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  • Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots

    Former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom recalls Tim Duncan's humble roots
    The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
  • World Cup continues: Guelaguetza or Rosalind's?

    World Cup continues: Guelaguetza or Rosalind's?
    Mexico v. Cameroon, Friday 9 a.m. Cameroon’s national team, friends assure me, is more or less the Boston Celtics of African soccer, with Samuel Eto’o as its aging Larry Bird. The team has over the years gone on mini-strikes until they...
  • Fans back California Chrome's cause

    Fans back California Chrome's cause
    Finally someone (Steve Coburn) had the guts to say out loud how ridiculous it is to let horses who have not raced in the Derby and the Preakness to run in what is the hardest of the three races. What does it prove except that a well-rested horse has a...
  • Visual Detective: 'Hoop' by Robin Layton

     Visual Detective: 'Hoop' by Robin Layton
    The basketball courts that I grew up playing on were barebones: netless rims, blacktop asphalt that burbled in summertime, a chain-link fence that hugged the baseline like an extra defender. That didn't matter to me; Riverside Park was a sanctuary. ---...
  • You'll notice some changes with this year's TV coverage of "March Madness"

    You'll notice some changes with this year's TV coverage of "March Madness"
    It's hard to pinpoint just when it began. Was it Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson in 1979? Was it Michael Jordan's late jumper beating Georgetown for North Carolina in 1982? Was it N.C. State stunning Houston at the buzzer in 1983 and Jimmy Valvano...
  • TV Review: ESPN's 'Bad Boys,' Golf Channel's 'Arnie'

    The current golden age of sports documentaries hits a tin-plated patch this week with two flawed if interesting entries: "Bad Boys," ESPN's nostalgic "30 for 30" trip to hoops heaven, devoted to the bruising Detroit Pistons team of the 1980s; and "Arnie,"...
  • Sterlings turn to lawsuits in cases great and small

    Sterlings turn to lawsuits in cases great and small
    Her broken ankle. His aching heart. Marques Johnson's ruptured disk. Bill Walton's bum foot. Whatever the affliction, Donald and Shelly Sterling have long favored one particular cure: a lawsuit. Over the last four decades, the billionaire couple have...
  • Pacers' George on Stephenson's LeBron comments: 'He's barking up wrong tree'

    Pacers' George on Stephenson's LeBron comments: 'He's barking up wrong tree'
    Hours before facing the Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Indiana Pacers wanted to focus on game preparations and how to avoid making the same mistakes that allowed Miami to rally back from a 15-point deficit on Saturday night. But at...
  • Lance Stephenson continues his physical hijinks with LeBron, slaps Cole's head | Video

    Lance Stephenson continues his physical hijinks with LeBron, slaps Cole's head | Video
    MIAMI—Lance Stephenson expected he’d get special treatment from Heat fans on Friday night. And it didn’t take long for the Indiana Pacers guard to hear plenty of jeering when he stepped on the court for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference...
  • Report: Vogel to return as Pacers coach

    Report: Vogel to return as Pacers coach
    The Indiana Pacers plan to bring back head coach Frank Vogel next season, according to Yahoo Sports. The Pacers went 56-26 in the regular season and reached the Eastern Conference finals as the No. 1 seed. However, they were eliminated Friday by the...
  • During March Madness, fans seek a Cinderella story

    Most college fans would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Eastern Kentucky basketball team. The school from just south of Lexington has no All-Americans on its roster. The coach isn't famous and the fight song isn't particularly catchy....
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...