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Oklahoma's Hield is Big 12 preseason Player of the Year

OU's Hield named Big 12 preseason Player of the Year, OSU's Forte honorable mention All-Big 12        

Pelicans' Asik to miss 3 weeks with calf strain

The New Orleans Pelicans say center Omer Asik is expected to be sidelined about three weeks with a right calf strain.

Omer Asik Injury: Updates on Pelicans Center's Calf and Return

New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik suffered a calf strain that will keep him out of action for a couple of weeks. Continue for updates. Asik to Miss 3 Weeks with Strain Thursday, Oct. 8 The Pelicans confirmed the injury, noting Asik picked up the ailment during Wednesday's practice, according to Show More Summary

Texas lands commitment from top 100 center

James Banks is a nice upside grab from head coach Shaka Smart.

SLAM Top 50: Marc Gasol, no. 14

Gasol leads the Grizz with an understated brilliance. The post SLAM Top 50: Marc Gasol, no. 14 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Omer Asik out 3 weeks with calf injury

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that center Omer Asik is expected to miss the next three weeks with a right calf strain. The injury occurred during yesterday’s practice. Asik, 7-0, 255, appeared in 76 games for the Pelicans in 2014-15, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Drafted 36th overall by Portland in the [...]

Stephen Curry: James Harden’s MVP Comments Don’t ‘Change What Happened Last Year’

The NBA’s reigning MVP, Stephen Curry, generally tries to stay out of the back-and-forth with other players that the media and fans love. Asked for his response to James Harden The post Stephen Curry: James Harden’s MVP Comments Don’t ‘Change What Happened Last Year’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Memphis guard could miss season with shoulder injury

Kedren Johnson might be able to play through the pain, but this is yet another bad break for a team that can't afford them anymore.

Calipari on 2015-16 Kentucky basketball team: ‘We stink’

Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari is expected to have one of the most talented rosters in college basketball, but he’s nowhere close to letting the team buy the preseason hype. According to Metz Camfield of,...Show More Summary

NBA Preseason 2015: Best Matchups to Watch in 2nd Week of Exhibition Schedule

One week down, three more to go in the 2015 NBA preseason. The first seven days of action across the exhibition slate brought forth a big debut for Stanley Johnson, the return of Paul George to superstardom and a bruised glute for D'Angelo Russell. All in all, it provided more than enough ammo to begin the build to the 2015-16 campaign. Show More Summary

Bryant men's basketball assistant coach comes out in essay

Bryant University men's assistant basketball coach Chris Burns comes out in personal essay        

Basketball world applauds Chris Burns for coming out

Most players on Bryant's roster never knew anyone gay before Chris Burns.        

Kentucky Watches 2017 Big Man Nick Richards

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Kentucky assistant Tony Barbee passed through Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick on Wednesday to watch 2017 big man Nick Richards in an open gym. Kentucky has already offered the 6-foot-11 Richards. “It was a good experience,” Richards told “It was like any other college coach, to be honest. I’m just trying to get better. He just basically […]

James Banks to Texas: Longhorns Land 4-Star Center Prospect

James Banks, one of the top centers in the 2016 recruiting class, announced Thursday that he plans to play college basketball at Texas. The Longhorns beat out Vanderbilt to land the coveted post player. Evan Daniels of Scout passed along comments from Banks about the decision. Show More Summary

Why haven't more coaches come out as gay?

Of the thousands of coaches who work in all sports in NCAA Division I, just a handful are openly gay or lesbian.        

Report: Jimmy Butler Doesn’t Respect Derrick Rose’s Work Ethic

Jimmy Butler has been agitating to fill what he considers to be a leadership void within the Chicago Bulls, which has given some local reporters the perfect excuse to fan The post Report: Jimmy Butler Doesn’t Respect Derrick Rose’s Work Ethic appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James Happy Not to Have to Carry the Cavs

Injuries derailed the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA title chase last season, and despite LeBron James’ superhuman efforts, he was unable to single-handedly carry them past the champion Golden State Warriors. The The post LeBron James Happy Not to Have to Carry the Cavs appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kevin Durant is Back (VIDEO)

After eight long months, Kevin Durant was finally back on the court Wednesday night, finishing with 15 points in 22 minutes and helping lead the OKC Thunder to a 122-99 The post Kevin Durant is Back (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonl...

Entering Sophomore Year, Seton Hall’s Whitehead Looking to Match High Expectations

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By JOHN FANTA SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Entering his sixth season at the helm at Seton Hall, Kevin Willard will look to the biggest addition that he has made in his time in South Orange to run the show on the offensive end of the floor. A season after garnering All-Big East Rookie Team honors, Abraham […]

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