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  • Phil Jackson gives upbeat message to Knicks season-ticket holders

    Phil Jackson gives upbeat message to Knicks season-ticket holders
    It's been a season to forget for the New York Knicks, and that's why team President Phil Jackson is doing what he can to keep season-ticket holders from leaving. In a letter and video message obtained by ESPN that was sent to season-ticket holders...
  • Taylor Murray set for McDonald's All-American Game

    Taylor Murray set for McDonald's All-American Game
    Taylor Murray never worried about disappearing from the national basketball recruiting scene while attending a small high school no Division I coach had likely ever heard of. Annapolis Area Christian School's girls basketball team has never been...
  • UConn's Stewart 1st Team All-American; KML, Jefferson 2nd Team

    UConn's Stewart 1st Team All-American; KML, Jefferson 2nd Team
    It is awards season, and members of the UConn women's basketball team surely will be honored in a variety of ways this month. All of that is well and good, but there are other things to take care of, like winning a national title. This dominant team,...
  • Nerlens Noel: Offense blossoming with 'true point guard'

    Nerlens Noel: Offense blossoming with 'true point guard'
    It started innocently enough. After Monday's 113-111 overtime loss to the Lakers, 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel was asked how playing with point guard Ish Smith has benefited him. Noel replied, "I love that kid. He finds me whenever I'm open. Honestly, he'...
  • Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

    When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he'd be coaching again "quicker than you probably think." It turns out Barnes already had a pretty good idea where he'd end up. Barnes had begun...
  • Ron Heflin, patriarch of Gary basketball coaches, dies at 76

    Ron Heflin, patriarch of Gary basketball coaches, dies at 76
    Ron Heflin, the patriarch of high school basketball coaches in Gary, was a fierce competitor on the basketball court but a gentle, affable soul off it. Heflin, the coach at Roosevelt from 1976-1997, died peacefully on Monday at 7:40 p.m., his daughter...
  • NASCAR fixes Daytona, Talladega qualifying quagmire

    NASCAR fixes Daytona, Talladega qualifying quagmire
    NASCAR is waving a white flag — as in giving up — and ditching the confusing quagmire of group qualifying on the super-speedway tracks of Daytona and Talladega for the rest of 2015. It's back to single-car qualifying, with a "knockout...
  • On and off court, Lewis' Jamie Johnson passes all the tests

    On and off court, Lewis' Jamie Johnson passes all the tests
    How's this for a humorous irony? I had an interview the other day with former Marian Catholic and current Lewis University women's basketball standout Jamie Johnson. The subject was the Elite 89 Award she received at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight...
  • Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd top AP women's All-America team

    Breanna Stewart is among the best players in women's basketball, and she never takes it for granted. Connecticut's star junior earned All-America honors from The Associated Press for the second straight season Tuesday. She was a unanimous choice for...
  • Justise Winslow has become more than just Duke's other freshman

    Justise Winslow has become more than just Duke's other freshman
    Three days after his 19th birthday, Justise Winslow climbed a ladder, snipped a piece of basketball net and wiggled it loose. If there was ever a time to be animated, to let loose a little, it was now. Here in his hometown, Winslow had helped Duke...
  • Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four

    Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four
    So much has been made of the fact that longtime college basketball analyst Bill Raftery will get to work his first Final Four on the TV side of things this weekend in Indianapolis. The popular Raftery has done the radio broadcasts of the Final Four...