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NBA Poised to Return to Seattle

Sacramento Kings set to be next SuperSonics

(Newser) - Looks like the SuperSonics are ready to return. The Sacramento Kings are close to inking a deal to move to Seattle as the Sonics; they just need the approval of the NBA Board of Governors, the AP reports. The Maloof family is ready to sell a 65% stake in the... More »

Pirates Set Mark With 17th Straight Losing Year

Pittsburgh's futility streak longest in North American sports history

(Newser) - Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates set a new North American standard for consecutive losing seasons by a major sports franchise, the Post-Gazette reports, with today’s loss to the Chicago Cubs guaranteeing the team finishes with more losses than wins for the 17th year in a row. The Pirates had shared... More »

Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44

(Newser) - College basketball Hall of Famer Wayman Tisdale died today at 44, ESPN reports. Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and his right leg was amputated. The 6-foot-9 forward was an All-American all 3 years at Oklahoma, and went on to spend 12 years in the NBA. He was... More »

Ron Artest Going to Houston Rockets

Fiery forward expected to make Houston a title contender

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets have made a deal to acquire Ron Artest from the Sacramento Kings, reports the Houston Chronicle. The gifted but hot-tempered forward is expected to give the Rockets a big boost toward chances at a title shot.  The Rockets will give up guard Bobby Jackson and one... More »

Full-Court Press Won't Fix NBA's Image Woes

Commish can point to crooked ref, but game- fixing charge sticks

(Newser) - It seems unlikely NBA commissioner David Stern would ever have arranged outcomes of important games, as disgraced former referee Tim Donaghy has claimed. But whether or not the accusations are true, the league has a Shaq-sized image issue on its hands, and strategies for dealing with the tarnish aren't in... More »

Ousted Ref: NBA Fixed 2002 Series

Donaghy charges officials manipulated results to stretch playoff series

(Newser) - A disgraced former NBA referee claims that league officials conspired with referees to stretch the 2002 Lakers-Kings playoff series to a money-making seventh game, the Los Angeles Times reports. The allegation from Tim Donaghy came in a letter to the FBI that made broad claims of misconduct and match-fixing among... More »

Lakers Beat Kings, Win Conference Title

Gasol, MVP candidate Kobe team to beat up on shorthanded Sac

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers began the season in chaos 5 1/2 months ago. They finished it as the Western Conference champions. Pau Gasol had 22 points, leading MVP candidate Kobe Bryant added 20, and the Lakers beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 124-101 Tuesday night to clinch the No. 1... More »

Spurs Hang on to Defeat Kings

Two late three-point attempts can't tie it for Sacramento

(Newser) - Tony Parker tied his season high with 32 points and added 11 assists as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 101-98 on Monday. The victory, coupled with Houston's loss to Utah, put the Spurs in position to clinch third place in the conference for a second straight season.... More »

Short-Handed Kings Beat Hornets

Loss puts New Orleans' hopes for top seed in peril

(Newser) - Ron Artest returned from a thumb injury to hit four clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Sacramento Kings dealt a big blow to New Orleans' hopes for the top seed in the Western Conference with a 94-91 victory. The loss dropped the Hornets (55-25) into a tie with... More »

Warriors Rip Kings, Stay in 8th Place

Baron Davis' 33 points leads way; showdown with Nuggets next

(Newser) - Baron Davis had 33 points and nine assists, Stephen Jackson added 20 points, and the Golden State Warriors stayed in the frantic Western Conference playoff race with their highest-scoring game of the season, a 140-132 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.   More »

Kobe Leads Lakers Past Kings

Bryant scores 29 points in win

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, while Vladimir Radmanovic matched his season high with 21, as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings  last night, 114-92. Radmanovic hit five 3-pointers and tied his career high with 14 rebounds. Pau Gasol added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who... More »

Kings Stun Nuggets Behind Martin

Ill forward scores 36 to deal a blow to Denver's playoff run

(Newser) - Kevin Martin scored 36 points despite missing Sacramento's shootaround with the stomach flu, and the Kings dealt a blow to the Denver Nuggets' playoff plans last night with a surprising 118-115 win at the Pepsi Center. The Kings, out of playoff contention and missing Ron Artest (thumb) and Brad Miller... More »

Martin Leads Kings Past Clippers

Sacramento enjoys their fourth win in five games

(Newser) - Kevin Martin hit four 3-pointers while scoring 26 points as the Sacramento Kings avoided a four-game sweep by the last-place Los Angeles Clippers with a 110-98 victory Thursday night. Francisco Garcia scored 17 points and Mikki Moore added 16 for the Kings, who took a 20-point lead in the third... More »

Duncan Carries Spurs to Fifth Straight Win

Matin's 36 lift Kings, Wizards holds off SuperSonics

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had the big numbers, but Manu Ginobili hit the key shots as the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-88 last night, reports the Associated Press. Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds, but when the Clippers took a late lead, Ginobili's 3-pointer... More »

After 15 Years, Chris Webber to Retire From NBA

Following newest injury to chronically damaged knee

(Newser) - Chris Webber's poetic return to the Warriors has come to an end following the latest injury to the ravaged left knee which has plagued him for the past five years. The power forward, a four-time all star and 93-94 rookie of the year with Golden State, will announce the end... More »

Skip to My Lou: Alston's 28 Propels Rockets Past Kings

Adelman wins 800th career game as coach

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets were able to fend off a surprisingly frisky Sacramento Kings team and earn a 108-100 victory. The win is the 800th of coach Rick Adelman’s career, which is the third most amongst active coaches and 14th all-time. Adelman earned 395 of those wins while coaching the... More »

Williams Leads Bucks Over Stumbling Cavs

Timberwolves hammer Knicks, Grizzlies outlast Kings in fourth quarter

(Newser) - Mo Williams scored 29 points, had 13 assists and just one turnover as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-98 last night, reports the Milwaukee Sentinel. Michael Redd also had 21 points, including six free throws in the final minute for the Bucks. LeBron James had 29 points and... More »

WRAP/Duncan Has 21 in Spurs Win

Blazers edge Clippers, Lakers shoot 61% in thrashing of Sonics

(Newser) - Perhaps still bristling from their recent four-game losing streak, the Spurs lashed out at the Kings in a 102-89 victory that saw the defending champions get back on track. Tim Duncan amassed 21 points and 10 rebounds, but it was a balanced team effort that overcame Ron Artest's 23 points... More »

Celtics Defense Stops Rockets' Streak at 22

Kings blast past Warriors, Suns get 5th straight over Blazers

(Newser) - The Rockets had followed 22 straight games with victorious press conferences, and nothing short of the NBA's best team could change that tune. With a decisive 94-74 win, the Boston Celtics ended Houston's win streak and held them to their lowest score this season. "I've never seen defense like... More »

Martin Helps Kings Outscore Reeling Raptors

Sacramento jumps out early as Toronto falls to 0-4 on road trip

(Newser) - Kevin Martin scored 32 points as the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 106-100 last night, reports the Toronto Globe and Mail. Ron Artest also had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Kings handed the Raptors their fourth straight loss on this road trip. The Raptors are 2-7 in... More »

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