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Third baseman Alex Rodriguez will leave the World Baseball Classic's Dominican Republic team in Florida and fly to Colorado and have his hip examined on Wednesday, the New York Yankees said on Tuesday.

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Phoenix center Shaquille O'Neal scored 33 points against his former team as the Suns turned back the Los Angeles Lakers 118-111 Sunday, despite 49 points from Kobe Bryant.


Obama steals the show at Verizon

Mike Jones THE WASHINGTON TIMES 28.02.2009
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President Barack Obama did indeed show up for the Washington Wizards' game Friday night against the Chicago Bulls, becoming the third sitting president in history to attend a Bullets or Wizards game.

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Stephon Marbury signed for the Boston Celtics on Friday, ending the All-Star guard's long-running soap opera involving the New York Knicks.


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The Houston Rockets held LeBron James without an assist for the first time in his career and limited Cleveland to its lowest point total of the season, beating the Cavaliers 93-74 on Thursday night.

In Boston, Putting Money on Marbury

WILLIAM C. RHODEN The New York Times 27.02.2009
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The Stephon Marbury era in Boston is scheduled to begin Friday morning when Marbury, the former Knicks point guard, is expected to clear waivers and sign with the Celtics.


NBA players find culture clash in China

Increasing numbers of former NBA players are turning to China's professional league for jobs and their aggressive domination of the court has drawn criticism from a sports system dedicated to developing Chinese players.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Center Suzy Batkovic is returning to the Seattle Storm. The WNBA team said Friday it has re-signed the 6-4 Australian, who played in 29 games for the Storm in 2005, averaging 6.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.


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Former Lakers teammates share MVP honors in 146-119 win over East

Seattle Storm moving headquarters to Interbay

Puget Sound Business Journal 13.02.2009
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The Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball League will be moving its team headquarters to Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood next month.


Seattle fans make trip to see the Thunder

Tim Booth USA Today 12.02.2009
Seattle fans make trip to see the Thunder

Standing just a few steps from the Rose Garden floor Wednesday night, former Seattle SuperSonics employee Matt Heuer stood wearing a green No. 20 Gary Payton jersey, with his nephew Zach in one arm and a sign in the other.

Lakers' seven-game winning streak ends

Los Angeles Times 12.02.2009
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Kobe Bryant scores 37 points and Lamar Odom has 19 points and 19 rebounds, but porous defense is costly for Lakers in loss to Jazz.


Storm re-signs center Ashley Robinson

Jayda Evans The Seattle Times 11.02.2009
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The Storm re-signed Ashley Robinson (pictured at right, center) today. She was a restricted free agent, so Seattle could have matched offers given to the center by other teams. Robinson wanted to return to the Storm. She is interning with the Dall...

Lakers Stop Cavs' Home Win Streak In

Tom Withers The Washington Post 09.02.2009
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CLEVELAND -- No second All-Star. No triple-double for LeBron James. And now, no more home winning streak. It's been a rough few days for the Cleveland Cavaliers.


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Kobe Bryant's clutch three-pointer capped a 33-point performance and launched the Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-100 road win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

Big Win Is Followed by a Bigger Letdown

JONATHAN ABRAMS The New York Times 07.01.2009
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It took less than a game — three quarters separated by two days and a time zone — to show the dispiriting disparity of the Knicks.


Shattered on the glass

Barker Davis The Washington Times 05.01.2009
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Reality landed on Georgetown in the form of Pittsburgh center DeJuan Blair.

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Blazers trail by only a point at halftime, but can't keep pace in the third quarter. Kobe Bryant has 26 points and Pau Gasol adds 19 for L.A.


Another Curry So Smooth He Slipped Through the Cracks

RAINER SABIN The New York Times 02.01.2009
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The smoke billowed and the flames shot up. The star freshman emerged from the tunnel, dribbling a basketball. His team, the Liberty University Flames, was minutes away from playing Cincinnati Christian, an N.A.I.A. program, in the Vines Center, wh...

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The Los Angeles Lakers displayed the toughness they lacked last season to beat the Boston Celtics 92-83 and end the NBA champions' franchise-best 19-game winning streak on Thursday.



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