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Jerry Sloan, Jazz Great and Hall of Fame Coach, Dies at 78

Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He was 78. “It was an honor and a privilege to have one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history co...
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Curry Scores 23 in Return, but Raptors Clinch Playoff Spot

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry seemed every bit himself after a four-month layoff, save for a little long-range rust. “He looks exactly the same to me,” coach Steve Kerr said. “I was trying to be out there and not think about it. If I needed to make that ...
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LeBron James Among 44 US Olympic Basketball Team Finalists

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played ...
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Kobe Bryant Left Deep Legacy in LA Sports, Basketball World

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was re...