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NBA Finals preview

The Heat and Spurs staged a classic seven-game battle in last year's NBA Finals. What will they do for an encore?<p>Miami Heat<p>San Antonio Spurs<p>Let's do this again<p>The 2013 NBA Finals were brilliant. All a reasonable fan could ask for when the series ended was more. Well, we got it.<p>Finals rematches …

Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive

There was only the slightest hint of musculature in<p>LeBron James' arms whenTim Duncancarried theSan Antonio Spursto their firstNBAtitle.<p>The moment was so long ago that Duncan used a hand-held camcorder to document the celebration. James, watching on television, was a few months from beginning his …

After thrilling finish, Heat, Spurs start up again

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.<p>Tim Duncan doesn't need …

NBA Finals 2014: Spurs' depth gives them an edge

San Antonio's bench has been brilliant lately, and Miami needs to get more from its reserves in the Finals.<p><b>More NBA Finals coverage: Series preview |</b> …

NBA takeaways: Can we just move on to Game 7, please?

It doesn’t seem fathomable that two teams could look evenly matched in a playoff series while also not playing a single game that felt anything like a fair fight. But if such an illogical scenario exists, it’s the one playing out in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs …

Spurs Again Poised to Present LeBron James Toughest Defensive Puzzle of Career

MIAMI — Six years earlier, he had endured one of the most exasperating weeks of his NBA career, a green student schooled by the NBA's masters. And even after all LeBron James had grown during the years between, it wasn't a complete surprise for him to struggle some in his 2013 NBA Finals rematch …

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Spurs primed to take NBA title this time

Revenge for 2012. Check. Now comes 2013. Bring the Heat.<p>The Spurs dispatched the Thunder, their foil two years ago in the Western Conference finals, …

Spurs Advance to Finals: Photo Gallery

Tim Duncan: Spurs 'Happy' Facing Heat Again, Still Have 'Bad Taste in Our Mouth'

By beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 on Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs earned their shot to exact revenge against the Miami Heat.<p>One year ago, the Spurs lost to the Heat in the NBA Finals in unbelievably dramatic fashion. They had the series all but wrapped up in six games, but one blown …

Basketball

Rematch time: Spurs vs. Heat in NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) — A year ago, the Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals was considered a classic.<p>And now, an encore awaits.<p>For the first time since 1998, …

Spurs outlast Thunder in OT, get Finals rematch with Heat

OKLAHOMA CITY -- San Antonio fought off Father Time, the league MVP and an injury to its best player to return to the NBA Finals.<p>The Spurs beat the …

VIDEO: Kawhi Leonard annihilates Serge Ibaka with huge Game 6 dunk

Kawhi Leonard crammed one on Serge Ibaka ... again.<p><b>More postseason coverage: Playoff schedule, results | Latest news, notes</b><p>San Antonio Spurs forward …

Associated Press News

Spurs find their fearlessness to hammer Thunder in Game 5

After looking dazed and confused vs. the Thunder in OKC, San Antonio returns home and blows out the Thunder by playing without fear.<p><b>More postseason</b> …

Spurs rout Thunder to take 3-2 lead in West finals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Back at home, this blowout went to the San Antonio Spurs.<p>Now they can clinch their return to the NBA Finals on the road, where …

Spurs, Heat are aging, vulnerable ... and still best NBA has to offer

The Spurs and Heat ought to be declining, but instead these two seem destined for another meeting in the NBA Finals.<p><b>More Game 4: Court Vision | Indy</b> …

Bob Haynie: The Spurs Are America's Quiet Sports Dynasty

On Wednesday night, the San Antonio Spurs spanked the Golden State Warriors 111-90. The blowout was San Antonio’s 19th-straight win and helped …

Kurt Cobain: A Look Back in Pictures

How the Spurs Became 2013-14's Most Dominant Team

You can keep debating about who's best positioned to battle through the 2013-14 postseason, but this much has already been established: The San Antonio Spurs are the regular season's most dominant team.<p>By a long shot.<p>Their 103-77 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night proved as much, just …

Four Dead at Fort Hood, Three Victims Plus Gunman Killed

Four people were dead, including the gunman, and at least 16 others were wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, military officials told NBC News.<p>The gunman, identified as Ivan Lopez, 34 — an enlisted soldier — took his own life with a .45-caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol, …

Billionaire Buffett: Bracket challenge will be easier next year

Warren Buffett's billion dollar bracket challenge generated a ton of buzz, but the Berkshire Hathaway CEO said he was sad to see it end so soon.<p>Much …

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Roddy White Lost A Bet To A Fan But Doesn't Want To Pay In Full

Roddy White should be shelling out for season tickets to Atlanta Falcons games after losing a bet.<p>The Falcons' Pro-Bowl wideout told someone on Twitter that he would provide him with season tickets at the 50-yard if No. 14 Mercer defeated No. 3 Duke on Friday. The wager came about after White …

Meet the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, who haven't lost since November

There's winning your conference, and then there's winning every game in conference play and rocking your conference tournament. Stephen F. Austin chose the latter and hopes to push their 29-game win streak to 30 against VCU in the NCAA Tournament.<p><i>Over the next few days, you will fill out an NCAA</i> …

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Rolling Stones’ Perth concert cancelled after death of L'Wren Scott

The Rolling Stones cancelled a concert scheduled for Wednesday following the apparent suicide of Mick Jagger’s long-time partner, L’Wren Scott, as tributes to the designer were paid from the fashion and celebrity worlds.<p>Scott was found hanged in her apartment in New York on Monday, on the same day …