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  • For starters: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat

    For starters: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat
    A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. game between the Heat and Hornets at AmericanAirlines Arena (TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish), with Whiteside, Birdman...
  • On The Fly: More Big East Honors For PC's Kris Dunn

    On The Fly: More Big East Honors For PC's Kris Dunn
    It has been a breakout season for Providence guard Kris Dunn, the former New London High standout who has battled a shoulder injury in college. The sophomore has averaged 15.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 7.4 assists, emerging as one of the best...
  • On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA

    On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA
    R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East...
  • Should Magic tank for Okafor now?

    Should Magic tank for Okafor now?
    The Magic are back to a place they didn't really want to be: the lottery race. They are in the thick of it again after a free-fall. Now looms an intriguing dilemma I shouldn't bring up after so much losing cost Jacque Vaughn his job and fans so much...
  • UConn Men's Insider: Active Time For Former Huskies In NBA

    UConn Men's Insider: Active Time For Former Huskies In NBA
    It was an eventful first week of 2015 for former Huskies in the NBA. •Kemba Walker had a big night Wednesday, scoring 31 points, including a game-winning basket against New Orleans. It was Walker's third 30-point game in a row for the Bobcats,...
  • UConn vs. South Florida: Setting the Scene at Sun Dome

    TAMPA, Fla. – We’re about half an hour away from the start of UConn vs. South Florida. The Bulls and Huskies are out on the court for their layup drills. Let’s set the scene: The students are back on campus here at USF, so there...
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston
    Whether he goes to Duke or the NBA, Shaun Livingston realizes he is blessed to be facing a decision most everyone else can only dream about. As a first option, there's Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has won over Livingston's family--especially...
  • Heat granted $2.65 million cap exception for McRoberts' injury

    Heat granted $2.65 million cap exception for McRoberts' injury
    For the first time since July, the Miami Heat have more than pocket change to spend on personnel. The NBA has granted the Heat a $2.65 million disabled-player salary-cap exception in the wake of forward Josh McRoberts undergoing knee surgery earlier...
  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor Poses A Huge Problem For UConn

    Duke's Jahlil Okafor Poses A Huge Problem For UConn
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jahlil Okafor was in the middle of a historic night. By halftime against Elon, he already had a double-double. "My teammates were in my ear, telling me they wanted me to be dominating," Okafor said after Duke's victory...
  • ASK IRA: Is a Wade-centric offense best for Deng, Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is a Wade-centric offense best for Deng, Heat?
    Q: Dwyane Wade is scoring but over-dribbling. He is not young enough to beat a lot of guys off the dribble. The ball is therefore is not moving. We can and must do better. -- Leon, Miami. A: You raise a good point about what transpired Wednesday night...
  • Long(shot) list of players fits within Steve Nash disabled exception

     Long(shot) list of players fits within Steve Nash disabled exception
    The Lakers were granted a $4.85 million disabled-player exception on Tuesday for injured point guard Steve Nash. What that means for a future Lakers' acquisition isn't as straightforward. The exception is a spending tool that can be used to add one...