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AP NBA writers pick All-Star rosters for LeBron, Steph
LeBron, Stephen, you have some big decisions to make....

LeBron gets 30,000, but Spurs beat slumping Cavs 114-102
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, then got upstaged by the youngest player on the court....

NCAA looking into how Michigan State handled Nassar case
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The NCAA is examining how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes....

NAmerica touts 'risk averse' World Cup bid amid Trump issues
LONDON (AP) -- With barely four months until FIFA votes on the 2026 World Cup host, Morocco got around to launching its bid on Tuesday....

Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect
NEW YORK (AP) -- Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning....

Kuzma gets 28, leads Lakers past rival Celtics 108-107
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, showing off a spectacular array of big shots and slick passes....

Stephen Curry, Warriors use big second half to beat Knicks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Durant mouthed off to official James Williams, got tossed late and might have cost himself another assist during a career night of dishing out the ball....

During turbulent time in NBA, Warriors enjoy smooth sailing
Coaches get fired. Players get fired up....

Japanese snowboarder has tricks, height for Olympic gold
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- His first name, loosely translated into English, means "Walk the Dream ." No wonder, then, that back home in Japan, expectations soar nearly as high as snowboarder Ayumu Hirano's jumps above the halfpipe....

Chung's stunning run continues into Australian Open semis
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serving for a spot in the Australian Open semifinals and with the score at 40-love, Hyeon Chung started thinking how he might celebrate being the first Korean to reach the last four of a Grand Slam....

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