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Sun Coach Curt Miller Rewarded For Highly Successful Season

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Dates and times for 2017-18 Washington men’s basketball schedule

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Dates and times for 2017-18 Washington men’s basketball schedule


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It ‘will never go away’ — why the Big Sky will bring its basketball tourney to Boise

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Meet The UConn Men Newcomers: Hard Work, And Growth, Make Isaiah Whaley Special

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NBA on NBC Theme Song Plays Following Falcons TD vs. Packers

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Ex-Michigan guard Caris LeVert returns to Ann Arbor to host free camp

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Meet The UConn Newcomers: Eric Cobb Can't Wait For Second Chance

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Comcast to finally stream all NBA League Pass games in HD: report
Chances are if Comcast is your cable provider for NBA League Pass, a service that provides access to multiple games around the league on a nightly basis, you've been paying them to watch your basketball in mostly standard definition. Comcast has heard the complaints of their customers, and will upgrade all their League Pass channels to high definition beginning in the 2017-2018 season, according to Basketball Insiders' Ben Dowsett   Read More ...
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LeBron James’s Future May Depend on Nets’ Success or Failure
Photo The opportunity was presented in a variety of ways, the question posed in various forms. But on the subject of the Nets, and their progress as a team this coming season, Kenny Atkinson wouldn’t bite and neither would Sean Marks. Hence, the outlook in Brooklyn this week sounded mostly promising for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their obsession with retaining LeBron James beyond next summer   Read More ...
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Dickinson State men's basketball coach steps down for different job
DICKINSON, N.D.—Dickinson State head men's basketball coach Justin Wetzel has accepted a new coaching position after three years with the Blue Hawks, according to a press release Tuesday.   Read More ...
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Bulls projected to be the NBA's worst team this season
Add ESPN's analytics model to those predicting the Bulls will be the NBA's worst team in 2017-18. On the heels of several Las Vegas sports books predicting the Bulls with the lowest win total, ESPN'S Basketball Power Index predicts a 23-59 season and ranks the rebuilding franchise as minus-7.2 points below the average team. For comparison, the Warriors rank plus-9.4 points above the average team and the 29th-ranked team — the Atlanta Hawks — checks in at minus-5   Read More ...
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OU plans to move basketball games to proposed development in north Norman
NORMAN, Okla. – Big changes could be coming to the University of Oklahoma’s campus soon. On Wednesday, officials announced that OU has agreed to move its men’s and women’s basketball games from the Lloyd Noble Center to the University Park development, which is located on the north side of Norman. Our partners at OKCTalk say the Lloyd Noble Center would still be used for practice, but games would actually be played in the middle of the development   Read More ...
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Kevin Durant trashes former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates, coach on Twitter
NBA star Kevin Durant committed a technical foul and got into some Twitter trouble this weekend. A social media user tweeted at the basketball star’s personal Twitter account asking why Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors, with whom Durant just won a championship, reported. Durant tweeted back, but in a third-person voice that raised eyebrows and left the internet world believing the player had other, private social media accounts he used to trash critics or share controversial opinions   Read More ...
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NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games
SHANGHAI (AP) — As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck. Large dehumidifiers were rolled in and the mist eventually cleared, but the NHL has perhaps a bigger visibility problem in China — a country with little tradition of winter sports, hockey included   Read More ...
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Ranking Every NBA Team's Starting Frontcourt Ahead of 2017-18 Season
Dwight Howard is playing on his third team in three years and fifth overall, and it's not because he's ineffective at age 31. His personality, which probably angles closer to sensitive and childish than malcontented, is what has made him a nomad. For the umpteenth time, he's looking for a fresh start. Rick Bonnell, the Hornets beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, pointed out a decent reason to expect a longer stay than usual: "Howard is entering the best locker room I've covered in nearly 30 years on the NBA beat   Read More ...
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Tickets for 2 U of L basketball scrimmages on sale this week
The University of Louisville men's basketball team is holding two public Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in October: on Friday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 27. Tip-off for both games is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. They'll be available starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the U of L Ticket Office near Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium   Read More ...
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Why Jarrett Jack would be a valuable Knicks mentor to rookie Frank Ntilikina 
The education of Frank Ntilikina could benefit from a teammate who executives believe will make a great coach. Jarrett Jack, 33, is attempting his playing comeback with the Knicks this season, but had previously outlined a post-career aspiration to lead on the sideline. That should get the thumbs up from at least a couple NBA general managers, who, for consecutive years in their annual survey, voted the point guard in the top-5 for the category, "Which active player will make the best head coach someday?" It's a good sign for Ntilikina, the eighth overall draft pick who will need more guidance than most rookies will because of his demanding position (point guard), age (19) and inexperience (he's never played in the U   Read More ...
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Kevin Durant Runs Afoul of Twitter
Athletes, like politicians, movie stars and ordinary folks, sometimes get into trouble on Twitter. The latest protagonist is Kevin Durant. Durant was challenged by a fan over the weekend about his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors as a free agent before last season. Using the third person, Durant replied: “He didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan   Read More ...
