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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Former Baltimore Bullets coach Bob "Slick" Leonard, the winningest coach in American Basketball Association history, on Friday was named one of the first members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014. Leonard, 81, was voted in by the ABA Committee, one of five direct-elect committees charged with "presenting accurate historical information while utilizing voters who are intimately familiar with the special category they have been assigned to evaluate," according to a release . Joining Leonard, now a color commentator for the Indiana Pacers, are Nat Clifton, Sarunas Marciulionis, Guy Rodgers and former NBA commissioner David Stern.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Former Baltimore Bullets coach Bob "Slick" Leonard, the winningest coach in American Basketball Association history, on Friday was named one of the first members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014. Leonard, 81, was voted in by the ABA Committee, one of five direct-elect committees charged with "presenting accurate historical information while utilizing voters who are intimately familiar with the special category they have been assigned to evaluate," according to a release . Joining Leonard, now a color commentator for the Indiana Pacers, are Nat Clifton, Sarunas Marciulionis, Guy Rodgers and former NBA commissioner David Stern.
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By Katherine Dunn | katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | February 26, 2010
Amy Mallon would still play basketball every day if she could. Her stellar high school, college and professional careers went by way too fast, and the Mount Hebron graduate could not let go. At 39, she's still in the game, although the ball is now in someone else's hands. As the associate head coach at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Mallon is passing on the knowledge she gained as an All-Metro player at Mount Hebron, an honorable mention All-American at Saint Joseph's and a professional player in Luxembourg and for a season with the Philadelphia Rage of the defunct American Basketball Association.
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By Katherine Dunn | katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | February 26, 2010
Amy Mallon would still play basketball every day if she could. Her stellar high school, college and professional careers went by way too fast, and the Mount Hebron graduate could not let go. At 39, she's still in the game, although the ball is now in someone else's hands. As the associate head coach at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Mallon is passing on the knowledge she gained as an All-Metro player at Mount Hebron, an honorable mention All-American at Saint Joseph's and a professional player in Luxembourg and for a season with the Philadelphia Rage of the defunct American Basketball Association.
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June 4, 2007
Moves Baseball ASTROS -- Optioned OF Jason Lane to Triple-A Round Rock. Recalled OF Chris Burke from Round Rock. ATHLETICS -- Recalled P Santiago Casilla from Triple-A Sacramento. Designated P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright, UMBC) for assignment. BRAVES -- Activated P Lance Cormier from 15-day DL. CARDINALS -- Acquired C Kelly Stinnett from Dodgers for cash. CUBS -- Placed IF Daryle Ward on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Felix Pie from Triple-A Iowa. Activated P Juan Mateo from 15-day DL; optioned him to Double-A Peoria.
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October 17, 1991
Step on it, DaveThe Atlanta Braves' David Justice insists he touched third base on the crucial play in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.But umpire Frank Pulli, who called him out, and Braves third-base coach Jimy Williams say they saw him miss it."I yelled for him to come back, but nobody could have heard me," Williams said. "I grew up on a ranch, but I didn't have a rope."Nice knowing youAtlanta Falcons coach Jerry Glanville on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, who took a pounding from the Falcons on Sunday: "Man's got courage.
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By From Sun staff reports | October 12, 2009
Basketball McCoughtry's 20 lead U.S. to gold at Russian tourney Fueled by a 23-0 run that covered the last half of the second quarter and the first two minutes of the third, the USA Women's National Team handed host UMMC Ekaterinburg a 78-63 defeat to win its third game in three days and claim the Ekaterinburg International Invitational championship Sunday in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The U.S. was led by Angel McCoughtry's 20 points on 9-for-15 shooting. Swin Cash (Seattle Storm) scored 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting, Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Reporter | September 13, 2006
Kyle Boller is an NFL quarterback, a son of a firefighter and a former companion of actress Tara Reid. Now the Raven can add another description to his name: owner. On Aug. 31, the American Basketball Association - a minor league - announced that Boller had joined an ownership group that formed the Hollywood Fame. Boller - a partner with, among others, singer Nick Lachey, Dancing with the Stars fan favorite and Rosedale native Stacy Keibler and former Oriole Brady Anderson - majored in American studies with an emphasis on education at California, but said he has always wanted to own a business.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 1, 2007
The American Basketball Association announced yesterday that it would return to the city of Baltimore in the fall under the leadership of businesswoman Kia Feaster. "We've always felt that Baltimore could be, should be, a premier city for the ABA with the right ownership," ABA chief executive officer Joe Newman said in a news release. "Kia attended the ABA league meeting in April, and we have no doubt about her ability and commitment." Baltimore native Kirk Mitchell will be director of operations and head coach.
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By Sports Digest | January 12, 2010
Three more members of the Washington Wizards have met with authorities concerning the Gilbert Arenas gun investigation. Caron Butler , Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson had to miss practice Monday to answer questions. Coach Flip Saunders and other players met with authorities last week. Arenas is under investigation for taking guns to Verizon Center and related incidents stemming from a dispute with teammate Javaris Crittenton . Arenas has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA, and Crittenton has been excused from team activities while the legal process plays out. The team also suspended Andray Blatche for one game for unspecified behavior during Sunday's game against New Orleans.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
Alexandria, Va., businessman Melvin Coles said yesterday that he will bring an American Basketball Association franchise to Baltimore for the 2005-06 season, and he expects to name the team's first player today. An official announcement of the ABA team coming here will be made in the near future, said Coles, who owns Electrolite02 - the official drinking water of the ABA. Coles, who would not say how much the team cost, will be running one of a possible 34 expansion franchises for next season.
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By Sports Digest | January 25, 2010
Jamaal Wise hit a 3-pointer as time expired, lifting the Maryland GreenHawks of the Premier Basketball League to a 125-124 win over the Quebec Kebs on Saturday in Rockville. Harvey Thomas had 31 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and two blocks, and former Maryland standout Byron Mouton added 28 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for the GreenHawks. Scooter Sherrill contributed 28 points and 12 assists. The GreenHawks led by 23 points in the first half. "It was a very good win," coach Otis Hailey said, "but there is still a lot to work on."
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