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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks spent the past month doing little more than warming up for the playoffs. Now it's time to get real again. After setting a franchise record for wins and claiming the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks host Brooklyn on Sunday to open...
The Big Ten's reputation as an underachieving football conference is so 2014. The pundits are talking up the league this spring, largely because of the achievements and trends in the East Division. There was Ohio State's national championship under Urban Meyer, Michigan State's...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago native Jabari Parker has a good idea of how challenging it might be for Milwaukee to face his hometown Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs, even if he's just a rookie. The Bucks might stand an even better chance against their Central Division...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It takes a certain self-confidence for a college freshman to embrace a potentially pejorative nickname like "The Unibrow." Perhaps that was an early sign that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, who led Kentucky to a national title in 2012, had not just the talent...
Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. "We had a great home record and did some historic things, but that doesn't get you any extra points in the playoffs...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joel Quenneville had never pulled Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford from a playoff game before. The coach's experience with the veteran made putting him back in net an easy decision. Quenneville said Thursday that Crawford will start Game 2 against the...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming's governing body wants to give Michael Phelps a special invitation to race at the world championships. FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told the Associated Press on Thursday it would be "no problem for us" to offer Phelps an extra...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder coach Scott Brooks says he expects to return as coach next season, despite speculation that his job might be in jeopardy. Oklahoma City finished with a 45-37 record, but the Thunder failed to make the playoffs for the first time in six years. Brooks...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Thursday, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent Peterson a letter advising him of...