1. The 10 Worst Boston Celtics Draft Picks Since 1989

    First of all, why the 1989 line of demarcation? Well, that was the first year the NBA had only two rounds in the annual draft, increasing the importance of your first round selection...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 22,977 reads 31 comments

  2. Charlie Villanueva Promises To Work Hard for Detroit Pistons This Season

    The 2008-09 Detroit Pistons were not very good. They won just 39 games, but still qualified for the eighth spot in the playoffs in the then-woeful Eastern Conference. It was the first losing season the Pistons had suffered since the 2000-01 season...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,085 reads 8 comments

  3. UConn Huskies Football Will Recover From Michigan Beatdown

    Oops. Looks like the eyes of Randy Edsall and the UConn athletics braintrust were bigger than their stomachs. In retrospect, it appears that scheduling the University of Michigan for the opening game of the 2010 season may have been a miscalculation...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 776 reads 0 comments

  4. UConn Huskies To Respond to NCAA Allegations: What to Expect

    The last year and a half have not been pleasant for the UConn men's basketball team. In March 2009, Yahoo! Sports broke a story that accused UConn of committing major violations in their pursuit of recruit Nate Miles...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 4,427 reads 13 comments

  5. Ater Majok's Departure Is a Big Problem for the UConn Huskies

    Ater Majok, UConn's promising 6'11" power forward, has officially left the University and the basketball team. There usually isn't a lot of handwringing when a player who averaged 2...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 4,551 reads 6 comments

  6. Contract Extended, but Don't Expect Bob Bradley To Coach in the 2014 World Cup

    Sunil Gulati, the president of U.S. Soccer, has given head coach Bob Bradley a four-year extension on his contract, which will now run through 2014. Bradley did relatively well in his four years as coach of the men's national team...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 624 reads 26 comments

  7. Allen Iverson: Five Reasons He Will Remain Unemployed in 2010

    NBA training camps open up in just over five weeks, and there is a high-profile free agent name still looking for work.No, it's not Shaquille O'Neal—the Big Shamrock signed with the Celtics...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 3,646 reads 92 comments

  8. Indiana Pacers Should Cut Ties With Lance Stephenson

    Indiana Pacers rookie guard Lance Stephenson, a.k.a. "Born Ready," is a very raw but very talented basketball player. He could also be more trouble than he's worth...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 5,015 reads 37 comments

  9. That Will Sting: New Orleans Hornets Dump the Wrong Point Guard

    The New Orleans Hornets are apparently trying to follow the wildly successful "Cleveland Model" for how a small-market NBA team retains its pouty superstar. We all know how well that worked...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 3,200 reads 67 comments

  10. Boston Celtics Sign Luke Harangody, NBA Title Now in Sight

    In what should be one of the moves that solidifies the Boston Celtics as the front-runners for the 2010-11 NBA title, and banner No. 18, the Celtics have today signed undersized power forward Luke Harangody to a guaranteed contract...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 4,240 reads 28 comments

  11. Rafael Marquez Signs with New York Red Bulls, Championship Must Follow

    And the rich get richer. Already sporting the best frontline tandem in Major League Soccer in the form of Juan Pablo Angel and his fellow designated player, Thierry Henry, the New ...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 956 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA Rumors: Sickening Rumors of Boston Celtics Interest in Larry Hughes

    Fresh on the heals of the Shaquille O'Neal signing, there is a rumor started by Marc J. Spears' Twitter account that the Celtics are interested in obtaining free agent swingman Larry Hughes...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 4,050 reads 42 comments

  13. UConn Huskies Make Perfect Hires To Fill Out Coaching Staff

    It was announced today that Jim Calhoun and the UConn Huskies had hired Kevin Ollie as an assistant coach and Glen Miller as director of basketball administration...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 490 reads 2 comments

  14. Floyd Landis Admits Cheating and Channels His Inner Canseco

    So Floyd Landis, the disgraced American bicyclist, has finally admitted that he cheated when he won the 2006 Tour de France. Raise your hand if you're shocked...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 824 reads 10 comments

  15. An Open Letter To Cleveland Cavaliers Fans

    Cleveland Cavaliers fans take heart. You probably don't want to hear anything at all from a Boston Celtics fan right now, but I swear that I'm not here to rub it in...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 533 reads 4 comments

  16. The Wait Is Over: UConn Huskies Coach Jim Calhoun Signs New Contract

    Well the wait was excruciating, but happiness reigns today in Storrs. Nearly 11 months after negotiations on a new contract began, and five months after reports surfaced that the ...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 153 reads 3 comments

  17. UConn Basketball Recruiting Class Set, As Mr. Smith Goes To Storrs

    The 2010-11 University of Connecticut Huskies men's basketball roster is nearly set. After losing three seniors from this past season's team, as well as the bulk of their scoring and ...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,506 reads 5 comments

  18. UConn Huskies Baseball On 22 Game Winning Streak

    For most people, interest in college athletics usually stops at basketball and football. That's quite understandable, given that those are really the only two college sports on TV, but we have this cool thing now called "the Internet...

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  19. NCAA Tournament Expansion: Is Moving to 68 Teams an Opportunity Lost?

    The big news of the day for fans of college basketball is of course the announcement of a new television deal between the NCAA and its broadcast partners, CBS and Turner...

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  20. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Did Kevin Garnett's Elbow Help or Hurt the Boston Celtics?

    The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 85-76 on Saturday night in game one of their first round playoff series...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,075 reads 8 comments

  21. The Top 10 NBA Coaching Performances of 2009-10

    Sorry Phil Jackson, Stan Van Gundy, Mike Brown, and Rick Carlisle—your teams are exactly where I thought they'd be. This is a nod to the NBA head coaches whose teams have exceeded the most important of expectations—mine...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 635 reads 16 comments

  22. Are the Boston Celtics the Worst 50-Win Team in the NBA?

    My guess is that this 2009-10 season has not exactly shaped up the way the Boston Celtics brass anticipated...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 875 reads 14 comments

  23. Back-to-Back Perfection: UConn Huskies Top Stanford For National Title

    The UConn Huskies certainly took an ugly path en route to their 78th consecutive victory. UConn won their second straight national title on Tuesday night, their seventh overall, putting a cap on another perfect season...

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  24. Salute the Smart Guys: Academic All-Americans in the 2010 NCAA Tourney

    There were six members of the 2009-2010 Academic All-America Team who were also key members of teams that played in this year's NCAA tournament...

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  25. Women's NCAA Tournament 2010: Championship Preview

    We're finally here. This is the final game of the women's NCAA tournament that most observers expected—the UConn Huskies (38-0) against the Stanford Cardinal (36-1)—the top two teams in the nation squaring off for the title...

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