Ravens draft speedy RB Hill, Penn St QB McSorley
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens focused on their run-first offense on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday, selecting speedy running back Justice Hill and guard Ben Powers in the...
Harden makes 8 3s as Rockets thump Kings 127-101
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are finding their rhythm at the right time.
Looks as if some help is on the way, too.
Harden made eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points, helping Houston beat the Sacramento Kings 127-101 on Wednesday night.
"We played very, very well," Harden said. "We're kind of catching a momentum and it feels pretty good. It's even more exciting once we get our full roster back."
Kings’ Shumpert stopped by security at Blazers locker room
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kings guard Iman Shumpert was stopped from going into Portland's locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento's 115-107 victory Monday night.
Shumpert apparently was angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half.
"Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men," Shumpert said. "Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That's it."
Hield scores 18 as Kings defeat Griffin-less Pistons 112-102
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings won the battle behind the 3-point line and never trailed in a victory against the Blake Griffin-less Detroit Pistons.
Buddy Hield scored 18 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Kings went 9-of-22 on 3-pointers in a 112-102 victory Thursday night against the Pistons, who came into the game as the NBA's best team at defending 3-point shots.
Jeff Teague out for Timberwolves vs. Kings with ankle injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague will miss Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings with left ankle inflammation.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Teague, who averages 11.6 points and a team-high 8.3 assists per game, didn't sustain a particular injury, but the inflammation built over time.
Teague had been considered a game-time decision. He missed seven games earlier this season with a left knee injury. Derrick Rose will start in Teague's place.
Kings hold on to end 14-game losing streak to Spurs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ending a 14-game losing streak that spanned nearly four years to the San Antonio Spurs didn't mean as much to Sacramento as finishing its quick four-game homestand with an even record.
It's understandable, since many of these young Kings were still in high school the last time Sacramento beat the Spurs.
Kings top Thunder 131-120, ruin Westbrook’s season debut
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook was in no mood to talk after his season debut.
Iman Shumpert scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-120 on Sunday night to spoil Westbrook's return.
Westbrook missed the preseason and the first two regular-season games after having a procedure to deal with inflammation in his right knee. He had 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in 35 minutes after averaging a triple-double the past two seasons.
No. 19 Colorado visits USC for Pac-12 South supremacy
No. 19 Colorado (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) at Southern California (3-2, 2-1), 10:40 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: USC by 7.
Series record: USC leads 12-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The winner gets the inside track on the Pac-12 South title. The Buffaloes won't have many better opportunities to beat the Trojans for the first time in a series dating to 1927, while USC is eager to assert itself in the division while remaining unbeaten at the Coliseum under coach Clay Helton.
Michael Kors’ upbeat mood is reflected in his collection
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors' response to these turbulent times is to provide a dose of effervescence to lift the mood — and that was certainly the case with his New York Fashion Week show.
The event, which drew celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Iman and Hailee Steinfeld in the front row, featured a collection that had romance, color and a dose of the flirty.
USC’s Marshall, Smith focus on growth after passing up NFL
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After passing on the chance to enter the NFL early, cornerback Iman Marshall and linebacker Cameron Smith are determined to make the most of their senior seasons at No. 15 Southern California.
Cavs missing guards Hill, Calderon against Wizards
CLEVELAND (AP) — It's rookie Cedi Osman's turn to start at point guard for the Cavaliers. Just about everyone else has gotten a chance.
With guards Jose Calderon and George Hill out with injuries, Osman will make his first career start at guard on Thursday night when the Cavs host the Washington Wizards. Osman has made nine previous starts this season, but all were at small forward.
Tacoma teen following in sister and WNBA player’s footsteps
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Kondalia Montgomery stepped into the New York Knicks' and Liberty's training facility.
The first thing to catch her eye?
"The Gatorade," Kondalia said. "As much Gatorade as you could drink. I was like, 'Cool.' And there was a pool table.
"I was like, 'If I had to get up early to practice, I would do it if there was this.'"
On the same day as the Parkland school shooting, I found myself on the south side of Chicago, talking with the victims and perpetrators of a different, continuing massacre.
At the optimistically named Youth Peace Center of Roseland, M. told me of being shot six times in the back and head. “Until you lay in your own blood,” he said, “you can’t understand.” His friend D. has three bullet scars. “We was in a war,” he explained, “just like Iraq.”
