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Cleveland Cavaliers Claim Top Draft Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed the No. 1 overall pick at the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.

05/23/2013

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks grimaces after being called for a foul in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Built To Win Now, Knicks Didn’t Even Get Close

Knicks had high hopes heading into the playoffs this season as they were a team built to win a title, but they didn’t even come close.

05/19/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The Bigger X-Factor? Kevin Durant Vs. Carmelo Anthony

With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?

05/09/2013

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Hawks Lose to Raptors 113-96, Tied With Chicago For #5 Seed

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.

04/17/2013

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Lichtenstein: Nets Ace Pacers’ Test, Have More To Master Before Playoffs

Their final grade, however, will depend on whether the players and coaching staff learned from their mistakes and whether they can apply those lessons.

04/13/2013

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Donors, Students Upset Over Rutgers Athletic Director Pernetti’s Resignation

It was a sad and disappointing day for some major donors to Rutgers University Friday, after athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice player abuse scandal.

04/06/2013

NCAA Final Four: We Made It Playlist

The Final Four teams heading into the NCAA tournament are an interesting mix, to say the least.  From a Big Ten team with the one national player of the year candidate still in the running […]

04/04/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines coaches in the firts half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Gets Top-Seeded KU In Return To Sweet 16

Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it’s been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

03/29/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Payne Improving On And Off Court

Michigan State’s Adreian Payne blocked a shot and made a long jumper on ensuing possessions, providing another glimpse of his vast potential and boosting his stock as an NBA prospect.

03/28/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts as he coaches against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Izzo Rooting For Michigan

While many Michigan State fans would never dream of wanting their rival Wolverines to advance in the NCAA basketball tournament, Spartan head coach Tom Izzo will be doing just that.

03/27/2013

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 15: Roy Devyn Marble #4 and Zach McCabe #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes pressure Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Michigan State defeats Iowa 59-56. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Appling Shoots With Shoulder Wrap

Michigan State guard Keith Appling says he’ll be “all right” in the Midwest Regional semifinals against Duke.

03/26/2013

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Howland Holds News Conference To Thank UCLA Players, Staff

Ousted UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland, who was fired two days after the Bruins were eliminated from this year’s NCAA tournament, held a press conference Monday afternoon.

03/26/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Tyler Thornton #3 and Rasheed Sulaimon #14 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate in the second half while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Duke Tops Creighton 66-50 Takes On MSU In Sweet Sixteen

Doug McDermott scuffled for open looks and usually missed when he did get them.

03/25/2013

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

MSU Beats Memphis 70-48, Move To Round Of 16

Gary Harris scored a team high 23 points helping the Michigan State Spartans to advance to the round of 16 after beating the Memphis Tigers 70-48 on Saturday during third round play at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

03/23/2013

Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines drives in the first half against Treveon Graham #21 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA  Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Sails By VCU 78-53

Mitch McGary scored a game high 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Michigan Wolverines beat the Virginia Commonwealth Rams 78-53 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday.

03/23/2013

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