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  • Chris Paul didn't like Clippers' culture, he tells ESPN

    Chris Paul didn't like Clippers' culture, he tells ESPN

    Chris Paul, who during the last six years playing for the Clippers avoided any controversial statements because he seemed more interested in preserving his image, has taken a shot at his former team by saying he was disappointed in its culture. In a three-part series on ESPN, Paul, who forced a...

  • 76ers fall short against Wizards, 120-115

    76ers fall short against Wizards, 120-115

    Bradley Beal threw the best lob of his life to John Wall, and the Washington star finished the alley-oop that the longtime teammates are accustomed to making. The experienced Wizards made the plays to beat the young Philadelphia 76ers 120-115 on Wednesday night in the season opener for each team....

  • Bulls' task for season: Mend physically, emotionally after Nikola Mirotic-Bobby Portis fight

    Even with teams projected to lose often, the day before the season opener is typically one of optimism and hope, filled with words of anticipation about the journey ahead. Instead, a Bulls organization that can't divorce itself from dysfunctional moments spent Wednesday not talking about the Raptors...

  • Hot reads: Spurs coach Popovich: Trump is 'coward' and 'liar'

    Hot reads: Spurs coach Popovich: Trump is 'coward' and 'liar'

    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who has unloaded criticism before on President Donald Trump, ripped him again after Trump defended on Monday his lack of public comment on four United States soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Niger. Trump made erroneous assertions in saying, “President...

  • 76ers set for No. 1 draft picks Simmons, Fultz to make debut

    76ers set for No. 1 draft picks Simmons, Fultz to make debut

    Joel Embiid braided his hair for a fashion statement and got his basketball shorts in a bunch over his latest minutes restriction on opening night. Embiid styled his hair like former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson and was as outspoken as him, too, using some profanities describe coach Brett...

  • Miami Heat to move charity golf tournament from Trump's Doral course

    Miami Heat to move charity golf tournament from Trump's Doral course

    The Miami Heat will move their charity golf tournament from President Donald Trump’s Doral golf resort in 2018, according to a team source. The team did not issue a statement, and no reason was given for the move. A new site was not named. The event has been held at Trump National Doral for the...

  • The 10 things to know going into this NBA season

    The 10 things to know going into this NBA season

    Happy New Year, NBA. The 72nd regular season starts Tuesday night, when Boston heads to Cleveland and Houston goes to Golden State. Fans in Cleveland will boo Kyrie Irving, fans in Oakland will cheer the Warriors' latest championship banner, and the march toward April will finally be underway....

  • Warriors are favored in NBA but it may not be as easy as everyone thinks

    Warriors are favored in NBA but it may not be as easy as everyone thinks

    This NBA season has an assumed destination, and it ends in California. But even with a Golden State Warriors dynasty in the making, the NBA still offers more twists than Kawhi Leonard’s hair. All paths might well wind up in Oakland but each offers unique scenery to make the ride enjoyable. Super...

  • Previewing the NBA's Western Conference from top to bottom

    Previewing the NBA's Western Conference from top to bottom

    1. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 2016-17 finish: 67-15, first Coming: Jordan Bell (rookie), Omri Casspi, Nick Young. Going: Matt Barnes, Ian Clark. Most of the Warriors’ losses last season came when they were at less than full strength so let the 70-win watch begin again. The defending champions re-signed...

  • Previewing the NBA's Eastern Conference from top to bottom

    Previewing the NBA's Eastern Conference from top to bottom

    1. CLEVELAND 2016-17 finish: 51-31, second Coming: Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, Isaiah Thomas, Dwayne Wade. Going: Kyrie Irving, Richard Jefferson. A loss in the NBA Finals and a teammate’s spurning might bring back the most valuable player version of LeBron James. Kevin Love will be a bigger offensive...

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