Jailed Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan reported hospitalized
PARIS (AP) — Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was jailed this month during an investigation of two alleged cases of rape, has reportedly been hospitalized.
An online site campaigning for Ramadan's release said on Saturday that his family had learned of his hospitalization. French media, citing sources close to the case, reported that he was hospitalized on Friday.
Kings waive Joe Johnson after trade-deadline acquisition
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three days after being acquired at the trade deadline, Joe Johnson was waived by the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
Sacramento announced the move before their game against the Timberwolves on Sunday night. The 36-year-old Johnson was acquired along with guard Iman Shumpert, a 2020 second-round draft choice, the rights to forward Dimitros Agravanis and cash in a three-team trade involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were part of three trades yesterday, one of which had Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick went to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance. Dwyane Wade was shipped back to Miami by the Cavs for a protected second-round selection, two years after leaving the Heat. The Cavaliers also were part of a three-team deal that sends Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder to the Utah Jazz for forward Rodney Hood and brings guard George Hill to Cleveland from Sacramento for guard Iman Shumpert.
Cavaliers trade six players: Why they had to go (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers said goodbye to six players in a flurry of trades on Thursday. The names included former All-Stars Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, and Derrick Rose as well as two members of the 2016 championship team, Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.
Forward Jae Crowder, who came over in the offseason from the Boston Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade, was also dealt.
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Get your cheap Cavs gear: Trades mean there’s suddenly a lot of stuff on sale
Get your cheap Cavs gear: Trades mean there's suddenly a lot of stuff on sale
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you're looking stock up on Cavaliers gear on the cheap, now's the time to do it. But there's a catch.
The team's trades involving six players -- Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and Jae Crowder -- mean their jerseys (most of them, anyway) are now on sale.
Police investigating crash that killed 21-year-old woman
BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating a car crash that killed a 21-year-old woman.
State police said in a press release that the crash occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Route 460 near Blackstone, which is about 40 miles west of Petersburg.
Police said Brittni Iman Jennings was driving a 2004 Ford Mustang. Investigators said her car had run off the road, leading her to overcorrect and spin into a tree.
Cavaliers’ Love out with sore left hip against Sixers
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Kevin Love is out against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a sore left hip.
Love went through warmups Saturday before the decision to hold him out was made. He injured the hip Wednesday against Memphis, but played Friday against Indiana, scoring 20 points in 26 minutes.
Love played in Cleveland's first 26 games, averaging 19.2 points and 10.4 rebounds.
Chanel Iman has got engaged.
The 27-year-old supermodel is "beyond excited" to be marrying New York Giants player Sterling Shepard after he got down on one knee to pop the question in a romantic waterfront spot.
Iman shared a picture of her partner's proposal and wrote on Instagram: "A night full of tears of happiness.
"I'm beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can't wait to be your Mrs."
EDM producer and performer is of Taiwanese descent and grew up in California. He's released his own projects as well as remixing for the likes of Tinashe and Janet Jackson. 9 p.m. Friday at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel; 713-225-5483.
Pop-punk trio from Houston, which has already enjoyed national attention, is on the cusp of a huge breakout. New album "Entertainment" is out in January. 5:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; 888-402-5837.
Cavs’ Shumpert could miss 2 months following knee surgery
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert could be sidelined up to two months following surgery on his left knee.
Shumpert had an arthroscopic procedure done on his knee Friday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. The team said he will begin rehabilitation and is expected to need 6 to 8 weeks to recover. He has been slowed by swelling in his knee and after rest didn't improve the condition, Shumpert decided to have the operation.
Cavs’ Shumpert to have arthroscopic surgery on left knee
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was set to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday morning.
The Cavaliers said Thursday that Shumpert was reevaluated by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck after the Cavaliers' home victory over Miami on Tuesday night. Shumpert was scheduled to have surgery at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.
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Cavs guard Shumpert to miss week with sore knee
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss a week with a left knee injury, the latest setback for a Cleveland point guard.
With Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas out with injuries, Shumpert has been starting for the Cavs, who won their fourth straight on Friday night, 118-113 in overtime.
An investigation into a recent shooting turned up more than officers were looking for, authorities said today.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks, November 11, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert, right, and Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Cavs G Shumpert could miss another week with sore knee
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers reserve guard Iman Shumpert could miss another week with a sore right knee.
