• AP Interview: Investor optimistic on Seattle arena chances

    SEATTLE (AP) — Investor Chris Hansen stressed patience and optimism Thursday in his ongoing effort to build an arena to house a possible NBA or NHL franchise in Seattle’s stadium district.

  • The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former “Hamilton” actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

  • Win Super Bowl bet? Get date with Bouchard at Nets game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Genie Bouchard kept her side of a bet for a date after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead at the Super Bowl.

  • New Orleans’ big weekend: NBA All-Star Game meets Mardi Gras

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam dunks, 3-pointers and buzzer beaters in New Orleans.

  • Russ and KD: Another weekend, another subplot awaits

    The next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room to get dressed for a game, Kevin Durant will be there and donning the same uniform.

  • Thompson scores 35 to lead Warriors past Kings, 109-86

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Missing his emotional leader and one of four All-Stars on Golden State’s roster after Draymond Green was ejected late in the second quarter, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was curious how his team would respond in its final tuneup before the break.

  • Huberdeau scores in OT to lift Panthers past Sharks, 6-5

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr’s birthday on a night the 45-year-old veteran reached another milestone.

  • Westbrook scores 38 in triple-double as Thunder top Knicks

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook closed out the first half in familiar fashion — with a triple-double and a win.

  • Jackson, Leuer lead Pistons to 98-91 win over Mavericks

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, Jon Leuer added 20 and the Detroit Pistons beat the Dallas Mavericks 98-91 Wednesday night.

  • LeBron scores 31, Irving 26 as Cavs beat Pacers 113-104

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26, Kyle Korver made six 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled into the All-Star break with their seventh win in eight games, beating the Indiana Pacers 113-104 on Wednesday night.