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Tennis: Kyrgios edges Medvedev to win ATP Washington Open title

Shaking off back spasms to blast 18 aces, Australia's Nick Kyrgios kept his composure and captured the ATP Washington Open title Sunday, defeating Russia's 10th-ranked Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4). → Read More

Tennis: Andy Murray reunites with brother Jamie for doubles win

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray moved closer to a singles comeback six months after hip surgery, joining brother Jamie for a doubles victory Wednesday at the ATP Washington Open. → Read More

Tennis: Andy Murray 'quite close' to singles return

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray says he is 'quite close' to being able to play singles matches and a 'best-case scenario' could see it happen at Cincinnati in two weeks. → Read More

International talent lifts Raptors to NBA Finals victory

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam celebrated his first NBA title with the flag of his homeland, Cameroon, draped over his shoulders and hopes to inspire the NBA dreams of young Africans. → Read More

NBA: Family tragedy taught Kawhi to enjoy life and hoops

After coping with the trauma of his father's murder as a 16-year-old, Kawhi Leonard has no difficulty putting basketball in its proper perspective. → Read More

Warriors set for emotional NBA Finals showdown with Raptors

Playing for injured star Kevin Durant in a farewell to the arena when they became a dynasty, the Golden State Warriors are set for an emotional NBA Finals showdown Thursday against Toronto. → Read More

NBA: Playing for Durant, Warriors face emotional must-win test

Inspired by injured teammate Kevin Durant and facing an emotional must-win game, the Golden State Warriors are counting upon resiliency and fighting spirit to stay alive in the NBA Finals. → Read More

NBA: Durant injury sends shock waves across free agency

When Kevin Durant fell to the court with a right Achilles injury, he sent shockwaves across the NBA, some teams having prepared for years to make him huge free agent offers in July. → Read More

Durant's shock injury exit stuns NBA Finals rivals

When Golden State star Kevin Durant went down 12 minutes into his long-awaited comeback game Monday in the NBA Finals, players on both sides were stunned. → Read More

Warriors seek one last win in farewell to NBA's oldest arena

There's one last tipoff coming for the Golden State Warriors at the NBA's oldest arena, with the reigning league champions hoping to pull off one last victory for Oakland fans. → Read More

NBA free agency could make Raptors, Warriors both losers

Defending champion Golden State and the Toronto Raptors are battling for supremacy in the NBA Finals, but both teams could lose superstar talent in upcoming free agency for next season. → Read More

NBA : Durant could return for Warriors in must-win Game 5

Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant, sidelined for a month by a right calf injury, practiced with the defending champions Sunday and could return for the must-win fifth game of the NBA Finals. → Read More

Raptors plan: Stay calm and capture a historic NBA title

With an uncanny calm, the Toronto Raptors have advanced within one victory of a historic NBA title, bringing joyful delight to supporters even as they maintain a stoic manner. → Read More

End of an NBA era looms as Warriors on brink of defeat

Injured and weary, the Golden State Warriors are one loss from the end of their five-year NBA dynasty run at the hands of the upstart Toronto Raptors. → Read More

Raptors' NBA crown can bring Canada hoops legacy full circle

An NBA crown for the Toronto Raptors would bring basketball's legacy full circle for Canada, celebrating its deep roots as birthplace of the sport's inventor and site of the first NBA game. → Read More

NBA Finals: With Kawhi Leonard as focal point, Toronto on cusp of hoops history

Kawhi Leonard, with his cool-as-ice demeanor, scored 36 points to power the Raptors over the defending champion Warriors 105-92 for a 3-1. → Read More

NBA: Raptors think outside the box to stop Warriors in Finals

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse dug out a defensive scheme his own players hadn't seen in the NBA before to shut down the league's top-scoring defending champion Golden State Warriors. → Read More

NBA: Low-key superstar Leonard sets mellow tone for Raptors

You couldn't tell from looking at his stone-faced manner or listening to his monotone remarks, but Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard is having fun in the NBA Finals. → Read More

NBA: Durant out, Thompson uncertain for Finals Game 3

OAKLAND, United States - Injury-hit Golden State will not have Kevin Durant or Kevon Looney for Wednesday's third game of the NBA Finals while guard Klay Thompson remains questionable for the defending champion Warriors. → Read More

Global star players help NBA stretch worldwide growth

The NBA Finals returned to the United States on Monday after the best-of-seven showdown's first games were played in another nation, a sign of the league's growing global impact. → Read More