NBA

Sources: UM's Howard declines Lakers' interest

Former NBA assistant and current Michigan coach Juwan Howard declined an overture made by the Lakers to be a candidate for the team's coaching job, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ... Continue Reading

NBA docks Mavs $100K for third bench violation

The NBA on Sunday fined the Mavericks $100,000 for "continuing to violate league rules regarding team bench decorum." ... Continue Reading

Heat survive Butler's exit, earn gutsy win over C's

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Jimmy Butler would not need another MRI on his knee, but his status for Game 4 on Monday night remains unclear. ... Continue Reading

Warriors' Wiggins questionable, expected to play

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins has been listed as questionable with left ankle soreness ahead of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, but coach Steve Kerr said he expects Wiggins to play. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Connelly to meet with Wolves owner

Tim Connelly is traveling to meet with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor this weekend in the next step in the team's pursuit of the Nuggets' president of basketball operations, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Smart, Giannis headline NBA's All-Defensive team

Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. earned All-Defensive first-team honors. ... Continue Reading

What to watch, what to bet this weekend: From NBA and NHL to the PGA Championship and the French Open

It's a big sports weekend with the NBA, the NHL and MLB all in action, plus the Preakness, UFC Fight Night, the PGA Championship, the English Premier League finale and the first round of the French Open all available for your viewing and betting pleasure. ... Continue Reading

'MVP' Looney fuels classic Warriors barrage in 3rd

The Warriors erased a 19-point deficit thanks in large part to an explosive third quarter led by center Kevon Looney. ... Continue Reading

Why Draymond Green is at the top of his defensive powers

After missing the postseason in consecutive seasons, the Warriors' fiery leader is eager to remind what he can do on this stage again. ... Continue Reading

Kidd irked by shot selection: Mavs 'died by the 3'

Jason Kidd pointed to the Mavericks' shot selection in the third quarter as the biggest reason Dallas blew a 19-point lead to the Warriors on Friday night. ... Continue Reading

Heat hold on to beat Celtics despite Butler's exit

Miami Heat swingman Jimmy Butler left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals because of right knee inflammation after scoring eight points in 20 minutes. ... Continue Reading

Lowry in, Williams out for Heat-Celtics Game 3

Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry will play in Game 3, while Celtics center Robert Williams III has been ruled out with left knee soreness. ... Continue Reading

Heat: Lowry to warm up, intends to play G3

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says guard Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention of playing in Game 3 Saturday night against the Boston Celtics. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Lakers' finalists include Stotts, Atkinson

Finalists for the Lakers' head coach job include former head coaches Terry Stotts and Kenny Atkinson, and in-demand assistant Darvin Ham, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ... Continue Reading

Celtics swap Williamses, go small to stomp Heat

The Celtics subbed Grant Williams in for Robert Williams halfway through the first quarter, leading to a 57-27 run to close the first half. ... Continue Reading