| Jun 21, 2015
| 5:05 AM
Most NBA draft classes have them: the cautionary tale, the European bust, the college all-American who couldn't cut it, the late first-rounders who outperformed their draft order.
The 2011 draft has all that in multiples. Now that it can be judged a...
| Jun 20, 2015
| 1:05 AM
Michael Phelps finished third in the men's 200 freestyle at the Arena Pro Series on Friday night in Santa Clara, Calif., and was not especially pleased with the result.
"It's not really much fun watching people swim past you like they did," said Phelps,...
| Jun 19, 2015
| 2:47 PM
With less than a week left until Thursday's NBA draft, the Lakers put another six young players through the team's final group workout on Friday at its practice facility in El Segundo.
The Lakers will bring back Duke center Jahlil Okafor on Friday....
| Jun 19, 2015
| 5:20 AM
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio I want the speculation about David Blatt's future to be over.
I want Blatt's declaration Thursday that he "absolutely" intends to stay and coach the Cavaliers next season and general manger David Griffin's continued support of Blatt to...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 4:50 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio The disappointment of falling to 2-4 in the NBA Finals has become almost too much for LeBron James to bear.
After seeing the Golden State Warriors close out their first championship in 40 years with a 105-97 victory in Game 6 on Tuesday...
| May 27, 2015
| 3:53 PM
They asked and they listened in Chicago, during interviews at the pre-draft combine. They watched from a distance over the weekend in Los Angeles, at workouts controlled by agents.
But only now has the draft become a hands-on process for the Miami Heat,...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 7:05 PM
CLEVELAND The stakes are high, the timing never more urgent.
With his Cavaliers running out of gas in the NBA Finals, coach David Blatt must break out of his comfort zone and trust his little-used bench.
There have to be hyperbaric chambers in the Bay...
| Jun 6, 2015
| 6:24 PM
Lost among the LeBron vs. Steph story line, the "starved franchise" theme of Cleveland vs. Golden State, and the melancholy Kyrie Irving injury is the unusual cross-section of coaches in the NBA Finals.
The Warriors could take a 2-0 series lead Sunday...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 2:46 PM
During the Clippers' off-season, we will take a look at how each player on the team performed last season. Here's an evaluation of All-Star power forward Blake Griffin.
Griffin averaged 21.9 points on 50.2% shooting, 7.6 rebounds and a career-high 5.3...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 4:06 PM
As the NBA workout invitations started coming in, Dez Wells had a dilemma with one in particular: Should he go up to Boston to work out for the Celtics or remain in College Park to walk at graduation?
The former Maryland men's basketball star called his...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:47 PM
The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles as their new coach Friday, but the announcement and the accompanying hoopla felt anticlimactic.
Skiles’ name had been linked to the job ever since team officials fired Jacque Vaughn in early February. After...