Knicks Morning News (2015.04.07)

  • [New York Times] China’s Olympic Champion Hurdler Liu Xiang Retires (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:52:52 GMT)

    China’s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries.

  • [New York Times] Hall of Famer Mutombo Inspires Pride, Regret in Kinshasa (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:08:56 GMT)

    When Dikembe Mutombo’s brother first brought him to the Kauka sports club in this working class neighborhood of Kinshasa in the early 1980s to play basketball, the gangly teenager struck few as a superstar in the making.

  • [New York Times] Duke Fights Back to Beat Wisconsin for Collegiate Title (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:20:21 GMT)

    Led by its fabulous freshman guards, Duke clawed its way back from a second-half deficit and stung Wisconsin 68-63 to claim the U.S. collegiate national championship on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Turning Pro Early, Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. Could Be Taken First in the W.N.B.A. Draft (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:08:10 GMT)

    Zahui B., a dominant post player from Sweden, is eligible to be drafted after only two seasons with the Gophers because she will be 22 this year.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets, Bouncing Back, Move Closer to the Playoffs (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:55:12 GMT)

    Brook Lopez, playing against his twin brother Robin, had 32 points to lead the Nets to their 11th victory in their last 14 games.

  • [New York Times] Brook Lopez Scores 32, Nets Beat Short-Handed Blazers (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:34:20 GMT)

    Brook Lopez doesn’t speak to his twin brother on the court. Hadn’t spoken to him at all since a late-night McDonald’s run the night before.

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