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‘It’s devastating’: Warriors’ brutal double blow

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green vow the Golden State Warriors will remain championship contenders despite their NBA Finals loss to Toronto and major injuries to stars Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. The Raptors downed Golden State 114-110 Thursday to capture the best-of-seven series 4-2, Thompson scoring 30 points to lead the Warriors before leaving with […]

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Kawhi Leonard a chance for Boomers, World Cup

Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo has kept the World Cup door open for Kawhi Leonard and several other NBA stars should they want to play. The USA named a 20-man selection squad for their training camp in Las Vegas in early August and it's understood the USA basketball will also name a "select" side […]

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LeBron, Curry say no to Australia

Up to 11 NBA All-Stars could line up for the United States when they take on Australia in Melbourne in August, but LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry won’t make the trip and will skip the World Cup. Reigning NBA MVP James Harden headlines the US 20-man squad for their August 5-9 training camp […]

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Ex-OK State coach gets 3 months in prison

NEW YORK — A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina has been sentenced to three months in prison for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers. Lamont Evans emerged from Judge Edgardo Ramos’ courtroom Friday to say it was one of the saddest […]

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Coach K’s grandson a Duke walk-on: ‘Earned it’

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is once again bringing in one of the elite recruiting classes in the country, but it’s a walk-on with whom Krzyzewski will be most familiar. Krzyzewski’s grandson, Michael Savarino, is joining the program for the 2019-20 season. Duke basketball noted the addition to the team by posting a throwback photo on […]

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Superstar-in-waiting Zion to join Harden, Lillard in Australia

Team USA's star-studded squad for this year's tour of Australia and the World Cup in China is starting to form, with James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson – considered the sport's next big thing – among the players pencilled in. Other players expected to make themselves available for the American squad coached […]

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Cambage shows good touch in debut with Las Vegas Aces

The Las Vegas Aces didn't start the Liz Cambage era with a win but the Australian star offered a taste of how good she could be in a cameo appearance on Saturday. Cambage made her season debut for her new WNBA club in an 86-84 loss to Phoenix Mercury in Phoenix after missing eight months […]