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Danny Green excelling again on the NBA Finals stage

Jun. 6, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto's Danny Green couldn't make a shot for about two weeks going into these NBA Finals. Seems like forever ago now. The finals are a happy stage for Green, who has been in the title-deciding series three times now and has put up big numbers in each of those trips. The trend has...

The Latest: Raptors beat Warriors, win Game 1 118-109

May. 30, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from the NBA Finals and Thursday's Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Pascal Siakam scored 32 points, and the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Finals game by topping the Golden State Warriors 118-109 in Game 1 of this...

Summer work start possible for Terre Haute convention center

May. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Construction is expected to start this summer on a new downtown Terre Haute convention center. A timeline presented to the Vigo County Capital Improvement Board calls for construction bids to be opened June 11 and awarded possibly later that month. Steve Bauer of project manager...

The Latest: Player sees if he can make preps-to-pros leap

May. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the NBA draft combine (all times local): 5:15 p.m. North Carolina State signee Jalen Lecque hopes to convince NBA teams he is ready to make the preps-to-pros jump. A gifted guard known for soaring dunks that have made him a social media sensation with 343,000 Instagram...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

May. 15, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will receive the award on June 24 at the NBA Awards, the league and...

Against backdrop of controversy, Red Sox honored by Trump

May. 9, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Boston Red Sox — well, some of them — at the White House on Thursday, but made no mention of the controversy that shadowed the visit. The team's manager, Alex Cora, did not attend the ceremony after citing his...

Longtime Celtics, BC announcer Andy Jick dies at 66

May. 4, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Andy Jick, the longtime Boston Celtics and Boston College public address announcer, has died. He was 66. BC says Jick died in his sleep Friday. Jick was the P.A. announcer for the Celtics at the old Boston Garden starting in 1980 and through three NBA championships. The team led by the...

Celtics President Danny Ainge has mild heart attack

May. 2, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge had a mild heart attack and is expected to fully recover. The 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the team said in a statement Thursday. The Celtics were facing the Bucks in the second round of the...

Durant's 35 points carry Warriors past Rockets in Game 1

Apr. 28, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr saw his share of spectacular postseason performances playing alongside one of the greatest ever. "There was this guy named Michael, I can't remember his last name," the Golden State coach cracked in reference to former Bulls teammate Michael Jordan. Kevin Durant is having...