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  • Bryant 'scared' about post-basketball future

    Bryant 'scared' about post-basketball future
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he is “scared” about his future after basketball. Bryant, who turns 36 in August, is under contract with the Lakers for two more seasons. He played just six games last season. After he returned from...
  • On The Fly: Greenwich Resident Wins Authentic Red Sox World Series Rings

    The Red Sox Foundation raised $620,238 in a raffle of World Series rings with the grand prize winner being William D. Forrest of Greenwich, who gets a set of authentic rings from 2004, 2007, and 2013. He may live in Yankees territory, but he is from Maine...
  • Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track

    Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track
    Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni? It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....
  • For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

    For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
    The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But...
  • Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott

    Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott
    Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames. Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
  • Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers

    Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers
    Magic Johnson was on hand on Monday when the Lakers welcomed his former teammate, Byron Scott, as the Lakers' next head coach. Had Scott not taken the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2010, he might have been hired by then-owner Jerry Buss after Phil...
  • Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice

    The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation. The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters. For this,...
  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • LeBron James doesn't seize up, Heat locks down and NBA Finals are tied

    LeBron James doesn't seize up, Heat locks down and NBA Finals are tied
    LeBron James' body held up just fine. So did his playmaking in the final minutes. He continually scored during a sublime third quarter, then let his teammates make the baskets that pushed the Miami Heat past the San Antonio Spurs, 98-96, in Game 2 of...
  • New Producers Flooding Indie TV With Faith and Family Friendly Fare

    Just when it seems that the world's largest media congloms are tightening their grip on the airwaves, an independent TV production boom has erupted in the nation's heartland. In Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana, Michigan and other states,...
  • Reaction to Clippers sale: Yay Steve Ballmer! Boo Donald Sterling!

    Clippers owner Donald Sterling ran his mouth in a racially insensitive manner and is walking away with a cool $2 billion. That seems to be the general reaction of many folks after Thursday's news that Sterling's wife, Shelly, has agreed to sell the team...