| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:44 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 11:04 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 4:48 PM
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....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:15 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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....
| Mar 7, 2014
The basketball courts that I grew up playing on were barebones: netless rims, blacktop asphalt that burbled in summertime, a chain-link fence that hugged the baseline like an extra defender. That didn't matter to me; Riverside Park was a sanctuary.