Shumpert sat out Sunday's loss to the New York Knicks and underwent an MRI on Monday. The team says tests didn't reveal any structural damage, and he will be out five to seven days while undergoing treatment and rehab.
Pelicans’ Davis, Cavs’ Wade to play, Rose out
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade are set to return from knee injuries as New Orleans hosts Cleveland on Saturday night, but Cavs guard Derek Rose is out for a fourth straight game.
Cleveland coach Tryonn Lue says Rose is not yet ready to return from a left ankle sprain, and that Iman Shumpert will start in his place. However, Lue also says Wade is ready to return from his left knee bruise.
Somalia readies for ‘state of war’ as death toll up to 358
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the country's deadliest attack, as the toll reached 358 with dozens still said to be missing a week after the truck bombing in Mogadishu.
Somalia’s death toll now at 358 as ‘state of war’ planned
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said.
The Latest: Somalia to announce ‘state of war’ on al-Shabab
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on Somalia's deadliest attack (all times local):
Somalia's prime minister says the president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the country's deadliest attack.
A military official says the United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.
Lewiston man says his brother was killed in blast in Somalia
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man says his brother was one of the more than 300 people killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu (moh-gah-DEE'-shoo), Somalia.
Twenty-seven-year-old Iman Osman, of Lewiston, says the explosion was so powerful that debris killed his brother even though he was 1,000 feet (304 meters) away when the truck bomb detonated.
Shumpert replaces James in Cavs’ starting lineup
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Iman Shumpert replaced LeBron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers' starting lineup instead of J.R. Smith.
Smith said prior to Friday night's final preseason game against Orlando that he prefers playing with the second unit, which is where he will play during the regular season. Earlier this week, Smith was told by coach Tyronn Lue that he will be coming off the bench this season and recent signee Dwyane Wade will start in his place.
James returns, Cavaliers debut new starting lineup
The King has returned.
LeBron James made his preseason debut Tuesday night after missing Cleveland's first three games with a sprained left ankle. He scored 17 points, but also had eight turnovers in the 108-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Darnold, No. 14 USC down Oregon State 38-10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cornerback Iman Marshall and linebacker Uchenna Nwosu were two of the last Southern California players to reach the locker room after helping push the hydration cart back into the locker room, an apt conclusion to a perfectly workmanlike win.
Sam Darnold threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns, Ronald Jones II ran for a score and the No. 14 Trojans beat Oregon State 38-10 on Saturday.
LeBron to miss 2nd exhibition game with sprained ankle
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will sit out Friday's exhibition game against the Indiana Pacers as he recovers from a sprained left ankle.
James got hurt on Sept. 27 when he stepped on a teammate's foot in practice. He took part in Cleveland's workout on Thursday and the club wanted to see how he responded before deciding if he would try to go against the Pacers. He's going to sit again as a precaution, the team said.
Iman has been "helped tremendously" by the outpouring of grief following David Bowie's death.
The 62-year-old model has thanked the public for being so supportive after her husband's tragic passing in January 2016 as it has helped her cope with his death.
She wrote: "Some months ago, the stars demanded David's presence. We surrendered a husband, a father, a father-in-law, a friend, a mentor, and all the nameless daily ecstasies that occur between people who love one another.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was bitten several times by an alligator at a retention pond in Florida.
News outlets report Frederic Iman was attacked Monday morning.
Charlotte County Fire and EMS said in a news release that emergency crews responded about 10:20 a.m. after a man suffered serious injuries from the bites. Iman was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital and is listed in fair condition.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The aromas upon entering Iman Alshraheb's Salt Lake Valley apartment, a world away from where she grew up, deliver a message — Iraqi food travels well.
Middle Eastern dishes have a special way of tickling the taste buds. For members of the Alshraheb family, they also help savor memories of their southern Iraqi home in better times. Food is an important cultural lifeline for refugees, who have left almost everything behind to forge new lives in an unfamiliar land.
NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Iman has paid tribute to late husband David Bowie on what would have been their 25th wedding anniversary.
Iman posted a photo of Bowie kissing her forehead on Twitter on Tuesday. The post included the words, "I would walk forever, just to be in your arms again." She tweeted, "June 6th #BowieForever," with the picture.