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2011-08-11 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six-time NBA All-Star and New York Knicks captain Amar'e Stoudemire has signed with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, which has acquired world rights to STAT: Standing Tall and Talented, a chapter book series for middle-grade readers launching in August 2012. Stoudemire is committed to turning kids, especially boys, into readers. The new series, named after his nickname STAT, will be based on the life of...

2011-06-13 09:00:00

NEW YORK and IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Kia Motors America (KMA) announced today that the league's official automotive partner will serve as the presenting partner of the 2011 NBA Draft. The 2011 NBA Draft presented by Kia Motors will be held at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on June 23 and will be televised live on ESPN (7 p.m. ET). Kia Motors will use its presenting partnership of the 2011 NBA Draft to highlight its...

2011-05-13 11:23:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cam Newton, recently selected 1st overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft, is jointly represented by NFL Agents Tony Paige and Chitta Mallik of Perennial Sports and Bus Cook of BC Sports. Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner, had one of the most successful college football seasons in recent history as he led Auburn to a BCS National Championship. Perennial Sports and Entertainment, founded by Lamell McMorris, has quickly risen to the...

2009-10-23 06:52:00

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA Star/Author and CEO of Christie Sports Management Athletes Training Firm Doug Christie will be inducted into Pepperdine University Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. A reception will be held at 5 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m. The Pepperdine University Department of Athletics has announced that seven of its all-time greats, Doug Christie, Geoffrey Clark,...

2009-10-06 09:27:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett, three future NBA Hall of Famers, share something in common other than achievements on the court. All three jumped straight from high school to the NBA. Due to a new regulation, players are required to be one year out of high school and at least 19 to enter the NBA draft. A serious injury during that extra year before becoming a professional could drastically change their financial future forever. This...

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2009-09-09 14:00:04

Veteran point guard Allen Iverson confirmed Wednesday in a message on Twitter that he has joined the Memphis Grizzlies. Neither Iverson nor the Grizzlies disclosed details, but ESPN reported the 13-year veteran received a one-year deal worth $3.5 million. The Commercial Appeal first reported Iverson's signing Tuesday and said his contract is filled with incentives. The nine-time NBA All-Star earned nearly $21 million while playing for Detroit and Denver last season. I think Allen Iverson is...

2009-08-05 19:32:04

The Portland Trailblazers have signed all-star guard Brandon Roy to a five-year contract extension, Yahoo! Sports said Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 inch former University of Washington product, a first-round pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2006 NBA Draft, totaled 22.6 points and more than five assists in 78 games last season while leading the Trailblazers to the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Houston Rockets. He told KJR radio in Seattle last month that he was frustrated...

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2009-08-03 15:28:57

The Minnesota Timberwolves said Monday they have signed restricted free-agent center Ryan Hollins to an offer sheet and are awaiting Dallas's response. The Mavericks, who got the 7-footer from Charlotte in January, have seven days to match the offer. Hollins has averaged 2.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 132 games for the Bobcats and Mavericks. He was a second-round pick out of UCLA in the 2006 NBA draft. We are excited about the opportunity to have Ryan Hollins on our team, said David Kahn, the...

2009-07-10 13:13:21

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, to his first pro contract. No terms were disclosed. The 6-foot-10 inch native of Oklahoma City left the Big 12 Conference school after his sophomore season when he earned National Player of the Year honors with per-game averages of 22.7 points and 14.4 rebounds. His total of 504 rebounds was the highest in college basketball since Larry Bird's 505 in 1978-79. The good thing for...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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