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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Knicks Morning News (2014.09.17)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Coach of Spain Steps Down After Tournament (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:59:38 GMT) Juan Antonio Orenga was widely blamed for Spain’s failure in the FIBA World Cup, a tournament it hosted and in which it lost to France in the quarterfinals. [New York Times] United States 96, Lithuania 68: Without Glamour of Dream Team, U.S. Is Again Dominating in Barcelona (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:54:30 GMT) The United States advanced to the final of basketball’s World Cup with a rout over Lithuania in Barcelona but little of the luster that Michael Jordan and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.09.16)

[New York Times] For Nets’ Deron Williams, Ankle Operations Provide Reason for Optimism (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:43:38 GMT) Operations offer a dose of optimism for Nets point guard Deron Williams and his team after the disappointment of last season.

Knicks Morning News (2014.09.15)

[New York Times] Dream Team, Barcelona Games Continue to Impact NBA (Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:51:29 GMT) Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. [New York Times] Depth and Unselfish Nature Carry Team USA (Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:09:24 GMT) A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. [New York Times] United States 129, Serbia 92: United States Wins FIBA World Cup Title in a Rout of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.09.13)

[New York Times] Mercury Finish Sweep of Sky for Third WNBA Title (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:45:30 GMT) The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Serbia Advances to FIBA World Cup Final (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:17:48 GMT) Milos Teodosic scored 24 points, and Serbia reached the championship game in Madrid by beating France, 90-85, on Friday. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Phoenix Mercury Win W.N.B.A. Title (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:46:47 GMT) Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree each scored 24 points, and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.09.12)

[New York Times] Japan Given Deadline to End Dispute Over Dual League (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:22:03 GMT) Japan has until the end of October to resolve a dispute between its two competing basketball leagues but there is no threat to the national team competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the sport’s governing body said on Thursday. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Maya Moore Is Unanimous All-W.N.B.A. Pick (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:58:30 GMT) Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was a unanimous choice for the all-W.N.B.A. first team, which also features Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.09.11)

[New York Times] Gasol’s Spain Future in Doubt After Shock World Cup Loss (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:03:29 GMT) Spain centre Pau Gasol has doubts about his future with the national team following the hosts’ shock quarter-final defeat by France at the basketball World Cup on Wednesday. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: France Reaches Semifinals at FIBA World Cup (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:33:22 GMT) France upset Spain, 65-52, in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday in Madrid.

Knicks Morning News (2014.09.10)

[New York Times] Marvin Barnes, Enigmatic Basketball Player, Dies at 62 (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:41:58 GMT) Barnes helped Providence College reach the N.C.A.A. Final Four in 1973 and played in the A.B.A. and N.B.A. [New York Times] Hawks Roiled by Danny Ferry’s Remarks on Luol Deng (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:03:09 GMT) Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry was punished but not fired over inflammatory comments he made in June about Luol Deng, whom the team was pursuing as a free agent. [New York Times] TMZ Broke Ray Rice, Donald Sterling and Jameis Winston Stories in 10-Month Span (Wed, 10 …continue reading