Michael Malone, long before coaching the Nuggets in the NBA Finals, was a fiery point guard at Loyola Maryland
When former Loyola Maryland teammates watch Michael Malone coach the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals, they see the same intense, funny, brilliant guy who played point guard for Greyhounds three decades ago.
As NBA’s security chief, Baltimore native Leon Newsome will guard the pingpong balls that determine Victor Wembanyama’s home
Who guards the ping balls that will determine where Victor Wembanyama goes after Tuesday's NBA draft lottery? That would be Leon Newsome, who rose from Gilman to the top ranks of the U.S. Secret Service and his current role as the NBA's security chief.
Former Spalding standout Cam Whitmore declares for NBA draft; Villanova forward is a projected top 10 pick
Former Archbishop Spalding standout Cam Whitmore, who is projected to be a top 10 pick in the June draft, posted the news to his Instagram page on Tuesday, writing that he feels prepared to take the next step in achieving the ultimate dream.
NBA, players reach tentative deal for a new labor agreement
The most financially successful era in NBA history will continue uninterrupted for at least six more years.
NBA Trade Deadline Roundup: Big-name stars on the move around the league
Basketball fans on the East Coast woke up to a roaring reminder on Thursday morning that it is NBA trade deadline day.
The most popular teams in pro sports
Americans love their sports teams. Rooting for their favorite franchise offers camaraderie with other fans as well as a well-earned escape from the stresses of daily life (especially when their team wins).
As Marylanders tackle mobile sports betting, experts say it’s harder than it looks
As Marylanders finally try mobile sports betting, experts say it’s fun but harder than it looks. Their advice: Set a spending limit and stick to it.
Maryland sports bettor wins $714,000 by picking 3 huge underdogs with losing records. He was ‘afraid to watch the games.’
A recent bet at a Maryland casino paid off on steep odds, setting a record for a win there.
Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake named executive director of foundation for NBA players union
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who was Baltimore's mayor from 2010 to 2016, will be tasked with enhancing the National Basketball Players Association Foundation's efforts to improve their communities and intensify their reach.
Nike suspends relationship with Kyrie Irving amid posting antisemitic film, untimely apology
First, Kyrie Irving was suspended by the Nets and now by his sneaker company.
Brooklyn Nets suspend ‘currently unfit’ guard Kyrie Irving at least 5 games for refusal to disavow antisemitism
Could this be the beginning of the end of Irving's time in Brooklyn?
Now with the Pacers, Baltimore’s Jalen Smith is making the most of a fresh start: ‘You could see he was happy’
The midseason trade that sent Jalen Smith from Phoenix to Indiana introduced the Baltimore native and former Maryland star to a team with far different expectations. “All that weight just lifted off of me, and I was back to having fun again," he said.
Former Maryland star Alyssa Thomas records first triple-double in WNBA Finals history to lead Connecticut Sun over Las Vegas Aces in Game 3
Alyssa Thomas had the first triple-double in WNBA Finals history, and the Connecticut Sun staved off elimination by beating the Las Vegas Aces, 105-76, in Game 3 on Thursday night.
NBA superstar Stephen Curry reportedly close to signing $1 billion lifetime deal with Baltimore-based Under Armour
Under Armour athlete and NBA superstar Stephen Curry is reportedly working on extending his sponsorship deal with the Baltimore-based brand and close to reaching a potential $1 billion lifetime contract.
The 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team wants its silver medals in the Hall of Fame. First it has to accept them.
Tom McMillen, a forward from Maryland and a member of the 1972 team, said the IOC saying players having to accept the medals is “sort of ridiculous” and came up with a possible solution to the impasse: Have a third-party accept the medals so they could be placed in the Hall of Fame.
Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones wins 2022 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year award
Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones won the 2022 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year award. The two-time All-Star received 53 of 56 votes from national media.
NBA champion Damion Lee returns to Calvert Hall to celebrate his Baltimore beginnings
After winning an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors, Damion Lee returned to Calvert Hall to celebrate his Cardinals career with family, friends, former teammates and coaches.
‘Do I deserve this?’ After doubt and depression, NBA star Carmelo Anthony of Baltimore is finding the answers
For years, NBA star Carmelo Anthony wasn't comfortable talking about his childhood in the Murphy Homes in West Baltimore and in Brooklyn, New York. Now, he says writing his story has given him a sense of relief and the freedom to talk about depression and his emotions.
Kevin Durant staying with Nets after trade drama comes to an end as sides ‘agree to move forward with our partnership’
Suddenly, the dust settled and the drama came to an end.
At 27, former Morgan State star Tiwian Kendley isn’t ready to give up his NBA dream: ‘I’m going to earn it’
Tiwian Kendley is trying to become only the second player in Morgan State history to play in the NBA.
New lawsuit: Orioles owner Peter Angelos’ son, Louis Angelos, has sold his father’s law firm. To himself.
Georgia Angelos is striking back against a lawsuit filed by her youngest son, Louis, responding to his suit in a messy, public battle over the assets of ailing Orioles owner Peter Angelos. She alleges that Louis Angelos' conduct has been so “nefarious” that it constitutes “elder abuse” of his father.
Johnny Egan, former Baltimore Bullets ‘spark plug’ guard and Houston Rockets coach, dies at 83
Johnny Egan, who played for the Baltimore Bullets and five other NBA teams and recorded more than 5,000 points, 2,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds in his 11-year pro career, died Thursday in Houston at the age of 83.
Will Barton excelled in Baltimore before reaching the NBA. Now close to home with Wizards, he’s set to ‘play with even more passion.’
After eight seasons with the Denver Nuggets, new Washington Wizards guard and Baltimore-born Will Barton is excited for the opportunity to play close to home, where he once led Lake Clifton to an undefeated season.
Former Mount Saint Joseph, Maryland standout Jalen Smith reportedly agrees to re-sign with Indiana Pacers; Kevin Huerter traded
Former Maryland and Mount Saint Joseph standout Jalen Smith averaged 13.4 points and 7.6 rebounds on 53.1% shooting from the floor in 22 games for the Indiana Pacers after getting traded from the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline. He has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the franchise.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant wants out of Brooklyn, asks Nets for trade
The Seven-Eleven Era has come to an end. Superstar forward Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, the Daily News has confirmed,
NBA free agency: Bradley Beal agrees to 5-year, $251 million contact to stay with Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a five-year contract that could pay him as much as $251 million — one of the largest contracts in NBA history.
AP source: Wizards acquire former City, Lake Clifton standout Will Barton, Monte Morris in 4-player trade with Nuggets
Will Barton, a 10-year NBA veteran, was The Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro Player of the Year in 2009 after averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as a junior and led Lake Clifton to a 28-0 mark and the Class 3A state title that year.
Veterans of legal battles over Michael Jackson estate and against O.J. Simpson jump into Angelos fray
Los Angeles-based attorneys whose resumes include a battle over the estate of Michael Jackson, family fights over sports franchises and a multimillion-dollar award against O.J. Simpson will represent Peter Angelos’ wife, Georgia, and his son, John, in a lawsuit filed by his younger son, Louis.
Former Poly star Justin Lewis signs with Chicago Bulls
Justin Lewis is coming off a breakout sophomore season at Marquette in which he averaged 16.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while leading the Golden Eagles to the NCAA Tournament.
Orlando Magic make Paolo Banchero the No. 1 pick in NBA draft
Paolo Banchero averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals en route to being named a second-team All-American and the ACC Rookie of the Year.
The 2022 NBA Draft made the Magic, Thunder and Rockets all winners
The three-best players in the 2022 NBA Draft have found their new homes.