| Apr 17, 2015
| 10:12 PM
They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference — including you, LeBron James.
Yet, there's hardly anyone outside Atlanta who believes the Hawks will make it to the NBA...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 9:15 PM
NEW YORK — Jalen Adams was riding the train into New York, and the idea of playing in the Jordan Brand Classic was sinking in.
"I was amazed," he said. "Growing up, you see people you know playing in it, and it was like, 'Gee, the Jordan Brand...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 4:12 PM
It's been a long time since the Mets were the talk, let alone toasts, of the town, but it was their opener that brought the baseball buzz to the big city on Monday, and reigning rookie of the year Jacob deGrom delivered shutout ball to beat the Phillies,...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Victory is complete although not entirely sweet.
Not as sweet as it should be.
What's the use of victory if you can't stand over your conquest and do a little sack dance while tauntingly exclaiming, "Now, chump, get up and go make me a sandwich!"...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The cleansing process began several days in advance, right after a pro wrestling show cleared out of Staples Center.
The arena needed a thorough scrubbing, and not just with brooms and mops.
Armed with yards of black cloth, workers covered every...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 7:05 AM
CLEVELAND There was a time not long ago when the playoff berth the Cavaliers clinched Friday night would've come with a bigger party and a louder ovation.
They already celebrate every victory like a Game 7 championship by dropping confetti and blowing...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:29 PM
STORRS — Geno Auriemma is coach of the defending national college basketball champions. He remains coach of the Olympic gold medalists.
Auriemma is also a Connecticut resident. And as the NCAA Division I women's tournament starts this weekend at...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 9:27 PM
As kids in Barcelona, Pau Gasol would routinely beat Marc in games of one-on-one. This was to be expected: Pau is more than four years older, and Marc was just 16 when Pau was selected third overall in the 2001 draft. But the Grizzlies' star center swears...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:38 PM
Two weeks after announcing his season was over because of blood clots on his lung, the Miami Heat announced Monday that Chris Bosh is expected to return in time for the start of next season.
In advance of Bosh addressing the media Monday at...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 7:01 PM
How many times in life do we get a chance to be there in person to witness history? To see a country being born, a movement being started, a new frontier being discovered?
Unfortunately, there weren't any fan-filled bleachers there when Neil Armstrong...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:20 AM
J.J. Barea, generously listed at 6-foot, didn't take long to shoot down the notion that it might be time for basketball to raise the rims from 10 feet.
"No," Barea said, shaking his head.
He paused and then smiled.
"That'd be awful for me," he said....