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Who gets Golden State in Round 1? OKC's worst-case scenario looms

They're in no danger of missing the playoffs, but a first-round meeting with the champs is very much in play for the struggling Thunder.
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C's Baynes exits early with Grade 2 ankle sprain

Aron Baynes left Boston's game at Philadelphia in the first half after spraining his left ankle.
Tags: Boston, Sport, Nba, Philadelphia, Aron Baynes, Baynes


Thunder retire No. 4 jersey of stalwart Collison

The Thunder retired Nick Collison's No. 4 on Wednesday night, making his jersey the first to grace the rafters in Oklahoma City.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Collison, Nick Collison


'We got some true talent in the starting lineup': Philly's five reasons to believe

Wednesday's win over the Celtics showed how dangerous the 76ers' starting lineup will be in the postseason.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Philly, Celtics


Harden drops second 50-point game vs. Grizzlies

James Harden scored 57 points, but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games.
Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, Sport, Nba, Rockets, Houston, James Harden, Harden, Grizzlies


Smart ejected after 'cheap shot' shove of Embiid

Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected in the third quarter of Wednesday night's game for a two-handed shove into the back of 76ers star Joel Embiid, who later called the play a "cheap shot."
Tags: Sport, Nba, Marcus Smart, Joel Embiid


Spurs gift retiring Wade jerseys of franchise icons

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich presented Dwyane Wade with the jerseys of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili during Wade's farewell appearance in San Antonio on Wednesday night.
Tags: Sport, Nba, San Antonio, Wade, Dwyane Wade, Gregg Popovich, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan Tony Parker


Lakers’ Magic Johnson celebrates new tech lab with Crenshaw students

LOS ANGELES — One of Los Angeles’ great game-changers was in attendance at Crenshaw High School on Wednesday morning, checking in on what the city’s innovators of the future are up to. The students in Mr. Abe Abraham’s STEMM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) and Robotics Lab were happy to share their work with Magic Johnson and the other dignitaries who visited, a crowd that included Rep. Maxine Waters and several L.A. Unified School District leaders. Students showed off a tri...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Johnson, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Adams, The Lakers, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Spencer Hawes, CRENSHAW, Maxine Waters, Jeanie Buss


Bulls, Blackhawks to install high-def scoreboard

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA’s Chicago Bulls and NHL’s Blackhawks are giving their home a high-definition upgrade with a new scoreboard and sound system. The teams announced Wednesday that a new board with the largest high-def display among NBA and NHL arenas will hang above the court and ice at United Center next season. It […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Nba, NHL, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Blackhawks, Bulls Blackhawks


Clippers players appreciate Doc Rivers’ long-term commitment plans

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to quell rumors that he was interested in taking over the Lakers head coaching job (which, for now, Luke Walton holds) Doc Rivers revealed Tuesday that he has a verbal agreement to extend his Clippers deal for multiple years. “It’s been kind of agreed upon,” Rivers said, revisiting the topic briefly after the Clippers defeated Indiana 115-109 for their eighth victory in nine games. “We didn’t make a big deal about it; I thought I had to, just today, because all the noi...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Nba, Ncaa, Rivers, Brooklyn Nets, Lakers, Clippers, Patrick Beverley, Doc Rivers, Lou Williams, Luke Walton, Sam Cassell


Jazz's Mitchell: Challenges caught me off guard

Donovan Mitchell says he was initially caught off guard to begin his second season and credited his turnaround to teammates and the sage advice of several of the NBA's best players.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Mitchell, Donovan Mitchell


Former local basketball standouts leading respective teams in NCAA tournament

Each year the San Fernando Valley turns out high-level basketball players to the NCAA Division I ranks. As the 2019 NCAA national men’s and women’s basketball tournament begins this week, numerous former Daily News athletes will be playing on national television for their respective colleges. Taft High graduate Kihei Clark leads the No. 1-seeded Virginia Cavaliers in the South Region against Gardner-Webb on Friday. The 5-foot-9 freshman has played in 32 games this season and is generally assigne...
Tags: Maryland, Montana, Virginia, Sports, LSU, Sport, West, Soccer, Yale, Arizona, Sydney, Nba, Ncaa, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State


Bettor hits 20-leg parlay, turns $25 into $104K

An unidentified bettor successfully backed 14 favorites, three underdogs and three overs on a 20-leg parlay at the Riverwalk Casino in Mississippi, turning $25 into $104,412.44.
Tags: Mississippi, Sport, Nba, Riverwalk Casino


Bucks' Mirotic will miss 2-4 weeks, sources say

Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic will miss time with a fracture in his left thumb, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Nikola Mirotic


Grizzlies' Bradley (shin) to miss at least a week

Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will have his shin re-evaluated in a week, the team said.
Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, Sport, Nba, Avery Bradley


China, Croatia to join NBA Summer League

The Chinese and Croatian national teams will join all 30 NBA clubs at this year's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Tags: Sport, Nba, NBA Summer League, China Croatia


