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AP Source: Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent

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A person with knowledge of the decision says Blake Griffin has told the Los Angeles Clippers he is becoming a free agent. More>>

Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

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Magic Johnson welcomed Lonzo Ball back home to Los Angeles by calling him the new face of the Lakers. More>>

Frustrated fan: McEnroe says Knicks a 'total train wreck'

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John McEnroe was sitting just feet away when Charles Oakley was arrested during a Knicks game last season. More>>

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

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Markelle Fultz made his official welcome to Philadelphia. More>>

Former NBA player Marcus Camby sued over nephew's drowning

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Former NBA player Marcus Camby has been named defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit over the drowning of his 9-year-old autistic nephew in a pond on Camby's Houston-area property last Thanksgiving. More>>

Study: Most of women's college coaches are white and male

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On 45th anniversary of Title IX, a 'damning' report on hiring of coaches in women's college sports. More>>

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

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The Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. More>>

Ice Cube has big expectations for his Big3 3-on-3 league

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Ice Cube promises serious basketball for his new 3-on-3 basketball league. More>>

76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands

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The Philadelphia 76ers have put the next phase of The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz. More>>

Fewer players with international ties picked in NBA draft

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There was a distinct international feel to the NBA Draft, as usual, but nowhere near as impactful as the record haul of 27 a year ago. More>>

Splash! Timberwolves get All-Star Jimmy Butler from Bulls

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Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. More>>

Cavaliers watch NBA draft as Billups watch continues

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AP sources: Cavaliers and Chauncey Billups still in contact, but not offer made for front-office position. More>>

The Latest: Butler trade, freshmen picks highlight NBA draft

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The plaza outside Barclays Center is decorated in green and blue _ as in Celtics green and 76ers blue. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: GOP health plan meets conservative opposition; Judges say "Making a Murderer" confession was improperly obtained; 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft. More>>

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

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Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are expected to be the top two picks in the NBA draft. More>>

AP source: Cavaliers owner, Billups met for 2nd straight day

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A person familiar with the negotiations says Cavaliers owner met with former NBA star Chauncey Billups again about front-office job. More>>

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

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Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals. More>>

WNBA brings back 3-point contest to All-Star Game

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WNBA brings 3-point contest back to All-Star Game. More>>

Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. More>>

What offseason? A week after Finals, the NBA in overdrive

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Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez are on the move, Dwyane Wade and Pau Gasol seem to be staying put. More>>

AP sources: Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

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Three sources with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell and high-priced center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for big man Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the draft Thursday. More>>

AP source: Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

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A person familiar with the meeting says Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met Tuesday with former NBA star Chauncey Billups about a position in the team's front office. More>>

Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets

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A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have reached an agreement to acquire center Dwight Howard from the Atlanta Hawks. More>>

AP Source: Pau Gasol opts out, will re-sign with Spurs

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Pau Gasol will sign a new deal with the San Antonio Spurs when free agency opens in July. More>>

Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer

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Cavaliers again entangled in chaos after general manager Griffin's exit. More>>

Navigating business, basketball awaits incoming NBA rookies

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Instant Millionaires: Next crop of NBA rookies prepping for challenges beyond just basketball. More>>

For some rookies, NBA draft isn't the start of a pro career

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Meet Isaiah Hartenstein: A 19-year-old, soon-to-be NBA rookie who has been playing pro ball for years already. More>>

NBA Finals helped ABC retain its ratings crown last week

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On a rerun-riddled schedule last week, viewers flocked to the limited ration of fresh fare, Nielsen said. More>>

GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight Finals

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. More>>

Timberwolves sign 3-year deal with Fitbit for jersey patch

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Minnesota Timberwolves get into the jersey advertisement game with Fitbit patch in 3-year deal. More>>

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

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The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in this week's draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. More>>

Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching

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By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. More>>

Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

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Cavaliers heading into important offseason with uncertainty about general manager's future. More>>

Hall of Famer Jerry West joins LA Clippers as consultant

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Hall of Famer Jerry West, fresh off helping the Golden State Warriors win another NBA championship, is now officially a consultant with the Los Angeles Clippers. More>>

Pro Days: Agencies host workouts to aid NBA teams, hopefuls

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Pro Days are now a rage in the NBA, with agencies putting on workouts with their draft-eligible clients for teams to come all watch at once. More>>

