Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins comes into the game for the first time during the first half of an NBA basketball against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Collins becomes 1st openly gay player with Nets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming the NBA’s first active openly gay player. After all, it was almost game t...…
Inductee Rick Pitino speaks during the enshrinement ceremony for the 2013 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Mass., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pitino, Payton, King, 9 others enter hoops Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Rick Pitino remembers the training meals at the pizza place where his Boston University teams ate more than 30 years ago. Even Hall of Famers h...…
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Thursday NBA playoff capsules

Ray Allen scored 23 points and broke the NBA career playoff record for 3-pointers, and the Miami Heat used another of their patented runs to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-91 on Thursday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.…
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ROAD TO THE FINALS: 2013 NBA Playoffs schedule

The 2012-13 regular season came to an end on Wednesday and the eight first-round playoff series match-ups are officially locked in. In the Eastern Conference, the No....…

Knicks’ Rasheed Wallace retires again from NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace retired again from the NBA on Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury. Wallace tried to make it back for the playoffs, but…