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NBA: Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

| | Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA — Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them — were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run at the Golden State juggernaut.

  1. | Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 12:05am

    CINCINNATI — Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 on Tuesday night.

  2. | Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 12:05am

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — David Harris was just the latest veteran player shown the door in what has been an offseason purge by the New York Jets.

  3. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Shay Knighten’s three-run homer off Kelly Barnhill in the top of the 17th inning gave Oklahoma a 7-5 victory over Florida in Game 1 of the championship series on Monday night.

  4. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals.

  5. | Posted: Jun 6 2017 - 12:05am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with a Stanley Cup Final debut for the ages.

  6. | Posted: Jun 5 2017 - 12:05am

    CHICAGO — Ian Happ hit two homers, pinch hitter Jon Jay drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh with a single and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep.

  7. | Posted: Jun 5 2017 - 12:05am

    DUBLIN, Ohio — Jason Dufner never lost sight of the big picture even after losing a big lead. It paid off for him Sunday when he rallied from a four-shot deficit and holed a 30-foot par putt on the 18th to close out a victory in the Memorial.

  8. | Posted: Jun 4 2017 - 12:05am

    MIAMI — Edinson Volquez’s day was nearly over after three pitches. And he strongly considered leaving the game after five innings because of sharp ankle pain.

  9. | Posted: Jun 4 2017 - 12:05am

    CARDIFF, Wales — After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now.

  10. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 12:05am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just a couple weeks ago, Jeremy Maclin was exchanging vows at his wedding attended by some of his closest friends, many of them his teammates with the Kansas City Chiefs.

  11. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 12:05am

    The first-half list of baskets for Golden State’s Kevin Durant in Game 1 of the NBA Finals went like this: layup, dunk, jumper, dunk, dunk, dunk, dunk, layup, dunk, layup.

  12. | Posted: Jun 2 2017 - 12:05am

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense.

  13. | Posted: Jun 1 2017 - 12:05am

    OAKLAND, Calif. — As he has grown older, and as he has established himself as one of the great athletes in U.S. history, LeBron James has become increasingly willing to address social and political issues. He has, for instance, denounced police killings of African-American men, and he took sides in the 2016 presidential campaign, endorsing Hillary Clinton and making a public appearance on her behalf.

  14. | Posted: Jun 1 2017 - 12:05am

    OAKLAND, Calif. — After a summer highlighted by Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City for the star-laden Golden State Warriors, a six-month regular season and three rounds of playoffs, the NBA Finals are right back where they ended last June.

  15. | Posted: May 31 2017 - 12:05am

    Why will the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the three-match of the NBA Finals?