| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo, a star in his one-and-done season for USC, has been suspended one game by the NBA for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat on Friday.
Rod Thorn, president of basketball operations for the NBA,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad.
We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Milwaukee Bucks 108 - Lakers 105 (end of regulation)
The only true win for the Lakers on Thursday night in Milwaukee against the Bucks was a loss.
Already out of the playoffs, the Lakers hurt their draft position with back-to-back wins over the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Relevance was fleeting for the USC basketball program.
The Trojans made NCAA tournament appearances in three consecutive years for the first time in school history and were attracting players capable of making them conference championship contenders....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Take that, coaches.
Arron Afflalo responded to his All-Star Game snub in the most constructive way possible: by playing superbly Friday night.
Afflalo led the Orlando Magic to a 113-102 win over the hapless Milwaukee Bucks at Amway Center.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:25 PM
To hardly anyone's surprise, All-Star point guard Chris Paul told the basketball world on Monday that he was going to re-sign with the Clippers.
He went on his @CP3 Twitter account early Monday to announce his return, saying, "I'm IN!!!#CLIPPERSNATION."...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
1. San Antonio
2012-13 finish: 58-24.
Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph.
Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair.
Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Jabari Parker had just sent the Simeon gym into a tizzy.
It was the end of the third quarter of a city tournament game, and Parker dunked home a rebound over and between three Hyde Park defenders as the buzzer sounded.
The stands rocked. His screaming...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Aggressive spending in recent years clogged the Orlando Magic payroll and hampered team executives' efforts to pair Dwight Howard with another star.
But what complicated things in the first place might provide the fastest path back to relevance.
| Aug 13, 2012
| 5:24 PM
When Ravens safety Bernard Pollard got to the NFL, he noticed the veterans playing a card game in their downtime.
And then he saw the sums of money being wagered.
"I've seen people dropping $70,000 or $80,000," he said Monday after practice.