| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:00 PM
As the Miami Heat prepare for the NBA finals, star LeBron James has been turning to books to relax. USA Today reports that he has finished "The Hunger Games" trilogy and is now reading "Decoded" by singer Jay-Z.
Since the playoffs started (it seems...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 8:46 PM
LAV VEGAS — Billy Hunter, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Assn., emerged last week from a meeting with one-tenth of his 400-plus locked out players.
With NBA owners pushing hard on the idea they need to significantly slash...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Dwyane Wade says he plans to be more aggressive when his Miami Heat take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. He better be. There are 70-year-old nuns who are more aggressive than Wade was in the Heat's Game 1 loss at OKC...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:33 AM
The Ravens have not been shy about tinkering with their goal-line formations.
In Sunday’s 37-7 thrashing of the St. Louis Rams, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata lined up as an eligible offensive tackle when the offense faced third down-and-2 at the...
| Oct 17, 2011
Nets OK with delay
Considering their lame-duck status in New Jersey, the Nets would prefer the NBA calendar simply flip to 2012-13, when they become the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA's ultimate limbo franchise, awaiting not only a...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Forbes released its list of the world’s highest-paid athletes on Monday, and one of the biggest names on the Ravens defense is ranked 12th on the list. I’ll give you a hint: It is not Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs or Ed Reed.
| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations.
Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:24 PM
Fine way out of line
Someone please tell me Heat owner Micky Arison threw a punch during a game or at least used a slur toward an NBA referee. Five hundred thousand dollars? For words that likely offended no one?...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Just before his Under Armour team was about to tip off against St. Frances in an exhibition Monday afternoon, Greivis Vasquez went over to two of the game officials to voice a complaint.
"Hey, these guys are wearing Nikes," the former Maryland basketball...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:00 AM
In his letter to the editor ("Modell: The view from Ohio," Sept. 11), Mark Hazen doesn't have anything good to say about Art Modell who recently passed away in Baltimore. That's pretty typical. I was born and grew up in Ohio (North Royalton), but I...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Steve Wojciechowski still looks like the pugnacious point guard who came out of Cardinal Gibbons nearly two decades ago and proved those wrong who said he wouldn't make an impact at Duke.
He's spent the past 13 years as an assistant and now associate...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Ever since Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to an NCAA basketball championship as a freshman in 2003, his once-shiny reputation has been steadily chipped away.
From the missteps off the court early in his NBA career to the way he alienated an adoring fan...