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  • NBA playoffs: Golden State, Spurs are the favorites for Finals

    The popular narrative throughout the season was that any one of six teams could represent the ultra-talented Western Conference in the NBA Finals. But with the playoffs set to begin Saturday, oddsmakers are focusing on two teams in the West: Golden...
  • Charles Barkley isn't eating up talk of Miami Heat 2015-16 revival

    Charles Barkley isn't eating up talk of Miami Heat 2015-16 revival
    So what does Charles Barkley think about the Miami Heat dipping back into the NBA Draft lottery after spending the previous four seasons in the NBA Finals? That this slip and fall from the free-agency loss of LeBron James could take a while to recover...
  • NBA Playoff Brackets Are Set

    Let the championship chase begin. New Orleans and Brooklyn are in. Indiana and Oklahoma City are out. And while San Antonio slipped to sixth in the loaded Western Conference, the defending champions are looking awfully dangerous. Forget the 82-game...
  • Why the Lakers stunk so bad this season, and how they can recover

    Why the Lakers stunk so bad this season, and how they can recover
    The Lakers are in utter disarray, meekly finishing their worst season ever with a 122-99 loss Wednesday to the almost-as-meek Sacramento Kings. The hand-wringing has been nonstop among the fan base, a championship never seeming so far away. What went...
  • Clippers get the Spurs and a first-round playoff test

    Clippers get the Spurs and a first-round playoff test
    The Clippers might have nearly choked on their appetizers Wednesday evening when they sat down for a team dinner and contemplated the San Antonio Spurs trailing by 23 points in their regular-season finale. A loss by San Antonio and victories by the...
  • Pacers' Tuesday victory eliminates Heat from NBA playoffs

    Pacers' Tuesday victory eliminates Heat from NBA playoffs
    The end. After four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The Indiana Pacers, the team that tried and failed to knock the Heat out of the postseason the past three years, finally...
  • ASK IRA: Is Heat's Finals fatigue overstated?

    ASK IRA: Is Heat's Finals fatigue overstated?
    Q: This team needs an offseason to catch up with the new talent and the aliments from the roster. -- Joel, New Britain, Pa. A: There's been a lot said about how, after four years of advancing to the NBA Finals, that this roster needs an extended...
  • The magic behind Jordan Spieth's Masters breakthrough

    The magic behind Jordan Spieth's Masters breakthrough
    Admittedly, Jordan Spieth found himself dazed. For the first time all weekend, his laser-focus had been compromised. Behind the Augusta National clubhouse Sunday evening, the elated 21-year-old was still trying to process all that was happening, what he...
  • Referee Bryan Kersey earns first Final Four assignment

    Long one of the ACC’s premier basketball officials, Bryan Kersey has earned the ultimate assignment: his first Final Four. Kersey, a Hampton Roads native and resident, will work one of Saturday’s semifinals in Indianapolis, either Duke-...
  • Goran Dragic will weigh free agency options after season

    Goran Dragic will weigh free agency options after season
    Heat guard Goran Dragic insists the thought has never entered his mind the last month. With the team in the middle of trying to secure a postseason berth, Dragic had no time to think about the decision he will have to make in the offseason. After...
  • Heat stumble again, 107-104 loss to Raptors effectively ending playoff hopes

    Heat stumble again, 107-104 loss to Raptors effectively ending playoff hopes
    By Sunday, the only standings that could matter to the Miami Heat are the NBA Draft lottery standings. After four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, followed by the offseason free-agency loss of LeBron James and an unrelenting series of injuries,...