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  • Dream Team vs. 2012 U.S. Olympic team: Who would win?

    Dream Team vs. 2012 U.S. Olympic team: Who would win?
    The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide. I for one, being of sound mind and...
  • PASSINGS: Dick Harter, Minoru Mori, Michael Hossack

    Dick Harter Former Oregon Ducks coach Dick Harter, 81, the University of Oregon men's basketball coach whose Ducks team ended UCLA's 98-game home winning streak in 1976, died Monday at a South Carolina hospital, according to Island Funeral Home in...
  • Report: Larry Bird to step down as president of Indiana Pacers

    Report: Larry Bird to step down as president of Indiana Pacers
    After being named the NBA Executive of the Year this season, Larry Bird will reportedly step down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Bird took over as president of the team in 2008 and helped transform it into a contender in the East. The Pacers made...
  • Bulls' Derrick Rose named NBA MVP

    Bulls' Derrick Rose named NBA MVP
    On the eve of Chicago Bulls training camp, Derrick Rose famously and rhetorically asked why he couldn't be the NBA's most valuable player. Rose, the Bulls' third-year superstar guard, got his answer Monday: He can. At 22 years, 7 months, Rose, according...
  • Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals

    Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals
    -------------------- Dream Team How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever Jack McCallum Ballantine Books: 336pp., $28 * Igniting the Flame America's First...
  • Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team

    Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team
    As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago. Ewing was one...
  • WQAM's Sid Rosenberg: Mavs win it all or I will ...

    I find that people in Miami are just as quick to compliment my tee-shirt collection as they are my daily talk show. Between "Neil's" in Boca Raton and "The7Line" and "NoMas" up in New York, I have put together quite a collection of authentic team tee-...
  • TNT’s Charles Barkley thinks Otis Smith getting unfair shake, Shaq disagrees

     
    In summary, TNT's Charles Barkley thinks Magic GM Otis Smith isn't getting enough credit for his attempts to keep Dwight Howard while Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith believe the Otis Smith hasn't done enough to keep Howard involved in trade talks....
  • Obama talks sports with ESPN's Bill Simmons [Videos]

    Obama talks sports with ESPN's Bill Simmons [Videos]
    President Obama says he had "Linsanity" before Linsanity was cool. "I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did," Obama said in an interview with ESPN's Bill Simmons for his new site, Grantland. "I've been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for...
  • Putting Jamie Moyer's age in perspective

    Putting Jamie Moyer's age in perspective
    You’ll hear plenty of jokes and quips about Jamie Moyer’s age in the coming days, after the Orioles agreed to a minor-league deal with the 49-year-old lefty yesterday. To get you started, here are a few nuggets to consider about the oldest...
  • Lookingglass captures the ambiguity of baseball's barrier-shattering moment

    Lookingglass captures the ambiguity of baseball's barrier-shattering moment
    There's a moment in "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting," the terrific new show at the Lookingglass Theatre, when the caller of the 1947 meeting, Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, throws a crumpled shirt into the arms of Jackie...