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Report Ties Players at Top College Basketball Programs to Illicit Payments

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:53:56 GMT

Documents uncovered in a federal investigation seem to provide details about several star players, according to Yahoo Sports.



Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:39:43 GMT

The Mavericks had already announced an investigation into accusations of misconduct by a former team president when the team’s owner was fined for admitting losing on purpose.



Mavericks Begin Investigation After Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:29:30 GMT

A report by Sports Illustrated detailed accusations against Terdema Ussery, the team’s former president and chief executive, as well as a toxic work environment for women.



Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:56:53 GMT

The program was ordered to vacate 123 victories, including two trips to the Final Four, as punishment for a case involving players and prostitutes.



Now It Can Be Told: Barbara Stevens Has 1,000 Victories to Her Name

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:37:39 GMT

The Division II women’s basketball coach has spent 32 years at Bentley, which is not far from Boston but is far out of the limelight. And all she has done in that time is excel.



Team Lebron vs. Team Steph Wasn’t Bad. But How About U.S. vs. the World?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:29:22 GMT

The new format for the All-Star Game seemed to work, with the players actually contesting shots on some possessions. But another concept for the game is lurking.



N.B.A. All-Star Game Shows Some Toughness After a Makeover

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:53:57 GMT

With a new format and bigger cash prizes, defensive effort seemed to be up while scoring was way down.



N.B.A. Dunk Contest Goes to Donovan Mitchell, and His Homage to Vince Carter

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:41:04 GMT

Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr., sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Carter used to win the 2000 contest.



The N.B.A. All-Star Game Has Shed a Major Distraction

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:02:27 GMT

For the first time in a long time, the trade deadline has already passed. That means the All-Stars can play without rumored deals getting in the way.



The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The 3-Point Contest Has the Stars.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:07:27 GMT

The 3-point shot has increasingly become the signature play of the N.B.A. So why shouldn’t it resonate at the league’s All-Star weekend?