Basketball

No drama this year as Terps thump Eagles

Patrick Stevens The Washington Times 23.12.2008
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A collective sigh emanated from the student section at Comcast Center more than six minutes into Monday night's game, a grudging acknowledgment of what had finally happened.

Lakers rally to defeat Knicks

Mike Bresnahan Los Angeles Times Sport 17.12.2008
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After being booed off the court at halftime, Lakers come back in second half to defeat New York.


NBA: Toronto Raptors sack head coach after sluggish start to season

The Toronto Raptors have installed assistant Jay Triano as their new coach following their 132-93 defeat to the Denver Nuggets.

Lakers try to maintain reserve power on road

Broderick Turner Los Angeles Times 02.12.2008
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The Lakers boast one of the NBA's best second units, but the players, and Coach Phil Jackson, recognize they'll face much greater challenges outside the friendly confines of Staples Center.


James’s New York Garden Party

The New York Times 26.11.2008
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Last time LeBron James played in New York, he exited the floor to ''MVP!'' chants, a standing ovation, and even a fan coming onto the court to meet him.

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The Washington Wizards fired head coach Eddie Jordan Monday following the team's 1-10 start to the season.


LeBron James said Tuesday he wants to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but if the franchise isn't committed to winning multiple championships he'll 'have to look at all my options' when he becomes a free agent in 2010. Elsa / Getty Images

Star, set to become free agent in '10, wants to win 'multiple championships'

REUTERS/Adam Hunger

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended for one game without pay for striking Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut in the face on Saturday, the NBA announced on Monday.


Calderon questionable against Heat

Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon may sit out Sunday's contest against the Miami Heat because of a mild hamstring strain, a team spokesman said Friday.

REUTERS/John Gress

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich will undergo thumb surgery next week and could be sidelined for up to 12 weeks, the team said on Saturday.


Pistons end Raptors' early perfection

Eric Koreen National Post 06.11.2008
Pistons end Raptors' early perfection

TORONTO -- It was a textbook example of a mismatch. Twice in the fourth quarter, the Toronto Raptors gave the ball to their big off-season acquisition, Jermaine O'Neal. Twice, he was matched up against Kwame Brown, the Detroit Pistons' less-herald...

Bosh takes Raptors to overtime win over Warriors

With all the pre-season hype about the newly acquired Jermaine O'Neal, there is one thing that has stayed true about the Toronto Raptors: This is Chris Bosh's team.


Raptors open season with victory over 76ers

Eric Koreen Canada.com 30.10.2008
Raptors open season with victory over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA - It was a gesture, one bordering on cockiness, which the Toronto Raptors of years past would not have dreamt of showing. It came late in the second quarter. Jermaine O'Neal, who had missed his first four shots in his first game as a ...

Don't look now, Posh! A scantily-clad brunette appears to catch David's eye

David Beckham the ogler strikes again!


Don't look now, Posh! A scantily-clad brunette appears to catch David's eye

David Beckham the ogler strikes again!

New lease of life for Lakers and fan favorite Bryant

Mark Lamport-Stokes Reuters 30.10.2008
New lease of life for Lakers and fan favorite Bryant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The commanding 96-76 win by the Los Angeles Lakers over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday underlined their remarkable transformation over the last year, on the court and in the eyes of their supporters.


LeBron comfortable on NBA’s throne

John Walters NBCSports.com 29.10.2008
LeBron comfortable on NBA’s throne

King James has everything except a championship

Celtics and Lakers set to shine amid economic gloom

DETROIT (Reuters) - After a summer spent promoting the game around the world, the NBA focus returns to the North American hardwood this week and the start of a new season that will present challenges on and off the court.


Yao Ming of China reacts during their preliminary Group B men's basketball game against Germany at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 16, 2008.  REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese basketball officials have denied local media reports that NBA All-Star Yao Ming is set to retire from international basketball.

With Deron Williams sidelined, C.J. Miles, left, and Ronnie Brewer, right, may be charged with running Utah's offense. Joe Murphy/Getty Images

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz will be opening the regular season without their top player. Point guard Deron Williams is out for at least two weeks with a sprained ankle, the Jazz said Monday, two days after Williams was injured in a preseason g...



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