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  • NBA Western Conference Playoffs: Chris Paul out for Game 6 with hamstring injury

    05/25/2018 10:45:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | 05/25/2018
    Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday. Paul will travel with the Rockets to Oakland, California, for the game, coach Mike D'Antoni said, and will be re-evaluated after the team returns to Houston. "It's obviously not something we wanted," D'Antoni said before Friday's practice. "I hate it for him above all. He's practically won us the past two games. But it's a great opportunity for other guys, and we have plenty to choose from. We'll be ready." Asked if...
  • LaVar Ball Says That His Sons Will Be Billionaires Before LeBron James (VIDEO)

    05/22/2018 12:57:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Total Pro Sports ^ | May 22, 2018 | Darrelle Lincoln
    t seems it’s been a few months since LaVar Ball has given some outrageous hot takes about his sons, but he wasted no time getting back to form. LaVar Ball’s “master plan” was originally to get Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball all on the Los Angeles Lakers roster together, but now, he’s thinking even bigger. The Big Baller Brand CEO wants the Lakers to turn his children into the NBA’s first active billionaires. LaVar was in attendance at the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., when Hoop Journey filmed a conversation between LaVar and the...
  • 25-Year-Old Man Arrested After Posing as 17 to Play High School Basketball

    05/16/2018 4:58:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies ^ | 5/16/18 | TIM DANIELS
    Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley allegedly posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey refugee so he could play boys' basketball at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported the 25-year-old, who also spent time at Skyline High School, was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering with government records. The mother of a 14-year-old female student told the paper he dated her daughter while at Hillcrest High. Gilstrap-Portley, who officials say was operating under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season.
  • James Comey Says He Modeled His Leadership After LeBron James: ‘I Used to Talk About Him (T)

    04/18/2018 8:28:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 4/17/2018 | Trent Baker
    During a Tuesday interview with “Good Morning America,” former FBI Director praised Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, saying he learned a lot about leadership from the future Hall of Fame. “I admire LeBron James, and he’s probably about to find out I used to talk about him all over the FBI and say he illustrates what the endless pursuit of excellence looks like,” Comey told host George Stephanopoulos. He continued, “Every offseason, I’ve read, he tries to find a part of his game to make better — which is crazy, because he’s already better than everybody else. It’s because he...
  • NBA Breaks All-Time Attendance Record for Fourth Straight Year

    04/16/2018 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 37 replies
    SI ^ | 4-12-2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    The NBA broke the all-time attendance record for the fourth straight year with more than 22 million fans attending games this season, the league announced Thursday. The league also set records for average attendance (17,978) and sellouts (741). Records were also set in merchandise sales on, and NBA League Pass subscriptions were up 63% from last season.
  • The Process finally made way for the playoffs, and the 76ers were ready for prime time

    04/15/2018 6:58:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2018 | Michael Lee
    Joel Embiid’s teammates didn’t know what he had planned for the moment The Process finally made way for the playoffs. Since he’s been out for the past two weeks with that left orbital fracture, Embiid has petitioned different companies that make protective face masks with a special request: to give him a half-mask, covering the left side of his face, reminiscent of the one worn by the Phantom of the Opera. “The Phantom of the Process” — as Embiid has dubbed himself with a new social-media hashtag — made his debut before the Philadelphia 76ers hosted Game 1 of their...
  • Glory Days Again, At Last — Loyola Of Chicago's All-Time Basketball Greats

    03/26/2018 10:03:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 26, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    This year, the early rounds of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament served up even more upsets than usual, or so it seemed. Consequently, the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 featured too many uninspiring matchups and, frankly, mediocre games. The main exception was the Kansas-Duke clash — a game for the ages. Fortunately, a good Final Four field has emerged. It features Villanova (second place in the Big East regular season and champion of its tournament); Kansas (the Big Twelve regular season and tournament champ); Loyola of Chicago (the Missouri Valley regular season and tournament champ); and Michigan (fourth place...
  • 98 Year Old NUN, Sister Jean of Loyola-Chicago is the real MVP of NCAA March Madness

    03/22/2018 9:34:43 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Time ^ | Mar 2018 | Cady Lang
    The biggest college basketball fan during this year’s March Madness tournament is a 98-year-old nun by the name of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, Loyola-Chicago’s team chaplain. Sister Jean Dolores, who was on hand to celebrate Loyola-Chicago’s buzzer beater victory over Miami, has been the basketball team’s chaplain since 1994, but has been a Ramblers fan for most of her life, witnessing the last time Loyola-Chicago won a tournament game, years ago. While the nun provides spiritual support and openly prays for victories for the team often asking the Higher Power to do his part so the team can do theirs,...
  • Basketball Great Compares College Hoops to Slavery; ‘Journalist’ Agrees

    03/20/2018 8:08:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 113 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Jay Maxson
    “They [the NCAA] just got a contract from CBS (and TNT), $8.8 billion, and if you are making that, I think you have to share some revenue. You can’t expect people to continue to work for nothing on a false hope of, well this is about education, we are getting you an education, we will feed you. It sounds a little like 400 years ago, like slavery. Stay in your hut. Stay in that little house. We’ll give you some food. You do all of the work. All of it. And I am telling you that I will take care...
  • Texas A&M dominates defending champ North Carolina, advances to Sweet 16.