BRO Takes on Ragnar

Ragnar Trail Richmond: April 26-27, 2019 It was in the middle of one of our monthly BRO meetings when we started discussing our February trail race issue. Seeing as how we are an outdoor magazine, someone brought up the idea that it might be fun if a group from the office got together to run the Ragnar Relay in Richmond, Va. The Ragnar Relay Series started 16 years ago as the Ragnar Wasatch Back in Utah. Today, there are more than 40 road and trail relay races in the series across the U....
Tags: Utah, Youtube, Virginia, Sport, Earth, Cycling, Nba, Charlottesville, Dennis Rodman, Richmond VA, Ragnar, Manischewitz, Go Outside, Cailyn, Blue Ridge Burn, Hannah Cooper


Washington wants stars to shine because it means they are winning NCAA tournament games

Coach Mike Hopkins coached Carmelo Anthony while at Syracuse and said he became a bigger star because the team won the title. He says the same will be true of UW's NBA prospects Jaylen Nowell and Matisse Thybulle. The longer the Huskies are in the tournament, the higher their status will rise.
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Syracuse, Pac-12, College Basketball, Ncaa Tournament, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Mike Hopkins, Carmelo Anthony, UW, Jaylen Nowell


'Mr. Thunder' on having OKC's first retired jersey and why KD should join him one day

Thunder/Sonics lifer Nick Collison dishes on post-basketball plans and why Kevin Durant's No. 35 should join his No. 4 in the rafters someday.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Kevin Durant, OKC, Nick Collison, Thunder Sonics


The Fast Break | Mar. 19th

See how Tuesday's NBA action unfolded on this edition of The Fast Break.
Tags: News, Sports, Nba


Allen Crabbe’s donation saved Price High, which will name its basketball court after the Nets star

By Mark Whicker Allen Crabbe and several Brooklyn Nets will spend their L.A. off-night at Price High School on Wednesday. They’ll watch Price officials rename the basketball court after Crabbe, who led Price to a Division IV CIF State championship in 2010. And they’ll know that without Crabbe, there wouldn’t be a ball to bounce or a report card to ace. Angela Evans, founder of the school and Crabbe’s aunt, says she was ready to close up shop when Crabbe came through with a six-figure donation in...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Evans, Brooklyn Nets, High School Sports, Cal, Allen, Crabbe, Allen Crabbe, High School Basketball, Crenshaw Christian Center, Mark Whicker Allen Crabbe, Price High School, Angela Evans


Clippers cap feel-good night by holding off Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores over Indiana Pacers’ Doug McDermott (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: Bojan Bogdanovic of the Indiana Pacers drives against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on March 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Brooklyn, Williams, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Evans, Rivers, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Reserve, Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers


Nets, down 25 in 4th, storm back to shock Kings

D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the final quarter, helping the Nets overcome a 25-point deficit in the fourth to beat the Kings 123-121 on Tuesday night.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Nets, Angelo Russell


Harden sets single-season mark for 3 attempts

Rockets guard James Harden surpassed Golden State's Stephen Curry (886) for the most 3-point field goals attempted in a season Tuesday night in Atlanta.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Golden State


Clippers coach Doc Rivers denies rumors of interest in Lakers, reveals secret deal to stay

LOS ANGELES — Clippers coach Doc Rivers denied rumors that he’s interested in the Lakers’ coaching job, insisting that he’s committed to his current team – emphasizing as much by breaking the news that earlier this season he and team owner Steve Ballmer verbally agreed to a multi-year extension. “Well, I have a job and the Lakers have a coach, No. 1,” Rivers said before Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers. “And I’m going nowhere, I can tell you that. Straight. Up front. I’m going to be her...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Stephen A Smith, Rivers, Indiana Pacers, Duke, Brooklyn Nets, Magic Johnson, Steve, Lakers, Knicks


Doc brushes off Lakers link: 'I am going nowhere'

Doc Rivers says he and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer have verbally agreed to work out a long-term contract extension.
Tags: Sport, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Clippers, Doc Rivers


Bucks hold off Lakers on star-less night

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, middle puts a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez, left, and D.J. Wilson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma(0) drives against the Milwaukee Bucks’ Tony Snell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles L...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Middleton, Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo, James, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Khris Middleton, The Lakers, Brook Lopez, Caldwell Pope


Kobe meets with fan who recovered stolen jersey

The Chinese superfan who bought Kobe Bryant's stolen high school jersey for approximately $2,000 and returned it to the school got to meet with his idol during the five-time NBA champion's recent trip to China.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Kobe


Whicker: Collin Welp is part of UC Irvine’s legacy class

UC Irvine forward Collin Welp, left, and forward Jonathan Galloway, right, celebrate after Welp scored a basket against Cal State Fullerton during Saturday’s Big West Tournament title game at Honda Center. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer) UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard (2) celebrates with forward Collin Welp, right, after Welp made a basket and drew a foul during the second half of the Big West Tournament title game against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at Honda Cente...
Tags: Europe, Washington, Germany, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, San Jose, Philadelphia, Christian, Honda, Duke, Cal State Fullerton, Turner


Alexander: Mike Trout’s Angels deal rewards baseball’s best, and most humble, star

The biggest takeaway from the news of Mike Trout’s impending mega-contract: Humility pays. And maybe there’s a certain amount of karma involved in the idea that the guy who doesn’t try to sell himself, doesn’t make headlines off the field, and doesn’t try to get managers fired or set himself above his teammates just got the richest current contract in pro sports. Those commentators along the Eastern Seaboard who salivated over the idea of Trout becoming a Phillie or a Yankee after his contract r...
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