1. Why the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA Are on a Very Impressive Roll

    With the possible exception of London-bound Becky Hammon , the San Antonio Silver Stars are the WNBA team least looking forward to the league’s quadrennial month-long, mid-season Olympic hiatus...

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  2. MLB All-Star Game 2012: Most Egregious Starting Pitcher Snubs

    Defense wins championships; so goes an age-old adage in sports. Most often in baseball, that defense—like momentum—centers on the starting pitcher for today’s game...

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  3. Oklahoma City Thunder: True Contenders or a Flash in the Pan?

    Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder joined 28 other NBA teams in “wait till next year” mode last Thursday in Miami...

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  4. Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass Respects the Game by Opting into Free Agency

    You gotta love Brandon Bass, want him on your team, cheer heartily for his scrappy play and praise his quiet determination...

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  5. NBA Playoffs 2012: LeBron James Has a Date with Destiny and a Familiar Foe

    A Game 7 with the Boston Celtics , the NBA ’s historical standard of excellence, blocks the path of LeBron James and his Miami Heat to the validation offered by a championship...

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  6. NBA Playoffs 2012: Boston Celtics, Miami Heat Even in More Than Just Games

    The Eastern Conference finals could not possibly be any closer. The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are deadlocked at two games apiece, each team successfully defending its home court...

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  7. NBA Playoffs 2012: Celtic Star Power to Vanquish Valiant 76ers in Game 7

    Superstars win in the playoffs. Traditional knowledge tells us so. A cleverly crafted collection of cohesive collaborators, however well coached up, can take you only so far...

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  8. NBA Playoffs 2012: Soft-Touch Sixers Now Thorn in Celtics' Side

    For six minutes Friday night, the veteran Boston Celtics seemed to have eased their ride to the Eastern Conference finals into cruise control...

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  9. NBA Playoffs 2012: Five Celtic Expectations Against the 76ers and Beyond

    In one way, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers finds his team exactly where he expected them to be heading into a Game 3—even. Of course, the original script featured a stolen rather than squandered home court advantage...

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  10. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Celtics and Sixers Will Play Game 7, You Can Book It

    2012 Playoffs—Game G…treat that ticket like gold, Celtic fan. That will be Game 7, and it’ll happen in about two weeks. It’s inevitable. Historically, numerically, the trigonometry of the game (as Mr...

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  11. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Evaluating the Efficiency of the Western Conference Entries

    ESPN and its assorted array of analysts inform us on a regular basis that “Numbers Never Lie.” Of course, if predicting the outcome of sporting events—like the ...

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  12. NBA Playoffs 2012: Evaluating the Efficiency of the Eastern Conference Entries

    ESPN and its assorted array of analysts inform us on a regular basis that “Numbers Never Lie.” Of course, if predicting the outcome of sporting events—like the ...

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  13. David Stern Looking Chipper These Days: How About the Good Ship NBA?

    During Friday’s press session at the NBA ’s Board of Governors’ gathering in the City That Never Sleeps, commissioner David Stern looked—and sounded—better than he has in ages...

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  14. Brittney Griner and Baylor Lady Bears: Finished Business, or Only Just Begun?

    Last week’s NCAA Women’s Mile-High Final Four went much as expected. Too tall, too athletic, too skilled, too darn many...

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  15. Did Vince McMahon 'Book' the Maryland-Texas A&M Sweet Sixteen Match?

    Maryland and Texas A&M had just delivered a five-star, main event. Poor St. Bonaventure. They never stood a chance in their East Region semi-final Sunday afternoon. And it had nothing to do with their opponent, top-seeded Notre Dame...

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  16. Women's March Madness: Tennessee Lady Vols Gut Out a Tough Win Over Kansas

    The odyssey of ailing Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and her Final Four-less seniors continues, as the Lady Volunteers overcame a slow start to oust overachieving Kansas and its nonpareil point guard Angel Goodrich 84-73 in their Sweet 16 matchup...

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  17. 'Road Warrior' Boston Celtics Pound Glass, Halt Milwaukee Bucks' Streak

    Something about the Bucks evokes the inner beast in the generally rebounding-wretched Boston Celtics , whose 100-91 road victory Thursday night snapped a Milwaukee six-game winning ...

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  18. Women's March Madness: Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, Once and Future Rivals

    “Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Step right up!” A women’s college basketball coach is two parts teacher and one part carnival barker...

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  19. NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament 2012: A Texas Tradition to Avoid for Baylor

    There once was a coach named Guy Lewis. Here’s to hopin’ Baylor’s Kim Mulkey doesn’t over-coach her team right out of its rightful place in history...

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  20. NCAA Women's Tournament 2012: Four Second-Round Upsets

    “Upsets, Upsets! Get your upsets, here. Can’t win your pool without some upsets.” Now that Abacus has your attention, let’s get down to business. First of all, on your bracket, in pen not pencil, write Baylor six times...

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  21. Boston Celtics: Is It Time to Administer the Last Rites?

    Somebody go fetch Father Buckley from choir practice. Hurry! It’s time to perform extreme unction on the 22-19 Boston Celtics of 2011-12. The fat lady has run all her scales; she’s singing for real now...

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  22. Women's March Madness: A Tale of 2 Walk-Ons and 2 Title Games

    For fully four minutes and 13 seconds, n’ary a whistle was blown—and the game was going on. Three substitutes sat at the scorer’s table for what seemed forever...

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  23. March Madness: A Couple of Crazy Ideas for Expanding the Tournament Field

    The NCAA should expand its national championship basketball tournament to 345 teams. It’s not as logically preposterous as you might imagine, heck it can be accomplished by ...

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  24. NBA Trade Speculation: Rajon Rondo a Houston Rocket?

    Rajon Rondo needs to go to work for Kevin McHale. If the Boston Celtics point guard is not destined to retire as the second-greatest athlete—Hondo is still El Hombre—ever ...

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  25. NCAA Women's Basketball: A Wish List for the National Tournament

    Nnemkadi Ogwumike punctuated a rout of conference rival California Sunday by blocking a Brittany Boyd layup halfway back to Palo Alto...

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