Basketball

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel signals from the sideline during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the search says Vogel will be interviewed for the Lakers head coach opening. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic.(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson, File)
May 11, 2019 - 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the hiring has not been announced. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year old Vogel did...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates the team's win over Houston in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 10, 2019 - 9:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference finals. Klay Thompson added 27 points to...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler, left, tries to get past Toronto Raptors' Patrick McCaw during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
May 09, 2019 - 8:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night. Game 7 is Sunday...
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May 09, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women — and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. In an appearance Thursday for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver said two of the past five refs added from the...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, limps off the court during the second half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 09, 2019 - 2:06 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf. An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors' initial diagnosis announced during Wednesday's 104-99 win at Oracle Arena. The...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe reacts to a basket during the second half of Game 5 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 116-91 to win the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 08, 2019 - 8:09 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final. The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win...
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May 08, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach have been convicted of bribery conspiracy at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict Wednesday capped a two-week trial of Christian Dawkins...
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This Monday, May 6, 2019 photo shows the exterior of the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The California Coastal Commission is fining the hotel's developer $15 million for building the high-priced hotel near the Santa Monica Pier after obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms. Officials say Sunshine Enterprises perpetrated a "bait and switch" while violating the state's landmark Coastal Act, which enshrines public access to beach areas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 08, 2019 - 7:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer could be hit Wednesday with a record $25 million in fines and fees for constructing a high-priced hotel on the Southern California coast after initially obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms, in what state officials called a "bait-and-switch"...
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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, right, confers with guard Jamal Murray during a break in the action against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Monday, April 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 07, 2019 - 7:47 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone was shaken Tuesday by the school shooting that occurred in his neighborhood a few hours before his team's playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers. "That's a community I live in. I know thoughts and prayers are never enough, but ... from...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) scores against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 7:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors used a huge second quarter to rout the Philadelphia 76ers 125-89 Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Toronto can advance to the Eastern...
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