Posts Tagged Basketball

Conduct of ‘do-gooder’ at heart of UNC scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students — only to see things get worse.

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Hinkle Fieldhouse keeps charm after renovation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler’s Roosevelt Jones looked up at the new video board after practice at Hinkle Fieldhouse and said what a lot of other people will be thinking on Saturday night.

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LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James tosses chalk in the air before the start of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shortly after showering, and maybe rinsing off a forgettable performance, LeBron James smiled and laughed as he dressed for a flight to Chicago.

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Clippers hold off Thunder 93-90 in opener

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12), of New Zealand,  during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers didn’t shoot well, couldn’t build more than a 10-point lead, and still managed to usher in the Steve Ballmer era with a victory for their new owner.

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Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal

In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.

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