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Students Mourn, Honor Kobe Bryant

Fans leave messages on memory boards at Staples Center in Los Angeles to remember the late Kobe Bryant who perished in a helicopter crash on Jan 26, 2020. [Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports]
January 30, 2020

“Kobe with the fadeaway —s got it!” the commentator’s voice echoed at the Reynolds Gym. Several students stopped their workout, gathered in front of the TV and watched in silence. It was a re-air...

NBA Opening Night: Clippers, Raptors Start Off Strong

LOS ANGELES, CA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 - Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) and LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) compete for a rebound at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
October 24, 2019

Defending champion Raptors defeat Pelicans 130-122 The defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors opened their season with an overtime victory, a morale boost that set the tone for the season, even though...

Totems Of Dallas And Miami No More: Legends Retire

Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade signals his three-pointer in the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, March, 17, 2019 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)
April 18, 2019

One feeling was shared in two stadiums last Wednesday, as the curtain of a long show descended for two NBA legends. Dirk Nowitzki made a fade-away shot from midrange, like he had always done for the...

MVP Race: “Greek Freak” Or “The Beard”?

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) and guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) work to stop Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Ryan Michalesko/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
April 11, 2019

The 2018-19 NBA regular season is closing up within a week, but the winner of Most Valuable Player (MVP) this year remains debatable. According to the NBA’s MVP ladder of week 25, Giannis Antetokounmpo...

Lakers Miss Playoffs For Sixth Straight Year

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during a game against the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Gary Coronado /Los Angeles Times/TNS)
March 28, 2019

As LeBron James fell down and stepped on the baseline in the last 20 seconds of the game, the chance of the Lakers making the playoffs officially slipped away. The Lakers were at home against the Brooklyn...

Bucks And Warriors Clinch Spots For the Playoff

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Oct. 29, 2018, in Chicago. Curry had a brilliant response to a girl asking about ordering his signature sneakers in her size. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
March 21, 2019

After the Warriors won their away game against the Thunder, they became the second team in the league and the first team in the Western Conference to guarantee a spot in the playoff. Despite the absence...

NBA: Warriors Seek To Improve Team Chemistry

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, passes over Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, center, to center DeMarcus Cousins, right, during second half action Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
February 28, 2019

Although All-Star Center DeMarcus Cousins returned from his injury, the Golden State Warriors lost by 36 points total over the last nine games. After winning two consecutive championships in the past...

Petros Chrysochos: A Worldwide Tennis Journey

Petros Chrysochos: A Worldwide Tennis Journey
February 28, 2019

Last year’s NCAA National Champion hails from Cyprus and is currently in his last season wearing the Wake Forest jersey. He has seen a lot of changes in himself and in the tennis team over the years. Despite...

NBA: Team LeBron Completes All-Star Comeback

Team Giannis' Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks goes up for a dunk during the first half in the 2019 NBA All-Star 2019 game on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
February 21, 2019

When the 2019 Charlotte NBA All-Star Game seemed to lose competitiveness again as Team Giannis was up by 20 points in the first half, Team LeBron bounced back in the third quarter. “We just didn't want...

NBA: Influential Players Moved To Eastern Conference

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) late in the fourth quarter Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The Grizzlies won, 101-93. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
February 14, 2019

As the All-Star weekend approaches, each team confirmed their goals for the season and made trades that will help achieve those goals. While some teams kept building up the depth of the lineup, some focused...

NBA: Anthony Davis Trade Causes Drama

The New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (23) muscles to the hoop during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons on February 21, 2016, at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
February 7, 2019

The NBA trade deadline is approaching and the manager of New Orleans Pelicans is still evaluating the trade of their franchise player Anthony Davis. Davis requested to be traded at the end of January....

NBA: Harden And The Rockets Resurge

The Los Angeles Lakers' Rajon Rondo defends against the Houson Rockets' James Harden in the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
January 31, 2019

When injuries kept hurting the Houston Rockets, defending MVP James Harden carried the team on his shoulder. Rockets’ franchise player Harden has scored at least 30 points for 23-straight games after...

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