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  • David Stern, a real league leader

    David Stern, a real league leader
    Commissioner is a title far too limiting for David Stern. He has been part comedian, part dictator, part visionary, part man on a mission, and there's nothing Ron Artest's fists, Gilbert Arenas' guns or Allen Iverson's wardrobe could possibly do to stop...
  • East pulls out all the stops to beat West, 163-155, in All-Star game

    NEW ORLEANS — Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke. Well, maybe a chuckle is in order. The East wasn't exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that featured a record 318 points and zero blocked shots, but it did manage to stop the...
  • The greatest one-on-one sports rivalries

    The greatest one-on-one sports rivalries
    Like many storied rivalries from the past, the careers of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be forever linked. Although Brady is 10-4 in games against Manning’s teams — Indianapolis and Denver — since the 2004 playoffs they have...
  • Friendship brings Nick Young, Jordan Farmar together on the Lakers

    Friendship brings Nick Young, Jordan Farmar together on the Lakers
    It was a Christmas gift that never appeared on any star basketball player's wish list. Inside the hefty SAT study guide filled with algebra equations and vocabulary teasers was a letter from one high school friend to another, a message of hope for...
  • LeBron's no match for the early '90s

    LeBron's no match for the early '90s
    The two teams duking it out in the NBA Finals offer a stark contrast. The Miami Heat are a product of the NBA's new normal. I like to call it the "Super Friends Era"—a bunch of star players who were already friends and decided to play together....
  • Who's got playoff bragging rights: Chicago or Boston?

    Who's got playoff bragging rights: Chicago or Boston?
    When it comes to metropolitan bragging rights, nothing tops pro sports rivalries. These come in two forms: head-to-head battles and overall performance. With the Blackhawks and Bruins locked in a Stanley Cup Final showdown, hockey bragging rights are up...
  • 3-point showdown: Allie Quigley vs. Mr. Rec League

    3-point showdown: Allie Quigley vs. Mr. Rec League
    Think you could beat a WNBA player at a 3-point contest? I recently got the opportunity to prove my skills against the Sky's Allie Quigley, a 5-foot-10 sharpshooter, at Allstate Arena. We set up our showdown like the NBA All-Star game: 5 shots each from...
  • V. Stiviano shies from public eye amid Donald Sterling controversy

    V. Stiviano shies from public eye amid Donald Sterling controversy
    V. Stiviano's Instagram feed is full of bling — designer handbags, the interior of a Bentley, glamour shots of herself. But on Sunday morning, she was uncharacteristically shy, hiding behind the door of her $1.8-million Spanish-style duplex near...
  • Teel Time: On Kentucky's seed, ACC's decline, UConn breaking champions' mold

    Teel Time: On Kentucky's seed, ACC's decline, UConn breaking champions' mold
    College basketball season is over, but some of us are loath to let go. So before gazing ahead to next season and diving into summer recruiting, some numbers and observations from yet another compelling NCAA tournament. **Rather than marvel at an...
  • BYU's Judkins, A Former Celtic, Says Geno Could Coach Men

    LINCOLN, Neb. – BYU coach Jeff Judkins was drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 1978 NBA draft. You might remember their first-round pick that season: Larry Bird. And after his NBA playing career ended, he served the Utah men (and Rick...
  • During March Madness, fans seek a Cinderella story

    During March Madness, fans seek a Cinderella story
    Most college fans would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Eastern Kentucky basketball team. The school from just south of Lexington has no All-Americans on its roster. The coach isn't famous and the fight song isn't particularly catchy....