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  • In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer

    04/26/2017 8:01:35 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    KETV ^ | Apr 26, 2017 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI
    As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension. Basketball Without Borders has visited cities across the globe since 2001, using the sport to promote cultural understanding and active living. The first camp was held in Italy, but brought together Vlade Divac and Toni Kukoc, teammates on the former Yugoslavian national team that grew estranged during the political turmoil that ensued as the country fractured. Now the NBA and FIBA are going to...
  • Russell Westbrook leaves court after losing series, no handshakes

    04/26/2017 3:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | April 25, 2017 | Larry Brown
    Russell Westbrook was not in the mood for postgame handshakes after his Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 5 of their playoff series in Houston on Tuesday night. The Thunderís season came to an end with their 105-99 defeat to the Rockets in Game 5 of their series. TNT, which televised the game, showed Westbrook marching straight into the tunnel and off the court immediately following the defeat:
  • Hamidou Diallo declares for draft before playing his first game for Kentucky

    04/24/2017 8:30:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Kentucky may have produced its first none-and-done. Heralded shooting guard Hamidou Diallo announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he is declaring for the NBA draft without ever playing a game for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-5 wing is not hiring an agent, so heíll have until May 24 to withdraw from the draft and return to school if he chooses.
  • Maryland president thinks UNC will receive death penalty for academic fraud

    04/12/2017 8:01:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 24 replies ^ | 04/11/2017 | wire
    University of Maryland President Wallace Loh says he thinks the NCAA's current investigation into former conference rival North Carolina would lead to a shutdown of athletic programs at the university. Loh made the comments last week during a Maryland senate meeting last week.
  • LaVar Ball on UCLA losing in March Madness: 'You can't win no championship with 3 white guys'

    04/08/2017 4:04:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | Emmett Knowlton
    "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow," LaVar told The Orange County Register on Thursday. "I told Lonzo, 'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they're right there." This season, UCLA started three white players: TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Thomas Welsh.
  • LaVar Ball: 'Slow white guys' kept UCLA from winning title, Lonzo played hurt in loss

    04/07/2017 7:46:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 6, 2017
    UCLA's season is done and Lonzo Ball is headed to the pros, but his dad has plenty more to say. In an interview with the Orange County Register, Ball discussed the Bruins' tourney exit, heaping the blame on UCLA's white players for being unathletic and revealing Lonzo apparently had a hamstring injury.
  • Georgetown hires former star player Patrick Ewing as coach

    04/03/2017 2:23:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 3, 2017 | Staff
    Georgetown has hired former star player Patrick Ewing to be the school's new head coach, the team announced. He replaces John Thompson III, the son of Ewing's former coach with the Hoyas, John Thompson Jr.
  • Gonzaga Beats South Carolina to Reach NCAA Final

    04/01/2017 7:56:10 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 42 replies ^ | 4-1-2017 | Karen Crouse
    Gonzaga, making its 19th consecutive N.C.A.A. tournament appearance, advanced to its first national championship final with a 77-73 victory against South Carolina at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bulldogs will face either North Carolina or Oregon in Monday nightís championship game.
  • The debate over resting NBA players: It's the fans who get hurt

    04/01/2017 10:58:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2017 | Paul Coro
    NBA commercials, billboards and game tickets promote its star power. The spectacle of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook squaring off is mentioned more than the teams involved. So, itís no surprise that the absence of a superstar has drawn debate, surprised television viewers and disappointed game goers in recent weeks. Visiting baseball players can skip a night and still be seen on another night of the series. Football players gear up for only 16 games, normally with six days of rest. Golf and tennis stars play in or withdraw from tournaments at their discretion. In the NBA, a news cycle...
  • Mississippi State stuns UConn 66-64 in Final Four to end Huskies' 111-game win streak

    03/31/2017 11:31:17 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | Doug Feinberg
    UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.
  • NC Repeals Tranny Bathroom Bill - Liberals & Transgenders Blame Basketball - 2min

    03/30/2017 7:36:22 PM PDT · by bogusname · 35 replies
    North Carolina rolled back its controversial law dictating which public restrooms transgender people must use, following pressure from businesses and the NCAA. Scott Pelley reports.
  • Death threats to a ref Ė the lunatics are threatening to overtake Kentucky's fan base

    03/30/2017 7:23:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 29, 2017 | Pat Forde
    Kentucky has the best and worst fans in college basketball. Both of them in large quantities. More good than bad, definitely, but the bad is not an insignificant number. When the Wildcats are eliminated in the NCAA tournament, guess which faction takes over? The lunatics. The freaks. The no-lifers whose sole coping mechanism is to lash out and blame someone because the young adults wearing their schoolís jerseys lost a game to young adults wearing another schoolís jerseys. And their target is almost always the officials.
  • California ignores travel ban to anti-LGBT states so UCLA can play in the Sweet 16

