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Nick Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes was hit with a 20-game suspension by the NBA for violation the league's anti-drug policy. AP

NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Teague scores 28 as Hawks soar past Pacers in Game 1

Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague shoots against Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. AP

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Warriors beat Clippers in playoff opener

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, congratulates Steve Blake, center, as Klay Thompson looks on during a timeout in the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 109-105. AP

The Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 in their NBA playoff opener on Saturday. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20, and Stephen Curry 14 for the Warriors, who trailed by 11 points to start the game before rallying in the [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft

Duke's Rodney Hood reacts following a basket against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Duke won 93-81. AP

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason

In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat players including LeBron James, top center, celebrate after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Miami.

LeBron James was walking down the hallway that the Miami Heat call ”Championship Alley” a few minutes after last season’s NBA Finals, when he decided the time was right to send a message.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds

In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) passes between San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, and Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, in San Antonio. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates seek their third title in a row and fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals starting with their playoff opener Sunday against Charlotte.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

: In this June 18, 2013 file photo, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, right, and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James collide during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. AP

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

LeBron still No. 1 with NBA’s most popular jersey

Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, reacts as he talks with official Michael Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 98-86. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

LeBron James’ jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. The Miami Heat star topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the sixth time, the league announced on Thursday. With teammate Dwyane Wade — whose jersey number hasn’t changed in 11 years — at No. 7, the Heat also had the top spot on the team merchandise sales list.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Duke freshman declares for NBA draft

In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Duke's Jabari Parker, right, drives past Virginia's Justin Anderson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the National Basketball Association draft, and there’s a strong chance he’ll be the No. 1 pick.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, reacts after a blocked shot by Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Washington. AP

The Washington Wizards downed an undermanned Miami Heat 114-93 on Monday to hand the Indiana Pacers the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Dallas seals playoff berth with win over Suns

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, right, falls as he is guarded by Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, April 12, 2014. AP

Dallas booked its place in the National Basketball Association playoffs with a 101-98 come-from-behind home win over Phoenix on Saturday, with Monta Ellis matching his season high of 37 points.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Hawks beat Heat to clinch playoff spot

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) is defended by Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Atlanta. AP

The Atlanta Hawks clinched the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference Saturday as Jeff Teague scored 25 points in a 98-85 win over the defending champion Miami Heat.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat torch Pacers, move back atop East

Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) drives to the basket as Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Miami. AP

For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers. On Friday, they just blew by them.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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