Mavs’ Porzingis sitting again vs. Clippers with knee injury

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis will miss Game 5 of a first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of right knee soreness. It will be the second straight game the 7-foot-3 Latvian is sidelined. He was ruled out a few hours before the game Tuesday night after […]

Leonard leads Clippers past Doncic, Mavs to reach 2nd round

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers knocked him around and shut his teammates down, and still Luka Doncic kept coming. Kawhi Leonard wasn’t worried, because nothing rattles him in the postseason. “This is playoff basketball and everything is not going to go your way,” Leonard said. “You’re going to have downs […]

Damage from whopper hurricanes rising for many reasons

A destructive storm is rising from warm waters. Again. America and the world are getting more frequent and bigger multibillion dollar tropical catastrophes like Hurricane Laura, which is menacing the U.S. Gulf Coast, because of a combination of increased coastal development, natural climate cycles, reductions in air pollution and man-made climate change, experts say. The […]

Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas as Florida prepares

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters declared a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coast Friday as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas on a track for the U.S. East Coast. Officials in Florida said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks in Miami-Dade County. Mayor Carlos Giménez said the county had 20 evacuation […]

Lillard pours in 61 to lift Blazers past Mavs, 134-131

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard is simply willing the Portland Trail Blazers toward the postseason. The veteran guard tied a career high with 61 points, leading the Blazers to a 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night that moved his team into eighth place in the Western Conference. “Ain’t nothing […]

Magic’s Jonathan Isaac is lone player to stand for anthem

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic stood for the national anthem before his team’s game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, the lone player or coach in that game who did not kneel. Isaac stood with his hands behind his back. He wore his Magic jersey and not the […]

Doncic gets 17th triple-double, Mavs top Bucks 136-132 in OT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 36 points in his NBA-leading 17th triple-double and the Dallas Mavericks scored the last seven points of regulation to force overtime, going on to a 136-132 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Doncic also had a career-high 19 assists and 14 rebounds on the […]

Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas, virus-hit Florida braces

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials said they were closing beaches, parks and coronavirus testing sites. The hurricane is bearing down on places where the virus is surging, threatening to complicate […]

Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and churned toward the Florida coast, threatening to complicate efforts to contain the coronavirus in places were cases are surging. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but was expected to […]

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