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Today In Sports History for May 1-2 Jeff Van Gundy $100,000 - the largest amount for a coach - a day after he accuses officials of targeting center Yao Ming this postseason.2009 - Mine That Bird, ridden by Calvin Borel, stuns the field by capturing the Kentucky Derby with...
Rockets get OK, hope Yao wows NBA

NEW YORK - Yao Ming received final clearance today from the Chinese Basketball Federation to play in the NBA, and the Houston Rockets announced that...
Utah falls as Boozer plays his 2nd game

HOUSTON - Yao Ming scored 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Rafer Alston dished out a season-high 13 assists as the Houston Rockets beat the...
Rockets get best of Yao-LeBron rivarly

HOUSTON - The future is bright for the rivalry between LeBron James and Yao Ming, the two most recent No. 1 draft picks. It just didn't add up to much of a compelling game Wednesday night. Cuttino Mobley...
From the Sidelines: Rockets get top draft pick, Bulls second

...of the No. 1 draft pick and 7-foot-5-inch center Yao Ming. The Rockets, perhaps the ideal team for the huge center...but here's how draft day 2002 should go: 1. Rockets, Yao Ming, 7-5 center. A tall Texas tale for now. 2. Bulls...
Cavaliers action

...Rockets, while Eddie Griffin had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Yao Ming had nine points and six rebounds. He shot 4-for-5...two rebounds, dished out an assist and blocked a shot by Yao Ming in 12 minutes off the bench for the Cavs.
From the Sidelines: NBC finally getting it right with this Olympics broadcasting thing the television on and I'm switching back and forth between CNBC, where Pau Gasol just led Spain to a victory over Yao Ming and China in men's basketball, and Bravo, where a U.S. men's doubles team in table tennis is beating one from...
Clutch steal, free throws give Cavs win

...Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Ricky Davis scored 21 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 20 in a matchup with Houston center Yao Ming to lead Cleveland. Rookie power forward Carlos Boozer of Juneau scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Cavaliers...
Alaska man tries hand at Zulu stick fighting on show

...two weeks of stick-fighting practice. As far as unfair match-ups go, this is like asking Tom Cruise to shut down Yao Ming. "I was actually scared for my own life," Rennell said into the TV camera. "We were actually seeing people bleed...
Rockets blast off on Cavs

...minutes. "We showed more spirit and will as far as guys not wanting to lose." Maurice Taylor added 14 points, and Yao Ming 12 for the Rockets, who trailed 78-71 before going on their 12-0 run. "When it was 78-71, we were just thinking...


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