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  • Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game

    Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game
    After the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 Finals, Tim Duncan stopped to console LeBron James in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena. Duncan placed a hand on his vanquished counterpart's shoulder and delivered what began as a...
  • Fans back California Chrome's cause

    Fans back California Chrome's cause
    Finally someone (Steve Coburn) had the guts to say out loud how ridiculous it is to let horses who have not raced in the Derby and the Preakness to run in what is the hardest of the three races. What does it prove except that a well-rested horse has a...
  • Spurs rout Heat again; need one more win for NBA title

    Spurs rout Heat again; need one more win for NBA title
    Kawhi Leonard sprinted unchecked into the paint late in the first half as teammate Patty Mills' shot arced toward the basket. Leonard leaped into the air and snagged the ball as it bounced off the rim, throwing down a vicious two-handed dunk to put the...
  • Magic GM: Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Devyn Marble are 'hard-nosed dudes'

    Magic GM: Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Devyn Marble are 'hard-nosed dudes'
    On Friday, Aaron Gordon fielded a question about how he developed the mindset to become a defensive stopper. Gordon paused for a moment, then spoke. He said: "If somebody really can't score on you, I think that's really what makes you better than...
  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard has prevailed in tough times

    Spurs' Kawhi Leonard has prevailed in tough times
    Kawhi Leonard has played through far more trying circumstances than two bad games in the NBA Finals. When he was a junior at Riverside King High, his father was fatally shot at a Compton car wash on a Friday night. Leonard played Saturday, fighting back...
  • New Producers Flooding Indie TV With Faith and Family Friendly Fare

    Just when it seems that the world's largest media congloms are tightening their grip on the airwaves, an independent TV production boom has erupted in the nation's heartland. In Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana, Michigan and other states,...
  • The second half begins and somehow the Dodgers still aren't on TV

    The second half begins and somehow the Dodgers still aren't on TV
    The first half is over, and how 'bout those Dodgers? Did you see those no-hitters by Clayton Kershaw and Josh Beckett? The exciting Dee Gordon leading the majors in stolen bases and triples? The Yasiel Puig throws and bat flips? What, no? Not one...
  • LeBron scores 35 as Heat even series with Spurs

    LeBron scores 35 as Heat even series with Spurs
    SAN ANTONIO -- This time, the other guys were left in pain. LeBron James, who exited Game 1 of the NBA Finals in the fourth quarter due to leg cramps, returned in a big way Sunday night for Game 2. The Miami forward scored 35 points, grabbed 10...
  • LeBron James doesn't seize up, Heat locks down and NBA Finals are tied

    LeBron James doesn't seize up, Heat locks down and NBA Finals are tied
    LeBron James' body held up just fine. So did his playmaking in the final minutes. He continually scored during a sublime third quarter, then let his teammates make the baskets that pushed the Miami Heat past the San Antonio Spurs, 98-96, in Game 2 of...
  • Bids pile up as Sterling rushes to sell

    Bids pile up as Sterling rushes to sell
    Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling is mounting a hurried sale of the team she and her husband have owned for 33 years and could name a prospective new owner of the NBA franchise by the end of the week, a person familiar with the situation said....
  • Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive

     Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive
    There was only the slightest hint of musculature in LeBron James' arms when Tim Duncan carried the San Antonio Spurs to their first NBA title. The moment was so long ago that Duncan used a hand-held camcorder to document the celebration. James, watching...
  • A purchase of the Clippers will require money, and much more

    A purchase of the Clippers will require money, and much more
    The Los Angeles Clippers are not on the market just yet, but the prospect has the city, and the monied people who like to own Big Things, buzzing about who might become the next boss of one of pro basketball's most star-crossed, and now promising,...