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In point guard Marcus Paige's season debut, No. 9 North Carolina defeated No. 2 Maryland 88-81 on Tuesday night in the Big 10-ACC Challenge. It is the ninth consecutive time the Tar Heels have defeated the Terps and ties the challenge at four games apiece.
The heavyweight bout was headlined by the …Maryland
The Los Angeles Lakers’ 2-14 unstoppable suck came up against the Philadelphia 76ers’ 0-18 unmovable wall of shit in Philadelphia Tuesday night. …Kobe Bryant
Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton has led the team to an NBA record-setting 19-0 start, but the record books will not reflect that fact.
According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, passing along a clarification from the league, Dubs head coach Steve Kerr—who continues to recover from …Steve Kerr
1984 or 1996? Now that the last active player from the '96 class is retiring, let's have a fun debate.
When Kobe Bryant retires after this season, that'll close the book on the 1996 NBA Draft class, assuming something crazy doesn't happen like Ray Allen returning.
With that draft class finishing up …Kobe Bryant
Marcus Paige arrived at the University of North Carolina in the summer of 2012, and in a very odd coincidence so did awareness of the academic …Atlantic Coast Conference
For anyone antsy to analyze the play of Duke point guard Derryck Thornton, the freshman's father has one request.
"Ten games," Tank Thornton said the week before Thanksgiving. "Temper your expectations for 10 games and give him time to figure everything out. After that, I think he'll be fine."
It …Mike Krzyzewski
Plus the East is rising, the vulnerable Thunder and the sputtering Rockets.
One day the Golden State Warriors will lose, but not yet. They went into Salt Lake City and survived the best the Utah Jazz had to offer on Monday, executing down the stretch to win, 106-103, behind -- you guessed it -- the …Russell Westbrook
Georges St-Pierre is adamant that the use of PEDs was common in the UFC at one point.
St-Pierre's frustration with the perceived lax drug testing …Georges St-Pierre
In his first game in the Chinese Basketball Association, Greg Oden looked like the player the Portland Trail Blazers hoped for when they selected the former Ohio State Buckeyes star with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.
Oden dealt with injury after injury during his time in the NBA and …Greg Oden
North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige will play against Maryland on Tuesday in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams told the ESPNU College Basketball podcast Monday morning.
Paige has missed the first six games of the season with a broken right hand, including the Tar Heels' …Maryland
If Derek Jeter’s retirement tour is any guide, Kobe Bryant’s final season is going to be a victory lap, with everyone competing to fawn over the …Kevin Durant
This will be Kobe Bryant’s final season. He announced it yesterday, and the news made me think, instantly, of Michael Jordan. The last, greatest, and …Michael Jordan
From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one …
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will leave behind one of the most impressive basketball legacies.
Bryant is the first guard to play 20 NBA seasons, and the first to play 20 seasons with one franchise. He'll be remembered at his peak as a great scorer, tenacious defender and a winner.
All-around …Kobe Bryant
The retirement of NBA legend Kobe Bryant took many by surprise on Sunday night. Right now, Bryant's fans around the world are finding out that every game from here on out will be his last.
Attention around his poetically framed announcement has garnered so much activity that it appears to have …Kobe Bryant
At 2-13, the Los Angeles Lakers have the worst record in the Western Conference and second worst in the entire NBA. Only the winless Philadelphia 76ers are below the Lakers.
Despite this poor start, Lakers head coach Byron Scott is staying optimistic and believes that the organization has his back. …Byron Scott
A whopping 40 college basketball teams hired head coaches this past offseason, more than 11 percent of Division I undergoing a leadership change. This included several big-name programs, who brought in an array of replacements with varying resumes to get things moving in the right direction.
Paradise Island, Bahamas — In the second week of the 2009-10 season, an unranked Syracuse team went to New York City and recorded back-to-back wins …Syracuse
The rout was on in the second half, and there seemed to be a party in the stands inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder had flipped a 13-point …Detroit Pistons
James Harden put the team on his back Friday, dropping 50 points (going 6-12 from downtown) en route to a narrow victory over the 0-17 Philadelphia …James Harden
The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0.
Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters and the Warriors made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers (in 38 attempts) during their highest-scoring game of the season, a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns on …Golden State Warriors
Wichita State forward Anton Grady is in "good spirits" at the hospital Friday after falling face-first on the court during the Shockers' loss to Alabama at the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Florida, the school announced.
In a statement later Friday, Wichita State said Grady was alert and …
Draymond Green has not forgotten his roots.
The Golden State Warriors star headed south Thursday to pay a special visit to his former team, Michigan State, which was in Fullerton, California, for the Wooden Legacy tournament.
His former coach, Tom Izzo, was going for his 500th career win.
The visit …Tom Izzo
HOUSTON -- Former Houston Cougars men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis -- best known for leading the "Phi Slama Jama" teams of the 1980s -- has died. He was 93.
Lewis died at a retirement facility in Kyle, Texas, on Thanksgiving morning surrounded by family, Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek …Houston
Maryland won the game against Rhode Island, but it's not clear who won the war of words.
Mark Turgeon and Dan Hurley, coaches for Maryland and Rhode …Maryland
Although Steph Curry and Lionel Messi are involved in different sports, comparisons are natural between these two superstars at the very top of their game. The former, the talisman of NBA outfit Golden State Warriors, thinks the parallels are fair.
Speaking with Roy Ward of the Age via the Sydney …Lionel Messi
Here's a friendly (and apparently needed) reminder that there are cameras covering nearly every imaginable angle on the court. And they're pointed right at you, Tory Miller.
The Colorado Buffaloes forward bit the shoulder of an Air Force player while vying for possession during Wednesday's game.
Kevin Garnett contains multitudes. And an unending insistence on doing things his way, which can both help and hurt Kevin Garnett-led teams both past …Kevin Garnett
Three ESPN analysts took the NCAA to task over its handling of Syracuse's penalties.Syracuse
Dave Holmquist became the eighth college men's basketball coach to reach 900 wins as Biola defeated Bethesda, 79-60, Tuesday at J. Richard Chase Gymnasium in La Mirada.
Holmquist, 64, is in his 36th season as Biola's coach, having led the Eagles to 33 winning seasons and 19 NAIA national tournaments.