AP Sources: George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018

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Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that star forward Paul George has informed the Indiana Pacers that he plans to leave the franchise when he becomes a free agent in 2018. More>>

Taurasi stands alone atop WNBA scoring list

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Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's career scorer leader, passing Tina Thompson's mark of 7,488 against Los Angeles. More>>

AP source: 76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick

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Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. More>>

Taurasi breaks WNBA scoring mark in Mercury's blowout loss

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Diana Taurasi scored 19 points to break the WNBA career scoring record in the Phoenix Mercury's 90-59 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. More>>

Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA career scoring record

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Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's career scorer leader, passing Tina Thompson's mark of 7,488 against Los Angeles. More>>

Griner has 27, Mercury top Sky 86-78; Taurasi nears record

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Brittney Griner scored 27 points and Diana Taurasi inched closed to the WNBA scoring record Friday night as the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Chicago Sky 86-78. More>>

Vowing to return, Rodman wraps up low-key Pyongyang visit

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, vowing to return soon, has wrapped up a low-key visit to the North Korean capital. More>>

Apologies demanded from Steve Harvey after Flint comment

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Apologies are being demanded from comedian Steve Harvey following comments reportedly made about Flint's lead-tainted water crisis. More>>

Kelsey Plum returns to Seattle after rough start as a pro

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Kelsey Plum is returning to her college town this weekend when the WNBA's Seattle Storm host the San Antonio Stars. More>>

Pitino outraged at NCAA penalties, Louisville will appeal

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Louisville, Rick Pitino await NCAA discipline in escorts case; former staffer accused of hiring strippers to entertain players and recruits. More>>

Warriors fans celebrate, with expectations of more to come

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They are called the Golden State Warriors, but they don't belong to all of California. The down-on-its-luck city that always takes a back seat to San Francisco gets to celebrate Thursday in a parade and rally for the hometown team and its NBA title. More>>

Report: West intrigued at joining Clippers front office

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Hall of Famer Jerry West is leaving his job as an executive board member with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and is expected to take a similar role with the Los Angeles Clippers. More>>

Playing both sides: Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

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Markelle Fultz went through an hour-long private workout Thursday for the Lakers before meeting with the team's top brass at their training complex. More>>

Deadlocked jury in Cosby trial wraps up for the night

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As deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial continue into a fourth day, nerves are frayed, patience is shot and no one is certain when it will all end. More>>

The Latest: Cosby trial jurors call it quits for night

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Bill Cosby has arrived for the fourth day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial. More>>

Clippers, city of Inglewood negotiate on proposed new arena

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Inglewood Mayor James Butts and the City Council will meet to review an exclusive negotiating agreement between the city and the Los Angeles Clippers that could lead to building a new arena. More>>

The Latest: Pitino blasts NCAA decision, defends his program

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NCAA suspends Louisville coach Rick Pitino for 5 ACC games following sex scandal investigation. More>>

Rodman gives Kim the gift of Trump: 'The Art of the Deal'

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman gives North Korean sports minister copy of President Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal.". More>>

Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top

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Stephen Curry and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant say they would seriously consider taking less money for next season to keep the core of the champion Golden State Warriors intact. More>>

US steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt

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USA Basketball is stepping up the security for its team in the under-19 World Cup. More>>

Lonzo Ball pokes fun at his father in new commercial

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Lonzo Ball pokes fun at his dad's outspoken nature in new commercial airing in advance of Father's Day and NBA Draft. More>>

Rodman's N. Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

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Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea has been uncharacteristically low-key so far. More>>

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

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Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and their Warriors teammates are determined to build a dynasty together and they might just be on their way after Golden State won its second title in three years. More>>

Man shot in ankle after argument near NYC's Barclay Center

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Police say a man has been shot in the ankle near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn after an argument. More>>

Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door Video included

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Former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman says he is "just trying to open a door" by going to North Korea in his first visit since President Donald Trump took office. More>>

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

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Golden State Warriors say no decision has been made regarding potential White House visit to celebrate their NBA title. More>>

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, an American serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. More>>

Viewership down on ABC's 'The Bachelorette,' other reality

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ABC has finally cast a black character as the lead in its fantasy 'Bachelor' or 'Bachelorette' series, after private worries that it would hurt ratings among some older viewers. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for June 5-11

