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Knicks Guard Wins Second Sportsmanship Award

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April SportsJason KiddNBASportsmanship Award
New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd has become the first player to win back-to-back NBA sportsmanship awards. Kidd received 91 first-place votes from league players and 2,474 total points Tuesday to claim the Joe Dumars Trophy in his first season in New York.Read More »

Roundup: Crowd Sings Anthem at Bruins-Sabres Game, NBA, NHL Playoff Picture

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th April Sportsbaseball scheduleNBANHL
NHL-MARATHON BOMBINGS Trying to get back to normal in the Hub BOSTON (AP) - Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheer, fans at last night's Bruins-Sabres NHL game paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a stirring national anthem and a thunderous chant of "U.S.A.!" The sold-out crowd at the first major sporting event in Boston sincRead More »

Two NBA Coaches Leaving Jobs, Including Former Lakers' Great

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th April SportsByron ScottDoug CollinsNBA
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach Byron Scott after three losing seasons. Scott went 64-166 with the Cavs, who were weakened by injuries this season but also showed little progress.Read More »

Lakers' Legendary Owner Passes Away

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th February SportsJerry BussLos Angeles LakersNBA
Los Angeles Lakers' owner Jerry Buss has died at age 80. Spokesman Bob Steiner says Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He'd been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. Buss shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships.Read More »

Coach Adelman Returns To Timberwolves

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January SportsNBARick Adelman
A person with knowledge of the situation says coach Rick Adelman, a former Portland Trail Blazer player and coach, has returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves after spending the last three weeks with his ailing wife.Read More »

NBA's Most Valuable Franchise- A #1

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Sportsfranchise valueNBA
The New York Knicks have surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers as the most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes' annual study. Boosted by renovations to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks' value increased 41 percent to $1.1 billion.Read More »

Blazer Achieves Rare Statistical Feat

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December SportsNBANicolas BatumPortland Trail Blazers
While Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard has gabbed much of the attention, forward Nicolas Batum has impressed the stat watchers. Batum had the first 5x5 since 2006 on Sunday in a 95-94 Portland victory over New Orleans. A 5x5 is a game when a player has at least five points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots in one game.Read More »

HEADLINES: Ex-Blazer Roy Not Thinking Retirement, Josh Hamilton Signs With Halos

FORMER BLAZER ROY NOT CONSIDERING RETIREMENT Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy says he never considered retirement after his latest operation. Roy was back at practice on a limited, non-contact basis with the Wolves on Thursday, almost one month after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.Read More »

NBA Star From Oregon Backtracks On Critical Comments About Team Management

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December SportsKevin LoveMinnesota TimberwolvesNBA
Kevin Love is standing by some critical remarks he made about the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, though he says he is happy with the direction things are headed. Love raised eyebrows with some comments in a Yahoo!Read More »

Two Blazers Sent to D-League To Refine Talent

The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor Claver to Portland's development league affiliate, the Idaho Stampede. Barton has played in 16 games for the Blazers this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. The guard was the 40th pick in the June draft out of Memphis.Read More »

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