| Feb 28, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Richard "Rip" Hamilton's youngest son, 4-year-old Parker, has a pretty good handle with the basketball, and can and will take his father to the cup every now and then.
Hamilton, the former UConn All-American, NCAA and NBA champion who officially...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 1:49 PM
In a season when everything has changed for the Miami Heat, Thursday was a day when it seemed as if nothing had changed.
There, on the practice court at the Smoothie King Center, was Michael Beasley, chatting, joking, shooting, getting buckets. And,...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:52 PM
R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Just 15 months after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee, sidelining him for most of a season, the point guard and his team face another decision between two likely surgeries after a new tear was diagnosed this week....
| 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 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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:04 AM
The Bulls know they’ll never get back the original Derrick Rose model. They also must see that they’ll never win a title with the current version.
Rose 2.0 is the version that dances more than drives, can’t play with any consistency...