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USC basketball looks to snap another skid – this one to Arizona

LOS ANGELES — Enough time has passed since the USC basketball team last beat Arizona that only one player is left on the roster who was a part of the victory. Bennie Boatwright, the Trojans’ sharp-shooting senior forward, was a freshman in 2016 when the Wildcats were toppled in a quadruple-overtime thriller, scoring 15 points in 41 minutes as one of USC’s five players in double figures in the upset. After one practice earlier this week, Boatwright recalled the lively home crowd that, for at leas...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Ayton, Sean Miller, Porter, Wildcats, Boatwright


Celtics starters Irving, Horford out vs. Cavaliers

The Celtics are without starters Kyrie Irving and Al Horford against the Cavaliers on Wednesday. Irving has flu-like symptoms, and Horford is getting the night off to rest. Horford was sidelined with knee soreness for seven games last month.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Irving, Celtics, Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Horford, Irving Horford


Grizzlies' FedExForum briefly evacuated for fire

Players and arena staff were allowed back into Memphis' NBA arena to prepare for Monday night's game after a fire broke out inside and was extinguished.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Grizzlies FedExForum, Memphis NBA arena


Pels' Davis (finger) could return next week

After conferring with hand specialists, New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis could return as soon as next week with a volar plate avulsion fracture of his left index finger, his agent Rich Paul told ESPN.
Tags: Sport, Nba, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Rich Paul, Pels Davis


LeBron still not ready to return, out vs. Wolves

LeBron James, who has participated in drills with the Lakers, will not play Thursday against Minnesota. Rajon Rondo, meanwhile, is a game-time decision.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Lebron James, Lakers, Minnesota Rajon Rondo


Want the Wild to rebuild and start over? It's harder -- and riskier -- than you might think

The Wild will have a week off for the All-Star break starting Thursday and will arrive at the unofficial midpoint (50 games played is not half of 82) in a familiar position. The Wild is very much in the mix for a playoff spot — a little better than a coin flip, depending on where you look at probabilities — but Minnesota clearly isn't one of the NHL's very best teams. Top 16? Possibly. Top five? No chance. This middle ground has defined much of the last seven seasons (counting this one) since th...
Tags: Minnesota, NFL, Chicago, Nba, Mlb, Penguins, NHL, Twins, Vikings, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Forbes, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Crosby, Timberwolves


Meek Mill, Jay-Z partner with teams for reform

The 76ers, Nets and Patriots are partnering with Meek Mill and Jay-Z to start a new organization advocating for justice reform.
Tags: Jay Z, Sport, Nba, Meek Mill, Meek Mill Jay


Conley says Grizzlies owner willing to trade him, Gasol

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guard Mike Conley says Grizzlies owner Robert Pera had told both he and center Marc Gasol that they will be mentioned in potential trade talks before reports that Memphis will be listening to offers for the NBA’s longest-tenured teammates. Conley said Wednesday after shoot-around that Pera called him Tuesday to alert […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Memphis, Grizzlies, Mike Conley, Conley, Tenn AP, Marc Gasol, Gasol, PERA, Robert Pera


Conley: Grizzlies owner willing to trade him, Gasol

The Memphis Grizzlies may be ready to start rebuilding, listening to trade offers for the NBA's longest-tenured teammates.
Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, Sport, Nba, Grizzlies, Conley, Gasol


'Red Dead Redemption 2' beat out 'Call of Duty' to become 2018's best-seller — these were the 20 best-selling games games of the year

The NPD Group has released their year-end report on video game sales, including a list of the year's best-selling games. Since 2013, the "Call of Duty" franchise has owned the number one spot on the best-sellers list, but "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4" wasn't the best-selling game of 2018. Six of the top 20 best-selling games are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, showing just how popular Nintendo's console has become in its second year. "NBA 2K19" was the best-selling sports game for the third ye...
Tags: NFL, Trends, Fifa, Nba, Nintendo, Call Of Duty, Zelda, NPD Group, Madden NFL, Madden, Red Dead Redemption, Nintendo Switch, Wild Nintendo


John Amaechi fears NBA London game may not return for years if it goes to France

Former NBA star John Amaechi fears that if the yearly NBA London game transfers to Paris it might not return to for years.
Tags: London, France, Sport, Paris, Nba, John Amaechi, NBA London


YouTube TV is officially becoming available nationwide

Just ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, Google’s live TV streaming service YouTube TV is rolling out nationwide, the company announced this morning. The service has been steadily expanding since its April 2017 debut, and became broadly available a little less than a year ago when it then reached the top 100 U.S. markets, or 85 percent of the country. Today, YouTube TV will begin its expansion in an additional 95 markets, covering over 98 percent of U.S. households. The remaining markets will follo...
Tags: TV, Television, Media, Youtube, Tech, Fox, Nba, Streaming, Mlb, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, CBS ABC NBC, YouTube TV, Today YouTube TV


Booker, Dieng ejected after third-quarter scuffle

Suns guard Devin Booker and Wolves forward Gorgui Dieng were ejected after getting into a brief altercation in Tuesday's game.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Suns, Devin Booker, Gorgui Dieng, Dieng


Mavericks hand cold-shooting Clippers their 6th loss in 7 games

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) of Germany drives against LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The Mavericks won 106-98. (AP Photo/LM Otero) The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell shoots as the Mavericks’ Harrison Barnes defends during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Dallas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic...
Tags: Texas, Germany, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Dallas, Miami, Jordan, Smith, San Antonio, Harrison Barnes, Nowitzki, Dirk Nowitzki


VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week

Each week, publications from the The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (including the Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) nominate Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote. Click on ...
Tags: Sports, Raiders, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Sonora, Vikings, Valencia, Eisenhower, High School Sports, Anderson, Ucla, James, Eagles, Daily News, Saugus


Mavs PG Smith returns, keys win with 17 points

After missing six straight games, Dennis Smith Jr. played a prominent role in the Mavs' 106-98 win over the Clippers, starting and scoring 17 points in a team-high 37 minutes.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Smith, Clippers, Dennis Smith Jr


Mavs' Smith returns, starts after 6-game absence

After missing six straight games, Dennis Smith Jr. was back in the starting lineup Tuesday, with Mavs coach Rick Carlisle saying, "I don't see any reason to wait."
Tags: Sport, Nba, Rick Carlisle, MAVS, Dennis Smith Jr, Mavs Smith


Guard declares for NBA draft after knee injury ended season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland says he’s leaving for the NBA draft after a knee injury ended his freshman season in November. Garland announced his decision Tuesday to withdraw and start focusing on preparing for the draft on Twitter. He says that the knee injury robbed him of his freshman season […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Nashville, Tenn AP, Vanderbilt, Garland, Darius Garland


Sources: Grizz will listen to Gasol, Conley offers

The Grizzlies, who are 19-28 this season, will for the first time listen to trade offers for veterans Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Espn, Grizzlies, Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Gasol Conley, Grizz


Kanter likely starting for Knicks with Kornet hurt

Knicks coach David Fizdale told reporters Tuesday that Enes Kanter, who recently complained about a reduced role with the club, will likely start at center while Luke Kornet is sidelined by an ankle injury.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Knicks, Enes Kanter, Kanter, David Fizdale, Luke Kornet


Lakers enthusiastic about Rajon Rondo possibly returning Thursday

LOS ANGELES — Last week as the Lakers prepared to take on Oklahoma City, Moe Wagner and Svi Mykhailiuk found themselves on their heels against a near-unstoppable opponent. Rajon Rondo, still with a wrap around his right middle and ring fingers, was destroying them in a two-on-two scrimmage with Ivica Zubac, running a devastating pick-and-roll. “C’mon, guard him!” Wagner shouted at Mykhailiuk after Rondo had passed for a Zubac dunk. “He’s only got one [expletive] hand!” In the event Rondo can pla...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Rajon Rondo, Golden State Warriors, Ball, Warriors, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Klay Thompson


Harden says Carmelo deserves another chance

James Harden said Tuesday that he believes Carmelo Anthony can still help an NBA team, and he hopes Anthony finds a team where he can play and be happy.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Anthony, Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, Harden


NBA fines Doncic for booting ball into stands

The Mavs' Luka Doncic, who was ejected for kicking the game ball into the stands during Saturday's loss to Indiana, was also fined $10,000 by the league on Tuesday.
Tags: Sport, Indiana, Nba, Doncic, Mavs Luka Doncic


Kurtenbach: The Steve Kerr-Jordan Bell spat highlights a larger issue for the Warriors

Jordan Bell is frustrated. Steve Kerr and the Warriors coaching staff is frustrated, too. And on Monday night, in garbage time of the Warriors’ blowout win over the Lakers at Staples Center, those frustrations manifested themselves in a sideline spat between the second-year player and the head coach, captured by TNT’s cameras. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device. Kerr called the heated moment a misunderstanding and said that things have been cleared up af...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Evans, Lebron James, TNT, Minnesota Timberwolves, Staples Center, Jones, Golden State Warriors, Livingston, Bell, Warriors


No bursting his bubble: Morris hones jumper with gum wrapper

DENVER (AP) — Monte Morris restored his long-range jumper to mint condition. The Great Spearmint Gum Wrapper Experiment worked. Last summer, the Denver Nuggets backup point guard went through shooting drills with a wrapper from a stick of gum — mostly spearmint, he said — wedged between his thumb and index finger on his guide […]
Tags: News, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Ap, Nba, Denver, Morris, Monte Morris


Ex-Kings exec pleads guilty to defrauding team

Jeffrey David, the former chief revenue officer of the Sacramento Kings, pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and identity theft. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Tags: Sacramento Kings, Sport, Nba, Jeffrey David


“Expect The Unexpected” From Evgeny Kuznetsov

from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated, Beyond the overarching cultural shock of moving halfway around the world, Evgeny Kuznetsov was struck by a few smaller unfamiliarities upon finally joining the NHL in March 2014. Receiving per diem on road trips, for instance, was an entirely foreign concept in his native Russia. Ditto for dining alongside coaches at team meals and dumping the puck into the offensive zone. But nothing—absolutely nothing—bothered the Washington Capitals center more ...
Tags: Washington, Russia, Sport, Nba, NHL, Russell Westbrook, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Alex Prewitt


Sources: Mavs ban fan who heckled Beverley

A Mavericks fan who has long sat courtside at home games has been banned by the team for the rest of the season for heckling the Clippers' Patrick Beverley in December, sources told ESPN.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Mavericks, Beverley, Patrick Beverley


Why 'day-to-day' LeBron matters in Vegas

Will LeBron's lingering injury spur changes in the way the NBA reports player injuries in the future?
Tags: Sport, Nba


From Ontario to the NBA: How Jamal Murray was raised to be a star

The Denver Nuggets guard has been fighting his whole life to be exactly where he is today -- at the core of a surprise upstart battling the Warriors for Western Conference supremacy.
Tags: Denver Nuggets, Sport, Nba, Ontario, Jamal Murray



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