Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Nuggets turn the page on injury-filled season

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) reach for a rebound during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. The Nuggets defeated the Clippers 104-93. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

DENVER (AP) — The influence of Peyton Manning even extends to the basketball court these days.

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Warriors hoping Kerr is final piece for title run

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, left, instructs Andrew Bogut during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Hidalgo, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Delcia Lopez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough.

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Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong watches his home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they’re helping the competition, network executives say. They also believe they’re helping themselves. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Please watch another channel.

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Rookie Jabari Parker headlines new-look Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd directs his players from the bench in the first half of their preseason NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie Jabari Parker speaks in the calm, measured tones of a 10-year veteran. A polished demeanor exudes confidence, while a strong work ethic draws respect from his new NBA teammates.

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Another down year expected for Celtics

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens directs his team during a preseason NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets,  Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Barclays Center in New York. The Celtics won 95-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics didn’t get the franchise player they need from the draft.

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