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2009-06-09 19:08:29

Southern Cal basketball Coach Tim Floyd sent a letter of resignation Tuesday to Trojans Athletic Director Mike Garrett. The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported the letter stated that while he deeply appreciated the opportunity afforded him by the university, he was quitting. I no longer feel I can offer the level of enthusiasm to my duties that is deserved by the university, my coaching staff, my players, their families, and the supporters of Southern Cal, he said in the letter. The...

2009-06-09 12:53:04

Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds removed his name from NBA draft consideration Tuesday and will return to play his senior season for the Wildcats. Reynolds declared for the draft in April and participated in NBA workouts but didn't hire an agent, which kept his NCAA eligibility intact. The best decision for me is to return to Villanova for my senior year, Reynolds said.

2009-06-05 17:46:39

Randy Smith, who once held the NBA record for consecutive games played, died Friday of an apparent heart attack, a former teammate said. He was 60. Durie Burns, who had been a teammate of Smith's at Buffalo State, told The Buffalo News he was informed of Smith's death by Smith's wife, Angela.

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2009-06-01 13:26:22

Eddie Jordan was introduced Monday as coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Last weekend, team officials confirmed they had reached an agreement with Jordan, 54.

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2009-05-30 21:10:00

Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady is recovering from arthroscopic left shoulder surgery, team officials said Saturday.

2009-05-28 22:48:25

LeBron James scored 12 of his 37 points in the final 6 minutes Thursday, allowing Cleveland to keep its season alive with a 112-102 victory over Orlando. The Magic overcame a 17-point deficit at the end of one period and came close to earning the franchise's second trip to the NBA finals.

2009-05-26 23:31:24

The Orlando Magic pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday with a 116-114 overtime win. Dwight Howard scored 27 points and Rafer Alston 26 for the surprising Magic, who can nail down their second trip to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 5 Thursday in Cleveland. Mikael Pietrus and Rashard Lewis both added 17 for the Magic, who hit 17-of-38 3-point shots as a team. LeBron James scored 44 points for the Cavs and put the game into...

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2009-05-26 14:21:43

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to remove bone spurs from his right knee, the NBA team said. Celtics President Danny Ainge described the procedure as a success.

2009-05-25 23:48:04

Denver, handicapped by Carmelo Anthony's injury and illness, relied on their role players Monday to extract a 120-101 win from the LA Lakers. While Anthony, hobbling on a bad ankle and suffering from a stomach virus, managed just 15 points on 3-for-16 shooting, Chauncey Billups and J.R.

2009-05-25 00:25:30

Dwight Howard's 24 points and nine rebounds Sunday led Orlando's 99-89 win over Cleveland, giving the Magic a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Orlando, still smarting from a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by LeBron James Friday, bolted to a 16-6 lead when Rashard Lewis sank a jumper with 6:07 left in the first quarter, but saw its lead dwindle to 42-41 by halftime. Howard sank seven free throws in the fourth to secure the victory before fouling out.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.