Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley out indefinitely with sore left Achilles

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is out for an indefinite period because of soreness in his left Achilles and heel, the team announced Friday.The Grizzlies did not provide a timetable for his return, saying only that they would...

Lonzo Ball not heading to bench, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton says

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Coach Luke Walton says rookie Lonzo Ball remains the Los Angeles Lakers' starting point guard and that there is no talk of moving the No. 2 overall draft pick to the bench.Struggling with his...

Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors to return after one-game absence

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who missed Monday's game with a right thigh contusion, will return against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, coach Steve Kerr said.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he believes the Celtics, who are...

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington finalizing four-year, $62 million contract extension

10:14 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington is finalizing a four-year, $62 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN.Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Covington's representatives with CAA Sports are expecting a signed agreement as soon...

NBA — Larry Nance Jr. re-connects with his childhood pen pal from Army

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- At the time, Larry Nance Jr. just wanted to reach out to a soldier overseas and ask questions that any 10-year-old would as part of a pen pal program for his third-grade class in...

Kyrie Irving of Boston Celtics says clear mask better option than dark one

NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expressed frustration with the clear protective mask that he wore while returning to game action Tuesday night, but said it was still a better option than the black one he...

How Spurs stay afloat minus Kawhi Leonard

DALLAS -- Standing at a corner of the court inside the American Airlines Center, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich paused a tick to ponder the question Tuesday of how his squad remains competitive in the face of...

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers clashes with Enes Kanter of New York Knicks

NEW YORK -- The message embroidered on the front of LeBron James' baseball cap he wore after the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-101 comeback victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night summed up the game -- and his...

Despite loss, Frank Ntilikina says Knicks ‘can build something great’ – Knicks Blog

NEW YORK -- Courtney Lee and other New York Knicks veterans learned long ago that rookie Frank Ntilikina isn’t easy to intimidate.“Frank’s a competitor,” Lee said late Monday night. “In practice, he’s going at everybody.”The rest of the...

NBA — Westbrook, George lead Thunder to win against Mavericks

OKLAHOMA CITY -- On his 29th birthday, Russell Westbrook took the floor with some extra flash, sporting a pair of striking, blaze-orange shoes bright enough to light the entire arena if the lights went out.His first half didn't...

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Jim Furyk Hopes Players Scout 2018 Ryder Cup Course in Paris

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