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  • 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…

  • Hawks looking for ‘continuity’ after historic 60-win season

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday. Even though a historic 60-win season ended with a one-sided sweep by the Cleveland…

  • Hornets expand Dell Curry’s role in organization

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have expanded Dell Curry’s role, naming him the franchise’s ambassador and special projects adviser. He will remain the color analyst for the team’s TV broadcasts on SportSouth. The team…

  • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

    Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars, are taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience…

  • 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.…

  • Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24…

  • Warriors G Klay Thompson suffers concussion

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a concussion after getting kneed in the side of the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza. Thompson was injured after he faked a shot and Ariza…

  • Harden loses handle on ball in Rockets’ season-ending loss

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After carrying Houston to the Western Conference finals, James Harden couldn’t even hold onto the ball when the Rockets needed him most. Harden set a playoff record with 13 turnovers and…