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Column: NHL playoffs best show in sports; NBA a snoozer

May. 27, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

If you're looking for some excitement, forget about the NBA playoffs. They've been a total snooze, filled with blowouts and only a handful of must-see moments. The lack of drama has been especially striking when compared to the NHL postseason, which has produced one...

Coach Washington adds 2 transfers to Rutgers basketball

May. 27, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Just four days after being hired, Rutgers coach Coquese Washington has received two much-needed transfer commitments. The Scarlet Knights announced Friday that guards Kai Carter from UNC Ashville and Abby Streeter from Hartford will be joining the Big Ten...

Doncic, Mavs now look to build on best playoff run in decade

May. 27, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic drew laughter from reporters by saying he would take about a week off after Dallas lost to Golden State in the Western Conference finals, ending the longest season of the young superstar's career. The question won't be a joke when Doncic is asked how much...

Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer

May. 27, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Many forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even exceed...

Star trio leads Warriors to 6th NBA Finals spot in 8 years

May. 27, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson drained the 3-pointers. Draymond Green anchored the defense and even chipped in on the offensive end for a change. Stephen Curry capped off an MVP performance. The trio that led Golden State to so much success in recent years is whole again and...

Warriors beat Mavericks 120-110 to return to NBA Finals

May. 27, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates. After two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, Thompson is rounding back...

Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals, beating Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of Western Conference finals

May. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals, beating Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of Western Conference finals.

5-star recruit Fisher from Canada signs with Texas Tech

May. 26, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Five-star prospect Elijah Fisher from Canada has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech and decided to reclassify to the Class of 2022 so he can join the Big 12 program this summer. Red Raiders coach Mark Adams announced the signing Thursday. ...

Sun avenge loss to Dallas on Tuesday, beat Wings 99-68

May. 26, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points, Natisha Hiedeman had 17 points and six assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 99-68 on Thursday night. Connecticut (5-2), in the midst of a nine-game stretch in 17 days, avenged an 85-77 loss to the Wings on...

Wake Forest hires Gebbia as women's basketball coach

May. 26, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

Wake Forest has hired American's Megan Gebbia as its new women's basketball coach. The Demon Deacons announced Gebbia's hiring Thursday evening, a little more than two weeks after the firing of former Demon Deacons all-conference performer Jen Hoover. The 49-year-old...