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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2009, file photo, Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd (2) prepares to pass the ball as New Orleans Hornets center Emeka Okafor (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill are among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, the Hall of Fame announced Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
March 31, 2018 - 4:59 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Steve Nash was an unsung Canadian kid who got one significant U.S. basketball scholarship offer. Jason Kidd was an Oakland hoops prodigy ticketed for superstardom from childhood. After parallel careers that first crossed during college workouts a quarter-century ago, two of the...
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Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento Police officers on March 18, block the entrance to the Golden 1 Center, preventing ticket holders from entering to watch the Dallas Mavericks play the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento Kings released a statement saying refunds would be given for those ticket holders who were not able to get in. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 30, 2018 - 9:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The struggling Sacramento Kings find themselves in the national spotlight and it has nothing to do with another disappointing NBA season in their sparkling new 2-year-old arena. Instead of looking ahead to the draft lottery as they wind down their 12th consecutive losing...
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March 28, 2018 - 1:15 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL's new rule outlawing a player from lowering his head to initially make any sort of hit with his helmet likely will be included in replay reviews for officials. That has not been decided yet, but Commissioner Roger Goodell and competition committee chairman Rich McKay...
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New England Patriots head football coach Bill Belichick, right, answers a question from a reporter at the coaches breakfast during the NFL owners meetings, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images for NFL)
March 27, 2018 - 6:48 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it's too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new language Tuesday,...
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New England Patriots head football coach Bill Belichick, right, answers a question from a reporter at the coaches breakfast during the NFL owners meetings, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images for NFL)
March 27, 2018 - 5:56 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it's too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new language Tuesday,...
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New England Patriots head football coach Bill Belichick, right, answers a question from a reporter at the coaches breakfast during the NFL owners meetings, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images for NFL)
March 27, 2018 - 5:15 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local): 5 p.m. NFL owners rewrote the rule on using the crown of the helmet, making it a 15-yard penalty to initiate any hit with it. Rich McKay, chairman of the competition committee, called it "a significant change," noting that it...
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New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis walks to a meeting during the NFL owners meetings, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images for NFL)
March 26, 2018 - 10:11 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — That's a catch. Mention the names Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Zach Miller and Jesse James , and what looked, sounded and felt like a catch wasn't one. If NFL owners pass a proposal from the powerful competition committee, those will be receptions in the future. According to...
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March 26, 2018 - 6:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — That's a catch. Mention the names Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Zach Miller and Jesse James, and what looked, sounded and felt like a catch wasn't one. If NFL owners pass a proposal from the powerful competition committee, those will be receptions in the future. According to...
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March 25, 2018 - 5:54 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh won't become a New York Jet. Acting owner Christopher Johnson said Sunday the team has rescinded its offer to the free agent defensive tackle. Johnson was vague on reasons for the move, admitting though that it "didn't seem to be in keeping with our long-term plan...
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FILE- This Sept. 16, 2007, file photo shows H. Wayne Huizenga on the sidelines before a football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant to Huizenga, said Friday that he died Thursday night, March 22, 2018, at his South Florida home. He was 80. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
MIAMI (AP) — H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80. Huizenga (HY'-zing-ah) died Thursday night at his home, said Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant. The...
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