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James Borrego speaks to the media, as Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak listens, after Borrego was introduced as the new head coach of the Charlotte Hornets during an NBA basketball news conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
May 11, 2018 - 1:57 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Hornets coach James Borrego plans make Charlotte relevant again in the NBA's Eastern Conference by developing the existing players on the roster. He may not have any other choice. Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday "there is no master plan to blow up this...
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Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman, left, talks with Matt Harvey prior to the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 10, 2018 - 9:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds aren't wasting any time showing off their new acquisition. Matt Harvey will start for Cincinnati on Friday night in the second game of their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Interim manager Jim Riggleman said Harvey could pitch a couple innings or the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. Although there were long stretches when it seemed impossible that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics would meet in the Eastern Conference finals, they’re set to clash for the third time in four years.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 10, 2018 - 9:07 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston playoff star Jayson Tatum and Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue are cousins. The Cavaliers and Celtics might as well be. The Eastern Conference's top two teams have been intertwined for more than a year — from a summer blockbuster trade, from opening night, from afar. Although...
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New York Mets' Jay Bruce stands at the plate after umpire Gabe Morales called an out on the Mets for batting out of order earlier, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 09, 2018 - 5:27 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — First-year manager Mickey Callaway knew something was badly wrong when Wilmer Flores went to the plate for the first time. At that point, it was too late to change the Mets' mistake. New York wasted a first-inning rally by batting out of turn, and Adam Duvall led off the 10th...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file New York Mets relief pitcher Matt Harvey pauses during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. The Mets have traded former ace Harvey to the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Devin Mesoraco in a swap of former All-Stars with careers sidetracked by injuries. The deal was announced less than an hour before the first pitch of Tuesday night's game between the Mets and Reds in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
May 08, 2018 - 7:20 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The New York Mets are getting something in return for Matt Harvey. The Cincinnati Reds acquired the former ace for catcher Devin Mesoraco on Tuesday, shortly before the teams started their game at Great American Ball Park. The deal provided a fresh start for two former All-Stars...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, in New York. Van Gundy will not return to the Pistons as coach or president of basketball operations. The Pistons announced Van Gundy’s departure Monday, May 7, 2018, with owner Tom Gores saying in a statement that the team has not progressed over the past two seasons. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, FIle)
May 07, 2018 - 4:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — After four seasons of mostly mediocre results, the Detroit Pistons are moving on without Stan Van Gundy. He won't return as president of basketball operations and he isn't staying on as Detroit's coach, either. Van Gundy held both those roles for four years, and at times the Pistons...
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May 03, 2018 - 6:30 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA has asked the Toronto Raptors to tell rapper Drake to avoid a repeat of his verbal exchanges with Cleveland's Kendrick Perkins during Game 1 of Toronto's second-round series against the Cavaliers. Drake, who has been Toronto's global ambassador since 2013, occasionally sits...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (11) lays the ball in as Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (7) defends during an NBA summer league basketball game in Salt Lake City. The Celtics have a 1-0 Eastern Conference semifinal lead over Philadelphia. And Tatum, who was selected third by Boston 11 months ago, has been a revelation on a team battered by injuries. Fultz is not having nearly as much fun. He has been reduced to a spectator after a down regular season that saw him go through shooting issues and miss 68 games with a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 03, 2018 - 3:19 am
BOSTON (AP) — When Markelle Fultz spent two days in Boston last June visiting the Celtics during the pre-draft process, it felt like home. He walked the streets downtown and later found himself soaking up the history that clings to the championship banners swaying above the TD Garden court. "It...
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April 28, 2018 - 7:20 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local): 6:15 p.m. "Mr. Irrelevant" 2018 is SMU receiver Trey Quinn. Quinn was the final player selected in the three-day NFL draft, No. 256 overall by the Washington Redskins. After playing his first two seasons at LSU, the 6-...
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April 28, 2018 - 6:33 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Dallas Cowboys have acquired defensive lineman Jihad Ward from Oakland for receiver and kick returner Ryan Switzer. It's the second trade of the day for the Cowboys involving a receiver, this time with one...
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