mayor" in Ames for life. More>>

Haith kicks Price off Missouri team

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward's career with the Tigers before it began. More>>

Pacers, Heat still fighting for East No. 1 seed

For the last six weeks, Indiana and Miami haven't exactly looked like NBA title contenders. More>>

Pacers rest starters, edge Bucks 104-102

When Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel benched his starters for the entire game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, it meant extended playing time for the team's reserves. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season: More>>

Thunder hold off Clippers for 107-101 victory

Oklahoma City has its starting five back together just in time for the playoffs. Their weeks apart didn't hurt their defense at all. More>>

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UMass basketball player announces he's gay

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. More>>

Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s. More>>

UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

A look at the NBA playoff picture

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with eight days remaining in the regular season: More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. More>>

UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan on Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles. More>>

Thunder beat Kings 107-92 as Durant's streak ends

Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone. More>>

Nets finish off sweep of Heat, win 88-87

A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions. More>>

Huskies again star in the underdog role

The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. More>>

5 things to know about UConn-Notre Dame title game

Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East - and it apparently got annoying. More>>

Historic title game boost for women's basketball

Women's college basketball has been looking for that watershed moment when a player or game could transcend the sport. More>>

Napier brings it home for UConn Video included

Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. More>>

Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. More>>

NBA decisions loom for several Kentucky players

One by one, players in the Kentucky locker room said essentially the same thing: They had not given the NBA a second thought, much less a first, during their stirring Final Four run. More>>

Ollie wins it all with UConn Video included

It's not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It's just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national... More>>

FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show

"Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game. More>>

Calipari not going to 'dignify' Lakers rumors

Kentucky coach John Calipari refused to "dignify that stuff" when he was asked after Monday night's championship game about his rumored interest in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another. More>>

Masiello on unpaid leave until he gets degree

Steve Masiello will be reinstated as the head coach at Manhattan College as soon as he receives his degree from the University of Kentucky. More>>

NCAA finalists illustrate many ways to make a run

Kentucky reached the brink of an NCAA title with five freshman starters, including the cool right hand of Aaron Harrison and his decisive 3-pointers in three straight games. More>>

Notre Dame guard has final chance at missed title

Notre Dame All-American Kayla McBride and the Irish have come full circle. More>>

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women's basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. More>>

Mourning, Richardson, Williams make Hall of Fame

Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. More>>

Police: Wolves F Cunningham sent threatening texts

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested for a second time in three days because he sent threatening messages to a woman he was living with that "rose to a terroristic level," police said Monday. More>>

UConn, Notre Dame advance to historic title game

Women's basketball came away a winner Sunday night. After a season-long buildup, the NCAA tournament will be decided by the perfect championship game. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw has deflected talk of a perfect season and a potential showdown with rival Connecticut all year long. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

Connecticut's latest national championship game will be very different from the previous eight the Huskies have played - and won. More>>

Durant scores 38 but Suns beat Thunder 122-115

For the 41st game in a row, Kevin Durant scored at least 25 points. Not even Michael Jordan ever did that. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Celebrities aplenty, as usual

The Kentucky Wildcats had Drake celebrating with them after a victory, and Dwight Howard was doing the "Gator chomp" in the Florida student section. More>>

Aldridge, Blazers top Pelicans to clinch playoffs

Given an opportunity to clinch a postseason berth, the Trail Blazers made the most if it. More>>

Springsteen closes out Final Four music festival

Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four. More>>

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