Basketball

The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person says Fizdale met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert...
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Memphis Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale. The person says Fizdale met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California and that the job had been...
Despite finishing the regular season with a record-breaking 73 wins, the Golden State Warriors find themselves one game away from playoff elimination. Down 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western finals after a 118-94 road loss Tuesday night, the defending NBA...
Craig Sager keeps a copy of Jim Valvano's 1993 ESPYS speech on his phone. He would play it back sometimes during those long days in the hospital receiving treatment for leukemia. This summer, Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award as ESPN honors the TNT sideline...
TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS on July 13. Sager has continued to work as he receives treatment for leukemia. The award is named for the late North Carolina State coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, who gave his famous "...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kermit Washington, a former NBA player who notoriously gave a bone-breaking face punch to the Houston Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich during a 1977 Lakers game, has been arrested by federal agents. Washington was arrested on a warrant Tuesday in Los Angeles. It's...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Upon their return from Canada, the Cavaliers had nothing to declare at U.S. Customs. Their lead in the Eastern Conference finals had already been confiscated. Cleveland was stripped of its dominance and a 2-0 advantage during a long weekend in Toronto,...
NEW YORK (AP) — What a difference a year makes. Los Angeles is 3-0 for the first time since 2003. The Sparks didn't win their third game last season until July 21. After rallying from an eight-point deficit in the final 80 seconds on Saturday against the New York Liberty to win...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest of the NBA stars who get to the foul line with a whole lot of salesmanship. Green's kick felled the 7-foot, 255-pound Adams...