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  • Thunder beat Pelicans; teams mourn Ingrid Williams’ death

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Basketball didn’t matter much to Kevin Durant on Thursday night. Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife, Ingrid, was involved in a car crash Tuesday night in Oklahoma City and died Wednesday.…

  • Bucks go into All-Star break with 99-92 win over Wizards

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton’s role on the Milwaukee Bucks has evolved from catch-and-shoot perimeter player to crunch-time playmaker. A matchup problem as a 6-foot-8 forward who plays in the backcourt, Middleton did more damage…

  • Thunder beat Pelicans; teams mourn Ingrid Williams’ death

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Playing with heavy hearts a night after Thunder assistant and former Pelicans coach Monty Williams’ wife died, Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma to a 121-95 victory over New Orleans on Thursday. Ingrid…

  • Kobe’s last, Toronto’s 1st as NBA All-Star goes outside US

    TORONTO (AP) — Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn’t…

  • Shaq wishes he had a farewell tour like Kobe is getting

    TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal has watched former teammate Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour this season from afar. And even though Bryant hasn’t been the consistently dynamic player he once was while playing for a Los…

  • Thunder hold moment of silence for assistant Williams’ wife

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder held a moment of silence for assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night, a day after she died…

  • NBA All-Star MVP voting to include use of player emojis

    TORONTO (AP) — Voting for the NBA All-Star Game MVP will include Twitter — using emojis. That’s right. Fans can vote for a black snake (Kobe Bryant), a king’s crown (LeBron James), or an eyebrow…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Sent OF Lane Adams outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHP Carlos Torres on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES —…

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Rosters

    At Air Canada Centre Toronto Friday, Feb. 12 RISING STARS CHALLENGE (i-injured; r-replacement) USA TEAM Player, Team Pos Ht Wt College r-Devin Booker, Suns G 6-6 206 Kentucky Jordan Clarkson, Lakers G 6-5 194 Missouri…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Sent OF Lane Adams outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Signed RHP Carlos Torres to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms…

  • Suns’ Booker replaces 76rs’ Noel in Rising Stars Challenge

    TORONTO (AP) — Phoenix Suns rookie Devin Booker has replaced injured Philadelphia player Nerlens Noel on the U.S. team roster in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. The NBA announced the move Thursday. Booker,…

  • Suns assign McRae to Bakersfield of D-League

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns assigned guard Jordan McRae to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on Thursday, and said he will play in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in Toronto.…

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Rosters

    At Air Canada Centre Toronto Friday, Feb. 12 RISING STARS CHALLENGE (i-injured; r-replacement) USA TEAM Player, Team Pos Ht Wt College Jordan Clarkson, Lakers G 6-5 194 Missouri Rodney Hood, Jazz G 6-8 206 Duke…

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Rosters

    At Air Canada Centre Toronto Friday, Feb. 12 RISING STARS CHALLENGE (i-injured; r-replacement) USA TEAM Player, Team Pos Ht Wt College Jordan Clarkson, Lakers G 6-5 194 Missouri Rodney Hood, Jazz G 6-8 206 Duke…

  • Shaq, Yao, Iverson look to take next step to Hall of Fame

    TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him. Two larger-than-life big men and one of basketball’s most exciting little guys highlight the list of players, coaches…