Tag: NBA basketball

Antetokounmpo caps extraordinary postseason as Finals MVP

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MILWAUKEE — Exactly three weeks after suffering a knee injury that appeared to put his future in doubt, Giannis Antetokounmpo carried the Milwaukee Bucks...

LaVine cleared, USA Basketball awaits 3 NBA Finals players

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USA Basketball expects to have its full 12-man roster available for Sunday’s matchup against France, the first game for both teams in the Tokyo...

After Olympics, Grant Hill to take USA Basketball men’s lead

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Grant Hill was not looking for new things to do. He’s...

Title rewards Antetokounmpo’s decision to commit to Bucks

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MILWAUKEE — This could have been the offseason in which Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the free-agent market and perhaps teamed up with another superstar to...

Wolves sale approved, as Taylor sends 20% to Lore, Rodriguez

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MINNEAPOLIS — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex...

Young nucleus intact, Suns wait to see if Chris Paul returns

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PHOENIX — In his 16th season, Chris Paul took a risk, deciding that a young, unproven Phoenix Suns team was worth joining in his...

Keller, Royals complete season sweep of Brewers with 6-3 win

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MILWAUKEE — Nicky Lopez hit a bases-loaded, tiebreaking double, Brad Keller earned his first win in over six weeks and the Kansas City Royals...

NBA Finals up over last year, but post 4th-lowest average

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NEW YORK — Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year. But that was the only good news...

Shark bites new viewers for Discovery in 33rd year

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NEW YORK — Shark Week just finished its 33rd edition on Discovery, a television event so old that one advertising executive joked it could...

Oakland OKs terms for $12B ballpark but A’s aren’t happy

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland City Council on Tuesday approved preliminary terms for a new $12 billion waterfront ballpark project for the Oakland Athletics,...