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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Report: Troy Murphy chooses Celtics over Heat

After getting a buyout from Golden State and agonizing over whether to play for Miami or Boston, free agent Troy Murphy has chosen the Celtics, according to ESPN. Murphy, who has played in more games than any other active player...

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Report: Mike Bibby is likely headed to Miami Heat

Updated at 2:52 p.m. Carlos Arroyo has been released by the Miami Heat, who now have a roster spot available and are expected to give it to Mike Bibby. Filed at 8:52 a.m. Having told the Washington Wizards "your...

By Cindy Boren  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Cuban vs. Bissinger: NBA owner and journalist have Twitter smackdown

UPDATE: 3/1/11 at 11:45 p.m. Buzz Bissinger and Mark Cuban did indeed have their courtside chat Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, where Cuban's Mavericks beat the 76ers. According to Bissinger's tweets, it was a civil 15-minute discussion about...

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Carmelo Anthony says he'd never leave the way LeBron James did

Carmelo Anthony is in the process of leaving the Denver Nuggets in a death-by-paper-cuts trade that may or may not take place before this century ends. But he knows this much: While his situation may be "complicated," he won't leave...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:46 PM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Shaquille O'Neal has dignified reaction to news of $35,000 fine

Shaquille O'Neal took the news that he'd been fined $35,000 by the NBA for remarks critical of officiating in a Nancy Kerrigan-x-50 manner. Oh, if only Brett Favre had reacted the same way. "In 20 years of playing in the...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Gilbert Arenas' shot is sweet...except for the pesky NBA rulebook

Gilbert Arenas came thisclose to a sweet little three-quarter-court halftime buzzer beater in the Orlando Magic's victory Monday night in New Jersey. Too bad the shot clock is out of bounds (or OOB, which is boo spelled backwards). Speaking...

By Cindy Boren  |  12:29 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Shaq turns into Maestro Shamrock with Boston Pops

Shaquille O'Neal ... from cops to Pops. He hung out with law-enforcement types in Florida; now, in Boston, he's Maestro Shamrock, filling in as guest conductor of the Boston Pops for a few songs ("Sleigh Ride," "Can You Feel...

By Cindy Boren  |  06:44 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Joe Smith, Sasha Vujacic part of Lakers, Rockets, Nets trade

Updated at 12:54 p.m. The Los Angeles Lakers have made it official, announcing that they have traded Sasha Vujacic and a 2011 first-round draft pick to the New Jersey Nets for veteran forward Joe Smith as part of a...

By Cindy Boren  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/14/2010

LeBron James' basket is a thing of beauty as Heat streak reaches nine

The Miami Heat beat the New Orleans Hornets for their ninth straight win Monday night and, really, nobody is terribly worried about them, their egos or their wallets any more....

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Report: President Obama, Los Angeles Lakers to hold community event in D.C.

While the Los Angeles Lakers are in Washington to play the Wizards on Tuesday, they plan to squeeze in a visit with President Barack Obama. Rather than the usual White House ceremony honoring champions, though, Obama and the Lakers will...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/02/2010

President Obama on LeBron James' return to Cleveland

It's official: The only person in America with an unexpressed opinion about the return of LeBron James to Cleveland tonight has been heard from. President Barack Obama, according to the White House pool report, said of the Cavs-Miami Heat game:...

By Cindy Boren  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Miami Heat plane lands safely after having 'flap issue' on a wing

Call it karma. Feel free to snark that the Miami Heat hasn't gotten off the runway at all this season. Or that the team's airplane, like the Heat, is all engine and no flaps. The team's airplane experienced mechanical problems...

