NBPA officers express concern over Oakley-Knicks conflict

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officers with the National Basketball Players Association said Friday that the problems between Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan could impact decisions future free agents make about playing for the New York Knicks.

  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Massimino, Webber among Hall of Fame finalists

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rollie Massimino, who coached Villanova to the 1985 NCAA championship, and Chris Webber are among the 14 finalists for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Host Japan off to winning start at Asian Winter Games

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Japan overpowered defending champion Kazakhstan 6-0 in women's ice hockey on Saturday, the first day of competition at the Asian Winter Games.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NASCAR's Danica Patrick adamant she fairly promoted sponsor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick defended her support of former sponsor Nature's Bakery on Friday and insisted she never promoted any rival products as her racing team and the food company veer toward a court fight.

  • Written by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer