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  • Heat tie team record with 30th starting lineup of season

    MIAMI (AP) — It’s now a record-setting season for the Miami Heat, in a way they never envisioned. The Heat tied a franchise record by using their 30th starting lineup of the season Tuesday night…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended free agent minor league LHP Jose Mijares 50 games, following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the…

  • Struggling Stephenson doesn’t regret signing with Hornets

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lance Stephenson doesn’t regret his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, even though this season has been a huge struggle for the five-year NBA veteran. The…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Released RHP Felipe Paulino. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Released INF Rafael Furcal. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Nick Tropeano to Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned…

  • Thunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he’ll return to basketball activities in four to six months. The…

  • NBA Calendar

    April 15 — Last day of regular season. April 18 — Playoffs begin. April 26 — NBA draft early entry eligibility deadline (11:59 p.m. EDT). May 12-17 — NBA draft combine. May 19 — Draft…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Monday, March 30, 2015 Team Offense G Pts Avg Golden State 73 8014 109.8 L.A. Clippers 74 7885 106.6 Dallas 74 7705 104.1 Toronto 74 7704 104.1 Phoenix 75 7764 103.5 Cleveland…

  • Blazers clinch playoff spot with 109-86 win over Phoenix

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers…

  • Blazers clinch playoff spot with 109-86 win over Phoenix

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers…

  • Grizzlies beat Kings 97-83 to end three-game skid

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies were delighted to snap out of their recent losing spell, no matter what opponent they dispatched. Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Grizzlies…

  • Hayward helps Jazz beat Timberwolves 104-84

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It didn’t take very long for Rudy Gobert to exact his revenge after getting dunked on by the NBA’s top rookie. Gobert had 15 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots, including…

  • DeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96

    TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It’s hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one.…

  • Lakers beat 76ers 113-111 in OT on Clarkson’s basket

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Byron Scott still has a lot to learn about Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers coach is already sure of one thing: Clarkson isn’t the type to wilt under pressure. “He’s not afraid of…

  • Carroll, Korver lead Hawks to 101-88 win over Bucks

    ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Korver was unstoppable for 65 seconds. The rest of the night, DeMarre Carroll carried the Atlanta Hawks. Carroll scored 23 points in a dazzling all-around display Monday, leading the Hawks past…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reassigned C J.P. Arencibia to minor league camp. BOSTON RED SOX — Placed C Christian Vazquez on the 60-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Reassigned RHP Chris Beck to…