Love's injury a stinger, won't miss time

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CLEVELAND (AP) With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.

One on one.

"It was just a lot of mutual respect," James said of the embrace. "Sometimes what is known doesn't need to be said."

UNC's Williams expected at next game

North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College.

Athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that the ninth-ranked Tar Heels had a previously scheduled day off and would return to practice Thursday ahead of a weekend home game against Pittsburgh. He said Williams was back in his office Wednesday afternoon and the coach's regularly scheduled Friday news conference in Chapel Hill is still on as well. (MORE)

Warriors hit break at 48-4, run now 11

PHOENIX (AP) The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn't the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory.

Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Warriors stormed into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak with a 112-104 victory over the free-falling Suns on Wednesday night. (MORE)

Solo: If Olympics were now, wouldn't go

FRISCO, Texas (AP) U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo asserted that if the Olympics were held today, she would not go out of concern about the Zika virus.

Solo's apprehension about the Rio Games this summer was first reported by Sports Illustrated this week. She reiterated those comments following the U.S. team's 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday night to open the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. (MORE)

OKC asst. Williams' wife dies from crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams died Wednesday evening at a hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash, police said.

The 44-year-old Ingrid Williams was involved in a crash Tuesday night. An oncoming car crossed the center line and hit her SUV just outside of downtown Oklahoma City, said police Capt. Paco Valderrama. That driver was pronounced dead at the scene, Valderrrama said. (MORE)

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