| Mar 14, 2015
| 8:10 AM
Northwestern players celebrated Big Ten victories this season with locker-room eruptions, circling their coach and spraying him with water while jumping up and down.
Chris Collins loved it.
"At Duke, people got spoiled to the winning," he said. "You'...
| Mar 6, 2015
When he was 10, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was catching the beginning of Shaquille O'Neal and the Los Angeles winning three consecutive NBA titles.
A few years before that, the league was dominated by centers such as Patrick Ewing, Hakeem...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:50 PM
He enters the room so silently that you don't notice until he's almost right next to you. He's dressed casually in jeans, a black warm-up jacket and a blue UCLA baseball cap. Quietly, he sits down at a small table.
"Man, I'm so hungry," he says softly....
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:53 PM
After all the strange things happening to the underwhelming Oklahoma City Thunder, their fans could finally pull their hands away from their eyes.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored the second-most points in All-Star game history as the Western...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 10:10 PM
Advantage: Older brother.
The Gasol vs. Gasol story line ended in slight favor of Pau, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds while Marc had six points and 10 rebounds Sunday.
They were the first brothers to start an NBA All-Star game; Sunday's...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:11 PM
Kobe Bryant will miss his second straight All-Star Game in February, out for the season with a torn rotator cuff.
On Friday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver added Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins to the Western Conference All-Star roster as Bryant'...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:24 AM
In the wake of the attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the deadly hostage crisis at a Paris kosher market last week, the Muslim community has once again been thrust into the public eye. This, of course, comes less than a month...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:50 AM
The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Have we seen the last of Kobe Bryant? The Lakers great could miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, which could be career-threatening for a 36-year-old with lots of miles on his body. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:57 PM
I no longer know whether Kobe will play or rest.
I no longer know whether having him on the court helps or hurts the Lakers.
And, with the top-five protected draft pick, I no longer know whether to root for the Lakers to win, or to lose.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center.
You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....