DURANT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DURANT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA fines Raptors for Drake’s Durant pitch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298564-77/drake-durant-nba-raptors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298564-77/drake-durant-nba-raptors.html.csp">NBA fines Raptors for Drake’s Durant pitch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:01:02.535-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The NBA has fined the Toronto Raptors for tampering after rapper Drake let Kevin Durant know he was wanted in Canada. Drake is a “global ambassador” for Canada’s NBA club. He was performing at a concert that Durant was attending last week in Toronto when he shouted to the crowd to show the league’s MVP what it would be like if he came to play for the Raptors, causing a loud ovation. An NBA spokesman confirmed the fine, which ESPN.com reported Monday was for $25,000. Durant can become ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298564@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:02 MDT NBA: Cavaliers and Timberwolves set for Love-Wiggins deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273420-77/love-team-deal-durant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273420-77/love-team-deal-durant.html.csp">NBA: Cavaliers and Timberwolves set for Love-Wiggins deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:40:50.823-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They’re about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland’s 50-year championship drought. Love will soon be on his way from Minnesota to Cleveland after the teams reached an agreement in principle to a trade that will send the All-Star forward to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round draft pick, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. They spoke on condition o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273420@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:40:50 MDT Gallery: Sports stars turn out for ESPY Awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192656-77/won-athlete-durant-champion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192656-77/won-athlete-durant-champion.html.csp">Gallery: Sports stars turn out for ESPY Awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Beth Harris</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:12.856-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year’s best performances Wednesday night. Durant also won best NBA player, ending LeBron James’ two-year reign in both categories. “Everybody helped me out along the way,” the Oklahoma City Thunder star said. “My beautiful mom watching at home who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581926562014-07-17T16:43:12.856-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T16:43:12.856-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58192656@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:12 MDT