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  • ASK IRA: Will Spoelstra be looking over his shoulder in '15-16?

    ASK IRA: Will Spoelstra be looking over his shoulder in '15-16?
    Q: I know how crazy this will sound, but hear me out: With Tom Thibodeau likely to still be floating out there as a potential coaching hire, is there any chance Pat Riley goes that route if Erik Spoelstra fails to deliver with a healthy roster? --...
  • Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge best No. 2 picks of last 15 years

    Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge best No. 2 picks of last 15 years
    The Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's lottery, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since 2000, a number of elite players were selected second -- along with many who never lived up to their potential. Kevin Durant...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Can't Fire The Staff, So Pitching Coach Goes

    On The Fly: Red Sox Can't Fire The Staff, So Pitching Coach Goes
    The Red Sox team ERA is 4.86, last in the American League. The biggest reason: the starters. Assembled in the offseason, everyone knew there were questions with the group. So far Rick Porcello is the ace at 4.38, then the ERAs go up from there, as does...
  • 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...