| Apr 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — Nene grinned, grabbed the bottom of the net and gleefully swung side to side while waiting for his turn during a post-practice mid-range shooting competition on Thursday with teammate Trevor Booker. Every time Booker made a shot, he...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:30 PM
For years, Akil Patterson wouldn't tell the world who he really was: a gay man playing Division I college football.
His secret weighed on him, frightened him, confused him, taking on a life all its own.
In lonely periods, the former University of...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Jimmer, Rubio look good
Every NBA season presents surprises, but the fact Jimmer Fredette is more than just a shooter has to rank up there for this crazy campaign. Fredette still makes rookie mistakes, but his decision-...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Go ahead, admit it. You like this LeBron James.
You like our country's best basketball ambassador at the Olympics, the greatest all-around player in the world already proving it at these Games.
You like how James defers to elder statesman Kobe Bryant...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Bulls won’t have to wait long to try to show Carmelo Anthony what he missed joining.
The NBA released the 2014-15 schedule Wednesday evening and the Bulls, who aggressively pursued Anthony in free agency, open Oct. 29 against the Knicks at...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:44 AM
LAS VEGAS — A night meant to celebrate USA Basketball and Derrick Rose's return took a horrific turn Friday night at Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.
With 9 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in an intrasquad scrimmage during which Rose...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:37 PM
LAS VEGAS — Two summers ago, Anthony Davis served as the understudy, the practice player who had left Kentucky after one season and logged just 52 minutes as Team USA won gold at the London Olympics.
Davis, a Perspectives Charter graduate and...
| Jul 13, 2014
If you're from the Midwest, you probably hated LeBron James.
Not true hatred, of course. I'm talking about sports hatred.
It's not something you act on. But it's bitter, and it just sits there on your heart as you watch that other team...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:19 PM
We're so much better than this, Chicago.
Sitting around like the jilted lover, waiting for the phone to ring. Please call, Carmelo!
Well, he won't. And let me just say: To all you spurned girlfriends, mistresses and side dishes, let me apologize. I...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:30 AM
LeBron James' going home to Cleveland will have implications far outside the confines of the 216 area code in the NBA next season.
The Cavaliers, of course, become the immediate favorite in the Eastern Conference, particularly if they can engineer a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Tuesday brought another busy day for the Bulls, who kept the door open with the Timberwolves about disgruntled All-Star forward Kevin Love while formally announcing the signings of Doug McDermott and Aaron Brooks.
The Bulls’ roster now stands at...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:18 PM
LAS VEGAS — In an elegant essay Friday penned with senior writer Lee Jenkins for Sports Illustrated, LeBron James announced he's going home to the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers are talented but young and unproven. The Heat, though they retained Chris...