Jazz and Thunder get very chippy with harsh words and seven technical fouls in Utah victory

SALT LAKE CITY — With all that was on the line Saturday night, it wasn’t too surprising that the Monday’s Game 4 would get a little chippy. Or should we say a lot chippy? Both teams talked beforehand about the game getting more physical, which it did from the start with more than the usual […]

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Brad Rock: Jazz-Oklahoma City show the news isn’t always the biggest news

SALT LAKE CITY — The highly anticipated Russell Westbrook vs. Ricky Rubio smackdown came off Monday at Vivint Arena with relatively few fireworks. A bit of bumping, a little Westbarking, but that was about it. The Jazz won it with room to spare, 113-96. Westbrook’s promise of shutting down Rubio, following the Jazz guard’s triple-double […]

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Donovan Mitchell explodes for 33 points to help Utah Jazz take commanding 3-1 series lead against OKC Thunder

SALT LAKE CITY — Fans showered Russell Westbrook with deafening boos as his named was called during the starting lineups ahead of Game 4 at Vivint Arena. The Oklahoma City star was viewed as public enemy number one in Salt Lake City after making his bold declaration Saturday directed toward Ricky Rubio following OKC’s Game […]

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Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

CHICAGO — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from […]

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Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though James Harden and most of the Houston Rockets were misfiring throughout the first half, their confidence never wavered. In the third quarter, those sharpshooters sure came to life. Harden had 22 of the team’s near-record 50 points in the third, launching the Rockets past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night […]

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