| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK – When Terrence Samuel heard "The Garden," his eyes lit up. He didn't look at the bracket, didn't realize everything that had happened when the Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16.
"I actually didn't know until after we won in Buffalo,"...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:47 PM
NEW YORK — He barreled in on a 3-on-1 break. The puck stood on its edge and Rick Nash shanked a wrist shot wide of the Pittsburgh net. Ugly.
On a power play that has been 36 shades of destitute, Nash turned the puck over in the neutral zone....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Two years ago, UConn's season came crashing to an end in an NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State.
Much was different then. UConn was the defending national champion and Iowa State was relatively unknown on the national stage. The game was in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:07 PM
NEW YORK – Oscar Robertson is one of the great names in basketball history, but he is not a bronze statue, not a hazy figure on a grainy old film.
He's 76, but still solidly built, and can take over a room as surely as he used to take over games....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Among the many things the Philadelphia 76ers had lost since Evan Turner drove for a game-winning layup Jan. 29 against the Boston Celtics: Turner and hope.
All was not lost, however, amid the ensuing 26-game losing streak that spanned exactly two...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THE COVETOUS man is always in want," said the ancient Roman poet, Horace.
A GREAT big book plopped down on my desk last week. It's titled "The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty." The author is J. Randy Taraborrelli. Randy has written up...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
BOSTON — Each Stanley Cup playoff game has a pulse of its own. First round to last, each of its games pounds to its own heartbeat. Regular, irregular and sometimes, well, sometimes it races like a mad dog after a cheap cut of beef.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
STORRS — UConn was looking for a basketball coach and Tim Tolokan, a member of the search committee, was doing what an old newspaper man does. He was making phone calls, taking notes.
He kept them, too, and he recently re-read the note where...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:17 PM
BOSTON — Doc Rivers is returning to the site of his most glorious moments as an NBA coach.
Rivers is bringing his new team, the Clippers, to face his old team, the Boston Celtics, a team he led to an NBA championship in 2008 and to the NBA...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The Lakers didn't do much defensively against the Boston Celtics on Friday night at TD Garden, until the final 3 minutes and 12 seconds when they finally clamped down and rallied for a 107-104 victory.
A Gerald Wallace layup gave the Celtics a 104-96...
| Oct 17, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The consensus among reporters at the ACC's preseason basketball media gathering was overwhelming: Duke is the league's best, Virginia should make the NCAA tournament, and Virginia Tech is going to have a long year.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:28 AM
In the coming days, fans will get a fresh look at the Blackhawks' run to their second Stanley Cup in four seasons. "17 Seconds" debuts at Navy Pier on Wednesday to an invitation-only audience, and details regarding a limited run are forthcoming....