De'Aaron Fox

Watch Boban Marjanovic absolutely take over Clippers-Nuggets game (video)

In many ways, Boban Marjanovic is still the novelty he was as a rookie – a 7-foot-3, 290-pound behemoth with a soft touch and slow feet. He’s</i> …

NBA

Hall of Famer Doris Burke teared up when she got her dream job

Doris Burke is awesome.<p>I don’t mean “it’s awesome that a woman is doing color commentary and playing a big role in ESPN’s NBA coverage,” although …

NBA

NBA Power Rankings: Houston locked in on top, but tanking race at bottom is wild

<i>Every week with this poll, it’s splitting hairs between about eighth through 17 or so, the teams are very bunched up. This year, oddly, the same is</i> …

NBA

Report: Sixers waive Trevor Booker to sign Ersan Ilyasova, Booker to Pacers

This has been expected for a while, a number of teams around the NBA have been waiting for it, but now it looks like it’s about to become …

NBA

Lakers guard Josh Hart fractures hand, out at least a few weeks (maybe season)

Credit the Lakers with this: They have done well picking guys at the end of the first and in the second round recently. Kyle Kuzma is the poster boy …

NBA

'Not going to politicize anything,' Warriors doing the right thing in D.C.

The doing is always more impactful than the saying, and definitely more dynamic than staged posing.<p>By choosing to spend their off day Tuesday with …

Basketball

Pacific Notes: Green, Zubac, Ulis, Knight

The NBA has rescinded a technical foul that was assessed to <b>Warriors</b> forward <b>Draymond Green</b> this past Saturday, per ESPN. The rescinded foul would have …

Draymond Green

CB Vontae Davis picks new team, but it's not 49ers or Raiders

CB Vontae Davis picks new team, but it's not 49ers or Raiders<p>USATSI<p>Veteran cornerback Vontae Davis visited both Bay Area teams last week, but he …

Football (U.S.)

Can skidding Kings take advantage of shorthanded T'Wolves?

Can skidding Kings take advantage of shorthanded T'Wolves?<p>USATSI<p>SACRAMENTO -- Back to the grind. After dropping their third straight game on …

Football (U.S.)

Bumgarner ready if Giants want to take advantage of early schedule

Bumgarner ready if Giants want to take advantage of early schedule<p>USATSI<p>SCOTTSDALE — As he watched a rebuilt roster take batting practice the other …

San Francisco Giants

Martin Jones' biggest strength lately? Stopping the Wild's

Martin Jones' biggest strength lately? Stopping the Wild's<p>USATSI<p>When Sharks goaltender Martin Jones takes the net against the Minnesota Wild on …

Basketball

Despite another loss, young Kings taking baby steps towards goal

SACRAMENTO -- Going young. The Sacramento Kings put their core of 20-somethings to work Saturday night at Golden 1 Center. Five players with three …

Basketball

Path to victory: Kentucky basketball’s low stack play

Kentucky basketball fans should realize by now that John Calipari has added a new offensive play for this season. This season he has added a …

College Basketball

League Pass games of the week (Feb. 22-25)

The abridged first week after the All-Star break always marks a transition, but it will be different this year with the trade deadline already …

NBA

Reinforcements on the way for Kings, who also have some question marks

The Sacramento Kings look to finish their post All-Star schedule as healthy as possible. They have reinforcements ready to bolster the roster for the …

Basketball

Mark Cuban’s fine third-largest known fine in NBA history

While explaining how he told his players the team was better off losing this season, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said “I’m probably not supposed to …

NBA

Highest-paid rookie in NBA history, Bogdan Bogdanovic proving himself with Kings

<b>LOS ANGELES –</b> Kings rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic insists he wanted to get to the NBA much more quickly than he did.<p>He declared for the 2013 NBA …

NBA

Report: Suns, Mavericks, Pacers may go after Aaron Gordon this summer

Aaron Gordon is having the best season of his career in Orlando. He’s not just a dunk contest phenom anymore, he has had the Orlando offense flowing …

NBA

Mark Cuban accepts blame for bringing back Mavs.com writer after domestic abuse

Credit Mark Cuban on this: He’s owning his mistakes.<p>He should have been more aware at the time, but he wasn’t and that helped lead to an “Animal …

NBA

Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for telling team “losing is our best option”

Of all the hot water Mark Cuban is in right now with the Mavericks and the NBA league office, this is probably the smallest tub. And the least …

NBA

Giants pitchers won't have to adjust to pitch clock this season

Giants pitchers won't have to adjust to pitch clock this season<p>USATSI<p>SCOTTSDALE — Ty Blach approached a group of reporters on Monday afternoon and …

Roquan Smith

Watson arrives in Scottsdale as Giants DFA right-handed prospect

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an …

Major League Baseball

Plenty of intrigue for Kings in the final 25 games

All-Star weekend is a break from the grind of the NBA season. It’s a moment for players to catch their breath and prepare for the final stretch of 25 …

Roquan Smith

Former Giants infielder returns to Red Sox on one-year deal

Former Giants infielder returns to Red Sox on one-year deal<p>USATSI<p>FORT MYERS, Fla. — Eduardo Nunez is back in the fold on a one-year deal with a …

Basketball

Despite complications, Giants still eager to take long look at Rule 5 pick

Despite complications, Giants still eager to take long look at Rule 5 pick<p>MiLB<p>SCOTTSDALE — Before Sunday’s workout, Julian Fernandez had an accident …

Johnny Cueto

Sharks take shine off Stars ahead of crucial road trip

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an …

Willie Cauley-Stein

Klay the runner-up in three-point contest...again

Klay the runner-up in three-point contest...again<p>USATSI<p>For the third time in four years, Klay Thompson made it to the final round of the three-point …

Basketball

Klay Thompson would be 'shocked' if Warriors didn't play Rockets in WCF

Klay Thompson would be 'shocked' if Warriors didn't play Rockets in WCF<p>AP<p>The Warriors are tired and Klay Thompson finally said so.<p>"We'll kick it up a …

Basketball

NBA players tell us who they’d pick to be on their bobsled team

Russell Westbrook was a popular choice.<p>With the Winter Olympics and NBA All-Star Weekend taking place at the same time, we went to Los Angeles and asked NBA players who would be on their bobsled team. From Victor Oladipo to James Harden, we got some interesting answers for the next great bobsled …

Sports

‘I think we can beat Klay and Curry’: Bogdanovic, Hield and Fox are trash-talk Kings

Bogdan Bogdanovic is shooting 40.0 percent from 3-point range and teammate Buddy Hield is at 42.5 percent, 14th best in the NBA.<p>Both were selected to …

Basketball