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for June 5-11. More>>

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face sharp questions from senators on Russia contacts; Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea; Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title. More>>

No longer NBA champions, Cavaliers are now chasing Warriors

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Cavaliers can't catch Warriors in Finals, head into offseason with questions, concerns. More>>

The Latest: Student released by North Korea now at hospital

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The parents of the 22-year old American man freed by North Korea say he is in a coma. More>>

Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors Video included

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Kevin Durant didn't really need a hard sell that day in the Hamptons as the Golden State Warriors used their "Strength in Numbers" mantra to recruit him. More>>

Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

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The city of Oakland is gearing up for a Thursday parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors latest NBA title. More>>

Warriors join Bulls, Lakers, Celtics on list of NBA's greats

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The Warriors could outrun teams like the Showtime Lakers and outgun them like Michael Jordan's Bulls _ and Golden State had a more dominant postseason than either. More>>

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

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LeBron James scored 41 points and Kyrie Irving added 26 but the Cleveland Cavaliers could never dig out of a hole created by a second-quarter barrage in a 129-120 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. More>>

The Latest: Cars towed, citations issued after Warriors win

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The city of Oakland is gearing up for a parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors latest NBA title. More>>

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

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Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get. More>>

Rapper Chief Keef accused of drug possession in South Dakota

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Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been arrested in South Dakota for drug possession. More>>

Univision gets most viewers for 2017 soccer game

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The 1-1 draw between the United States and Mexico drew on Univision the most viewers in the U.S. for any soccer match this year. More>>

Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open a door' in North Korea

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North Korea is expecting another visit by former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman. More>>

The Latest: Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

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A senior U.S. government official says the U.S. wishes former NBA star Dennis Rodman well on his trip to North Korea. More>>

The Latest: Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title

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Members of the musical Hamilton offered a preview of their national anthem they will perform before Game 5 of the NBA Finals. More>>

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue pleased by feisty turn to Finals

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Seven technical fouls, one flagrant foul, stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant jawing at each other and several other dustups. More>>

LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates

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LeBron James knows who his dream teammates would be for 3-on-3 at the 2020 Olympics _ Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. More>>

Outsiders make good as 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

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At Sunday's Tony Award telecast, the leading nominees are 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812' with 12 nominations, 'Dear Evan Hansen' with nine and 'Hello, Dolly!' with 10. More>>

Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

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The Golden State Warriors will try again to close out their second championship in three years with fiery forward Draymond Green on the court to start Game 5 this time. More>>

Trump fundraiser for NJ congressman raises over $800,000

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Trump fundraiser for NJ congressman nets more than $800,000, bars news media from attending. More>>

LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates

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LeBron James knows who his dream teammates would be for 3-on-3 at the 2020 Olympics _ Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. More>>

Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

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Whether it's his lightning quick dribble, supreme confidence that doesn't seem to waver or ability to score from almost anywhere on the court, Kyrie Irving seems to be at his best when things look the bleakest for the Cleveland Cavaliers. More>>

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

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Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been arrested on weapons and marijuana-related charges during a traffic stop in Brooklyn. More>>

Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals

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Bounce back, come back: The Cavaliers are up to their old tricks, staving off elimination in the NBA Finals. More>>

Same place as last year: Warriors up 3-1, NBA Finals go west

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The NBA Finals are right where they were last year and could still end with the same finish. More>>

Cavs halt Warriors perfect postseason, party in Game 4

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No sweep: Cavaliers down Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 to stay alive in NBA Finals. More>>

Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

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Draymond Green was allowed to stay in Game 4 of the NBA Finals after officials said the first of two technical fouls charged to him had actually been called on coach Steve Kerr. More>>

3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program

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The IOC has added 3-on-3 basketball as an Olympic event for the 2020 Tokyo Games. More>>

The Latest: Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors 137-116

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Steve Kerr sarcastically says the NBA old-timers are correct when say would be his Golden State Warriors. More>>

No questioning Durant's decision now as Warriors near title

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Kevin Durant joined the Warriors to have fun, now on the verge of having the time of his basketball life. More>>

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

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Unfair fight? LeBron says he doesn't have problem with Warriors building super team. More>>

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