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April 29 1901 - His Eminence, ridden by Jimmy Winkfield, wins the Kentucky Derby by 1½ lengths over Sannazarro in the only Derby raced in April. 1961 - ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts.
A look at the NBA playoff picture

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and all 16 teams that will head to the postseason this weekend now having...
East in state of mediocrity

LOS ANGELES-If the NBA playoffs started Sunday, they would include one team five games below .500, two other teams with losing records at home and a fourth...
NBA Playoff Shorts

Ginobili, Parker lead Spurs past Lakers 91-79 in Game 1 SAN ANTONIO - Manu Ginobili cautioned against expecting too much from him in his second game back from a hamstring injury.
Original Dream Team inspires Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer was a wide-eyed 10-year-old living in Juneau when the first Dream Team went to the Barcelona Olympics and dominated the competition.
U.S. hoopsters not as shocked by second loss

...set in once we're done with all this," Jefferson said. "That's like saying fatigue is setting in during the (NBA) playoffs. Only cowards get fatigue." The most intrigue today, the final day of preliminary round play, could come in...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...statistical theory and other forms of higher math, the NBA playoff picture is crystal clear. For the rest of us, suffice...statistical theory and other forms of higher math, the NBA playoff picture is crystal clear. Home>Archives> Plenty...
Cavs crowd taunts Boozer seeing Boozer struggle. The Jazz are just 20-43, while Cleveland is 34-27 and on its way to qualifying for the NBA playoffs for the first time since 1998. James didn't score his first points until dropping two free throws with 6:37 left...
Final Four is democracy at its finest

...extreme difference later on. Then there are those who prefer the ultimate predictability that sport can offer, such as the NBA playoffs, the BCS, etc. Count me among the former. I say this as a Kansas alum who watched his minor-league NBA team...
Different rules force Team USA to adjust playing style

One of the first things the young players on Team USA's Olympic men's basketball team had to learn was that the international game is a lot different than the NBA.


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