Tag Archive: basketball

Apr 01

Mississippi State upsets UConn, advances to women’s title game DALLAS — The streak is over.


DALLAS — The streak is over. The University of Connecticut’s historic run of 111 consecutive wins ended Friday night with a 66-64 overtime loss to Mississippi State in the national semifinals.

Mar 05

Trump Talks Legalizing Sports Betting: “We Wouldn’t Do It Lightly.”


Sounds like a natural progression, right? Former casino owner, business wheeler and dealer Donald J Trump now is the 45th president of the United States. Will he finally be the one to overturn a 25 year old ban known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). In a nutshell, it prohibits …

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Feb 24

Draymond Green had a pretty eventful night against the Clippers


NBA fans know Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green as an excitable character. The do-everything star’s penchant for talking trash and, yes, kicking out at opponents is sometimes indistinguishable from the fire that makes him such a force at both ends. Those extracurriculars are now expected parts of his game, if not always accepted ones. …

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Feb 17

The Sports Bank.net: NBA All-Star Weekend Needs to Finally Return to Chicago in 2018


The NBA All-Star Game was inaugurated in 1951, but hasn’t been played in Chicago since 1988. The second city, as much of a hoops haven as any destination in America, has only hosted it twice (1973 was the other occasion).*The 2017 NBA All-Star weekend, commencing tonight with the Rising Stars Game, was originally awarded to …

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Feb 17

Tim Hardaway has answered his past homophobia with action, real remorse


Tim Hardaway has attempted to make things right after his homophobic comments in 2007. (AP) Former Golden State and Warriors and Miami Heat point guard Tim Hardaway is best known for three things — his incredible crossover dribble, his status as a member of Run-TMC, and his homophobic remarks after ex-NBA center John Amaechi came …

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Feb 12

The Kings and Hawks really embraced the NBA’s friendly social media memo


The Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks clearly took the NBA’s message to heart before Friday night’s matchup at the Golden 1 Center. The two teams engaged with each other throughout the game on Twitter. But there weren’t any mean jokes or rude comments. It was all very friendly and definitely not sarcastic. Tonight we welcome …

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Jan 05

NBA teams are having a whole lot of lip sync fun at Mariah Carey’s expense


The infamous diva*stormed off stage in disgust, tweeted, “S*** happens,” and later described the entire experience as mortifying and “a horrible” end to an otherwise “incredible holiday season.” And nobody is having more fun at the five-time Grammy Award-winning artist’s*expense than the NBA. It took less than 24 hours for the Indiana Pacers to launch …

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Oct 20

No Guts, No Glory: Joel Embiid warns Ben Simmons that Donald Trump will deport him


Ben Simmons finds himself with more time on his hands than he expected after he fractured a bone in his foot. Simmons used some of this extra time to take in the Presidential Debate on Wednesday night just like the rest of us. Also like the rest of us, Simmons decided to tweet his thoughts …

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Jul 19

U.S. will have its most female Olympians ever in Rio


The U.S. Olympic team of 555 qualified athletes includes a record 292 women after the last sports announced their rosters Monday, which is more women than have competed for any nation at a single Olympics, according to Olympic historians. The previous record for female competitors was 289 by China at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to …

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Jul 18

Australians in the NBA: can they help the Boomers perform well at the Olympics?


Without a doubt, basketball is growing in Australia and it is only a matter of time before it blossoms into one of the country’s most popular sports. In fact, there are now a number of Aussies who feature in the NBA – a statistic that confirms just how big it’s becoming Down Under. The Boomers announced their …

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