Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

Sports 05/20/19, 16:26

Frank Vogel's goal to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday.Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' latest coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers ...

Big man on court: Nikola Jokic showing off all his skills

Sports 05/06/19, 17:05

Earlier in the playoffs, he was drawing comparisons to Wilt Chamberlain. This week, it's Magic Johnson.As the casual basketball fan — everyone, really — is finding out, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic has no direct comparison.The All-Star center is ...

Lakers, coach Luke Walton part ways after 3 losing seasons

Sports 04/12/19, 15:16

The Los Angeles Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with coach Luke Walton after three losing seasons.Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday.The former Lakers forward went 98-148 in his first permanent head coaching job. ...

Thunder get 6th spot in West with win over Bucks

Basketball 04/10/19, 21:34

Russell Westbrook got his 34th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks' backups 127-116 Wednesday night to lock up the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.Oklahoma City played without injured Paul George, but ...

Analysis: Lakers have opportunity to open new chapter

Sports 04/10/19, 18:12

The Los Angeles Lakers already had plenty of problems to fix during the summer after their sixth straight losing season.Replacing the person in charge of fixing those problems is suddenly at the top of the list.Magic Johnson's shocking resignation as ...

Lakers’ president Magic Johnson abruptly resigns

Basketball 04/10/19, 01:31

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking ...

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers’ president

Sports 04/09/19, 22:06

Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this franchise ...

1st-timers Texas Tech and Virginia face off for NCAA title

Sports 04/07/19, 17:15

For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision.The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been this ...

NBA says no rules broken in Simmons-Johnson meeting request

Sports 02/12/19, 14:14

The NBA says Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons earlier this week.The NBA's relatively quick-moving investigation was initiated after it was revealed that ...

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