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Marcus Jordan gets his first collegiate dunk as he follows in Michael Jordan's footsteps

Is it the shoes? Nope, it's the genes. Marcus Jordan, a 6-3 sophomore guard, got the first dunk of his collegiate career Tuesday night as his Central Florida team beat Stetson 85-58 in Deland, Fla. Jordan finished with 15 points,...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:27 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Stan Van Gundy: Phil Jackson's comments 'inappropriate,' 'ignorant'

Stan Van Gundy, whose Orlando Magic play the Miami Heat tonight, was none too thrilled at being looped into the conversation about a possible Miami Heat coaching change by, of all people, Los Angeles Lakers Coach Phil Jackson. "Phil has...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:10 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Death of toddler at Staples Center ruled an accident by L.A. coroner

The death of a child who fell from a Staples Center luxury box after the Lakers' game Sunday night has been ruled an accident. According to the L.A. County coroner, an autopsy of 2-year-old Lucas Anthony Tang showed multiple traumatic...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson can envision a coaching change with Miami Heat

Pat Riley, coach. Like it hasn't happened before. (Los Angeles Times) Updated at 1:30 p.m. Erik Spoelstra fires back: .bbpBox7499441959342080 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/12472295/Sun-Sentinel_Logo.jpg) #C6E2EE;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author...

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Investigation continues into death of child at Staples Center

The death of 2-year-old Lucas Anthony Tang, who fell from a Staples Center luxury suite Sunday night, remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division. The child managed to climb over a safety railing made of glass...

By Cindy Boren  |  07:50 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Child dies after 50-foot fall after Lakers-Warriors game at Staples Center

Updated at 2:55 p.m. The parents of a 2-year-old who was killed when he fell 50 feet from a luxury suite at Staples Center had been taking photos of him shortly before he fell. Los Angeles Police Department officials told...

By Cindy Boren  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Eva Longoria, Tony Parker in 'Summer Nights'

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Now, it's just the world's most unfortunate spoof of "Grease," starring Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker. Why not? So there, beneath the worst rug to not belong to Travolta,...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Rick Barry speaks on Eva Longoria-Tony Parker split; Tony Parker does not

What were the chances that Pro Basketball Hall of Fame forward Rick Barry -- the only player to win scoring titles in the NCAA, the NBA and ABA -- would enter into the conversation swirling about the divorce between Eva...

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:21 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Greg Oden is out for the season, needs microfracture surgery on left knee

Greg Oden is 3-for-4, in a really awful way: that's how many of his NBA seasons have ended because of an injury. Oden, the Portland Trail Blazers center who was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, will...

By Cindy Boren  |  05:21 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Report: Eva Longoria files for divorce from Tony Parker

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker in September. (Reuters) Tony Parker is heading from a basketball court to a divorce court. "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria [not this person] has filed papers to end their three-year marriage in Los Angeles...

By Cindy Boren  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/15/2010

LeBron James, candidate for Time's Person of the Year (it's been that kind of year)

LeBron James of the Miami Heat is one of 25 candidates for Time's Person of the Year award and the only athlete, unless you count the Chilean miners because one of them finished the New York City Marathon, on the...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 11/13/2010

Kevin Love puts together NBA's first 30-30 game since 1982

Kevin Love? Kevin Love! The Minnesota Timberwolves power forward put together a game like the NBA hasn't seen in years: he scored 31 points and had 31 rebounds, becoming the first player since Moses "If you ain't got the ball,...

By Cindy Boren  |  05:54 AM ET, 11/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 11/12/2010

The Heat can't generate any against Celtics ... again

Updated at 11:05 a.m. The Miami Heat, despite the presence of the Three Basketeers, are perilously close to being a .500 team and they're in an 0-2 hole against the Boston Celtics. Worse, they're speaking in respectful, nearly reverential tones...

By Cindy Boren  |  06:26 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Allen Iverson arrives in Istanbul, ready to play hoops

Allen Iverson has arrived in Turkey -- finally...after missing his flight last week -- and, as colleague Michael Lee points out, photos of his arrival make it look as if he's in a hostage situation. Maybe he's just overwhelmed by...

By Cindy Boren  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Is 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' disturbing or just really cool?

If you watched any fubball at all yesterday, you saw the ad for "Call of Duty: Black Ops," featuring Kobe Bryant, Jimmy Kimmel and lots of stuff exploding. Sounds like a cool combo, no? But it's not entertaining in the...

By Cindy Boren  |  08:12 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Kevin Garnett on Charlie Villanueva incident: 'I'm a passionate player'

Kevin Garnett responded verbally to Charlie Villanueva's accusation that he'd called him "a cancer patient." First, Garnett issued a statement that seemed as if it were, perhaps, the work of a PR person or manager and drew Twitter attention for...

