Basketball

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) passes the ball in front of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 6:44 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Kyle Lowry has 15 points and Toronto leads Golden State 33-32 after the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Raptors made seven 3-pointers in the quarter, after going 8 for 32...
Read More
June 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state's sports agent law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his...
Read More
FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) reacts after making a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. The three-time All-Star point says he’d be willing to work with the Hornets and take less than the “supermax” $221 million contract he’s eligible to receive to re-sign with Charlotte (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 13, 2019 - 10:25 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker said he would consider taking less money than he is eligible to make to stay with the Charlotte Hornets if that means helping them build a winning team. Because Walker was named to an All-NBA team this season, the Hornets can offer him a...
Read More
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits out of the bunker on the 10th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 12, 2019 - 4:44 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step. He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 on Sunday to win the Canadian Open after trading it for a Toronto Raptors jersey, a story all by itself. "The guy I gave it...
Read More
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) walks off the court after sustaining an injury as Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) gestures to the crowd during first half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 2:39 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant confirmed what everyone most feared: He underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant posted on social media Wednesday the severity of his injury two days after getting hurt during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto in his return from a strained...
Read More
Shailene Woodley, from left, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep attend the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" season two at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, "is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was "Game of Thrones." Based on early indications, its executives shouldn't worry too much. The series "Big Little Lies"...
Read More
June 11, 2019 - 12:28 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Tuesday that the timing of next week's NBA draft won't necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. "I'm open-minded," Griffin said while introducing new front office hire Swin Cash...
Read More
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) vie for the ball during first-half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 8:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Splash Brothers combined for three straight 3-pointers in the...
Read More
Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Kevin Durant leaves the court after a closed practice session at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, before Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 4:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from Monday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Kevin Durant is returning to the Golden State lineup. Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Durant will play in Game 5, with the two-time defending champions facing elimination. Durant had missed Golden...
Read More
Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant, left, laughs with teammate Damion Lee during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 9:38 am
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Durant practiced Monday morning. The Golden State Warriors will wait before deciding if he plays Monday night. The Warriors are listing Durant — who has been sidelined for more than a month with a strained calf — as a "game-time decision" for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The...
Read More

Pages