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KU basketball player from 1988 title team seeks help for Virgin Islands after Irma
Former Kansas basketball forward Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, have established a fund to assist hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Newton, a starting forward on KU’s 1988 national title team and current assistant general manager of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and served as co-captain of the U.S. Virgin Islands team in the 1987 Pan American Games   Read More ...
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Highly touted wing Timmy Allen commits to Utah basketball
Timmy Allen, one of the Top 200 recruits nationally in next year’s incoming class, announced that he has committed to play for the University of Utah. Allen, a 6-foot-5 wing player out of Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz., posted Monday night on Twitter: “Happy to announce I have committed to the University of Utah.” ESPN.com and Scout.com rank Allen a four-star recruit, while 247Sports labels him a three-star recruit and the top player in Arizona   Read More ...
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Sun Coach Curt Miller Rewarded For Highly Successful Season
After winning 21 games and making the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, the Connecticut Sun rewarded its coach and general manager, Curt Miller, with a contract extension through 2021 on Tuesday. "I am really excited about the extension offer," Miller said. "I am excited about the long-term belief in the direction and vision we have moving forward. Obviously, having spent the majority of my career in the collegiate game, I understand that [job] security can be rather short at times   Read More ...
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Metrics 101: Greatest Small Forward Seasons in Modern NBA History
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Knicks need Carmelo Anthony gone and Kristaps Porzingis here or there could be trouble 
Barring an 11th-hour deal, Carmelo Anthony will remain with the Knicks next week when the team holds their annual media day to kick-off the start of training camp. So while the message is one of rebuilding and looking toward the future, the focus will stay on Carmelo's uncertain status and the dysfunction that intensified during the Phil Jackson era. Or error   Read More ...
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Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and triangle offense not yet present at Knicks voluntary workouts 
There have been three notable absences from the Knicks’ voluntary workouts at the training facility: the triangle offense, Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony. According to newly-acquired Jarrett Jack, the team's two best players were not yet among the large group of Knicks to show up to the Tarrytown building for weight training and scrimmaging before next week's camp. Porzingis' attendance was not expected since he was overseas playing for Latvia and only recently eliminated from the European championships   Read More ...
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In Michael Beasley, the Knicks Have a Perfectly Imperfect Symbol
Photo GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Michael Beasley, one of the Knicks’ new acquisitions, said Tuesday that he had shed about 20 pounds since last season, when he was a reserve forward with the Milwaukee Bucks. He altered his diet: fewer carbohydrates, more fruits and vegetables. He said he is old enough now, at 28, to know what foods he can handle. Speaking at a news conference on the cusp of his 10th season in professional basketball, Beasley also said he had learned from his experiences and his mistakes   Read More ...
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Crespi's Brandon Williams is nearing a return to basketball court
Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here. If all goes as expected, standout senior guard Brandon Williams of Crespi said Tuesday he should receive doctor's clearance by Saturday to return to the basketball court   Read More ...
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WSU men's basketball 2017-18 Pac-12 schedule released
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State University men's basketball opens up Pac-12 play with two-straight games at Los Angeles on ESPN2, first against UCLA, Friday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m., followed by a trip to the Galen Center to take on USC, Sunday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m., Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday, along with the entire 2017-18 Pac-12 men's basketball television schedule   Read More ...
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UCLA and USC finalize 2017-18 basketball schedules
The UCLA and USC basketball teams on Tuesday each released game dates and times for the upcoming basketball season, and each will have every game televised on an ESPN channel, FS1, Networks or CBS. The Pac-12 Conference schedule has promoted the local rivalry, which has gained new relevance as USC joined UCLA as a contender the last two seasons, to prime television slots   Read More ...
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NBA players' trial resumes with testimony of man attacked
PHOENIX (AP) — The aggravated assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris has resumed with the testimony from the man the brothers are accused of beating. Erik Hood testified Tuesday that his relationship with the brothers became strained because of a misinterpreted text message. Hood stressed his relationship with them was not based on the Morris twins making it to the NBA   Read More ...
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Kevin Durant calls Twitter blunder ‘childish’ and ‘idiotic’
There was no Twitter account hacking this time. Kevin Durant essentially fessed up on Tuesday to using alternate Twitter accounts to defend himself from online trolls, of. “I use Twitter to engage with the fans, I think it's a great way to engage with basketball fans. But i happened to take it a little too far, and that's what happens sometimes when you get into these basketball debates,” Durant told reporters on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Dates and times for 2017-18 Washington men’s basketball schedule
The Washington Huskies men’s basketball released dates, times and TV information for its 2017-18 schedule. The season begins with a pair of home non-conference games at Alaska Airlines Arena on Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 against Belmont and Eastern Washington respectively. The Huskies fly to New York City for a couple of games in the 2K Sports Classic where they’ll face Providence 6:30 p   Read More ...
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It ‘will never go away’ — why the Big Sky will bring its basketball tourney to Boise
Boise’s CenturyLink Arena was named the host site for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Big Sky Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on Monday afternoon. If it were up to Boise City Councilman Scot Ludwig, the tournament would make Downtown Boise its permanent home. “This is going to be a longer term than three years. I can promise you. We’re going to make this tournament continue perpetually in the Boise area,” Ludwig said at Monday’s press conference   Read More ...
