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Louisville's Jaylen Johnson will stay in draft, hire agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:10pm

Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft.

Big day: College coaches wait to see if players stay, or go

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:59pm

The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday — the last date players could declare for the draft.

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:41am

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break.

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:32am

With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown.

Former Chelsea star Drogba introduced in Phoenix

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:03pm

Although the Phoenix area isn't yet a major pro soccer market, Sunday night felt like a big step toward that dream for Phoenix Rising FC and its fans.

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:43pm

James Harden's shot was off, and one of the most unlikely players on Houston's roster came to the rescue.

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:51pm

Isaiah Thomas is playing through tears after the death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Boston Celtics.

From crybaby to MMA, bad blood boils over for Wizards-Hawks

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:53pm

They've threatened to turn basketball into mixed martial arts.

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:50pm

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Kentucky's Diallo, who sat out last season, to enter draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:21pm

Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo, a January enrollee who did not play last season for the Wildcats, has submitted his name for the NBA draft, but will not an agent while deciding whether to remain in the process or return to school.

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:02pm

Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery.

Nurkic won't play for Portland in Game 4 vs. the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:02pm

Jusuf Nurkic won't play for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:01pm

The NBA fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series.

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:26pm

LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday.

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:34pm

The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach.

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:04am

The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:11am

Stephen Curry wasn't trying to be a hero. He just wanted the win.

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:01pm

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points.