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Analysis: These finals will decide a champion, and much more

May. 27, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how free agency unfolds starting in a month or so....

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

May. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner and billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert "received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably"...

Biggio hits first career HR, Jays beat Padres 10-1

May. 26, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays rookie Cavan Biggio grew up watching his Hall of Fame dad, Craig, hit home runs for the Houston Astros. On Sunday, father and son reversed roles. Biggio had three hits, including his first career home run, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had four hits and homered for the third straight game,...

NBC, NHL encouraged about ratings heading into Cup Final

May. 26, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round. Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all games...

Matchups for the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors

May. 26, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

The position matchup breakdown for the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors: STARTING GUARDS Golden State: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Toronto: Kyle Lowry and Danny Green. Analysis: All respect to Lowry, whose toughness and leadership are both comically overlooked because...

NBA Finals are set: reigning Warriors vs. newcomer Raptors

May. 26, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

The first NBA game was in Toronto. And now, the NBA Finals are headed there. Finally. The NBA Finals are set after the Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference championship on Saturday night and earned the right to play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors. For the Raptors, it'll be the first...

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

May. 26, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo . "The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound when the...

Nets hire Hawks' Peterson as assistant general manager

May. 25, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jeff Peterson as their assistant general manager. Peterson replaces Trajan Langdon, who was hired as the New Orleans Pelicans' GM. Peterson spent seven seasons in the front office of the Atlanta Hawks, the last three as assistant general manager. He worked there...

McCowan's layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in opener

May. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before," said the...

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

May. 25, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history. The Bucks,...