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Cavs All-Star Love sustains head injury in Game 6

May. 25, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss the remainder of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after banging heads with Boston's Jayson Tatum. Love and Tatum inadvertently collided midway through the quarter and both dropped to the floor. Love, who missed a March 28 game at...

GM says 'overwhelming likelihood' Suns will keep No. 1 pick

May. 25, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the "overwhelming likelihood" is that the team will keep its No. 1 overall pick and not trade it away. McDonough made the comment Friday after the first of what will be many pre-draft workouts of players on the Suns' practice court. The...

K-State signs Bruce Weber through 2022-23 season

May. 25, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

Bruce Weber might be at Kansas State forever the way things are going. The basketball coach signed a two-year contract extension Friday that provides a bump in salary and could keep him with the Wildcats through the 2022-23 season, a nice reward after leading the school to a 25-win season and an appearance in the...

NCAA grants Florida State's Cofer extra year of eligibility

May. 25, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Phil Cofer and Florida State received the news Friday they had been waiting for since the season ended two months ago. The NCAA informed the school that the senior forward has been granted another year of eligibility. "Everyone was confident that it was going to happen, but we...

Bucks player 'gave in' during arrest to avoid officers' guns

May. 25, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he "gave in" when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn't want officers to "pull out their guns." "I was just being smart. I just wanted to get out of the situation and get home," Brown told the...

The Latest: Milwaukee chief confirms discipline for officers

May. 25, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and the police body camera video (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Milwaukee's police chief has confirmed the discipline for three officers in the arrest of Bucks player Sterling Brown. Chief Alfonso Morales said in a...

Warriors facing elimination but undaunted entering Game 6

May. 25, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — If the Golden State Warriors are worried as they head into Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on the brink of elimination, they aren't showing it. "We have a chance to tie the series at home. That's a pretty good position to be in," coach Steve Kerr said. "We've got to win two...

Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6

May. 25, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets will be without star guard Chris Paul for Game 6 because of a strained hamstring, a huge blow for a team trying to close out the Golden State Warriors. Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's victory that gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western...

On Basketball: Injuries taketh away, and injuries giveth

May. 25, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

The NBA playoffs never go according to plan. The Golden State Warriors are proof of that. Again. They have been the league's best team over the last four seasons, without question. But even the great teams need injury luck on their side, as has been evident in each of their playoff runs over that span. Enter...

K-State's Brown returns for senior season, out of NBA draft

May. 25, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Friday, deciding instead to return to the Wildcats for his senior season. The 6-foot-3 Brown has started 83 of 105 games during his career, and already ranks third on the school's career list with 189 steals. He...