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Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:37am

Chris Paul's grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination.

Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:20am

The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football.

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:18am

There's usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs.

Chiney Ogwumike gets 1st WNBA victory against sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:47pm

Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points in her first WNBA victory against sister Nneka, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-94 on Thursday night.

Delle Donne scores 26 points, Mystics beat Fever 93-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:23pm

Elena Delle Donne had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Washington beat Indiana 93-84 on Thursday night for the Mystics' second victory over the Fever in five days.

Golden State's Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:40pm

Golden State's Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

DC Relief: Capitals' run to Cup Final ends 20-year drought

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:13pm

Jimmy Patterson was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in the stands at the old Capital Centre in October 1974 when the expansion Washington Capitals won for the first time.

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:59pm

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston's defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home.

Body camera video is latest setback for Milwaukee police

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:59pm

Body camera video showing police using a stun gun on an NBA player over a parking violation is just the latest setback for efforts to improve relations between Milwaukee officers and the city's black population.

The Latest: Gov. Walker: Police video shows value of cameras

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:24pm

The Latest on the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and the police body camera video (all times local):

James on record 12th All-NBA 1st team; Harden also unanimous

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:49pm

LeBron James was unanimously selected to the All-NBA first team for a record 12th time, while Houston's James Harden also appeared on all 100 first-team ballots.

UNC's Maye returning for final year after testing NBA waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:30am

North Carolina's Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.

NBA defends quest for 'integrity fee' payment in sports bets

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:38am

The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting.

NBA players Olynyk, Brewer, LeVert, Powell to coach in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:46am

The NBA is headed to India next week, bringing another Basketball Without Borders camp to Asia.

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:42pm

LeBron James is tired. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger.

Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:12pm

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined.

Jewell Loyd scores 29 points, Storm top Mercury 87-71

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

Jewell Loyd scored 29 points, Breanna Stewart had nine points and 11 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 87-71 on Wednesday night.

Sylvia Fowles has 23 points, 20 rebounds for Lynx

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:16pm

Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota's first 20-20 game and the Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 76-68 on Wednesday night.

Celtics, Cavs scuffle in first half of Game 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36pm

Boston's Marcus Morris and Cleveland's Larry Nance Jr. had to be pulled apart in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night after a hard defensive play by Morris sent Nance to the floor.