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Meet UConn's Newcomers: Grad Student Onuorah One Happy Husky In Every Sense
Each time David Onuorah comes to work for the UConn men's basketball team, he's preparing himself for a future career — perhaps two future careers. "I'm very grateful to be in the program, for sports management," said Onuorah, a grad student transfer from Cornell, "because I do have aspirations of one day pursuing a sports management career. I'm here playing basketball   Read More ...
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Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana College Basketball Notebook
There is never a bad time to talk college basketball. That said, let's fight through a double screen and get to the rim with several hoops items of note. 1. No Kentucky players in the 2018 NBA Draft Top 10? John Calipari loves sending guys to the NBA. Speaking of mission statements, that must be one of his. The chances are that more Kentucky players will depart for The League after next season   Read More ...
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Delaware basketball snares first 2018 commit from product of Hurley's St. Anthony program
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Former Gamecocks basketball star Allisha Gray is the WNBA Rookie of the Year
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Allisha Gray, the former University of South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball player, is the WNBA Rookie of the Year! The former Gamecocks star was drafted No. 4 to the Dallas Wings after she helped lead South Carolina to its first NCAA women's basketball national title over the Mississippi State Bulldogs. According to the WNBA, Gray received 30 of 40 first-place votes for the honor   Read More ...
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See what developed at Kentucky’s basketball photo day
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Eurobasket served as Luka Doncic’s coming out party ahead of 2018 NBA draft
This first appeared in the Sept. 18 edition of The Washington Post’s NBA newsletter, The Monday Morning Post Up. You can subscribe by clicking here. As the NBA prepares to open training camp, basketball fans likely are immersed in other things, from the NFL and college football to the start of school and the end of summer. NBA teams, however, have had something else to focus on: the culmination of Eurobasket, the meeting of 24 countries in Europe aiming to earn the title of continental champion   Read More ...
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Coach held after disturbance involving team members
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Police say a University of Rhode Island assistant basketball coach has been arrested at a concert following a disturbance involving team members. WPRI-TV reports Tyron Boswell faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The university says Boswell has been placed on administrative leave. South Kingstown police say officers responded Thursday to a reported fight in a men's bathroom at the Ryan Center   Read More ...
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VIDEO: Warriors' lawyer shows off rap skills at San Quentin basketball game
The Warriors coaching staff took on the all-star inmates at San Quentin on Friday for the sixth year. This time, things got a little freestyle.   Read More ...
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Should the NBA let players smoke marijuana?
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated he was open to legalizing marijuana use in the league. Marijuana has medicinal properties that help with pain and anxiety, properties that could benefit NBA players. For big men with chronic knee pain, the sticky icky is a godsend. However, marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and promoting marijuana use to minors who look up to the players could damage the league's reputation   Read More ...
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NBA players go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault
PHOENIX (AP) — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an "orchestrated attack" and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes. Opening statements began with prosecutors saying the two NBA stars and three other men took part in a beating that left a former acquaintance with a broken nose and other injuries   Read More ...
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Mystics Discover Hurdles on the Way to a W.N.B.A. Breakthrough
Photo WASHINGTON — As Washington Mystics General Manager and Coach Mike Thibault pondered his team’s accomplishments in Year 1 of the Elena Delle Donne Era, his answer was as complicated as the campaign itself. “Given everything that happened, I’m happy with where we’re at,” Thibault said. “But not content. There’s a difference, I think, between being happy and content.” That difference is best measured as the gap between the Mystics and the Minnesota Lynx, who completed a three-game sweep of Washington with a 81-70 victory Sunday in the W   Read More ...
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Meet The UConn Men Newcomers: Hard Work, And Growth, Make Isaiah Whaley Special
Each day, when Isaiah Whaley walks into the Werth Family Center, his new surroundings, he looks up at the long row of banners of former Huskies in the NBA. "Every morning I walk through and I just like to just to imagine myself with them," Whaley said. "I just take about two minutes to look up there and just imagine myself with them   Read More ...
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Is the Blazers' new jersey a hit or miss?
Nike is the new uniform sponsor of the NBA, and this week they released the new “Statement” jerseys for every NBA team. Marketing gibberish aside, what that really means is this is the third alternate for most teams. We’ve now had a few days to process what the new jerseys look like for these squads, and it’s time to figure out which teams got a good deal and which are going to look ridiculous next year   Read More ...
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Kevin Durant appears to trash former Thunder coach, teammates
Kevin Durant may have accidentally shared how he really felt about the Thunder on Twitter. he Warriors superstar, or someone with access to his account, replied to a tweet from @ColeCashwell asking him for "one legitimate reason" for leaving the Thunder other than going to the Warriors to get a ring. Durant's official @KDTrey5 account responded to the. "He didn't like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan   Read More ...
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Schedule finalized for Joseph Frazier basketball showcase on Oct. 1
Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here. The schedule has been finalized for the Joseph Frazier basketball showcase on Oct. 1 at Calabasas High. Teams participate in raising funds for the former Calabasas assistant severely injured in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident   Read More ...
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