| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Five members of the gold medal winning lineup at the 2008 Bejing Games were included in the 12-man U.S. Olympic basketball team announced by USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo on Saturday.
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 1:05 AM
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and three other Olympic gold medalists were already back.
Add a defensive stopper, a potent scorer off the bench, and one of the NBA's most explosive athletes, and the U.S. is certain it has a powerful Olympic basketball team....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:07 PM
STORRS — Jim Calhoun sat in the front row of a near-empty Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday and he watched Kemba Walker, now in the NBA, push the ball up and down the court with the current UConn men's basketball players. Calhoun's legs were crossed,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:19 AM
Born: May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Mass.
Family: Wife Pat, sons James and Jeffrey, six grandchildren
Education: American International College (1968); Braintree High School (1960)
Head Coaching Career:
Old Lyme (CT) High School – 1968-69
| Aug 1, 2012
| 8:18 PM
Jerome Dyson was pushed and pulled in every direction for photos.
"It wasn't like this last year," he said with a laugh.
Dyson, back at the Greater Hartford Pro Am, is an NBA player now, though he is still not sure where. A proposed trade to the Phoenix...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Aggressive spending in recent years clogged the Orlando Magic payroll and hampered team executives' efforts to pair Dwight Howard with another star.
But what complicated things in the first place might provide the fastest path back to relevance.
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:38 AM
This Sunday or next Sunday: Which matters more?
The first of consecutive Sunday games for the Miami Heat is against an established rival, on the road, nationally televised by ABC.
The second is against an emerging, big muscle threat, albeit...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:56 PM
This may not be a preview to 2014, when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh hold their opt-out clauses, but the Heat are in the midst of having the opportunity to experience some of the more chilling aspects of the NBA's new collective-bargaining...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:59 PM
This is Half-Baked Jake, Super Bowl edition. Warning: Numerals subject to appear in their Roman form.
News: Caleb Moore dead at XXV after a crash at Winter X Games in Colorado. His snowmobile fell on him as he tried to complete a backflip. Views: This...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The Magic are in the midst of one of their all-time losing ruts, and they've again lost Glen Davis. They need to shut down Big Baby for the season and develop their young'uns, turning to 2013-14.
Wish I had some brighter news, but it likely will get...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Some of the most interesting action involving the Orlando Magic these next few weeks will occur away from the basketball court.
It will transpire during phone conversations, via email messages typed over BlackBerrys and, perhaps, in Amway Center...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Among other things, Jacque Vaughn has dealt with injuries, rookies and a 10-game losing streak in his first season as a head coach. He also noticed along the way that he did not have Dwight Howard.
Next up on Vaughn's agenda: the Feb. 21 trade deadline,...