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Kevin Love overwhelmed by reaction since revealing mental health issues

DENVER (AP) — Kevin Love has received more than 4,000 messages since opening up about his struggles with mental health issues. “Overwhelming is a good word to use,” the Cleveland Cavaliers forward said Wednesday after the morning shootaround before a game against the Nuggets. “I’m trying to read through all the emails and all the […]

Bucks no match for long ball, Houston wins 17th straight

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Houston Rockets had trouble at times holding on to the ball and keeping up with the young Milwaukee Bucks. But as long as the Rockets keep hitting their 3-pointers, they’re pretty hard to beat. James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3s in the third […]

Curling craze: Olympic gold prompts the curious to try sport

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a single-file line, the all-ages group of 40 shuffled gingerly onto the ice. Some wore jeans, some wore sweatpants and one was in gym shorts. A few looked athletic; others not so much. There was a sense of nervous excitement. All had pulled rubber “grippers” over the soles of their […]

Dolphins owner says he won’t make players stand for anthem

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he won’t force his players to stand for the national anthem, even though he believes kneeling is a counterproductive way to promote social justice. Ross’ comments Tuesday in a statement released by the Dolphins came after the New York Daily News reported that he said all […]

Wheel see: Diamondbacks set to bring back bullpen buggy

The bullpen cart is back in the big leagues. Nearly a quarter-century since relievers stopped catching rides to the mound, the Arizona Diamondbacks said Tuesday they will use a buggy — topped by the requisite oversized team cap — to transport pitchers from both bullpens at Chase Field. “I don’t know how it will be […]

Mavs owner Mark Cuban denies 2011 sex assault allegation

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is denying a 2011 allegation of sexual assault after a weekly alternative newspaper in Oregon published details of a case that prosecutors didn’t pursue, saying they didn’t believe there was evidence to support the claim. The report in the Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, came two weeks […]

Kevin Love discloses bouts with panic attacks, mental health

CLEVELAND (AP) — Suffering for years in silence, Kevin Love has opened up about his struggles with mental health. The Cavaliers forward writes in an essay for the Players’ Tribune that he had a panic attack during a game this season and he has spent most of his life afraid to accept there was something […]

Bucks can’t contain … Bogdanovic in loss to Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic has cranked up his tenacity, and it’s leading to some of the best basketball of his life. Bogdanovic tied his career high with 29 points and grabbed a key jump ball late to lead the Indiana Pacers over the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 on Monday night. Bogdanovic has been on a […]

Twins SP Santana heads to New York to have injured finger examined

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana left spring training for New York to have his injured middle finger examined. Santana, out until mid-to-late April following surgery on the finger, could have a cast removed. “Hopefully he comes back lighter … with the cast off,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said before Monday’s exhibition […]

Nice fit: Bo Jackson returns to work with Royals in camp

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Bo Jackson slipped into a Kansas City Royals uniform Sunday for the first time since 1990. A little bigger, but still a comfortable fit with his old team. “I just had to go up a size, that’s about it,” he said. Jackson chatted with former teammate and Royals Hall of Famer […]

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