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Trojans coach meets with Wildcats' athletic director and is given 24 hours to decide if he will take over program there.

Lakers lose again to Bobcats

Mike Bresnahan Los Angeles Times 01.04.2009
Lakers lose again to Bobcats

Reporting from Charlotte, N.C. -- The Lakers lost to the Charlotte Bobcats tonight, 94-84, putting another dent in a seven-game road trip.


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In front of a crowd cloaked in red, one that jeered them and cheered their opponent’s every move, the Michigan State Spartans booked a trip back to their home state.

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With Connecticut dealing with the fallout from reports about possible violations in the recruitment of a former player, guard A. J. Price pledged that the Huskies would do what they do best.


DeJuan Blair’s Backside Provides a Big Upside for Pitt

PETE THAMEL The New York Times 26.03.2009
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There is no way to get around it, literally or metaphorically. Teammates blush. Coaches marvel. DeJuan Blair himself is reticent to talk about it.

Lakers claim easy victory over Thunder

Mike Bresnahan Los Angeles Times 25.03.2009
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Kobe Bryant had 19 points and Lamar Odom had 18 points. Pau Gasol came close to a triple-double with 14 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.


Lady Vols Are Upset in Opener

JERÉ LONGMAN The New York Times 23.03.2009
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A trying, exhausting season for Tennessee came to a stunningly premature conclusion Sunday night as the fifth-seeded Lady Vols, the two-time defending national women’s champion, lost to 12th-seeded Ball State, 71-55, in the first round of the Berk...

Unlucky for us, March Madness found its sanity

Mike Celizic NBC Sports 23.03.2009
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We’re down to the Sweet 16, and I have just one question: Where’s the drama? Where’s Cinderella? Where are the underdogs? Where’s the little school we never heard of that we suddenly fall in love with? Who in the name of 3-second violations are we...


Villanova Avoids an Upset by American

JOHN BRANCH BBC Sport 20.03.2009
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Villanova arrived with all the advantages — a familiar arena, a hometown crowd, a bevy of talent and the No. 3 seed given to teams with viable national-championship aspirations.

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Paul Pierce came alive late in the game to spur the injury-hit Boston Celtics to a 112-108 overtime victory over the visiting Miami Heat on Wednesday.


Georgetown, Baylor going opposite ways

Barker Davis The Washington Times 18.03.2009
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A season sabotaged by intangibles has all the earmarks of a poor ending.

UConn Women Judge Greatness by Their Own Past

JERÉ LONGMAN The New York Times 17.03.2009
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Connecticut is indisputably the best team in women’s college basketball this season, but as the N.C.A.A. tournament opens this week, the Huskies are not unanimously considered one of the greatest teams ever.


Kobe Bryant scores 37 as Lakers defeat Rockets

Broderick Turner Los Angeles Times 12.03.2009
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Reporting from Houston -- Down a player, down 14 points early in the third quarter, the Lakers collected themselves with two new starters in the lineup and the same driven Kobe Bryant.

Larry Hughes Leads the Knicks to a Critical Victory

HOWARD BECK The New York Times 11.03.2009
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Through no fault or effort of his own, Larry Hughes became a Knick last month and promptly put another crimp in the team’s developing chemistry. The lineup was tweaked, the rotation rearranged, and soon the Knicks were in another tailspin.


Trail Blazers open big lead over the Lakers

Broderick Turner Los Angeles Times 10.03.2009
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Portland takes a 61-38 advantage into halftime by shooting 58.5% from the field while holding L.A. to a season low in scoring in the first half.

As Blake Griffin Joins His Brother, Success Follows at Oklahoma

THAYER EVANS The New York Times 09.03.2009
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While growing up in Oklahoma City, Taylor Griffin and his little brother, Blake, would race to be the first to tie shoes, complete chores and finish schoolwork. When it came to sports, they often fought so fiercely that their mother had to separat...


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Katie Collier sank four free throws in overtime to lift top-ranked Seattle Christian past Granger 55-53 for the Class 1A girls state basketball title Saturday.

Sapp departs as Hoyas' heart and soul

Barker Davis THE WASHINGTON TIMES 08.03.2009
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Georgetown basketball won't be the same without the program's senior soul man.


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Chris Paul sparked the New Orleans Hornets into life after the halftime intermission to lead the home team to a runaway 104-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

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The Orlando Magic rallied for a 111-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns Monday, the home team winning a game highlighted by a physical tussle between big man Dwight Howard and former favorite son Shaquille O'Neal.



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