| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:32 PM
NBA national TV schedule 2013-14: Regular-season nationally televised NBA games on TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and NBA LEAGUE PASS. The word “watchable” gets thrown around a lot in the NBA. More than just a measure of W’s and L’s, the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:06 PM
SAN ANTONIO — Jacque Vaughn's top priority this month was for his Orlando Magic players to finish the preseason healthy.
The team might not reach that goal.
After combo forward Tobias Harris aggravated an already sore left ankle Sunday, Harris...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Ed Jennings continues to do a fine job running his Select Competition Basketball League at the Swain School every Sunday. This is the fourth season for the league which is for the kids solely focused on basketball and not playing a fall sport. Many of the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:58 PM
MEMPHIS — If nothing else, the American Athletic Conference is a tighter league. There are only 10 teams and a shared desire for credibility. The coaches, even those who won't be around long, freely extol its qualities.
And respect for the UConn...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:20 PM
It was a Christmas gift that never appeared on any star basketball player's wish list.
Inside the hefty SAT study guide filled with algebra equations and vocabulary teasers was a letter from one high school friend to another, a message of hope for...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Where is that old Gators arrogance and cockiness that used to be on display whenever the University of Florida played a huge football game? I've talked to a lot of Gators fans this week and the general vibe I'm...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced on Thursday that he'll no longer be part of ESPN's NBA coverage because of other commitments.
Johnson joined the network in 2008 and appeared on ESPN and ABC as a studio and game analyst.
"I love ESPN. Unfortunately, due...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 4:23 PM
It is difficult to even comprehend having to write these next few sentences. Lehigh graduate C.J. McCollum (at left) broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot for a second time in less than a year. This time, the Portland......
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:41 PM
— They fell like dominoes in a strange and fascinating reboot of the entire Philadelphia pro sports scene.
In a 10-month span, down went Eagles coach Andy Reid, 76ers coach Doug Collins, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and Flyers coach Peter...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Who said Nik Vucevic can’t jump?
The Magic’s starting center -- known more for his sound fundamentals than being a dynamic athlete -- has made quite a leap in ESPN’s player rankings heading into the regular season.
Ranked as the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The town of Bar, Montenegro, sits on the Adriatic Sea. During the day, its 20,000 inhabitants flock to beaches and coffeehouses. On warm nights, people stroll along one of the main streets, giving the place a family atmosphere. Historic churches and...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:35 AM
When Orlando Magic players gather Tuesday for their first practice of the 2013-14 season, they'll face fewer overarching questions than they did a year earlier.
They'll know what to expect from coach Jacque Vaughn and the assistant coaches. They'll know...