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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 07, 2019 - 11:51 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The biggest challenge of this five-year run for the Golden State Warriors has arrived. Win three in a row, two of them on the road — or else. It is quite the predicament, and one that they've never faced in the NBA Finals. Golden State is on the brink of being dethroned as...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, bottom, dribbles against Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 11:25 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada. Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors moved within a victory of the franchise's first championship by winning a second...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard shoots against the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Friday, June 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 10:02 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 8 p.m. It's possible that the Golden State Warriors are about to play their final quarter at Oracle Arena. The Toronto Raptors are 12 minutes from going home with a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The...
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Four-time WNBA All-Star Ticha Penicheiro speaks to a reporter during media availability for the 2019 inductees of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame at the hall, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Friday, June 7, 2019. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 6:10 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ticha Penicheiro has discovered a different way to hand out assists now that her playing career is over. Rather than setting up teammates for easy baskets, Penicheiro is guiding the next generation of players in her new career as an agent. The former Old Dominion and...
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June 07, 2019 - 2:45 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Hammett of Metallica says with all he's accomplished in his career, playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NBA Finals between Toronto and Golden State is still a huge thrill. Hammett and former "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino stop by the latest episode of "...
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June 07, 2019 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina has been sentenced to three months in prison for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers. Lamont Evans emerged from Judge Edgardo Ramos'...
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson walks off the court after practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Game 4 of the NBA Finals is Friday, June 7, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 5:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Everyone knows about Klay Thompson's ability to get dangerously hot in a hurry on offense. His stingy defense might just be the thing that matters most when he returns for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night with his team trailing Toronto 2-1...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 5, 2019, referee Marc Davis, left, gestures toward Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens, partially obscured in blue shirt, during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. An NBA spokesman said Thursday the conduct of Stevens at Game 3 of the NBA Finals was "beyond unacceptable." NBA Executive Vice President for Communications Mike Bass says that Stevens will not be permitted to attend games until the review of the matter is complete. The Warriors had already said he wouldn't be attending any more games in this series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 5:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors' executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for now. Mark Stevens, a Warriors' investor and a member of the team's executive...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends against Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 2:30 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the incident during which Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was shoved by a courtside Warriors' fan (all times local): 12:20 p.m. An NBA spokesman says the conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens at Game 3 of the NBA Finals was "beyond unacceptable." NBA...
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Former University of Arizona assistant men's basketball coach Emanuel Richardson leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after he was sentenced on a bribery conspiracy charge in the college basketball recruiting scandal that hit major schools, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 06, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Before hearing his sentence in federal court in Manhattan, Emanuel "Book" Richardson...
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