Eastern Conference

Capitals try to forget Cup celebrations as NHL camps open

When Alex Ovechkin embraced Josh Norman in a meeting of two of Washington’s biggest sports stars, the Redskins cornerback had a question for the Capitals’ Stanley Cup-winning captain. “You still celebrating?” Norman asked. “We’re done,” Ovechkin said. “We’re done for right now.” The Capitals seemed to celebrate as hard as any champion in NHL history. … Continue reading Capitals try to forget Cup celebrations as NHL camps open

Boogie Bomb: Warriors set to add DeMarcus Cousins to lineup

DeMarcus Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season. And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting. Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal — not the biggest money move … Continue reading Boogie Bomb: Warriors set to add DeMarcus Cousins to lineup

Foes to teammates: Rondo joining LeBron with Lakers

Even when their respective teams were vicious rivals, Rajon Rondo often gave LeBron James high praise. He’ll now be giving him the ball. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed The Associated Press that Rondo had agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke to The Associated Press … Continue reading Foes to teammates: Rondo joining LeBron with Lakers

Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a young Tavares in bed, fast asleep on a pillowcase and under a blanket adorned with Maple Leafs logos, … Continue reading Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs

CLEVELAND | Cavs’ Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love won’t be able to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 against the Celtics. Love was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol and the All-Star forward will miss Sunday’s series finale of the Eastern Conference finals, a personal blow and yet another challenge for Cleveland to overcome. The … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Cavs’ Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

CLEVELAND | Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND —LeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury and beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 on Friday night to force a Game 7. James, playing in perhaps his final game … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND | LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

CLEVELAND —LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to getting home. Pushed by a raucous crowd that wasn’t so confident a few days … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

TAMPA, Fla | Special teams lift Lightning back in East final against Caps

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back in the Eastern Conference final against the Washington Capitals, thanks in part to a thriving power play and suddenly reliable penalty-killing unit. To regain control of the best-of-seven matchup that continues Saturday night, the Caps need a lift from their special teams, too. “The series … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Special teams lift Lightning back in East final against Caps