• Players: Kerr’s marijuana admission could spark dialogue

    In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts during the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland, Calif. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain. Kerr told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Warriors Insider Podcast with Monte Poole on Friday, Dec. 2, that he used medicinal marijuana but it didn't help. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.

  • No. 5 Duke beats Maine 94-55 without 2 starting guards

    Duke's Matt Jones, right, handles the ball as Maine's Ryan Bernstein (3) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Luke Kennard scored a career-best 35 points and freshman Jayson Tatum finished with 10 points in his long-awaited debut, leading No. 5 Duke past Maine 94-55 on Saturday.

  • Montpellier upsets PSG in France; Lyon ‘keeper hospitalized

    PARIS (AP) — Montpellier abruptly halted Paris Saint-Germain’s 12-match unbeaten run with the defending French league champion losing 3-0 Saturday. The round was marred by the Lyon goalkeeper being hospitalized at Metz after firecrackers were thrown on the pitch.

  • Crawford has emergency appendectomy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford underwent an emergency appendectomy at a local hospital on Saturday, forcing him to miss his scheduled start against the Philadelphia Flyers.

  • Ramos strikes in 90th as Madrid draws 1-1 at Barcelona

    Barcelona's Neymar gestures during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sergio Ramos stepped up once more for Real Madrid in a major match, scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-1 draw at Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on long concussion recovery

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The longer Dale Earnhardt Jr. couldn’t drive because of the debilitating effects of a concussion, the more uptight he became.

  • Harden scores 20 in Rockets’ runaway win over Denver 128-110

    Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur, left, picks up the ball as Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    DENVER (AP) — The Houston Rockets sure didn’t look — or play — like a tired team.

  • Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers

    Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, rear, hugs Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James before an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James wasn’t holding back.

  • Griffin, Paul lead Clippers past Pelicans 114-96

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans forward Terrence Jones during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blake Griffin had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-96 on Friday night.

  • Gordon powers Magic past slumping Sixers, 105-88

    Orlando Magic's Serge Ibaka, left, and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid leap for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Gordon scored a season-high 20 points, Nikola Vuvevic had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and the Orlando Magic cruised by the Philadelphia 76ers 105-88 in a matchup of slumping Eastern Conference teams Friday night.