Basketball

Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson lead Storm

Los Angeles Times 13.07.2008
Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson lead Storm

SEATTLE -- Sue Bird scored 18 points and Lauren Jackson had 14 for the Seattle Storm, which extended its winning streak to six games by beating the Sparks, 70-52, Saturday night.

Raptors sign rookie Jawai to 2-year deal

The Toronto Raptors continued to round out their roster Friday as Australian centre Nathan Jawai signed a two-year contract with the team. Jawai, 21, was selected in the second round, 41st overall, by the Indiana Pacers in last month's NBA draft. ...


Jackson Leads Storm Past Mercury - Storm 89, Mercury 78

Tim Booth The Washington Post 11.07.2008
Jackson Leads Storm Past Mercury - Storm 89, Mercury 78

SEATTLE -- The surging Seattle Storm are peaking just in time to say so long to their best player. Lauren Jackson rebounded from a horrible start to score 19 of her 25 points in the second half and Seattle's defense stymied the high-powered Phoeni...

Woeful Mariners send slumping Richie Sexson out of Seattle

SEATTLE - Slugger Richie Sexson was finally released Thursday by the Mariners after a slump that lasted for most of two seasons and made him a target of constant booing from frustrated Seattle fans.


REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors have made up for the loss of Baron Davis by signing Corey Maggette to a five-year deal, the Oakland Tribune reported on Thursday.

How the Clippers got left behind at Brand central station

Jonathan Abrams Los Angeles Times 10.07.2008
How the Clippers got left behind at Brand central station

This summer was supposed to be a quiet free-agency period for the NBA, with few quality players on the market and even fewer teams with the available salary cap space to woo them. And then free agency actually hit last week.


Clay Bennett: 'We made it. The NBA will be in OKC next season.' (AP)

SEATTLE -- The SuperSonics will move to Oklahoma City for the 2008-09 season as part of a settlement announced Wednesday with the city of Seattle.

Bennett's tactics a new era of strategic thinking

Michael Ventre NBCSports.com 03.07.2008
Ted S. Warren / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sonics case opens gates for teams to move using insidious methods


Calderon staying in Toronto

National Post 02.07.2008
Calderon staying in Toronto

Point guard Jose Calderon apparently is staying with the Toronto Raptors. Calderon, an unrestricted free agent, announced on his web site Tuesday that he has reached a preliminary agreement to remain with the Raptors.

Clippers step it up, agree to terms with Baron Davis

Jonathan Abrams Los Angeles Times 02.07.2008
Jim Bryant / AP

They will sign the All-Star point guard to a five-year, $65-million contract. And the team could have a deal to announce with power forward Elton Brand as soon as today.


Bad Pass Knocks Out Cheerleader

This guy makes a pass that's about 4 feet over his teammates head and ends up knocking out an unsuspecting cheerleader.

Power surge comes from the Pac-10 in the NBA draft

Mark Heisler Los Angeles Times 27.06.2008
Power surge comes from the Pac-10 in the NBA draft

There are NBA drafts that change the balance of power, but this isn't one of them, unless you're talking about the balance of power in the Pacific 10 Conference.


N.B.A. Draft and 2 Trades Change Outlook in East

Howard Beck New York Times 27.06.2008
Derrick Rose with N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern after the Chicago Bulls took him at No. 1.  Barton Silverman/The New York Times

An N.B.A. draft that promised wild twists, trades and misdirection instead unfolded with an almost predictable rhythm Thursday evening.

Wizards size up McGee

Mike Jones The Washington Times 27.06.2008
Wizards size up McGee

The Washington Wizards used their first-round pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft to bolster their front line, taking University of Nevada center JaVale McGee with the 18th selection.


N.B.A. Draft Puts Mayo in Customary Spotlight

Howard Beck New York Times 26.06.2008
O. J. Mayo, a guard from U.S.C., could be taken No. 2 over all by Miami, according to a report, or may be available later in the first round.  Associated Press/Disney

O. J. Mayo has been a magnet for publicity and controversy since age 14, so it seems only natural that he is now a central figure in what may be the N.B.A.’s wildest draft night in years.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Memphis point guard Derrick Rose and Kansas State forward Michael Beasley will be two of the top prospects at Thursday's NBA Draft, where the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat call the opening shots.


Pacers-Raptors deal reportedly dead; But talks show Colangelo willing to change up roster

TORONTO -- It is draft week in the National Basketball Association - all the telltale signs are there. Draft Web sites updating their mock drafts daily? Check. Teams bringing in prospects for last-minute looks? Check. Wacky draft-dependent rumours...

Shaq's bad rap on Kobe

NBC Sports 24.06.2008
Mike Segar / Reuters

Apparently Shaquille O’Neal hasn’t buried all the Kobe Bryant hatchets yet.


Rick Pitino's Cards feature a team capable of winning the program's third NCAA title. (Getty Images)

Roburt Sallie committed to Memphis on Monday. Emmanuel Negedu committed to Tennessee on Tuesday.

Raptors agree terms on buy-out of Garbajosa

TORONTO (AFP) — The Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association have reached an agreement to buy out the contract of Spanish forward Jorge Garbajosa. Garbajosa, who was owed 4.25 million dollars on the final year of a three-year, 12.75...



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