Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka combine for 55 as Thunder dispatch Heat – ESPN

ESPNDurant remained sizzling with 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Thunder roared back from an abysmal start — they trailed 22-4 early — to embarrass the Miami Heat … Read More

Rockets-Mavericks Preview – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The Houston Rockets passed their first test in a difficult pair of Southwest Division games on back-to-back nights by beating San Antonio without James Harden. Next, they’ll try to … Read More

Aldridge: Silver to name Tatum as deputy commissioner –

NBA.comMaking clear his intention to emphasize business development as he ascends to the NBA’s top job this weekend, deputy commissioner Adam Silver will recommend that Mark Tatum, the league’s Executive … Read More

Could Peyton Manning retire if Broncos win Super Bowl? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHall of Fame and former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, the executive who persuaded Manning to join the Broncos in March 2012, was 38 years, seven months and three … Read More

L.A. Dodgers star Yasiel Puig arrested after driving 110 mph on Alligator Alley – Naples Daily News

Naples Daily NewsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his solo home run off of Colorado Rockies’ Adam Ottavino during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2013, … Read More

Royals, Omar Infante reach tentative deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals might have found their answer at second base. The Royals and veteran Omar Infante reached a tentative agreement on a … Read More

Lakers’ defensive struggles continue in 114-108 loss to Suns – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe Lakers struggled defensively against the Phoenix Suns, falling, 114-108, Tuesday night. Point guard Goran Dragic, almost always a difficult player for the Lakers to handle, finished with … Read More

San Francisco 49ers have hatred in hearts toward Seahawks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBetween the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, who play Sunday at Candlestick Park, the words are harsher and the hits are harder. It might have started as a … Read More