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  • Despite a spotty preseason, Doc Rivers believes in his team

    Despite a spotty preseason, Doc Rivers believes in his team
    The Clippers have played uneven basketball this exhibition season, but that hasn't stopped their coach from believing he has a special team. The Clippers are 2-5 in the preseason and have given up more than 100 points in each of their losses, yet...
  • Lafayette, Lehigh men's basketball teams hope experience equals wins

    Lafayette, Lehigh men's basketball teams hope experience equals wins
    One by one, the Patriot League's 10 men's basketball coaches stepped to the ArtsQuest Center podium in Bethlehem on Thursday morning. All of them mentioned challenging schedules. Most of them ticked off a bunch of players who return after logging...
  • Arizona easy choice as Pac-12 basketball favorite

    The Sports Xchange By Anthony Gimino, The Sports Xchange Arizona easy choice as Pac-12 basketball favorite Picking the preseason No. 1 in Pac-12 basketball is easy. Predicting which teams come next is mostly a roll of the dice. Arizona was the...
  • Clippers' Doc Rivers: NBA preseason should be reduced to four games

    Clippers' Doc Rivers: NBA preseason should be reduced to four games
    The Clippers play eight exhibition games this preseason, including three sets of back-to-backs. Coach Doc Rivers said he thinks that's just too much and is proposing that the exhibition season should be cut in half. "I think four [games], I really do,"...
  • Orlando Magic sign Nik Vucevic to a 4-year contract extension

    Orlando Magic sign Nik Vucevic to a 4-year contract extension
    The Orlando Magic and center Nik Vucevic have finalized a four-year contract extension that will run through the 2018-19 season, the team announced today. Over his four new seasons, Vucevic can earn $53 million — a figure that will become more...
  • UCLA isn't ready to beat Kentucky just yet but there's time to improve

    Steve Alford acknowledges that the UCLA men’s basketball team won’t be among the best in the nation when this season starts. On paper, the Bruins aren’t the best team in the Pac-12. Right now, they are too young, and there are too many...
  • Mavericks' Jameer Nelson prepares to return to Orlando

    Mavericks' Jameer Nelson prepares to return to Orlando
    Jameer Nelson wonders what Friday night will feel like. He'll step inside Amway Center for the first time since he and the Orlando Magic parted ways. How much emotion will he feel? Will fans cheer him? He wonders. "How couldn't I?" Nelson said...
  • Tying college coaches' contracts to academic progress gets mixed reviews

    Tying college coaches' contracts to academic progress gets mixed reviews
    A proposed policy that would require teams to reach academic benchmarks before their coaches and athletic directors can cash in on performance-based bonuses has drawn mixed reviews. The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents is expected to...
  • NBA roundup: Carter-Williams expected back Nov. 13

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Carter-Williams expected back Nov. 13 The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Michael Carter-Williams established Nov. 13 as the target date for Carter-Williams' return, ESPN.com reported Thursday. Carter-Williams, last...
  • Donald Sterling negotiating dismissal of federal lawsuit against NBA

    Donald Sterling negotiating dismissal of federal lawsuit against NBA
    Attorneys for Donald Sterling and the NBA are negotiating the possible dismissal of his federal antitrust lawsuit against the league, according to court filings Thursday. The development grew out of a meeting last week between Maxwell Blecher,...
  • Analysts don't think Kobe Bryant's effort will be enough for Lakers

    Kobe Bryant will end up sitting out the Lakers' final two exhibitions. To hear some experts talk, he'll need the rest. Jeff Van Gundy, an analyst for ABC/ESPN, noticed "no hesitation or shyness" in Bryant's six-game exhibition run and predicted he would...