Sports

Brooklyn Nets guard Dzanan Musa, left, and /guard Kyrie Irving, center, greet forward Taurean Prince (2) as he comes into the bench during a timeout in the first half of an exhibition NBA basketball game against the Sesi/Franca Basketball Club, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 15, 2019 - 11:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What was apparent in July became clearer to Nets coach Kenny Atkinson in September. With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on board, things are looking up in Brooklyn. "People showed up to our press conference. My press conference the first year, it was like crickets," said Atkinson,...
Read More
FILE - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, then Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard takes a photo while holding his playoffs MVP trophy during the NBA basketball championship team's victory parade in Toronto. The NBA's balance of power has shifted to the Los Angeles Clippers, who have never advanced beyond the second round let alone won a championship. All that is expected to change behind Leonard and Paul George, both regarded as two of the best two-way players in the league. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 15, 2019 - 11:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the NBA by landing two superstars to go with a proven supporting cast. Only one of them will be on the floor to start the season. Joining his third team in three years, Kawhi Leonard is healthy. Paul George is still rehabbing after two offseason...
Read More
Washington Wizards guard Jordan McRae. left, goes up for a layup with New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris (13) defending during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 15, 2019 - 10:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks were playing their first preseason game when Marcus Morris delivered some postseason-type toughness. His first appearance in his new uniform ended early when he was ejected for banging the ball off Justin Anderson's head as the Washington Wizards forward closely...
Read More
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) leaps for a layup during the first half of the team's preseason NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 15, 2019 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now Bradley Beal finally gets his chance to be the focal point for the Washington Wizards from the get-go, on and off the court. The main issues of interest with this club at the moment are whether Beal's play takes another step up and whether his future with the franchise will be...
Read More
October 15, 2019 - 10:42 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders are partnering with a California-based tribal casino on their new stadium in Las Vegas. The Raiders say the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will become a "founding partner" of the still-under-construction Allegiant Stadium. The $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium is...
Read More
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in front of forward Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 15, 2019 - 10:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis doesn't raise a brow at the high expectations he's accepting with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 26-year-old superstar engineered his move from New Orleans to Hollywood knowing that championships are the only acceptable result to the Lakers' legions of demanding fans...
Read More
October 15, 2019 - 10:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup because of fatigue, two days after winning the Shanghai Masters. The fourth-ranked Russian was coming into the Moscow tournament as the No. 1 seed after beating Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai final on Sunday. He's reached the final...
Read More
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, left, talks with Kevin Love in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against San Lorenzo, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 15, 2019 - 9:53 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein stood at midcourt with his arms folded and watched as the Cavaliers pushed through practice drills that the former Michigan coach developed and perfected during 37 years at the college level. With each bounce of the ball, every pass and shot, Beilein's head bobbed ever...
Read More
In this photo taken Oct. 10, 2019, Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, works against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, left, during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Bagley averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last year as a rookie.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 15, 2019 - 9:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The winningest season in 13 years only whetted the appetite in Sacramento. Nothing short of ending the NBA's longest active playoff drought will be enough to consider the upcoming season a success for the Kings. A roster led by emerging young stars like point guard De'...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures against the Los Angeles Lakers during a preseason NBA basketball game in San Francisco. Curry knows how different this season will be. He realizes how many aren't even considering the Golden State Warriors a for-sure contender following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. No Kevin Durant. No Andre Iguodala. No Shaun Livingston. And that's just to name a few of the departed players who made such key contributions to the franchise's recent runs of success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File )
October 15, 2019 - 9:49 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry knows how different this season will be. He realizes many aren't considering the Golden State Warriors a clear contender even following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. No Kevin Durant. No Andre Iguodala. No Shaun Livingston. And that's just to name a few of...
Read More

Pages