Basketball

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Clippers beat Jazz, force Game 7

SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers forced a Game 7 in their first-round series with a 98-93 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Clippers will host...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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John Wall’s 42-point effort leads Wizards to series clinching win against Hawks

ATLANTA - Washington Wizards point guard John Wall ended his night early, walking off the court with the clock stopped in the final quarter. He deserved the proper send-off for a road villain -...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Celtics crush Bulls, advance to NBA Eastern Conference semifinals

CHICAGO — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Larry Bird leaves the Indiana Pacers

Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move even for an NBA legend known for making swift decisions. Bird made the call on...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies

SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs turned to their “grandpa” for the lift their young stars have struggled to provide in the past two games. Manu Ginobili hit the court, literally, providing an early spark...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks

MILWAUKEE – DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over the Milwaukee Bucks...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Celtics beat up Bull in fourth quarter

BOSTON — The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series: Was Avery Bradley more impressive on offense, or on defense? “Everyone...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Warriors GM confident Steve Kerr will return to coach

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and be back on the bench without being forced out of...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Work load: LeBron James not slowing as playoff minutes increase

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Except for his backpedaling hairline, LeBron James shows no visible signs of age. At 32, still in his prime, and still at the top of his game, he’s defying time. “Benjamin...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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NBA Roundup: Rockets burn past Russell Westbrook’s Thunder

HOUSTON – James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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NBA Playoffs: Hawks even series with Wizards

ATLANTA — Paul Millsap bounced back from a sluggish start to score 19 points, Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away from the Washington Wizards 111-101...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Big day: College coaches wait to see if players stay, or go

RALEIGH, N.C. — The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday — the last date players could declare for the draft. The next date they have circled is May 24....

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports