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Stanley Cup champion Capitals to visit Trump at White House

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:43pm

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.

Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:11am

Former Auburn University assistant coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person pleaded guilty Tuesday to a bribery conspiracy charge in the widespread college basketball bribery scandal, ensuring that none of the four coaches charged in the probe will go to trial.

Grizzlies' C.J. Miles likely out for remainder of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:56am

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward C.J. Miles is expected to miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left foot over the weekend.

Bucks sign guard Tim Frazier with Brogdon out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:51am

The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard Tim Frazier on Tuesday as they try to shore up their backcourt with Malcolm Brogdon out indefinitely with a plantar fascia tear in his right foot.

Blazers prevent Pacers from clinching with 106-98 win

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:21pm

Damian Lillard plans to take a bit more control over games in the absence of backcourt mate CJ McCollum.

Lopez helps Bulls end losing streak, beat Suns 116-101

Jose M. Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:39pm

Robin Lopez used his veteran guile to gain an advantage over the Phoenix Suns' young big men, and had major success at the expense of his former team.

Nowitzki passes Wilt but Pelicans top Mavs 129-125 in OT

Dave Jackson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:51pm

For the 7-footer who has built a Hall of Fame career shooting from the outside, it was the perfect way to reach his latest milestone.

Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Westbrook-less Thunder, 116-107

Murray Evans, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:47pm

The Thunder were foundering without their star point guard, and the Miami Heat — like Oklahoma City trying to improve their playoff position — took advantage.

McCollum out with a popliteus strain

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:44pm

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.

Lin leads Raptors to rout of Knicks; Lowry injured

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:18pm

The Toronto Raptors will likely have to wait a little longer to get their entire lineup healthy at the same time.

Nuggets clinch playoff berth with 114-105 win over Celtics

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:17pm

The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought.

Sexton scores 27, leads Cavaliers past Pistons 126-119

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:03pm

The Cleveland Cavaliers squeaked by without Kevin Love.

Gobert, Mitchell lead Utah in 116-95 rout of Washington

Bobby Bancroft, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:36pm

With Utah beginning a four-game trip while jockeying for position in the tight Western Conference playoff race, the objective in its first game was clear — contain Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal.

Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list

Dave Jackson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:01pm

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.

Pistons resting Blake Griffin vs. Cavs for playoff push

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:43pm

The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.

Paul scores 25 to lead Rockets over Wolves 117-102

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 9:29pm

After several less-than-stellar third quarters recently, the Houston Rockets talked at halftime Sunday night about coming out of the break better. And, it was that third-quarter improvement that helped them to the win.

Irish star Conlan wins again on St. Patrick's Day in NY

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 7:20pm

The party starts long before the fight when Michael Conlan comes to New York on St. Patrick's Day.

Antetokounmpo becomes record 11th 50-point scorer of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 7:03pm

This is now the season of the 50-point scorer in the NBA.

Vucevic leads Magic over Hawks 101-91

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 6:38pm

It might have been a little easier for the Orlando Magic on Sunday night if they could have made their shots.