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NBA coaches address stresses of job in support of Tyronn Lue

Fred Hoiberg has a couch in his Advocate Center office on which he occasionally will try to snag a 20-minute nap. The pursuit is a nod to the stresses and demands that engulf NBA head coaches, a fact underscored Monday when Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue b…

Mrazek returns with Flyers to face Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings will welcome an old friend back to town Tuesday when they face the Philadelphia Flyers. Flyers goaltender Petr Mrazek was traded to Philadelphia by the Red Wings on Feb. 19, and Mrazek is proving to be the gift that keeps on giving. Philadelphia’s 6-3 win Sunday over the Washington

Celtics’ Smart confident of return for playoffs

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Celtics since 2007 Emmy award-winning videographer Joined in 2009 Follow on Twitter BOSTON — Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week. Smart

Pelicans rookie Jackson has another surgery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say rookie guard Frank Jackson won’t make his NBA debut this season after having follow-up surgery to remove residual scar tissue from earlier right foot operations.

NBA notebook: Cavs coach Lue taking leave of absence

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence as he battles a mystery illness that has forced him to miss all or part of three games this season, the team announced Monday. "After many conversations with our doctors and Koby (…

Polanco suspension hits Twins hard; Escobar next up at SS

About a month ago, Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco learned he had tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The news of his 80-game suspension, including ineligibility for postseason play, hit the Twins hard on Sunday after their …