Cavaliers: Kobe making last stand in Cleveland

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James knows his basketball history, so he’s fully aware Kobe Bryant will be playing at Quicken Loans Arena for the last time when the Cavaliers host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 8 in a game that will be shown on ESPN.

  • Written by The Medina County Gazette

Big-wave surfers gather in Hawaii for prestigious event

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — "Eddie would go." That's the mantra of the Quicksilver big wave surf competition in memory of Eddie Aikau, a Native Hawaiian surf legend who became famous for riding monster waves and saving hundreds of lives as Waimea Bay's first official lifeguard.

  • Written by CALEB JONES, Associated Press

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin 4 games without pay for punch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward's pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand.

  • Written by BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer