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After 19 years, Jason Kidd Is Retiring from the NBA

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd June SportsJason KiddNBANew York Knicks
The New York Knicks say Jason Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons. Kidd is one of the greatest point guards in league history but struggled in the playoffs shortly after turning 40. He had two years left on the deal he signed last summer. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals and is second on the career list in assists and steals.Read More »

Thunder Star Pledges Help To Tornado Victims

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation. The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that the gift from The Durant Family Foundation is meant to match other donations and be an incentive for more people to give. Red Cross' regional CEO Janienne Bella said the organization was thankful for Durant's "generosity."Read More »

Kobe Bryant Says His Mother Has No Right To Sell His Memorabilia

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th May SportsKobe Bryantmemorabilia salesNBA
Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career. Bryant is in a court battle over whether hundreds of items can be auctioned off. Pamela Bryant says the NBA star told her the memorabilia was hers.Read More »

NBA: Heat- Bulls, Warriors- Spurs Preview

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th May SportsNBA
The opening games of two NBA conference semifinals are taking place this evening as Miami plays host to Chicago and San Antonio is home to Golden State. The Heat advanced with a four-game sweep of the Bucks in their first-round series while the Bulls took seven games to dispatch the Nets. Miami enters tonight's game with a week off while the Bulls took until Saturday night to finRead More »

NBA, NFL, Senior's Tour, Kentucky Derby Make Friday Headlines

KENTUCKY DERBY As Louisville and Churchill Downs get ready for tomorrow's Kentucky Derby, the annual Kentucky Oaks is on tap today. This is the race that features the top fillies every year. The purse is $1 million.Read More »

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 »

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