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Column: no April, May or June Madness in NBA

ATLANTA (AP) -- ATLANTA (AP) - If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship....

Kawhi Leonard waits for Spurs spotlight

The tone in Kawhi Leonard's voice never changes....

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer....

Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline....

NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

MIAMI (AP) -- Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast....

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured....

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades....

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After his death, Garcia Marquez book sales soar

NEW YORK (AP) -- The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has brought his classic "One Hundred Years of Solitude" to the top of best seller lists....

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels....

Garcia Marquez: More than just a magic realist

NEW YORK (AP) -- Magic realism was only one of his gifts. From crime stories and village folklore to romance and satire, Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought poetry to virtually every popular genre....

'GMA' promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing

NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on "Good Morning America."...

WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction....

Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint....

Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) -- First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival....

Finding your inner comedian tougher than it seems

NEW YORK (AP) -- Since I was young, I've always made my friends and family laugh. That's because I've always found myself in funny situations - and I have a knack for self-deprecating humor....

Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

NEW YORK (AP) -- A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month....

In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

NEW YORK (AP) -- A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny....

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