• Durant: Shaq’s constant ripping of JaVale McGee ‘childish’

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee fired back at Shaquille O’Neal via Twitter after the former star-turned TNT analyst posted on his verified account a disparaging photo of McGee with the words, “America meet Javale “BUM” McGee.”

  • Curry flurry: MVP’s huge third quarter propels Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point flurry over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the two-time reigning MVP also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Warriors used a big second half to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113 on Thursday night.

  • Star-studded, NBA-best Warriors continue to build chemistry

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — they call it the “Good Guys Table.” Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee, one-time teammates with Denver reunited in Oakland, hold secret chats.

  • Royals working through grieving process after Ventura death

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly a month after losing prized pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car accident, manager Ned Yost has thought about so much through all the pain and grief: What could the Kansas City Royals have possibly done to better support him?

  • MLB may make unilateral rule changes for 2018

    PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to give the players’ association the required one-year advance notice that could allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher’s mound starting in 2018.

  • Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team’s academy in his home country.

  • Giants’ Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto remains in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and the San Francisco Giants spoke with him on Monday and reported the right-hander is doing well and expects to join the team by this weekend.

  • Clark: Comments “unprofessional” on Betances arbitration

    PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball union chief Tony Clark calls the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances “unprecedented” and “unprofessional.”