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NBA Offseason Tips Off with LeBron and Carmelo Opting Out of Their Contracts

Posted: June 25, 2014 3:25 PM ; Updated: June 26, 2014 10:07 AM

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Just days after Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs were crowned NBA champions, the world shifted its focus back to LeBron James. And Carmelo Anthony.

After leading the Miami Heat to a fourth-straight Finals appearance, but missing out on a three-peat, LeBron and his family left for vacation. Before he departed yesterday, the superstar dropped a huge announcement: He would opt of his contract and become a free agent.
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Division III Star has Record 138-Point Game 6

Posted: November 21, 2012 11:04 AM ; Updated: November 21, 2012 11:04 AM

After a poor shooting weekend, Grinnell guard Jack Taylor was given the green light to shoot his way out of a slump.

It only took 108 shots for Taylor to make a mockery of the college basketball record books.

Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Report: Hall of Fame Coach Calhoun Retiring 1

Posted: September 13, 2012 11:29 AM ; Updated: September 13, 2012 11:36 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Jim Calhoun is leaving Connecticut the same way he coached it to three national titles - on his terms.

The 70-year-old Hall of Famer scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Thursday to announce his retirement, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

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Howard to Lakers in Blockbuster Trade 6

Posted: August 10, 2012 1:21 PM ; Updated: August 12, 2012 10:07 PM

LONDON (AP) -- Dwight Howard held some of the championship trophies in the Los Angeles Lakers' facility Friday, the first act of the next phase of his NBA career.

"Making some wishes," Howard said.

One of his wishes has finally come true. At long last, he's out of Orlando.

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Lin Headed to Houston After Knicks Decline to Match Offer 13

Posted: July 18, 2012 9:32 AM ; Updated: July 18, 2012 9:43 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Say goodbye to Linsanity, New York.

Jeremy Lin is taking his game off Broadway - way off - to Houston after the Knicks announced Tuesday night they would not match the Rockets' three-year, $25 million offer for the restricted free agent.

"Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!!" Lin posted on his Twitter account.

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USA Basketball Roster Set for Olympics 17

Posted: July 09, 2012 11:37 AM ; Updated: July 09, 2012 11:45 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and three other Olympic gold medalists were already back.

Add a defensive stopper, a potent scorer off the bench, and one of the NBA's most explosive athletes, and the U.S. is certain it has a powerful Olympic basketball team.

Better even than the one that won gold four years ago.

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Big NBA Moves: Nash to Lakers, Allen to Heat, Kidd to Knicks 10

Posted: July 09, 2012 11:26 AM ; Updated: July 09, 2012 11:32 AM


PHOENIX (AP) - Steve Nash is going to the Los Angeles Lakers, a Pacific Division rival the two-time MVP point guard tried so hard to beat, with little success, in his eight seasons with the Phoenix Suns.

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