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  • Kin of Saints, Pelicans owner testify in competency case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer for the estranged heirs of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson described the tone in the courtroom as “somber” and “emotional” as his clients began testifying about their patriarch’s…

  • Warriors will rely on versatility, depth to defend LeBron

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world that can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled. A bully with a basketball and beast above the rim.…

  • Kings F Carl Landry has surgery on right wrist

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist. The Kings said Landry underwent the operation on Tuesday in New York and will miss…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Tampa Bay minor league INF-OF Coty Blanchard (Bowling Green-MWL) 50 games after testing positive for amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor…

  • Chicago Bulls introduce Fred Hoiberg as new coach

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The long-rumored…

  • NBA Finals Most Valuable Players

    2014 — Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio 2013 — LeBron James, Miami 2012 — LeBron James, Miami 2011 — Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas 2010 — Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 2009 — Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 2008 —…

  • NBA Championship Series Appearances

    Franchise No. Record Minneapolis-L.A. Lakers 31 16-15 Boston Celtics 21 17-4 Syr.-Phil. 76ers 9 3-6 New York Knicks 8 2-6 Fort Wayne-Det. Pistons 7 3-4 Chicago Bulls 6 6-0 San Antonio Spurs 6 5-1 Phil-G.S.…

  • NBA Championships

    2013-14 — San Antonio Spurs def. Miami Heat, 4-1 2012-13 — Miami Heat def. San Antonio Spurs, 4-3 2011-12 — Miami Heat def. Oklahoma City Thunder, 4-1 2010-11 — Dallas Mavericks def. Miami Heat, 4-2…

  • NBA Champions

    2013-14 — San Antonio Spurs 2012-13 — Miami Heat 2011-12 — Miami Heat 2010-11 — Dallas Mavericks 2009-10 — Los Angeles Lakers 2008-09 — Los Angeles Lakers 2007-08 — Boston Celtics 2006-07 — San Antonio…

  • NBA union to investigate league’s concussion protocol

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took…

  • So long, Mayor: Hoiberg leaves Iowa State stocked for future

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s beloved “Mayor” is gone, lured to the riches and excitement of the NBA. At least Fred Hoiberg left his alma mater stocked with talent. The 42-year-old Hoiberg grew…

  • Cavs coach Blatt takes shots, battles his way to NBA Finals

    CLEVELAND (AP) — For any NBA rookie, the first year is challenging. There’s the adjustment to travel, the pressure to perform and all that comes with being a professional. It can be overwhelming — even…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball Players Association MLBPA — Named Kevin Slowey special assistant/bargaining. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned C Rob Brantly to Birmingham (SL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHP Michael Feliz to Corpus…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for May 25-31

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 25-31. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.09 million. 2. NBA Playoffs: Houston vs. Golden State…

  • ‘America’s Got Talent’ returns to top of ratings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Memorial Day isn’t the only sign of summer. The return of “America’s Got Talent” to television screens, along with a liberal dose of reality shows and reruns, are just as reliable…