    03/19/2018 12:09:20 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 11 replies ^ | 03/18/2018 | Connor Riley
    If you had been told that the winner of the North Carolina-Texas A&M game would do so in dominating fashion, the likely assumption would have been that the Tar Heels were headed to play Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. They were the defending champions, entered the game as the higher seed and just looked like the better team during the regular season. Surprise! Texas A&M got whatever it wanted on offense and forced the Tar Heels into one of their worst shooting performances of the season on Sunday. With four players scoring in double figures,...
  • Loyola makes No. 3 seed Tennessee its latest last-second conquest.

    03/17/2018 10:48:08 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 11 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | 03/17/18 | Sam Khan Jr.
    DALLAS -- Sister Jean told Tennessee to "watch out." And now the Vols have become the latest victim of Loyola's March magic. Loyola-Chicago is this season's first double-digit seed into the Sweet 16 after a dramatic 63-62 victory over No. 3 seed Tennessee and it did it with yet another dramatic buzzer-beating finish.
  • Historic loss shows Virginia was built to fail in March

    03/17/2018 5:19:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2018 | Pat Forde
    History made, and the greatest choke in basketball history now on its ledger, it is time to deconstruct the towering fraud that is Virginia basketball. A series of March collapses reached the ultimate low Friday night, when Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers — the No. 1 team in America, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, the alleged apotheosis of a distinct basketball philosophy — lost to No. 16 seed UMBC. It is the first time a No. 1 seed has ever lost to a No. 16 seed, since the tourney expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The 1-16...
  • No. 16 seed UMBC beats No. 1 seed Virginia in biggest NCAA Tournament upset ever

    03/16/2018 9:02:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 17, 2018 | Kyle Boone
    Before Friday, a No. 16 seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed, much less a No. 1 overall seed. They were 0-135. But the University of Maryland-Baltimore County -- yes, the little-known UMBC Retrievers -- proved even the longest of odds aren't totally insurmountable.
  • UMBC becomes first No. 16 seed to beat No. 1 seed in beatdown of Virginia.

    03/16/2018 10:51:19 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 41 replies
    NBC SPORTS ^ | 3/16/2018 | Scott Phillips
    UMBC made sports history on Friday night by becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The America East champions pulled off a shocking 74-54 upset over No. 1 seed Virginia in the South Region.
  • Could NBA's Becky Hammon become first female head coach of men's college basketball team?

    03/16/2018 12:32:35 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | March 2018 | Patricia Babcock McGraw
    On Thursday, the Colorado State athletic department officials announced they want to interview Becky Hammon for their men's basketball head-coaching job. The 40-year-old Hammon, a former WNBA star, played college basketball at Colorado State. She's currently an assistant coach for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. She became the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA in 2014. Some NBA observers believe San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is grooming her to be his replacement when he retires. In terms of Hammon's ability to control boys and young men once they get on campus and develop them into a successful unit,...
  • 20l8 NCAA Tournament:Bracket, scores, schedule and updates for Thursday (3/15/2018) games.

    03/15/2018 11:57:05 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies
    SEC Country ^ | 3/15/2018 | Connor Riley
    Thursday, March 15 No. 7 Rhode Island 83, No. 10 Oklahoma 78, FINAL| CBS | Live updates | Winner plays Duke-Iona No. 3 Tennessee 73, No. 14 Wright State 47, FINAL | truTV | Live updates | Winner plays Miami-Loyola Chicago No. 4 Gonzaga 32, No. 13 UNC Greensboro 23 Halftime | TNT | Live updates No. 1 Kansas 22, No. 16 Penn 21, 3:18 1st half | TBS | Live updates No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Iona 2:45 p.m.| CBS | (Pittsburgh) No. 6 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago 3:10 p.m. | truTV | (Dallas) No. 5...
  • WKU coach Rick Stansbury calls reporter Laura Britt 'honey'(On International Women's Day!)

    03/11/2018 1:50:28 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 48 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 9, 2018 | Brett Bodner
    Rick Stansbury is a jerk no matter what day it is. After Western Kentucky defeated UAB 98-70 in Conference USA Tournament Thursday, Stansbury was disrespectful to Stadium sideline reporter Laura Britt. Britt asked the coach about Western Kentucky's upcoming game against Old Dominion, a team they've beaten twice this year. The reporter wanted to know if they game would be more difficult knowing Old Dominion would be seeking revenge for a 22-point loss on Feb. 24. Stansbury rolled his eyes at the question and addressed Britt as "honey," while answering the question in a condescending way. "Honey, you understand those...
  • Pitt played one of the worst halves of basketball ever

    02/24/2018 5:34:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fenruary 24, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    It’s been a rough year for the Pittsburgh basketball program. In its second year with Kevin Stallings as head coach, the Panthers have not won a single game in conference play and entered Saturday’s home game against No. 1 Virginia with an 8-21 (0-16 ACC) record. With its first half performance against the Cavaliers, Pitt may have finally hit rock bottom. The Panthers went into the half trailing 30-7. Yes, Pitt scored only seven points in 20 minutes of action.
  • Report: Sean Miller May Be Owed Twice As Much By Arizona If He's Fired With Cause

    02/24/2018 5:13:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Deadspin ^ | February 24, 2018 | Chris Thompson
    Ah, now here is a sensible way to write a contract: make sure you include in there some significant monetary incentive for behavior that breaches the terms of the contract. Darren Rovell âś” @darrenrovell JUST IN: Sean MillerÂ’s contract, as written, somehow pays him more for getting fired with cause than without cause. So if Miller is fired with cause, Arizona will owe him approximately $5 million more ($10.3 million versus $5.15 million) than if they fired for no reason.
  • FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

    02/24/2018 3:46:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2018 | Mark Schlabach
    FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources familiar with the government's evidence told ESPN.