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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love juggles a basketball during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 31, 2018 - 8:01 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA's concussion protocols and is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night. Love was injured early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston and was not able to...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, former Houston Rockets player Kenny Smith sits near the court during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Rockets in Houston.Smith is an outsider looking in right now. The Pistons could change that. Detroit needs a new coach and reportedly has plans to interview the TNT NBA analyst, who has no prior coaching experience. (AP Photo/Bob Levey, File)
May 31, 2018 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Smith is an outsider wanting in. The Detroit Pistons could change that. Detroit needs a new head coach and reportedly has plans to interview the TNT NBA analyst, who has no prior coaching experience. The former first-round draft pick out of the University of North Carolina...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Damarious Randall speaks at an NFL football news conference in Berea, Ohio. Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and the passion of Cleveland fans. Randall said Wednesday, May 30, 2018, he never imagined that an innocent Twitter posting about the NBA Finals would blow up into a national story - and maybe something he may live to regret. A big fans of Golden State star guard Stephen Curry, Randall posted a tweet on Monday night promising that if the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors in the “2018 NBA finals, I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey…” By Wednesday afternoon, Randall’s tweet had been retweeted 869,000 times. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:33 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns safety Damarious Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and passion of Cleveland fans. Randall said Wednesday he never imagined that an innocent Twitter posting about the NBA Finals would blow up into a national story — and maybe something he lives to...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 30, 2018 - 9:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media. The allegations, reported...
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Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala smiles as he answers questions after an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 30, 2018 - 9:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that cost him the last four games of the Western Conference finals. Iguodala's absence is a huge blow to the Warriors' defense as it works to stop LeBron...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, South Carolina's Brian Bowen goofs around with teammates before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. Brian Bowen is staying in the NBA draft after South Carolina was told by the NCAA he would have to miss at least all of next season before playing for the Gamecocks. Bowen announced his decision through the school Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, file)
May 30, 2018 - 6:41 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Faced with sitting out at least another year at South Carolina as the federal investigation into college basketball continues, a "devastated" Brian Bowen felt he had no choice but to remain in the NBA draft. Bowen announced Wednesday he's leaving the school after the NCAA told...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo, from left, Whitney Cummings, Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Jayden Rey, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Sarah Chalke and Emma Kenney arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Roseanne" in Burbank, Calif. ABC has canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne", Tuesday, May 29, following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey says the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel the show." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Roseanne" was the week's most-watched comedy on television for what suddenly became its final episode. The series reached 10.58 million last Tuesday, second only to the CBS drama "NCIS" in the weekly Nielsen rankings. "Roseanne" was expected to come back next year, but ABC canceled...
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Jewel Upshaw, the mother of G League basketball player Zeke Upshaw, who died in March after collapsing on a court during a game, becomes emotional as attorney Ben Crump speaks at a news conference in front of U.S. District Court in New York, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Jewel Upshaw filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the NBA and the Detroit Pistons of negligence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 30, 2018 - 5:52 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a G League player who died in March after collapsing on the court during a game has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the NBA and the Detroit Pistons of negligence. Zeke Upshaw played for the Grand Rapids Drive, a G League affiliate of the Pistons. He collapsed during a...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates with teammates as they receive their trophy after defeating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 30, 2018 - 2:29 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors could be without one of their top defenders when they open the NBA Finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Andre Iguodala's status for Game 1 on Thursday night is a question as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee...
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May 29, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will continue to put their trust in coach Brett Brown. Brown, who took the 76ers from 10 wins to the third seed in the Eastern Conference in just two seasons, has agreed to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-2022 season. A person...
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