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Fire breaks out twice in Brooklyn church; cause investigated

Jan. 18, 2021 3:28 PM EST

Fire officials are looking into what sparked blazes that drew firefighters to a Brooklyn church twice within about five hours Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving considerable damage. The Fire Department and the pastor at the Tabernacle of God in Christ Jesus say the first fire happened around 7:15 p.m....

Irving to sit out seventh straight game as Nets host Bucks

Jan. 18, 2021 1:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving will miss a seventh straight game when the Brooklyn Nets host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. The Nets hoped their point guard would be able to return for the showdown against the Eastern Conference powers, listing him as questionable in Sunday's injury report. Irving was...

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden, center, shoots past Orlando Magic forward Dwayne Bacon, left, and center Nikola Vucevic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Harden debuts with triple-double, Durant scores 42, Nets win

Jan. 16, 2021 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant needed a little while to remember how to play together again. Once they did, the Brooklyn Nets really got rolling — and they might still get to another gear when Kyrie Irving rejoins them. “The sooner we can be on the court together, it's going to...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden dribbles against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP)

Nets coach says Harden will start Saturday night vs Magic

Jan. 16, 2021 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden will start Saturday night in his Brooklyn Nets debut against the Orlando Magic. The three-time NBA scoring champion became available to play earlier in the day after all the players in the blockbuster trade that sent him from Houston to Brooklyn completed their physicals. Nets...

NYPD: Woman crashes stolen mail truck in Brooklyn

Jan. 16, 2021 10:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was arrested Friday after stealing a mail truck in Brooklyn and crashing it into several parked vehicles, police said. It happened about 6:00 p.m. Friday in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section. Police said Martha Thaxton, 21, took off in the unoccupied truck down Fulton Street,...

Martinez, Jackson lift Wagner past LIU-Brooklyn 76-74

Jan. 15, 2021 10:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Morales had 10 points and 14 assists and scored the go-ahead points on a jumper with three seconds left as Wagner edged past Long Island-Brooklyn 76-74 on Friday night. Will Martinez scored 19 points and Nigel Jackson added 17 points for the Seahawks,. DeLonnie Hunt chipped in 15 and...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) and Reggie Bullock (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Drummond has 33 points, 23 boards as Cavs top Knicks 106-103

Jan. 15, 2021 10:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond tied his career high with 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Cedi Osman scored 25 points in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-103 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Drummond posted the Cavaliers’ first 30-20 game since Carlos Boozer had 32 points...

Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) defens Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NBA fines Irving $50,000 for health, safety violations

Jan. 15, 2021 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving's absence from the Brooklyn Nets has become a costly one. The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 on Friday for violating its health and safety protocols, and said he could return to team activities Saturday — though he won't play in the Nets' game that night. The league...

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Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

Jan. 15, 2021 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. He was 89. In a career that spanned 63 years, Smith worked in...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden sees title chance, says he'll sacrifice shots for it

Jan. 15, 2021 4:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden used his final interview in Houston to say that his team wasn't good enough. He has a whole new message now that he's in Brooklyn. Harden sees a roster that features Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, a coaching staff that includes a coach under whom he became the NBA's leading...