Tough Love: Cavs' Kevin Love bounces back bigtime in Game 5 (Yahoo Sports)
(Thu, 26 May 2016 11:42:28 PDT)
As the shots dropped, the score widened and the head-banging Cleveland crowd screamed louder, threatening to rip off the arena's roof, Kevin Love raised his arms and gestured for fans to do more. Shaking off two miserable games in Toronto, Love, whose two seasons with the Cavaliers have ebbed and flowed like Lake Erie's tides, scored 25 points in just three quarters of Game 5. Cleveland pummeled the Raptors 116-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Timberwolves G Ricky Rubio's mom dies at 56 of lung cancer (Yahoo Sports)
(Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:23 PDT)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's mother has died after a long battle with lung cancer.
Kermit Washington accused of stealing from his charity (Yahoo Sports)
(Wed, 25 May 2016 15:44:04 PDT)
Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spending it on jewelry, vacations and other things. Washington, who was best known for his bone-shattering punch to the face of Houston Rockets player Rudy Tomjanovich during a 1977 game, was charged in an indictment filed in Kansas City on Monday. Washington, who was released on $75,000 bond, is charged with interfering with internal revenue laws, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, obstruction of justice and aggravated identity theft.
Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPYS (Yahoo Sports)
(Tue, 24 May 2016 17:17:37 PDT)
Craig Sager keeps a copy of Jim Valvano's 1993 ESPYS speech on his phone. This summer, Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award as ESPN honors the TNT sideline reporter. ''What I represent is somebody who, like Jimmy V said, 'Don't give up.
Magic formally introduce Frank Vogel as their new coach (Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 23 May 2016 12:28:26 PDT)
It hasn't been the offseason new Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel was expecting. Just days after his Indiana Pacers were ousted from the first-round of the NBA playoffs by Toronto, Vogel was informed his contract wasn't being renewed after five-plus seasons. Vogel's phone was constantly ringing, leading to talks and interviews with other NBA teams.