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NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

11 hours 46 min ago
One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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V. Stiviano’s lawsuit against Shelly Sterling is dismissed

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:46
A judge reversed course and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling’s mistress, V. Stiviano, against Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.
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Boston beats Brooklyn in experimental 44-minute exhibition

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:46
In an experimental 44-minute exhibition game, Jared Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the host Brooklyn Nets 95-90. A standard NBA game is 48 minutes.
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Spending helps teams get into the playoffs, but it seems to matter little in the postseason

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:44
Mariners and Royals, who had roughly equal payrolls entering 2014, show that smart money can improve a team’s success. But throwing a lot of money around isn’t the answer either.
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Oklahoma City superstar Kevin Durant has foot fracture

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:46
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, the league’s leading scorer of this decade and its reigning most valuable player, will likely be sidelined from six to eight weeks after fracturing a bone in his right foot.
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LeBron James helps Cleveland beat his former team, Miami

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 15:01
LeBron James scored seven points while playing 20:35 against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime in an exhibition game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kevin Love of the Cavaliers scored a game-high 25 points on 9-for-12 shooting.
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NBA extends television deals with ESPN, TNT

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:46
The NBA renewed its deals with ESPN and TNT, even though two seasons remain on the existing ones. The league’s annual revenue from the new agreements will increase from $930 million to more than $2.6 billion, according to a person familiar with the terms.
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Ex-Husky Spencer Hawes is passing aggressive for L.A. Clippers

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:31
The Los Angeles Clippers are eager to take advantage of the passing and three-point shooting skills of Spencer Hawes, 26, a former Washington Huskies and Seattle Prep player.
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Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers coach, praises team owner Steve Ballmer

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:07
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers loves talking about basketball. And with the scandal involving former Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.
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Commentary: NBA still must deal with race issue

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 14:40
Training camps are starting up around the NBA, so it is time to ask a blunt question: Does the league celebrated for its diversity and inclusiveness actually have a race problem? Any thought Donald Sterling was just an isolated case of bigotry was erased by a nasty situation in Atlanta.
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Rajon Rondo of Boston Celtics to miss from 6 to 8 weeks because of broken finger

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:01
Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, a four-time All-Star, had surgery on a broken finger on his left hand. Rondo, 28, is expected to miss from six to eight weeks. Celtics officials said he suffered the injury in a fall at his home.
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