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As regular season ends, NBA's play-in games take shape

May. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

The NBA’s new play-in tournament begins Tuesday night, and it took until the 146th and final day of this compressed season to determine who is going where for the playoffs. The Eastern Conference matchups are set: No. 7 Boston will host No. 8 Washington, and No. 9...

Curry is scoring champ, Warriors beat Grizzlies for 8 seed

May. 16, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry lifted his jersey to celebrate Baron Davis-style in an ode to that old “We Believe” Warriors playoff team of more than a decade ago. He flung a game-worn bracelet into the stands that sent fans chanting “M-V-P!” scrambling for the souvenir from...

Play-in or playoffs? Lakers won't know until the final day

May. 15, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

LeBron James may be one game away from the playoffs. Or he may be one game away from the play-in tournament, and a possible high-stakes showdown against Stephen Curry. Either way, the NBA wins Sunday — with what’s certain to be a dramatic end to the regular season. ...

'It's an honor': The Hall of Fame's class of 2020 enshrined

May. 15, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Bryant took Michael Jordan's hand and walked down from the stage, a familiar chant breaking out throughout the arena as she made her way back to her seat. “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!" the crowd shouted. With that, he was...

Target suspends in-store sales of sports cards, cites safety

May. 14, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target on Friday cited safety concerns in suspending in-store sales of sports and Pokemon trading cards, but it made no mention of a recent fight over cards outside a Wisconsin store. Although the Minneapolis-based retailer didn't give a direct reason...

It's time: Duncan, Bryant, Garnett to enter Hall of Fame

May. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Bryant got a private tour to see some of the newly remodeled Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, viewing the exhibit that will honor the life and legacy of her late husband before the rest of the world gets their first look. ...

Documents: Firefighters could be fired for Bryant photos

May. 12, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles County firefighters could be fired and a third suspended after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and seven others, court documents say. ...

Analysis: On Kobe, and the women in this Hall of Fame class

May. 12, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

This long-awaited Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend will be largely about Kobe Bryant. Of course, it won’t be solely about Bryant, nor would he have wanted it that way. If he were here, he’d almost certainly be raving about the women going...

Inside Arizona's election audit, GOP fraud fantasies live on

May. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — On the floor of Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where NBA stars like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan once dunked basketballs and Hulk Hogan wrestled King Kong Bundy, 46 tables are arrayed in neat rows, each with a Lazy Susan in the middle. Seated at the...

NASCAR's future is here: Next Gen car finally arrives

May. 05, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series. How can a spec car radically change a sport? Competition. Cost containment. Manufacturer...