MIAMI | A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
MIAMI | Joakim Noah was fired up Wednesday night. Maybe too fired up.
CHICAGO | You've probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last year that he's gay.
NEW YORK | Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau watches tape of the Nets and sees a confident team with an offense in rhythm.
Basketball certainly is a contact sport — and that's just in the sports section of the newspaper. The verbal jousting of late has been as bad as I've seen — and that's just among members of the same team.
INDIANAPOLIS | Kevin Garnett found Jeff Green all alone under the basket for a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining to finish off a fourth-quarter comeback from 14 points down, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 83-81 on Wednesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS | Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah knew nothing about the NFL when he was growing up. Now, he could be a first-round pick in April's draft.
Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu thought he hit rock bottom when Les Miles kicked him off the team last August for failing multiple drug tests.
HOUSTON | Michael Jordan turned 50 on Sunday, giving this year's All-Stars a chance to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the sport.
NEW YORK | Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.
PHILADELPHIA | Joakim Noah scored 21 points, Luol Deng added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Bulls won their fourth in a row on the road with a 96-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS | Paul George scored 27 points, and the Pacers overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-81 on Wednesday night.
The Bulls are in trouble and not because of The Derrick Rose Waiting Game.
Dennis Rodman is comforted by his wife Carmen Electra, at a news conference in February 1999 in Beverly Hills.
NEW YORK | The WNBA reaffirmed its distinction as the top professional sports league in hiring women and minorities to management positions.
LONDON | LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and David Robinson are part of an exclusive Olympic club that may never have another member.
LAS VEGAS | They lost Dwyane Wade but gained Kevin Durant. Dwight Howard's size has given way to Russell Westbrook's speed.
As tonight's NBA draft unfolds, the question regarding Robbie Hummel doesn't seem to be "if" as much as "when."
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
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