1. '09 Houston Rockets Symbolize Team Basketball at its Finest

    In case you haven't noticed, the Houston Rockets, without a single player that has averaged 20 points in an NBA season, are 3-1 to start the season...

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  2. Roundball Roundup: NBA Power Rankings for Nov. 2

    The 2009-10 NBA season is less than a week old, and there already appears to be a team that's a cut above the rest. The Boston Celtics have had to play four games in five days, winning them ...

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  3. NBA: The Glass is First-Half Empty for the Houston Rockets This Season

    Through 96 minutes of basketball this season, the Houston Rockets are still searching for an identity. Tough back-to-back road games to open the new year has left them with a 1-1 record, ...

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  4. Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers: Week Eight

    Week seven in the NFL saw several blowouts, meaning some players that don't normally produce much may have shown off more than they're consistently capable off...

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  5. Roundball Roundup: 2009-10 NBA Preseason Power Rankings

    The NBA season tips off tonight, so what better time to roll out some preseason power rankings than the morning of? 1. Los Angeles Lakers The champs begin their title defense tonight, when the Clippers "come to town...

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  6. NFL Power Rankings: Week 8

    With seven weeks in the books, some teams have distanced themselves from others, some teams are still searching for their identities, and some teams are already looking towards next season. Here's how the 32 clubs stack up going into week eight...

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  7. 2009-10 NBA Western Conference Playoff Team Predictions

    With the 2009-10 NBA season getting started tomorrow night, and tons of new faces in new places, it's time to predict which teams will finish where at regular season's end...

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  8. 2009-'10 Eastern Conference Playoff Team Predictions

    With the NBA's opening night about 48 hours away, it's time to predict how I think the eight playoff teams in each conference will eventually stack up...

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  9. Who Will Be The Houston Rockets' Starting Center?

    It's no secret that the Houston Rockets will be "going small" in 2009. How small, you ask? Well, there's a very, very good chance that their starting center on opening night will be six-foot-six Chuck Hayes...

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  10. Houston Rockets: Who Will Be the Final Player Cut?

    With Monday's roster deadline looming, the Houston Rockets on Thursday cut two of the four necessary players, guards Romel Beck and Garrett Temple...

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  11. Young, Promising Quarterbacks Asserting Themselves All Over NFL

    As SI's Peter King touched upon last week, this season we've seen several young quarterbacks begin to assert themselves all around the NFL. He wondered if this is the potential beginning to a new "Golden Age" for quarterbacks...

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  12. Are the Los Angeles Clippers Better Off Having Lost Elton Brand?

    Let's wind the clocks back exactly 15 months to the day, when it was first reported that power forward Elton Brand would sign a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers rather than the Los Angeles Clippers...

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  13. Houston Texans Sign Ex-Chief Bernard Pollard

    Look out, Peyton Manning! Bernard Pollard is coming to a division near you. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans have signed the ex-Kansas City Chiefs safety...

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  14. Allen Iverson Signing Raises Many Questions about the Memphis Grizzlies

    Chris Wallace has had an interesting tenure as General Manager of the Memphis Grizzlies. His most notable (and most criticized) move came a couple of seasons ago when he traded the franchise's ...

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  15. Stars or No Stars, the Houston Rockets Will Compete in 2009-10

    To put it lightly, it's been something of an interesting offseason for the Houston Rockets. Since taking the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers to the limit in the Western Conference ...

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  16. Roundball Roundup: Ricky Rubio Stalls, Stephon Jackson Scowls, A.I. Nearly Signs

    It's September 3, meaning the NBA regular season will get underway in a little less than two months.With the season already so close, there are still a few noteworthy free agents available, including ...

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  17. Report: Houston Rockets Attempting To Trade Brent Barry

    According to the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Rockets are exploring trade options for 37-year-old sharpshooter Brent Barry...

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  18. Top 10 NBA Busts of the Past 25 Years

    Would you rather have this guy (pictured) or Carmelo Anthony?Thought so.For this particular list of past busts in the NBA Draft, I've decided to restrict it to the past 25 years, just so you're ...

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  19. Report: 'Miracle' That Babe Ruth Able to Live Strictly on Hot Dogs, Beer

    According to reports, the popular adage that claimed "Babe Ruth did it on hot dogs and beer" wasn't just an adage. Baltimore-area nutritionist Herbert von Vitamin last week was granted the once-in-a-lifetime ...

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  20. The Road For Michael Beasley Is Longer Than We Thought

    We knew Michael Beasley's rookie season in the NBA was a struggle on the basketball floor. What we didn't know was how much Beasley seemed to struggle off the court, as well...

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  21. Is Dennis Rodman Worthy of Being a Basketball Hall of Famer?

    This photo sums up Dennis Rodman as a basketball player in a nutshell. Rodman, at 6'8", was a tenacious rebounder, defender, and competitor. His oddball lifestyle off the court may hurt him in terms of his basketball legacy...

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  22. True Lettermen: The World's Best Athletes by the Alphabet

    This is a relatively simple idea. Going by the first letter of last names (except for some of those crazy one-named soccer players), this is a list of the greatest athletes of all-time. Why am I doing this? I have no idea...

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  23. Give and Go: Emeka Okafor-for-Tyson Chandler Swap Assists Both Sides

    Tuesday, a deal was finalized between the Charlotte Bobcats and New Orleans Hornets in which the teams swapped their starting centers, with Emeka Okafor going to the Hornets in exchange for Tyson Chandler...

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  24. With Big Shaq Gone, the Leaner Phoenix Suns Can Get Back To Running

    To many, February 6, 2008, represented the end of an era. This was the day the Phoenix Suns traded Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to Miami for Shaquille O'Neal...

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  25. Orlando Magic Sign Matt Barnes, CJ Watson Next?

    It seems as if the Orlando Magic weren't satisfied with just making it to the NBA Finals. Apparently, based on the inordinate amounts of cash they've spent on their roster this summer, they're quite interested in winning it...

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