NBA Playoffs

CLEVELAND | Sweep, sleep: Cavs oust Raptors, wait for East finals foe

CLEVELAND — Their doubters are dropping off as quickly as the competition. Only one team has advanced to the conference finals in these NBA playoffs, and it’s the same squad that looked vulnerable during a chaotic regular season, beatable in the postseason and was one loss from a possible franchise collapse. The ending’s been postponed. … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Sweep, sleep: Cavs oust Raptors, wait for East finals foe

Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

| April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Daniel Cormier believes not having to cut weight will serve him well when he returns to the octagon to meet heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July’s UFC 226 pay-per-view headliner. The light heavyweight champion also told the AP’s Dan Gelston on the “AP Sports Weekly” podcast that he wouldn’t mind … Continue reading Cormier thinks not having to cut weight helps for UFC 226

MIAMI The Latest: Wolves get Rockets, Spurs to meet Warriors

MIAMI |  April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on Wednesday’s final slate of NBA regular-season games (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The first two of the four Western Conference first-round matchups have been set. No. 1 Houston will play No. 8 Minnesota, and No. 2 Golden State (probably with no Stephen Curry) will play No. … Continue reading MIAMI The Latest: Wolves get Rockets, Spurs to meet Warriors

MIAMI |The Latest: T’Wolves clinch final playoff berth in overtime

MIAMI |  April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on Wednesday’s final slate of NBA regular-season games (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Minnesota is in the playoffs. Jeff Teague’s jumper with just over a minute left in overtime put the Timberwolves ahead to stay, and Minnesota topped Denver 112-106 on Wednesday night to grab the final spot … Continue reading MIAMI |The Latest: T’Wolves clinch final playoff berth in overtime

Curry hobbled after Warriors roar back on Pelicans, 125-115

NEW ORLEANS/December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Stephen Curry was in good spirits, but a little annoyed with himself as he stood on crutches in Golden State’s locker room. After all the work he’d done to lead the Warriors back from a 21-point deficit in New Orleans, he went for a steal that his team … Continue reading Curry hobbled after Warriors roar back on Pelicans, 125-115

James takes over as Cavaliers win 11th straight

CLEVELAND /December 3, 2017 (AP) (STL.News)  — The Cavaliers’ winning streak was in unexpected jeopardy Saturday night before LeBron James took over. James scored 34 points, including seven in the final 1:22, and Cleveland beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 for their 11th straight victory. The loss was the 11th straight for Memphis, including three since … Continue reading James takes over as Cavaliers win 11th straight

James, Love power Cavs past Hawks for 10th win in a row

ATLANTA /December 1, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — LeBron James’ unusual midgame defensive switch was the hot topic after he helped Cleveland extend its winning streak. James took command of a challenging defensive assignment and stuck around to see the end of the Cavaliers’ 10th straight victory, 121-114 over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. James … Continue reading James, Love power Cavs past Hawks for 10th win in a row

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

CHICAGO (AP)(STL.News) — Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb, just when everything seemed to be going well for the Chicago Bulls. The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first two games in … Continue reading Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb