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January 11, 2019 11:21 PM Giannis Antetokounmpo misses Bucks' loss at Wizards with sore quad

An early MVP candidate, Antetokounmpo had missed just two other games this season. He is averaging 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday that Antetokounmpo was injured a couple of games ago. In Milwaukee's previous game, a 116-109 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, Antetokounmpo tallied 27 points 75

January 11, 2019 11:21 PM Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss Bucks' game vs. Wizards with sore quad

The Bucks will be without Giannis Antetokounmpo for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards as the Milwaukee star battles a sore right quadriceps. An early MVP candidate, Antetokounmpo has missed just two other games this season. He is averaging 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday that Antetokounmpo 93

January 7, 2019 5:50 AM Israeli military strikes Gaza after overnight rocket fire

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military has struck Hamas sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel. The military says it targeted a militant camp in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday. It followed an overnight rocket attack toward the city of Ashkelon. The rocket was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defense system. There were no reported injuries 124

January 4, 2019 12:48 AM Stephen Curry to auction off 'Moon Landing' shoes for STEM education

"One thousand percent," Curry told ESPN's Nick Friedell of accepting the invite. "One thousand percent. Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast." While the Golden State Warriors won't visit Texas until March, Curry had a special nod to the government agency in store Thursday night. He wore a NASA-themed pair of his Under Armour Curry 80

December 23, 2018 7:07 PM Austin Rivers getting deal with Rockets for rest of season

Austin Rivers has agreed to a guaranteed deal for the rest of the season with the Houston Rockets, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Rivers will likely help Houston replace Chris Paul, who will miss at least two weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring suffered in Thursday's loss to the Miami Heat. Rivers and Paul had an acrimonious 79

December 17, 2018 4:10 PM Tension as Israel rolls out barbed wire on Lebanon border

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 file photo, an Israeli soldier looks out from one of their new positions, near the southern border village of Mays al-Jabal, Lebanon. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Monday, 17, 2018 that Lebanese soldiers have gone on alert after Israeli troops placed a barbed wire along the border between the two countries 97

December 14, 2018 6:03 AM Lakers' Lonzo Ball on defending Rockets: 'You can't touch them'

HOUSTON -- The Los Angeles Lakers found themselves so frustrated by the officiating in the second half of Thursday's 126-111 loss to the Houston Rockets that several players -- LeBron James and Lonzo Ball among them -- purposely held their hands behind their backs on several defensive possessions to make a point to the referees. "Just trying to defend 77

December 6, 2018 10:43 PM US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) UNITED NATIONS – A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General 97

December 3, 2018 3:29 PM Bulls fire Hoiberg, promote Boylen to head coach

The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted Jim Boylen to lead the team. “Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time,” Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said in a statement. “After a thorough evaluation, I elected 119

November 27, 2018 12:09 AM Chris Paul out again for Rockets with sore left leg

It's the second consecutive game Paul has missed. He sat out Saturday's game in Cleveland after playing 37 minutes in an overtime win in Detroit the night before. The Rockets said he was being rested against the Cavaliers. "We've just got to make sure Chris is 100 percent well from his strained hammy," Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said. D'Antoni said Paul was day-to-day 68