Feb 22

NBA could penalize Mavs’ toxic office culture by hitting where it really hurts (Hint: It’s not Mark Cuban’s wallet)

What if the ultimate price for Mark Cuban’s willingness to open his mouth on all matters but determination to close his eyes on awful things around his own office is the loss of the precious first-round pick the Mavericks have fought so long and hard t…

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Feb 22

New Cavaliers ready for home debuts

INDEPENDENCE >> Larry Nance Jr. has run into an unexpected snag since joining the Cavaliers.”Trying to convince my mom that I’m not living at home,” he said, smiling. “We’re out looking for rental properties and stuff like that and she’s like, ‘Oh, our…

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Feb 22

LeBron James on NBA playoff re-seeding: ‘Let’s not get too crazy’

INDEPENDENCE >> LeBron James has only followed an Eastern route to the NBA Finals.He doesn’t want to see that change.While NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently raised the possibility that a change in the playoff format – re-seeding the 16 teams regard…

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Feb 22

Marcus Smart could’ve ‘been done for the year’

Team USA had a big 24 hours at the Winter Olympics, with gold medals in men’s halfpipe and women’s hockey. Silver medals were also won in alpine skiing, snowboarding and bobsledding. Closer to home, the Celtics prepare to play the Pistons i…

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Feb 22

Playoff push: A closer look at the Pelicans’ remaining schedule

New Orleans is 31-26 with 25 games left in the season.

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Feb 22

U.S. women end Canada's streak to win hockey gold in shootout at 2018 Winter Olympics

The USA came from behind to win 3-2 on Thursday at Gangneung Hockey Centre, ending Canada’s stranglehold on Olympic gold.




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Feb 22

At medal ceremony after loss to USA, Canada's Jocelyne Larocque yanks silver medal off her neck

Defenseman Jocelyne Larocque showed her clear disappointment. But she does have a gold as part of the 2014 Olympic champ.


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Feb 22

Even with women's hockey loss, Canada still politely on way to beat USA in medal count

Our nice friends from north of the border will likely beat the United States in the medal count at these Games.


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Feb 22

Plumlee set to rejoin Nuggets; Millsap close behind, too

Two injured Denver Nuggets forwards returned to practice Wednesday with the All-Star break winding down. Paul Millsap, sidelined since having left wrist surgery in November, isn’t certain of his return date, but Mason Plumlee, out since late January with a calf injury, expects to play Friday when the Nuggets return to action against the visiting San Antonio Spurs. “It’s just great to have those guys back,” coach Michael Malone told the Denver Post.

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Feb 22

American skiers David Wise, Alex Ferreira finish 1-2 in halfpipe at 2018 Winter Olympics

David Wise defended his Olympic title by landing a dominant run on his final try.


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Feb 22

Mikaela Shiffrin takes silver in Alpine combined while Lindsey Vonn fails to medal

Mikaela Shiffrin managed to overcome a two-second deficit but Lindsey Vonn could not overcome her lack of preparation in the women’s Alpine combined




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Feb 22

Warriors decide on how to spend time in D.C. in lieu of White House visit

In lieu of visiting the White House, the Warriors have decided to go on a private tour of an undisclosed location on Feb. 27, a team source confirmed with The Chronicle.

ESPN was first to report news of Golden State’s plans for its on…

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Feb 22

Heat-Raptors in Round 1? Why a favorable schedule could push Miami up past 8th seed

The Heat missed the playoffs last season because the Bulls owned the head-to-head tiebreaker against them and when both teams finished with identical 41-41 records it was Chicago that got … Click to Continue »

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Feb 22

Steve Kerr praises students advocating for stricter gun control

After practice Wednesday night, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr lauded the high school students who are advocating for stricter gun control measures.

“I think it’s phenomenal what those kids are doing,” Kerr said. “It’s heroic. It’s he…

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Feb 22

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim: Where tips on Mavs’ sexual harassment story came from

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim, who was one of two writers who broke the story on the sexual harassment within the Mavericks office, joined The Hardline on SportsRadio 1310 and 96.7 FM The Ticket recently. Here are some highlights:On how the story c…

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Feb 22

Unanswered questions still surround Mavs, Mark Cuban in wake of sexual harassment scandal

LOS ANGELES — As the Mavericks got off their bus at the University of Southern California practice gym Wednesday evening, a handful of cameras zoomed in on them, even though the players and coaches filing in for the first practice after the NBA All-St…

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Feb 22

Streaky Thunder face Kings, look for consistency

An air of mystery about the fate of the Oklahoma City Thunder surrounds the team as they prepare to embark on the final 23 games of their season. The Thunder remain optimistic they possess the talent to move up another couple rungs in the Western Confe…

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Feb 22

Warriors’ Jordan Bell nearing return from ankle injury

Warriors forward Jordan Bell took the next step Wednesday night in his recovery from a swollen left ankle, participating in his first full-court scrimmage in more than a month.

“He went through everything, and there was no noticeable …

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Feb 22

2018 Winter Olympics: USA's Jamie Anderson soars to silver in big air

American snowboard star Jamie Anderson continues to add to her Olympics legacy. Anna Gasser of Austria won gold with a huge final jump.


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Feb 22

Rick Carlisle makes first public comments on Mavericks’ sexual harassment scandal, Mark Cuban’s tanking fine

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle made his first public comments on the the organization’s sexual harassment scandal and Mark Cuban’s tanking comments. Here is is a transcript of Carlisle’s comments:Opening statement: “I’m going to make a brief statem…

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