NCAA

ATLANTA (AP) — The graying reminders of Loyola-Chicago’s basketball history are hanging on the Ramblers’ captivating run through the NCAA Tournament. Sitting in front-row seats, four members of that 1963 Loyola championship team were glued to every play Thursday night, trying to will their alma mater to victory. “We need a stop,” Jerry Harkness, the […]

NFL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgZyWL7FQeP/?hl=en&taken-by=caylebjones The player, whose legal name is Isaiah Avery Jones, was arrested after officers were called to a disturbance in downtown Los Angeles, said Officer Luis Garcia, […]

Basketball

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep. Lue said Monday in statement that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is and offered no timetable for his return. The coach said […]

Basketball

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Anita has a list of witnesses she plans to call during her battle with Byron over spousal support issues. Byron filed for divorce from Anita back in 2014 following their 29-year marriage. The couple shares three adult children together. In the docs, Anita says she wants to ask Scott’s girlfriend, Cecilia […]

It’s March which means the NCAA’s March Madness is in full effect with teams from all over the country participating. On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fallon makes note of the fact that as much as people want to know who the winner will be that, “March Madness is all about the upsets.” Every week Fallon […]

HBCU Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tubby Smith has been fired as Memphis men’s basketball coach after two seasons amid dropping attendance and donations to the athletic department. Smith told reporters he was no longer coach as he left a meeting Wednesday with Memphis President M. David Rudd and athletic director Tom Bowen. Memphis issued a statement […]

HBCU Sports

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America’s gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally or off-the-books. That’s one of the reasons the American Gaming Association favors the full legalization and regulation of sports betting in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court […]

Basketball

For Derrick Rose, what’s old is new again. Rose has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in a move that reunites the 2011 NBA MVP with three mainstays from his days in Chicago — coach Tom Thibodeau, as well as Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The Timberwolves did not release the terms, but a person familiar […]

Basketball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016.   Kobe Bryant acaba de ganar un Oscar por su cortometraje “Dear […]

Basketball

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious. Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, the three-time NBA champion reportedly was spotted in the Philadelphia area over […]

Basketball

WASHINGTON (AP) — With an offer to visit the White House as NBA champions rejected and rescinded, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors instead spent their day off in the nation’s capital touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture with local students. In town ahead of their game against the Washington […]

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On Tuesday, basketball extraordinaire LeBron James had some choice words for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA is currently under FBI investigation for corruption. Athletes from more than 20 Division I men’s basketball programs are allegedly breaking NCAA rules due to illegal recruiting, and many of the sport’s top players and coaches could face punishment. […]