    03/25/2017 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Outsports ^ | 3/22/17 | Cyd Zeigler
    UPDATE: A spokesperson for Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian has confirmed that UCLA is funding part of the cost for the basketball teamís trip to Tennessee. Like a shell-game, they claimed that it isnít state funds that are going to this trip ó those funds are used for other things, like paying the salaries of people going on the trip and supporting the trip. Nazarianís spokesperson said these funds are coming from ticket sales and other sources. Itís like a shell game. Just move funds around to limit exposure and liability. The funds that are going to pay for this trip could...
  • LeBron James To LaVar Ball: ĎKeep My Family Out Of Thisí

    03/22/2017 4:01:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Big Lead ^ | March 21, 2017 | Ryan Phillips
    LaVar Ball has done it again, he's ticked off yet another NBA superstar. This time, it's LeBron James firing back at the irritating father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball. On Tuesday, James responded to LaVar saying his kids were in a better position to succeed long-term than LeBron's. James was having none of that and fired back:
  • Is this the worst NCAA tournament loss in Duke history?

    03/20/2017 3:35:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Chris Chase
    Take your jaw off the floor. We'll wait. The mighty Duke Blue Devils, one week ago crowned ACC tournament champions and discussed as a probable No. 1 seed, were handed a a stunning loss on Sunday night to the feel-good South Carolina Gamecocks, a team that hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973 and had†never seen the Sweet 16. The ACC blue blood losing to the SEC also-ran was surprising enough, but†even more so given†that SC was†7-35 from the floor at halftime with the game playing out just as everyone expected. Then, out of nowhere, the Gamecocks shot 71%...
  • Baylor women win by 89 in most-lopsided NCAA Tournament game

    03/19/2017 8:37:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AP ^ | March 18, 2017 | Stephen Hawkins
    By doing the things that coach Kim Mulkey had been emphasizing since a rare Big 12 Tournament loss, the Baylor Lady Bears opened the women' NCAA Tournament with an overwhelming record-setting performance. It also helped that the Lady Bears, with three post players at least 6-foot-4, were much bigger than NCAA first-timer Texas Southern.
  • How to watch the NCAA tournament while at work (basketball live thread)

    03/16/2017 8:48:14 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2017 | Chris Ciaccia
    Every game will be streamed live via the NCAA March Madness Live mobile app. Itís available for free on the App Store and Google Play, so basketball fans can watch all the buzzer beaters and Cinderella stories on their iPhones and Android phones. Fans can also watch games that are broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV on their desktop computer and other mobile devices. Links to CBS Sports for the iPhone and Android devices can be found
  • No NCAA Bracket for Trump

    02/17/2017 2:53:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 50 replies ^ | 002/17/2017 | Kemberley Kaye
    The network reached out to Trumpís staff and invited the president to fill out a bracket on-camera, just as President Barack Obama had the past several years. The network recently received word that Trump has passed. An ESPN spokesman said in a statement: ďWe expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.Ē White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email to The Washington Post: ďWe look forward to working with ESPN on another opportunity in the near future.Ē Neither the White House nor ESPN had any details on what other opportunities...
  • Basketball Game Breaks Out at Big East Fight

    03/09/2017 6:23:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | John Punder
    Chris Mullin and John Thompson screamed at each other and the St. Johnís and Georgetown players at Madison Square Garden seemed near to blows as cheer leaders scattered and referees started issuing technical fouls and a flagrant and screamed at players to separate.
  • Why the skyhook isn't a part of today's game

    03/07/2017 7:24:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2017 | Chris Mannix
    FantasyNFL NBATHE VERTICALNHLNCAABMMAGolfMLBSoccerNASCARTennisNCAAFRivalsBoxingCyclingWNBANCAAWHorse RacingEsportsShopHelp NBA HomeFantasy BasketballScores/SchedulesStandingsStatsTeamsPlayersDraftAdrian WojnarowskiBall Don't LieOddsVideoTicketsShop NBA On Yahoo Sports Broken leg may end Andrew Bogut's season with Cavs just one minute after it started Why the skyhook isn't a part of today's game Chris Mannix The Vertical Yahoo SportsMar 6, 2017, 2:52 PM Kareem Abdul-Jabbar uses the skyhook against the Mavs' James Donaldson in 1988. (AP) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar uses the skyhook against the Mavs' James Donaldson in 1988. (AP) More Where has the skyhook gone? Donít ask Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The master of the move is as befuddled as anybody as to why the weapon he...