The Sacramento Kings have shown some consistency in the two weeks since coach Luke Walton was fired. There's still plenty of room for improvement, however, and beating the Los Angeles Clippers in back-to-back games would be a major step in the right direction. The Kings are scheduled to host the Clippers on Saturday night, three days after beating them 124-115 in Los Angeles.
The tanned, stubbled face behind the dark sunglasses and a black T-shirt underneath a white bib made Ryan Smith look the part of a PGA Tour caddie in the Hero World Challenge. Looping for Tony Finau is a break from his day job, and Smith only missed his regular routine briefly when he considered the calendar. The Utah Jazz owner would be missing a home game Friday night against the Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics face a quick turnaround as they play the second of five games on their Western Conference road trip on Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite a game-high 37 points from star Jayson Tatum, the Celtics were unable to keep up with the free-firing Utah Jazz in a 137-130 defeat on Friday in Salt Lake City. The loss was Boston's third in five games after the Celtics won six of eight.
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New Zealand's Mumbai-born spinner Ajaz Patel claimed all 10 Indian wickets in the second Test, becoming only the third bowler in cricket history to achieve the feat on Saturday.
Magnus Carlsen survived the tough challenge of Ian Nepomniachtchi in a 136-move duel that lasted for seven hours and 45 minutes, the longest in tournament history.
LeBron James returned after missing a game in the NBA's COVID protocol, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Lakers from losing to the Clippers on Friday.
The Suns' historic run is finally over after Steph Curry and the Warriors pulled away for a 118-96 win back home in San Francisco.
With little regard for joints or bones, bare-chested men hurl their bodies at a hard floor and contort their limbs to strike a heavy rubber ball with their hips.
Tim Paine could return to cricket despite being "shattered" by a sexting scandal that saw him quit as Test skipper and step away from the sport, Australia coach Justin Langer said Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Warriors coach Steve Kerr spent a good chunk of his postgame press conference reiterating his belief that the Suns are the best team in the West. Funny, because Phoenix coach Monty Williams said pretty much the same thing about Golden State. With the two top teams in the NBA splitting a pair of games this week, the debate isn't likely to be settled soon.
Devin Booker had to watch from the sidelines with a hamstring injury as the Suns' historic win streak came to an end.
LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James returned from a frustrating stint in the NBA's health and safety protocols just in time for yet another frustrating loss for the Los Angeles Lakers. Luke Kennard scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and hit two clutch 3-pointers in the final minutes, sending the Los Angeles Clippers to a 119-115 victory over the Lakers on Friday night. James had 23 points and 11 rebounds in his first game back since a positive COVID-19 test kept him out of the Lakers' blowout win over Sacramento on Tuesday.
With Phoenix losing at Golden State, the young Houston Rockets have improbably taken hold of the NBA’s longest active winning streak.
Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers was happy with Seth Curry and his team's offensive execution in a win over the Atlanta Hawks.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell had 34 points and six assists to lead the Utah Jazz over the Boston Celtics 137-130 Friday night. Mike Conley added 29 points and seven assists for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Kevin Porter Jr. left another game early after re-aggravating his nagging left thigh contusion, but DJ Augustin is back after a stint in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
DALLAS (AP) Brandon Ingram scored 24 points and New Orleans beat Dallas 107-91 on Friday night, two days after the Pelicans lost by 32 to the Mavericks at home while letting them set a franchise record for shooting percentage. The Pelicans missed their first eight shots and started 2 of 20 before going 13 of 19 (68%) in the third quarter and outscoring Dallas 63-43 after halftime for their fourth win in six games following a 3-16 start. The Mavericks shot 68.7% in a 139-107 win to start the home-and-home set, but surpassed the 26 misses from that outing early in the third quarter.