Author Archives: Brian Mahoney

  • ’Melo’, A ‘Knick at Heart,’ Stays in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now. Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled “My City, My Heart” on his website. “This organization has supported me and in return, I want ...

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  • Knicks’ Anthony Headed for Free Agency

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed the ...

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  • NBA Charges Sterling, Sets Up June 3 Hearing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The league also said the banned owner has engaged in ...

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  • James: Players Want No Sterlings to Own Clippers

    NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James understands it will take time, but he wants Donald Sterling out of the NBA. And he said Sunday that NBA players believe nobody in Sterling's family should be able to own the Los Angeles Clippers if he's gone. Sterling has been banned for life for ...

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  • LeBron, Durant to Join the Super Bowl Stars in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson. Richard Sherman and Wes Welker. Oh, and don't forget LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Football players won't be the only sports stars in New York next weekend, even with the Super Bowl in town. Basketball's very best are also ...

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  • Rodman Going Back to North Korea, with Others

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea, and bringing a team of former NBA players with him. Days after returning from his second trip to visit Kim Jong Un — in which he said he became the first foreigner to hold the leader's newborn daughter — Rodman ...

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  • NBA Owners, Players Reach Tentative Deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season on Christmas Day. Neither side provided many specifics but said the only words players and fans wanted to hear. "We want to play ...

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  • Talks Resume, Hopes of Starting Season by Xmas

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at ending the NBA lockout have resumed, two people with knowledge of the situation said, with a quick settlement necessary to start the season by Christmas. The discussions began quietly Tuesday and are expected to continue through the Thanksgiving holiday, the ...

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  • NBA Players File Antitrust Lawsuits Against League

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners. So with no labor deal and no place else to go, players decided to take their fight to the courtroom. The locked-out players, including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, filed ...

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  • NBA Cancels First Two Weeks of Season

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout. Top negotiators for both sides met for more than seven hours Monday, returning to bargaining about 14 hours after ...

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