Professional basketball

June 12, 2019 - 12:01 am
Good morning! Here's a look at AP's Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org . Ken Miller is at the desk. Reminder: This information is not for publication or...
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Shailene Woodley, from left, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep attend the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" season two at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, "is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was "Game of Thrones." Based on early indications, its executives shouldn't worry too much. The series "Big Little Lies"...
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FILE - This Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, shows then-Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Taylor Jenkins during the NBA basketball team's media day in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have hired Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins to be the team’s next head coach. The person says Jenkins is expected to be introduced at news conference on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday, June 11, 2019, on condition of anonymity because Memphis has not publicly announced the hiring. Jenkins, 34, was Mike Budenholzer’s assistant in Milwaukee this season and in Atlanta for five seasons. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:33 pm
The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins. Jenkins is expected to be introduced at news conference on Wednesday, a person told The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because Memphis has not publicly announced the...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts as he leaves the court after sustaining an injury during first-half basketball action against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto. Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Warriors after three seasons. His decision was announced Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the start of the NBA free agency period on the Instagram page for The Boardroom, an online series looking at sports business produced by Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 12:37 am
TORONTO (AP) — Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right Achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP who is three weeks away from free agency and now may be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Bob Myers was teary when he...
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June 11, 2019 - 12:01 am
Good morning! Here's a look at AP's Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org . Jamie Stengle is at the desk after 5:30 a.m. Reminder: This information is not for...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates at the final buzzer as his team defeated the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday June 10, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 11:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) handles the ball under pressure from Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) during second-half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 10:43 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from Monday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Kyle Lowry's 3-pointer at the buzzer was well off, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA...
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FILE - In trhis Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker laughs on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker has announced he's retiring after 18 seasons. The 37-year-old guard played 17 said on Twitter Monday, June 10, 2019, that it was an emotional decision and that it has been an "incredible journey." He played 17 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs and made the postseason every year of his career before joining the Hornets last season and missing the playoffs. He was selected to the All-Star team six times and was named second-team All-NBA three times. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
June 10, 2019 - 1:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker's impressive career is over. Parker announced Monday he's retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. "It's with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it...
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Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant watches during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 1:00 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Durant was playing basketball on Sunday. The Golden State Warriors hope he will again on Monday. With the Warriors' backs to the wall now in the NBA Finals, Durant — now out for more than a month with a strained calf — was taking the practice floor on Sunday in an effort to...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, bottom, dribbles against Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 11:25 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada. Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors moved within a victory of the franchise's first championship by winning a second...
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