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Iconic Coach To Become Knicks' Team President

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th March SportsNBANew York KnicksPhil Jackson
Phil Jackson has returned to the New York Knicks as their team president. The Knicks announced Jackson's hiring Tuesday at a news conference in the lobby of Madison Square Garden, where a giant sign reading "Welcome Home Phil" was overhead and shirts with the No.Read More »

Sports Minute: NASCAR Chase Changes, Vickers Cleared, Clippers Hot

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th January SportsBrian VickersLA ClippersNASCARNBA
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR has overhauled its championship format to create an elimination, winner-take-all system designed to reward "the most battle-tested" driver at the end of the season. The 16-driver Chase field will be cut by four after every three races in the championship series. The title goes to whoever finishes first among the four remaining drivers in the season finale.Read More »

Sports Minute: Super Bowl, Australian Open, MLK Day Hoops

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th January SportsNBASuper Bowl
UNDATED (AP) - The Super Bowl is set. The annual NFL title game will feature the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks against the AFC Champion Denver Broncos. Seattle advanced with a 23-17 win over San Francisco, while the Broncos knocked off New England 26-16. UNDATED (AP) - Martin Luther King Day usually means a number of day games in sports and such is the case today.Read More »

Warriors Add Guard Depth In 3-Team Trade With Celtics & Heat

A person familiar with the situation says the Boston Celtics have traded guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Golden State Warriors as part of a three-team deal. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trade was awaiting NBA approval, said the Warriors sent guard Toney Douglas to the Miami Heat.Read More »

Friday Morning Sports Minute: NBA, NHL Headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Pacers try to bust out of their mini-slump when they host a very good Houston Rockets team tonight in NBA play. Eastern Conference-leading Indiana has lost two in a row including its first home defeat of the season.Read More »

Jordan's Shoes From Legendary Performance Fetch Huge Sum

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th December SportsmemorabiliaMichael JordanNBA
An auction company says Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals have sold for more than $100,000. The shoes were owned by a Utah Jazz ball boy who befriended Jordan when the Chicago Bulls visited Salt Lake City. Jordan was playing with what he thought was the flu, but still led the Bulls to a key victory in the NBA Finals.Read More »

Kobe A Laker For At Least Two More Seasons

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th November SportsKobe BryantLos Angeles LakersNBA
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star guard Kobe Bryant to a 2-year contract extension. General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Pacers Streak, Top 25 Football Game, NFL Notes

By Jim McCoy Fri 15th November Sportscollege footballNBANFL
UNDATED (AP) - Indiana's Pacers are off to a 9-0 start to the season and tonight have a home game with Milwaukee. The Pacers are being led by balanced scoring as four of the five starters are averaging double figures. LOS ANGELES (AP) - In college football tonight, 13th-ranked UCLA is home to Washington.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute:Tampa Bay, College Hoops, NBA, Baseball Rookies of The Year

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th November Sportscollege basketballNBANFL
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finally in the win column, knocking off Miami 22-19. The Bucs had led 15-0 lead before Bobby Rainey scored on a one-yard run with 10:19 for the 1-8 Bucs. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers have become the NBA's seventh team since 2000 to open the season with eight straight victories.Read More »

Friday Afternoon Roundup

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th November Sportscollege basketballNBANHL
UNDATED (AP) - Kentucky, the top team in The Associated Press men's top-25 basketball poll, starts its season tonight. The Wildcats are home to UNC-Asheville. Kentucky has been dominant in season opening games, going 90-19. STORRS, Conn. (AP) - There's a Top-25 college football game this evening as Louisville is playing at Connecticut.Read More »

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