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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love warms up before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2018 - 2:36 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — J.R. Smith's blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors. They finally got a bit of...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love warms up before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 01, 2018 - 10:57 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — J.R. Smith's blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors. They finally got a bit of...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love warms up before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 01, 2018 - 10:44 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forwards Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love avoided suspensions over their roles in an altercation late in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State. The NBA announced Friday that Thompson was fined $25,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely...
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FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen display the logo of Morocco 2026 inside of the reception before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca, Morocco. The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has outscored Morocco following inspections with FIFA labeling the North African proposal "high risk" in three areas, it was announced on Friday, June 1. The joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored four out of five while Morocco scored 2.7 following FIFA inspections. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)
June 01, 2018 - 8:32 pm
FIFA inspectors warned voters deciding the host of the 2026 World Cup that Morocco's plans pose a "high risk" to the tournament due to a lack of infrastructure, while awarding North America's bid a significantly higher score in an evaluation report. The destination of the soccer showpiece will be...
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FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen display the logo of Morocco 2026 inside of the reception before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca, Morocco. The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has outscored Morocco following inspections with FIFA labeling the North African proposal "high risk" in three areas, it was announced on Friday, June 1. The joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored four out of five while Morocco scored 2.7 following FIFA inspections. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)
June 01, 2018 - 6:33 pm
FIFA judged Morocco's 2026 World Cup proposals to be "high risk" in three areas and offered significant praise for the North American bid, which outscored its rival by a wide margin in an inspection evaluation report published Friday. The joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored...
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June 01, 2018 - 5:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has outscored Morocco in FIFA's official evaluation of the two plans. The person told The Associated Press that the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored four out of...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 01, 2018 - 3:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The NBA will not discipline Cleveland forward Kevin Love for leaving the bench area during an altercation at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. A person familiar with the decision said Friday the league ruled that Love left the bench to argue a flagrant foul call against...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts to a call during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 01, 2018 - 1:48 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James defied belief with another brilliant playoff performance and was in utter disbelief at the officials and a play by teammate J.R. Smith down the stretch that sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 124-114 overtime loss to Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 31, 2018 - 9:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, South Carolina's Brian Bowen goofs around with teammates before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. Brian Bowen is staying in the NBA draft after South Carolina was told by the NCAA he would have to miss at least all of next season before playing for the Gamecocks. Bowen announced his decision through the school Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, file)
May 30, 2018 - 6:41 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Faced with sitting out at least another year at South Carolina as the federal investigation into college basketball continues, a "devastated" Brian Bowen felt he had no choice but to remain in the NBA draft. Bowen announced Wednesday he's leaving the school after the NCAA told...
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