Major League Baseball

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives past Miami Heat's Tyler Johnson in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. LeBron James says he will not stick to sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation’s political climate Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 during his media availability for the NBA All-Star Game. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
February 17, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James says he will not stick to sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation's political climate Saturday during his media availability for the NBA All-Star Game. "I will not just shut up and dribble,"...
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FILE - In a Friday, May 30, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat guard Ray Allen gestures after scoring a three-point basket during the first half Game 6 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers, in Miami. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 17, 2018 - 4:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Just a few minutes after Paul George sat down at his podium for NBA All-Star Media Day, a robust chant of "We want Paul! We want Paul!" broke out among the fans sitting in bleachers in the back of the convention...
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FILE - In a Friday, May 30, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat guard Ray Allen gestures after scoring a three-point basket during the first half Game 6 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers, in Miami. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 17, 2018 - 4:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Maurice Cheeks and Chris...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) shoots past Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 17, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two...
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February 17, 2018 - 2:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two...
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U.S. Team's Donovan Mitchell, of the Utah Jazz, goes up for a dunk as Bogdan Bogdanovic, of the Sacramento Kings, watches during the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. The World Team won 155-124. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 17, 2018 - 1:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Maurice Cheeks and Chris...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night. The Grammy-winning rapper was alone on an outdoor stage across from Staples Center for a 45-minute set packed with hits from his albums, collaborations and mixtapes...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rasheem Dunn scored 24 and hit a go-ahead layup late and St. Francis (Brooklyn) sank 5 of 6 free throws in the final 33 seconds to hold off LIU Brooklyn 84-79 on Thursday night. Dunn hit four 3-pointers and added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Terriers (12-15...
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In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar poses in his office, in Newport Beach, Calif. Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. This fall Abdul-Jabbar will embark on a cross-country tour as part of “Becoming Kareem,” a stage show in which he’ll discuss his life, answer audience questions and talk about the key mentors in his life he says helped him achieve his goals along the way. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 15, 2018 - 2:38 am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty. "I'm not known for being a blabbermouth,...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard clenches his fist after scoring against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
February 15, 2018 - 2:17 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard said it may have been Portland's best win of the season. Lillard had 44 points and eight assists, and the Trail Blazers overcame Kevin Durant's 50 points to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Golden State Warriors with a 123-117 victory on Wednesday night...
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