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Rockets edge Thunder to win wild Game 7, move on to Lakers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden couldn't get his shot to fall all night, so the scorer turned stopper. In this wild Game 7 that took one strange turn after another in the final seconds, the biggest play came when a guy known almost entir...

 

Rockets edge Thunder to win wild Game 7, move on to Lakers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden couldn't get his shot to fall all night, so the scorer turned stopper. In this wild Game 7 that took one strange turn after another in the final seconds, the biggest play came when a guy known almost entir...

 

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Making their strongest statement yet in the fight against racial injustice, players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games on Wednesday in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional...

 

Fireworks are booming before July 4, but why the ruckus?

NEW YORK (AP) — They are a symbol of celebration, loudly lighting up the night sky and best known in the U.S. as the explosive exclamation point to Fourth of July festivities. This year, fireworks aren't being saved for Independence Day. They've...

 

Westbrook set to return to face a Thunder team that is OK

Once Russell Westbrook headed to Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be headed toward a rebuild. The team Westbrook returns to face this week doesn't look like a team headed for the lottery. It's playing like one Westbrook might see...

 

Federer reaches US Open quarters, Barty knocked out

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer rolled into his 13th U.S. Open quarterfinal on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 victory over David Goffin. A year after getting knocked out in the fourth round, the five-time champion showed there would be no repeat of...

 

Knicks shut out Anthony in 2nd half, beat Thunder 111-96

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony's return to Madison Square Garden was much like the 6 1/2 years he spent playing for the Knicks. A video played on the overhead scoreboard as part of a huge welcome from the fans and franchise, followed by a fast...

 

Girl's football hopes sacked by rules on competing with boys

NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Rogers raced across the field, a touchdown-saving tackle in her line of sight. It was her favorite moment of the season she spent playing middle school football. Rogers, a cornerback from Ethical Culture Fieldston School in...

 

Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire. When he talks about racial issues, it isn't only whites he risks angering. Some of the biggest complaints come from fellow blacks, who figure he's too rich, too successful to possibly...

 

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