Former UConn great, NBA star Clifford Robinson dies at 53

(WTNH) — Legendary NBA basketball player and former University of Connecticut Huskies basketball star Clifford Robinson has died at the age of 53, according to ESPN. UConn basketball wasn’t always the national program that it is today. And it had to start somewhere. It started the day Robinson came to the Storrs campus from Buffalo. […]

NFL, TV partners navigating pandemic and future rights deals

In a year in which few things are normal, there will be some familiar things about NFL broadcasts this season. Announcers will be in the stadiums, pregame shows will have their usual fill of banter and debate and the regular season will start on time. But will it translate to an increase in ratings for […]

It’s Game 7 for Thunder-Rockets, Game 2 on tap in Heat-Bucks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time the Houston Rockets played a Game 7, they didn’t have Chris Paul and they wound up losing. Paul wants to see history repeat itself. The former Houston guard simply has willed fifth-seeded Oklahoma City into a deciding game of its Western Conference first-round series against the […]

Michael Jordan gets stake in DraftKings for advisory role

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — DraftKings had a big bounce on Wall Street Wednesday on news that basketball legend Michael Jordan is taking an ownership stake in the sports betting site. Jordan is getting stock in DraftKings in exchange for providing “guidance and strategic advice” to the Boston-based company’s board of directors, the company said. […]

D’Antoni tells Rockets he’s not coming back to Houston

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Mike D’Antoni has told the Houston Rockets that he will not be back as coach with them next season, essentially choosing free agency over a return to the club with whom he has spent the last four seasons. D’Antoni told the Rockets on Sunday — not even a full […]

Clippers set to try, again, to reach the conference finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doc Rivers is fully aware of the adage that says the hardest games to win in the NBA are the ones where one team can end another’s season. He’d like to amend that theory. “Just winning a game in the NBA is hard,” the Los Angeles Clippers’ coach said. […]

Why not us?: Ohio State’s Day wants answers from Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day is pushing the Big Ten for answers about when the conference plans to play a football season. In a statement released by the school on Thursday, Day said he and his players and their families want some details about if and when the conference plans to […]

NBA will allow team staff to bring guests to Disney bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA coaches or other team staffers could have guests in the bubble later this month, with the league sharing final plans for such additions with teams on Tuesday. Team staffs would be limited to a total of 10 guests, all of whom would have to begin a self-quarantining period […]

WNBA games postponed for 2nd straight night over shooting

For the second consecutive day, the WNBA postponed three games following the weekend shooting of Jacob Blake. In Bradenton, Florida, in the WNBA bubble, Chicago was to face Indiana, New York was to meet Dallas and Las Vegas was set to play Seattle on Thursday night. “This is not a strike. This is not a […]

WNBA games postponed following shooting of Jacob Blake

The WNBA postponed its three games Wednesday night following the shooting of Jacob Blake over the weekend. The move came hours after the NBA decided to postpone its three playoff games with its players choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. ”We know it’s a very emotional time for our players. […]

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