Latest Kyrie Irving News

Analysis: Pop's still coaching because he's still having fun

Oct. 26, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

The final buzzer sounded at the Tokyo Olympics, the gold medal for the U.S. was won and Gregg Popovich held his emotions in check for at least a couple of minutes. He shook hands with France coach Vincent Collet. He consoled some of the French players who had to settle...

Durant scores 25, Nets hand Wizards 1st loss, 104-90

Oct. 25, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets bounced back from a poor finish a day earlier with a blistering start that sent them to a 104-90 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Patty Mills made five 3-pointers and added 21 points...

Hornets pull away, beat Nets 111-95 for first 3-0 start

Oct. 24, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth. Ish Smith was rolling so well that the Rookie of the Year told Charlotte coach James Borrego to stick with this backup. ...

Demonstrators support Irving vs vaccine mandate at Nets game

Oct. 24, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators supporting Nets guard Kyrie Irving and protesting New York's vaccine mandate gathered outside Barclays Center on Sunday before Brooklyn's home opener. A few dozen people were in the plaza outside the arena, some chanting “Let Kyrie play!...

Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109

Oct. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch. ...

Suns respond to potential investigation, deny racism, sexism

Oct. 22, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism. The statement sent Friday said the...

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

Oct. 20, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require its entire municipal workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, an ultimatum that ensures a fight with some unions representing employees, including police officers and...

Bucks begin title defense with 127-104 victory over Nets

Oct. 19, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn't let the celebration of the franchise's first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense. In his first game since scoring 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6...

To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports

Oct. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. It allowed the fully vaccinated 69-year-old the opportunity...

Vaccines in sports at a glance

Oct. 19, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

A vast majority of players in the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, yet a handful of cases have brought attention to those who have refused. A look at some of the most prominent examples: NBA Kyrie Irving ...