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  • Angry Geno Auriemma Calls Out Notre Dame Football Program

    Angry Geno Auriemma Calls Out Notre Dame Football Program
    NEW YORK — He called out Notre Dame. He called out Touchdown Jesus' bank account. Yep, right here in New York, right here on 42nd Street, Geno Auriemma blew the doors off the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Maybe it took someone as cheeky as...
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Pete Newell dies at 93; Hall of Fame basketball coach guided Cal to 1959 NCAA title

    Pete Newell dies at 93; Hall of Fame basketball coach guided Cal to 1959 NCAA title
    Pete Newell, who coached UC Berkeley to the 1959 National Collegiate Athletic Assn. basketball title and was one of only three men to guide teams to National Invitation Tournament, NCAA and Olympic championships, died Monday. He was 93. Newell, a...
  • 'When the Game Was Ours'

    'When the Game Was Ours'
    In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced...
  • Theme cruises go with the flow

    Theme cruises allow passengers to immerse themselves in their passions and interests. Jazz, antiques, baseball -- you name it -- there is a cruise vacation that seemingly deals with the topic. The cruises allow passengers to pursue their common passions...
  • Miami Heat shouldn't count their titles before winning a game

     
    There's no doubt that the Miami Heat should be a formidable foe this season. But like most of you, I was a little taken aback when Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh had their introductory love-fest and started using two hands to count the number of...
  • Is it fair to compare Dwight Howard’s offensive game to past big men?

     
    Dwight Howard’s the best center in the league, and it’s only natural for people to compare him to great big men from the past. Hakeem Olajuwon. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Wilt Chamberlain. Patrick Ewing. David Robinson. What doesn't Howard have in co...
  • Fringe review: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

    It may have been two decades since Bill Russell and Janet Hood's AIDS song cycle first was produced. But the feelings that arise from Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens – feelings of caring, of anger, of love – are still there in...
  • Greenlighting a dream Finals

    Twenty-one years later, they meet again. The Boston Celtics nodded in destiny's direction a day after the Lakers did, bringing together two of the most relevant sports franchises for the NBA Finals. It will be intriguing, laden with superstars and heavy...
  • Knicks' Robinson outdunks Howard

    Call him Krypto-Nate. Nate Robinson tugged on Superman's cape — and won. The diminutive New York Knicks guard beat defending champion Dwight Howard of Orlando in an electrifying slam dunk contest on Saturday night, winning 52 percent of fans'...
  • Infield of dreams

    The kid wasn't playing every day, and he wasn't even a kid anymore. The Dodgers didn't trust him in the field, so they stuck him on the bench. He had heard the Montreal Expos might play him every day, if only the Dodgers would trade him. So Steve...