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  • Hawks’ DeMarre Carroll starts vs. Cavaliers in Game 2

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. The Hawks waited until seeing Carroll test his…

  • Cavs’ Irving held out of Game 2 with sore left knee

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving missed Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night after he had his ailing left knee examined by Dr. James…

  • Warriors head to Houston up 2-0

    HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Now things get tougher as the Warriors head…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -110 New York +100 at Washington -145 Philadelphia +135 at Atlanta -140 Milwaukee +130 San Francisco (G1) -135 at Colorado +125 at Colorado (G2) -110 San Francisco +100 Chicago…

  • Houston star Harden’s unique game hard to stop _ and to like

    HOUSTON (AP) — Whether he’s stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike. The…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -110 New York +100 at Washington -145 Philadelphia +135 at Atlanta -140 Milwaukee +130 San Francisco (G1) -115 at Colorado +105 San Francisco (G2) -115 at Colorado +105 Chicago…

  • Isiah Thomas doesn’t reject idea of eventual return to NBA

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Isiah Thomas said he hasn’t spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February. Thomas didn’t reject the notion that someday he could…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -280 Philadelphia +240 at Pittsburgh -160 New York +150 at Atlanta -130 Milwaukee +120 at Colorado -105 San Francisco -105 Chicago -140 at Arizona +130 at Los Angeles -180…

  • NBA Calendar

    June 4 — NBA Finals begin. June 15 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EDT). June 25 — NBA draft.

  • In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs

    Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week. Perhaps they’ve finally come to accept that the days of…

  • Harden loses ball at end of Rockets’ 99-98 loss to Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Rockets couldn’t have scripted it any better. James Harden had the ball in his hands in transition with the chance to win the game and tie the Western Conference…

  • Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points…

  • Rockets-Warriors, Box

    HOUSTON (98) Ariza 3-8 0-0 7, Smith 5-17 0-0 10, Howard 8-11 3-7 19, Terry 3-7 0-0 9, Harden 13-21 9-10 38, Capela 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 6-12 0-0 12, Prigioni 0-2 0-0 0, Brewer…

  • Rockets-Warriors, Box

    HOUSTON (98) Ariza 3-8 0-0 7, Smith 5-17 0-0 10, Howard 8-11 3-7 19, Terry 3-7 0-0 9, Harden 13-21 9-10 38, Capela 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 6-12 0-0 12, Prigioni 0-2 0-0 0, Brewer…

  • Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a…