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A look at sports stars who retired early

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:00pm

Nico Rosberg stunned the world of Formula One and beyond by announcing his retirement on Friday at the age of 31, five days after winning his first drivers' championship.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $15,000 by NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:00am

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection.

Harden, Rockets snap Warriors' 12 game win streak in 2 OTs

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:50am

Kevin Durant just missed the garbage can with his postgame ice bag, and that told the story of Golden State's long night. Then, Draymond Green expressed his disgust with the officiating.

Clippers roll to 113-94 win over listless Cavaliers

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:20pm

Upon arriving at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers received commemorative watches, the latest gifts to celebrate their NBA championship.

Gasol scores 25 as Grizzlies rally to edge Magic 95-94

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:20pm

Marc Gasol made the winning free throws, but Tony Allen's defense made the difference down the stretch.

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks over Nets, 111-93

Michael Scotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 9:30pm

The Greek Freak put on a show in Brooklyn.

Walker lifts Hornets past Mavericks, 97-87

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:20pm

Kemba Walker had no nice way to describe the Charlotte Hornets' 97-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

LeBron to wear Cubs uniform after losing Series bet to Wade

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 12:50pm

LeBron James will be Mr. Cub for a little while.

Isaiah Austin cleared to play 2 years after Marfan diagnosis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:53am

Former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin has been cleared to play basketball again, 2 1/2 years after he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during a physical before the NBA draft.

LeBron James chosen Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:10am

LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016.

Like Curry, Davidson senior Gibbs knows how to score

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 12:40am

The last time Davidson had a high-scoring point guard, he led the Wildcats to the brink of the Final Four and went on to become a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player.

Lillard scores 28 as Trail Blazers beat Pacers 131-109

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:50pm

Two days of focused practice with an emphasis on defense served the Trail Blazers well.

Knight scores 23, bench leads Suns to 109-107 win over Hawks

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:12pm

The Phoenix Suns' veterans are sometimes forgotten on a team with several players in their teens and early 20s. It was experienced players who made the difference Wednesday night, though.

Cuban blasts 'ridiculous' officiating in Clippers-Nets game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:10pm

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is again expressing frustration with NBA officials, although this time his criticism has nothing to do with his own team.

Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation

Aaron Bracy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:10pm

A scheduled game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed Wednesday night by the NBA because of condensation on the court at the Wells Fargo Center.

Westbrook has 35, triple-double as Thunder top Wizards in OT

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:00pm

For more than 47 minutes, Russell Westbrook could barely hit a shot.

Whiteside's double-double lifts Heat over Nuggets 106-98

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:50pm

Miami's Hassan Whiteside did his damage early and then handed the baton to Wayne Ellington. The combination was too much for the Denver Nuggets.

Mills helps Spurs rally to beat Mavericks 94-87

Dave Jackson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:10pm

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich got a win more in line with his expectations on Wednesday night.

Lakers G Young sidelined by calf injury

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:00pm

The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Nick Young for two to four weeks due to a strained right calf muscle, adding another injury to an already depleted backcourt.