| Jan 30, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger has been named an NBA All-Star for the first time.
The league announced last night that Eastern Conference coaches had picked the fourth-year forward from New Mexico as one of the reserves for...
| Mar 29, 2009
| 2:00 PM
Michigan State is marching on to Motown.
The Spartans gave the Final Four a hometown feel, stopping overall No. 1 seed Louisville 64-52 Sunday to win the Midwest Regional.
Goran Suton had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded Spartans (30-6)...
| Sep 10, 2009
It was just a thin, dark stripe.
It spread only a few inches across the top of the toe line of the white leather Air Jordan X, but it was wide enough and long enough for Michael Jordan to put his foot down.
"We were in a hotel room, and Michael takes...
| Sep 10, 2009
The once ubiquitous "Jordan 23" Bulls jersey is rarely seen on Spanish youngsters these days -- they're more likely to favor the distinctive blue-and-garnet "10" shirt worn by FC Barcelona idol Lionel Messi. Futbol still reigns in this part of the world....
| Dec 13, 2009
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 27 ||
|| 2. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid:...
| Jun 11, 2009
| 11:32 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Arms raised in triumph, Derek Fisher walked up the floor looking as if he had just landed the knockout punch.
He delivered two.
Fisher forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in regulation and then drilled another with...
| Jun 14, 2009
The headline over a science story in The Times this week read, "In a Universe of Wonders, Remembering to Be Awed." That reminded me of a conversation I had when I covered the Showtime Lakers 20 years ago.
Bill Dwyre, the sports editor, summoned me to his...
| Jun 16, 2009
Ring No. 4 for Kobe has inevitably set off a small firestorm of debate and spirited conversation about where the Lakers' star falls in the pantheon of NBA greats.
For some odd reason, in 35 years of covering the league, I have never before posted my...
| Sep 9, 2009
Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, September 11. To pay tribute to one of the greatest athletes of our time, David Kaplan will present a special edition of Sports Central...
| Sep 16, 2009
| 11:07 AM
"Mel Simon was an extraordinary person, a giant of a man who contributed so much to our community and to our state," said Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Jim Morris. "His kindness, generosity, creativity, warmth and genuine goodness is almost...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 3:23 PM
Media Day is always one of the best times of the year for a team. Nobody has lost a game, hope springs eternal, and everybody has a smile on their face (because they are usually posing for a variety of pictures) Nobody has more reason to smile right now...
| Sep 26, 2009
They spoke as if they were trying to speak over tens of thousands of fans.
Well actually, Tamika Catchings and Ebony Hoffman were, since a record crowd jammed Conseco Fieldhouse to see the biggest game in Indiana Fever history.
"Indiana basketball fever...