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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Signed LHP Cory Luebke to a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Named Hideo Nomo advisor/baseball operations. American Association JOPLIN BLASTERS — Released INF James Boddicker. LINCOLN SALTDOGS…

  • Hornets F Kidd-Gilchrist tears labrum in shoulder again

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn the labrum in his right shoulder for a second time, possibly ending his season. The team says Kidd-Gilchrist will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break…

  • Heat’s Hassan Whiteside banned a game for throwing elbow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for his elbow to the head of San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic. The punishment was announced Thursday by…

  • LeBron donates uniforms to Toronto-area school teams

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James crossed the Canadian border to dish out an All-Star assist. The Cavaliers forward surprised school kids in Toronto by giving them new team uniforms on Thursday, a giveaway sponsored by…

  • Health scare over, Bosh ready to enjoy another All-Star trip

    TORONTO (AP) — Chris Bosh sees no need to reflect on where he was at this time last year. Physically, mentally and emotionally, he moved past it all long ago. The tubes stuck into the…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Thursday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at OKLAHOMA CITY 11½ (218½) New Orleans at MILWAUKEE 1 (212½) Washington COLLEGE BASKETBALL Thursday FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at SYRACUSE 3 Florida St at TOWSON ST 3 Northeastern UCONN…

  • Sports on TV

    BC-TV SportsWatch All Times Eastern Friday, Feb. 12 AUTO RACING 5 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 6:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited,…

  • Lillard scores 31 as surging Blazers beat Rockets 116-103

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Houston Rockets are “broken,” according to their coach and star player. The Portland Trail Blazers are in the middle of their best run of basketball all season. When they went…