By Cindy Boren  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Kobe Bryant keeps Lakers rolling and says he'll play in London Olympics

Kobe Bryant passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and now holds the Lakers' record for career minutes, his Lakers are 5-0 (hi, LeBron) after crushing Sacramento 112-100 with a triple-double from Bryant, but the Olympics have been on his mind. Bryant, who had...

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 11/03/2010

Kevin Garnett's apology to Charlie Villanueva generates waves of trash talk

The minute Kevin Garnett issued a statement of apology for allegedly calling Charlie Villanueva "a cancer patient," you knew this was going to happen. Gadzooks and great Odin's raven, my good people, there was just something about the way the...

By Cindy Boren  |  06:49 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Knicks explore possibility of moving Wizards game to New Jersey

Updated at 4:39 p.m. Madison Square Garden should be open again in time for the New York Knicks game against the Washington Wizards on Friday night, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "If they made any mistakes, they were...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Charlie Villanueva ready to fight Kevin Garnett over 'cancer patient' comment

Updated at 4:33 p.m. Kevin Garnett has responded to Charlie Villanueva's accusation that KG called him a "cancer patient." "My comment to [Villanueva] was in fact 'You are cancerous to your team and our league,' " Garnett said in a...

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Knicks' game against Magic at Madison Square Garden is postponed

The New York Knicks' game against the Orlando Magic tonight at Madison Square Garden has been postponed because of an unplayable court and their next game, against the Wizards, may be in jeopardy as well. During cleaning at the Garden,...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 11/01/2010

Maurice Lucas remembered for key role in Portland Trail Blazers' championship

Maurice Lucas, the man Bill Walton called the greatest Trail Blazer of all time, died Sunday at the age of 58, so let's take a moment to remember the guy who was known as an enforcer, who helped a small-market...

By Cindy Boren  |  07:56 AM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/31/2010

Report: Miami Heat is shopping for a point guard

Know what the Miami Heat could use? Besides a little publicity? A point guard. The defense has played well, limiting the first three opponents to an average of 88 points a game for the 2-1 Heat, but ESPN's Ric Bucher...

By Cindy Boren  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Report: Delonte West, Von Wafer scuffle during Celtics' walkthrough

Boston may not be big enough for both Delonte West and Von Wafer. The two Celtics got into an altercation during a walk-through and had to be separated by teammates this afternoon, according to a Hoopsworld report. During a three-on-three...

By Cindy Boren  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Heat home debut of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh not a sellout

Pssst. Don't say anything, but it turns out that that big NBA game tonight featuring the South Beach Heat in the regular-season home debut of the Three Basketeers isn't a sellout. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and some other...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Miami Heat's home opener is hot ticket at $25,884 for two courtside seats

Two courtside seats to tonight's regular-season South Beach debut for the Miami Heat -- and debut of the hugely hyped Three Basketeers -- sold on StubHub.com for $25,884, company spokesman Glenn Lehrman told the Associated Press. The average price per...

By Cindy Boren  |  05:26 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Miami Heat increases security after turning up star power with LeBron James

The Three Basketeers took their first step toward going 81-1, beating the 76ers 97-87 on Wednesday night in Philadelphia in the second game of the LeBron James-Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh era. They've had a little extra company in their first two...

By Cindy Boren  |  10:07 AM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Justin Bieber gets Phil Jackson's championship ring ... on loan

Chances are, after you realized that wasn't Tom Brady sitting courtside for the Lakers' season opener Tuesday night in Los Angeles, you had one of those orange-juice burps when you realized Justin Bieber was wearing a championship ring. Relax. The...

By Cindy Boren  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Lakers get hot, Heat does not ... but it's still a wee bit early

The NBA season is a slog, not a sprint, but if you were going to score the first night, you'd have to give the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant the edge over the less-than-thrilling Miami Heat threesome. At...

By Cindy Boren  |  07:44 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Report: Allen Iverson will sign contract to play in Turkey

There were no takers in the NBA, so Allen Iverson has reached agreement on a deal to play in Turkey, according to a Yahoo report. Iverson's incentive-laden deal with Besiktas of the Turkish pro league reportedly is for two years...

