[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: U.S. Routs Finland (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:26:46 GMT) The United States held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening its defense of its World Cup title with a 114-55 romp in Bilbao, Spain. [New York Times] Mo’Ne Davis Heads to WNBA Conference Finals (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:34:05 GMT) Little League World Series sensation Mo’Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.
[New York Times] Jack Kraft, Villanova Basketball Coach, Dies at 93 (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:17:03 GMT) Kraft, who spent 12 seasons as the Wildcats’ head coach, took them to the N.C.A.A. tournament six times.
[New York Times] Familiar Names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:55:03 GMT) Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro basketball: Ogwumike Is Rookie of Year (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:05:53 GMT) Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun won the W.N.B.A. rookie of the year award. [New York Times] On Basketball: Derrick Rose Plays for Team U.S.A. Despite His Injury History (Fri, 29 Aug …continue reading
[New York Times] What to Watch in Basketball World Cup Group Stage (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:55:07 GMT) The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games — the Americans winning both — and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Extension for Clippers’ Rivers (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:28:53 GMT) Coach Doc Rivers signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers through the 2018-19 season.
As part of the Knicks’ summer renovation, perhaps the most beloved (if not the most important addition) of the bevy of 2nd Rounders is the shiny, aromatic coat of varnish they snagged with the 51st pick, Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Like most, you might know little about the twenty-two year old, save for the fact that he is the older sibling of Giannis, the Milwaukee Bucks’ gangly, smile-laden force of nature also known as “The Greek Freak.” The jury is still out on whether “Greek Freak 2.0” and “Greek Freak Jr.” will make for apt monikers, but Phil Jackson’s rolling with “Thanacity”–a …continue reading
[New York Times] Bavetta Looks Back on a Lifetime in Basketball (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:35:52 GMT) Dick Bavetta never missed a game. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Dream Defeat Sky to Tie W.N.B.A. Series (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:39:12 GMT) Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 39 points, and the visiting Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky, 92-83, to even their W.N.B.A. playoff series at one game apiece. [New York Times] LeBron James’s Representative Completes His Own Journey (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:34:42 GMT) At the heart of LeBron James’s homecoming is a promise made 12 years …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Loss to Lynx Ends Hammon’s Playing Career (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:15:17 GMT) Minnesota won at San Antonio, 94-89, to advance to the W.N.B.A.’s Western Conference finals and end the playing career of the Stars’ Becky Hammon.