Love injured as Cavs down Kobe, Lakers 120-111

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s final game in Cleveland was reduced to a sideshow when Cavaliers forward Kevin Love re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half of a 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night....

Cavs’ Kevin Love re-injures left shoulder against Lakers

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder. Love, whose shoulder was dislocated in last year’s playoffs, left the floor in the final minute of the first half of Wednesday night’s game...

Sacramento coach Karl says meeting with GM Divac positive

AP Photo/Tony Dejak PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach George Karl said Wednesday he has a positive outlook after meeting with team general manager Vlade Divac amid a losing streak and speculation about his job. Karl said before the Kings-76ers game in Philadelphia...

USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all potential Olympians, acknowledging the growing concern over the virus and...

The odds are high that Spieth enjoys Pebble Beach

AP Photo/Eric Risberg PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn’t even have a club in his hand. Walking off the 15th tee at Pebble Beach earlier this week, he noticed a golf ball that had gone well over the...

Kobe reflects on LeBron before final matchup in Cleveland

AP Photo/Michael Conroy CLEVELAND (AP) — Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice. The years in between have passed in a blur. On his final visit to Cleveland to play against James on Wednesday...

USC AD Pat Haden suffers episode of light-headedness

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outgoing Southern California athletic director Pat Haden became faint on campus Wednesday and went to visit his doctor. Sports information director Tim Tessalone said the episode was similar to one that Haden had last October in South...

APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press has learned. Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday news conference to...

Impact Hack-a-Someone tactic having on NBA is growing issue

AP Photo/David J. Phillip MIAMI (AP) — San Antonio’s first play of the 2008-09 season was designed and executed perfectly. Spurs’ center Tim Duncan didn’t bother jumping for the opening tap, conceding it to Phoenix’s Shaquille O’Neal. Five...

‘Great Expansion’ of 1967 showed NHL was for real

AP Photo/Anonymous The NHL’s “great expansion” of 1967 delivered hockey to California, led to the “Broad Street Bullies” and legitimized the league as a major force in North American professional sports. Fifty years ago this week, the owners of the...