By Cindy Boren  |  05:55 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Ron Artest loves Celine Dion. Really. Or so he says.

Yes, that's Ron Artest, not Joaquin Phoenix, doing a revealing interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The best part? The T-shirt advertising his iPhone app? The revelation that his favorite warbler is Celine Dion? Could be that he's selling his NBA...

By Cindy Boren  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Miami Heat's Mike Miller sidelined after hurting his thumb in practice

Miami Heat swingman Mike Miller is undergoing an MRI to determine the severity of a thumb injury he suffered during practice Wednesday. "It was just a drill," Coach Erik Spoelstra told the Sun-Sentinel. "He got it caught in a jersey...

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Steve Francis arrested after incident at LA International Airport

Former Maryland and NBA player Steve Francis was arrested Thursday night at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. Francis, who appeared intoxicated and was created a stir at a ticket counter, reportedly was taken into custody about 10 p.m. by...

By Cindy Boren  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Kobe Bryant says he'd beat LeBron James in one-on-one game

There's probably a less than zero chance that Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will settle the matter of who's the better player with a one-on-one game (ESPN's "The Matchup"), but It's fun to think about. And even more fun to...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 09/15/2010

Ines Sainz incident prompts NFL to send conduct memo to teams

The NFL has sent a memo to all teams, reminding them of rules regarding equal access by media members and conduct by players in the wake of Ines Sainz's experience with the New York Jets, according to an Associated Press...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:41 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 09/01/2010

Shaq vs. Justin Bieber battle goes to ... Bieber (sort of)

Perhaps he should have gone Shaq Fu on the kid. That would have served the whippersnapper right. In one of the greatest sporting upsets in the history of totally staged events designed to get page views and ratings in the...

By Cindy Boren  |  07:29 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Michael Jordan, Kwame Brown together again in Charlotte

Michael Jordan just doesn't know how to quit Kwame Brown. Brown, drafted by Jordan with the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NBA draft, will sign with the Charlotte Bobcats, the team Jordan now owns, according to ESPN.com. Brown's agent,...

By Cindy Boren  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Lance Stephenson arrested, accused of assaulting girlfriend

Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and menacing after being accused of pushing his girlfriend down a flight of concrete stairs. Stephenson allegedly caused Jasmine Williams, his 21-year-old girlfriend and mother of his child,...

By Cindy Boren  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/10/2010

Shaq joins Celtics but draws the line at Boston accents

Shaquille O'Neal wore the right clothes -- a natty suit with a bowtie -- for his introduction as the newest member of the Boston Celtics. He said the right words -- he spoke of the Celtics' "rich tradition of winning"...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/10/2010

Tracy McGrady signs one-year deal with Detroit

The Detroit Pistons have signed Tracy McGrady for a one-year, $1.3 million deal, sources have told Yahoo's Adrian Wojnaroski. According to Woj: After internal discussions over the weekend, and conversations on Monday with agent Arn Tellem, the Pistons and McGrady...

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/09/2010

LeBron's girlfriend not thrilled with move to Miami

LeBron James is "taking his talents to South Beach," but that doesn't mean his longtime girlfriend was part of "The Decision." Savannah Brinson, mother of James' two sons, told Harper's Bazaar: "Personally, Miami was not my favorite place. Vacationing there...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Van Gundy: Miami Heat will be almost unbeatable

Jeff Van Gundy says the Miami Heat will be so good this year that they will break the Chicago Bulls' win record, topple the Lakers' consecutive-games winning streak and "will never lose two games in a row." They're so good...

By Cindy Boren  |  07:59 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Shaq, Celtics close to a deal?

Shaquille O'Neal and the Boston Celtics are closing in on a one-year deal, according to the Boston Globe. Frankly, those reports have been out there for a while now, since the days when this here blog was still cookin' in...

By Cindy Boren  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 08/03/2010

LeBron James takes out ad to say thanks -- to Akron

LeBron James continues his scorched-earth policy, with today's installment a full-page ad in his hometown newspaper, the Akron Beacon Journal, thanking fans and telling them that Akron will always be his "central focus" even though he's going to be taking...

By Cindy Boren  |  09:55 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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