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Grueling playoffs take toll on Celtics in NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wear and tear from back-to-back seven-game series seems to be taking its toll on the Boston Celtics at the worst possible time. Tired legs have led to shots ...

Streaky Celtics hit cold spot at bad time in Game 5 loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Boston Celtics couldn't make a 3-pointer to start the game and found themselves in a deep hole. Then they couldn't miss and turned the game around. But when ...

Green looks to make impact for Warriors even without scoring

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors made their fourth-quarter push to get back into the NBA Finals, Draymond Green had the unusual role as spectator. The versatile Gr...

Celtics hope protecting ball better will protect home court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the Boston Celtics want to do a better job of protecting home court than they did in the last two rounds, they will need to start doing a much better job of protecting the ball...

Tatum gets no help, Celtics routed in Game 2 of NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jayson Tatum found his scoring touch after a rare poor shooting night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals but it was the rest of his Boston Celtics teammates who went missing. ...

Warriors collapse in 4th quarter to lose Game 1 of Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry lingered on the court with a towel draped over his head as the Boston Celtics celebrated a shocking comeback. What started with a signature Curry s...

Warriors, Celtics built Finals teams through draft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Steve Kerr looks at the way the Boston Celtics built a championship-caliber team, he sees plenty of similarities to how his Golden State Warriors got to the NBA Finals in 201...

Warriors new home proves to be tough venue for visitors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the memorable “We Believe” playoff run in 2007 to the early days of this current Golden State dynasty, the ear-shattering environment at old Oracle Arena provided a major boo...

Alvarez hits 2 long homers to lead Astros past A's 5-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yordan Álvarez might have been the only person unimpressed by his pair of tape-measure home runs. Álvarez hit a pair of no-doubt homers, Framber Valdez pitched...

Star trio leads Warriors to 6th NBA Finals spot in 8 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson drained the 3-pointers. Draymond Green anchored the defense and even chipped in on the offensive end for a change. Stephen Curry capped off an MVP performance. ...

Warriors beat Mavericks 120-110 to return to NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates. ...

Warriors look to close out Mavs and get back to NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors find themselves in familiar territory after failing to close out a series on the road and hope for familiar results when they return home. ...

Ohtani hits 100th homer as Angels beat A's 9-1 for DH split

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani and Taylor Ward provided just what the Los Angeles Angels needed to get over a bad loss in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Ohtani hit his...

Patrick Marleau retires after 23-year NHL career

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For 23 seasons, Patrick Marleau woke up each day preparing to play hockey and that helped him eventually break Gordie Howe's record for most games played in the NHL. ...

Kings announce hiring of Mike Brown as new coach

The Sacramento Kings officially announced the hiring of Mike Brown as their new head coach with hopes he can end the NBA's longest playoff drought ever. General manager Monte McNair ...