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  • LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago. He broke hearts at home, where generations of Cleveland fans only know championships through stories told by…

  • Hawks’ season crashes with sweep by Cavaliers

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A season unlike any other for Atlanta ended suddenly, stunningly, painfully. The Hawks weren’t quite ready for this. Unable to slow LeBron James at all, the Hawks were swept in the Eastern…

  • NBA Eastern Finals Composite Box

    (Cleveland wins series 4-0) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS FG FT Reb Avg G M-A M-A O-T A Pts James 4 46-105 24-33 10-44 37 30.3 Smith 4 26-52 4-5 2-30 8 18.0 Irving 2 10-21 2-4 2-7…

  • Hawks-Cavaliers, Box

    ATLANTA (88) Carroll 3-9 0-2 7, Millsap 5-13 6-8 16, Horford 1-6 0-0 2, Teague 8-13 0-0 17, Bazemore 4-11 4-6 12, Mack 4-11 1-2 10, Scott 1-5 0-0 2, Schroder 2-7 0-0 4, Muscala…

  • Hawks-Cavaliers, Box

    ATLANTA (88) Carroll 3-9 0-2 7, Millsap 5-13 6-8 16, Horford 1-6 0-0 2, Teague 8-13 0-0 17, Bazemore 4-11 4-6 12, Mack 4-11 1-2 10, Scott 1-5 0-0 2, Schroder 2-7 0-0 4, Muscala…

  • Rockets’ Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5 vs Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1…

  • Kyrie Irving back for Cavs, will start Game 4

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will start Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals after missing two games with a sore left knee. Irving sat out Cleveland’s wins in Game 2…

  • Lopez twins to co-host NBA blooper show on Disney XD

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twin brothers Brook and Robin Lopez will co-host three specials featuring funny moments involving NBA players on and off the court. “NBA Slam Funk!” will run Monday, June 1 through Wednesday,…

  • Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One play. One fall. One bad break. That’s all it takes to shift a series and derail a dream season. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors found out how fragile…

  • Hawks guard Kyle Korver to have surgery on ankle

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver will have surgery on the right ankle he injured in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Korver went to New York on Tuesday to get a…

  • WNBA’s Mystics, Lynx participate in analytic scrimmage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Leonsis has turned to analytics in his search for ways to broaden the appeal of the WNBA. Analytics are a growing trend that has had an impact on the NBA, look…

  • Seattle arena investor says no hockey-first plan yet

    SEATTLE (AP) — Throughout the process, Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen has remained open to the idea of a hockey team being the first tenant for a proposed facility in the city’s stadium district even…

  • Lawmaker says goal is to announce Bucks deal Wednesday

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee officials, leaders of the Wisconsin state Legislature and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks all said Tuesday they’re close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -105 Washington -105 at Pittsburgh -145 Miami +135 at New York -180 Philadelphia +170 at Cincinnati -125 Colorado +115 San Francisco -140 at Milwaukee +130 at St. Louis -160…

  • NBA Calendar

    June 4 — NBA Finals begin. June 15 — Draft early-entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EDT). June 25 — NBA draft. July 1 — Free agency opens. July 9 — Free-agent contracts can be signed.…