| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Alex Len was 13 years old, a gangly teenager whose body had been shooting up a startling pace from a young age. As he practiced gymnastics at a local school in the small, rural coal-mining town in Ukraine where he lived, Len was motioned over by a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Virginia Tech’s Erick Green was part of a trade-crazed NBA draft Thursday night and landed with the Denver Nuggets.
The Utah Jazz selected Green with the 46th overall pick, midway through the second round, but sent Green to Denver for cash and...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:47 PM
It was just over a year ago when we started to learn the lesson that it's about more than the names.
Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison helped deliver that reality, after jumping aboard the Los Angeles Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant.
| Jun 22, 2013
| 3:08 PM
After an X-ray taken of Alex Len's painful left ankle in early March came back negative, the the former Maryland center told his coaches that the pain began to decrease, a university spokesman said Saturday in explaining why Len didn't undergo an MRI...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Sometimes you wonder what NBA talent evaluators see with all the film they watch and all the pre-draft workouts they conduct and all the fancy scouting metrics they use.
Sometimes you think: OK, fine. So-and-so is projected as a top lottery pick. But...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:22 PM
When he sits down to plan out future schedules, Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett is going to reference issues that arose this season. He's learned some hard lessons about risk and reward.
Bennett will worry about scheduling matters in the...
| Mar 22, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — Albany's players know coach Will Brown isn't jerking their chain. Yes, they can shock Duke on Friday. Yes, they can torch millions of NCAA tournament brackets.
"A 15 (seed) has beaten a two," Brown said Thursday. "So when you talk...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Images of Lehigh's brown and white remain ingrained in the minds of NCAA men's basketball tournament fans nationwide.
From midcourt, John Adams took a few dribbles and threw it down to a huge roar of the crowd.
An outlet pass to Gabe Knutson, who took...
| Mar 23, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — Albany coach Will Brown said Thursday that Duke was the best team in this NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils didn't approach that rare air Friday against Brown's Great Danes.
No, this isn't some Carolina-blue time warp in which Duke...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:53 PM
For the second consecutive season, Creighton has drawn an ACC icon in the NCAA tournament, and once again, Steve Merfeld is the Blue Jays’ lead scout for the matchup.
A former Hampton University head coach, Merfeld is in his second year as a...
| Mar 24, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in 23 years, Duke has three established senior starters and leaders. Moreover, Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly offer compelling stories, collectively and individually.
They've celebrated a national...