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  • 'Duck Dynasty,' 'Vikings' lift A&E Networks in second quarter

    A+E Networks, the parent of History, A&E and Lifetime, is on a roll with its original programming. Original shows from the cable programming company, including A&E's "Duck Dynastry" and History's "Vikings" and "Pawn Stars," were among the most-watched...
  • Once upon a time, Michael Vick and Ralph Sampson were Johnny Manziel

    As the Johnny Manziel mini-series descends into the absurd — ESPN has deputized MIT's best and brightest to calculate the latest autograph tally — two names spring to mind: Ralph Sampson and Michael Vick. By today's standards, they had it...
  • No, College Basketball is Not Better Than the NBA

    No, College Basketball is Not Better Than the NBA
    After very much enjoying this year’s National Championship game in which Louisville defeated Michigan, I figured out exactly why: it looked like an NBA playoff game. This goes to an argument that drives me absolutely crazy: no, college...
  • Ex-Terp Steve Blake played crucial role in Lakers making NBA playoffs

    Ex-Terp Steve Blake played crucial role in Lakers making NBA playoffs
    Since Steve Blake went to the Los Angeles Lakers three years ago, the former Maryland point guard had rarely been much of a factor – first playing behind Derek Fisher, then Ramon Sessions and finally this season behind Steve Nash. Many Lakers fans...
  • What would Kobe tweet? Bulls-Nets edition

    What would Kobe tweet? Bulls-Nets edition
    Thanks to an injury, Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) is watching the NBA playoffs from well off the sidelines. So he did what any athlete with a smartphone would do: He angrily live-tweeted the L.A. Lakers' loss to San Antonio in Game 1 on Sunday. Among his...
  • When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM

    When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM
    In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
  • Art of the slam dunk: Miami Heat-themed works go on display

    Art of the slam dunk: Miami Heat-themed works go on display
    This month couldn't be better-timed for collage artist Erika King. While the Miami Heat boys are busy sharp-shooting in the NBA playoffs, her commemorative photo-collages of LeBron, Wade, Bosh and other ballers are on display at Miami Beach's Williams...
  • Kobe Bryant accessorizes with crutches at 'An Unforgettable Evening'

    Kobe Bryant accessorizes with crutches at 'An Unforgettable Evening'
    Kobe Bryant looked dapper in his tux Thursday night at "An Unforgettable Evening" in L.A.  He had to accessorize with crutches, thanks to the torn Achilles that knocked him out of the NBA playoffs, but he seemed to take it in stride as he posed with...
  • A legendary coach's journey of discovery

    A legendary coach's journey of discovery
    Join us to listen to legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson as he talks at a Printers Row event Thursday night with Chicago Tribune sports writer K.C. Johnson. The Chicago Bulls are finished playing for the year, falling to the Miami Heat in the second...
  • NBA playoffs look like football without pads

    NBA playoffs look like football without pads
    Like your basketball rough? Then you must be loving the NBA playoffs, where the physical play is now officially ridiculous, to the point where it’s making a mockery of the game. The Miami Heat’s 99-76 win over the Indiana Pacers Monday to...
  • Seer madness: Readers and I do our duty, predict 2013

     
    With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...