February 2018 archive

Feb 28

Tough-luck Red Wings ready for Carolina challenge


The winter of 3-2 continues for the Detroit Red Wings, and it is truly a winter of discontent for them. Detroit coach Jeff Blashill likes to describe NHL games as a race to three, and lately, his team is consistently losing that race. As they prepare for Saturday’s home date against the Carolina Hurricanes, the …

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Feb 27

Australia’s Josh Green shone at Basketball Without Borders


Crammed in among the hoopla of All-Star weekend is the Basketball Without Borders camp — an initiative created by the NBA in 2001 to feature the top youth players aged 19 years and under from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa, as selected by the NBA, FIBA and participating federations. Known as an athletic two-guard …

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Feb 24

Memo outlines new hotline to register improper conduct by team, league employees


In the aftermath of allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees in the Dallas Mavericks organization, the NBA is instituting a confidential hotline for team and league employees to register concerns of improper conduct, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. A Sports Illustrated report described a Mavericks culture of misogyny and predatory sexual …

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Feb 21

The fun of Foles and/or Wentz is just beginning in Philadelphia. Either way, the Eagles are positioned as the big winners.


The question for Pederson and the Eagles is whether Foles gives them a better chance to win big in their system going forward, with their supporting cast, and whether he might have been rolling the same way with the same opportunity early in 2017. “I told him to take this in, enjoy this moment. I …

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