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  • Magic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coach

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The next chapter in Orlando Magic basketball will be led by one of its most familiar faces. General manager Rob Hennigan introduced former player Scott Skiles as the franchise’s 12th coach…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed RHP Scott Feldman on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Michael Feliz from Corpus Christi (Texas). MINNESOTA TWINS — Activated RHP Casey Fien from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP…

  • Lakers close deal on land for new headquarters in El Segundo

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have completed the purchase of five acres that will be the site of their new team headquarters. The Lakers announced the completion of the deal Friday.…

  • Dwight Howard suspended for 1 game after foul upgraded

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was suspended without pay for one game Friday after getting his fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason. Howard will serve the suspension in the first game…

  • LeBron on stopping him or Stephen Curry: “You can’t”

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — With a week to get ready for the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers have a check list of things to get done before Game 1. First, is to get All-Star guard Kyrie…

  • Warriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals. Two days…

  • Judge keeps court closed in Saints, Pelicans ownership row

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge denied a motion by media outlets who sought to open court for next week’s trial involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his estranged heirs. Judge…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis ZURICH (AP) — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body’s decision to award Russia…

  • Thompson’s father says son ‘on track’ to return for finals

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that…

  • And now, we wait: Cavs and Warriors get time to rest

    Golden State coach Steve Kerr was chatting with assistant Luke Walton a few minutes before what became the Warriors’ clinching victory in the Western Conference Finals, and a realization popped into his head. “You know…

  • Adrian Peterson vents on Twitter about honoring contract

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of Minnesota Vikings’ offseason. The former NFL MVP has…

  • 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…

  • Booed no more, Warriors owner relishing NBA Finals berth

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wearing a black NBA Finals cap and white team T-shirt, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob waved to a cheering crowd at Oracle Arena as confetti fell all around. Lacob, booed…

  • Rockets looking forward after elimination

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets reached the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years before being eliminated in five games by the Golden State Warriors. “We fought,” star guard James Harden…

  • AP Source: Contract talks between Wade, Heat at impasse

    MIAMI (AP) — For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. And his future with the team is now in doubt. Contract talks between Wade and…