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March 20, 2008
Will Thomas might be playing his last college basketball game tonight, in George Mason's first-round NCAA tournament game against Notre Dame in Denver. Of course, there's a good chance this won't be his final game, even though Mason is a No. 12 seed and from the Colonial Athletic Association and Notre Dame is a No. 5 seed and from the Big East. But the fact that no one, including Thomas and his teammates, is convinced of an inevitable Mason loss tells you everything about the kind of player Thomas has been for four years there.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
The AT&T commercials with the little kids gathered around the classroom table answering questions ("Is it better to be bigger or smaller?") from the smarmy focus group leader? They were cute the first time around. Maybe the first 10 times around. But around the 10,000th time around, they got really, really annoying. And since it's apparently a law that no NCAA tournament game can be broadcast without 15 or 20 of these spots, the annoyance level has now reached epic, gouge-out-your-eyeballs, please-make-it-stop extremes.
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April 24, 2011
Don't forget Stern Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel I'd carve the faces of Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Earl Lloyd and David Stern into the mountain. No one is associated more with winning than Russell, legendary on the defensive end. He was largely responsible for bringing 11 titles in 13 seasons to the Celtics. Jordan was the greatest player in NBA history, and, arguably, the greatest athlete to grace any sport. He remains an iconic figure. You might be raising your eyebrows about Lloyd, but he deserves his face on the rock as a trailblazer.
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April 24, 2011
Don't forget Stern Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel I'd carve the faces of Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Earl Lloyd and David Stern into the mountain. No one is associated more with winning than Russell, legendary on the defensive end. He was largely responsible for bringing 11 titles in 13 seasons to the Celtics. Jordan was the greatest player in NBA history, and, arguably, the greatest athlete to grace any sport. He remains an iconic figure. You might be raising your eyebrows about Lloyd, but he deserves his face on the rock as a trailblazer.
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By Amazon.com; Publishers Weekly | May 3, 2009
monday The Richest Man in Town : by W. Randall Jones (Grand Central/Business Plus, $25.99) In this smug paean to extreme wealth, Jones, founder of Worth magazine, identifies the Richest Man in Town in 100 American cities and towns, and gathers their secrets of success. tuesday Red and Me : by Bill Russell (Harper, $24.99) Red Auerbach and Bill Russell - one a short, brash Jew from Brooklyn, the other a tall, intense African-American from Louisiana and Oakland - were far more than just coach and player.
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December 10, 1999
The top 10 basketball players of the century as selected by a panel of experts for the Associated Press (listed in order of voting).No. 1 -- Michael Jordan: Six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls who holds the NBA career record with 10 scoring titles. Named NBA MVP five times and won 1985 Rookie of the Year Award.Remaining top 10: Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Julius Erving.Voting panel: Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA history, nine-time All-Star; Bill Russell, Hall of Fame center, 11-time champion with the Boston Celtics; Chick Hearn, longtime play-by-play broadcaster for the Lakers; Fuzzy Levane, veteran scout for the Knicks; Harvey Pollack, longtime statistician for the 76ers; Marv Albert, in 32nd season calling NBA games.
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By Lem Satterfield | June 8, 1995
The 14th annual Crown All-Star baseball game will be played at Camden Yards Sunday after the Baltimore Orioles game against the California Angels.The North Team, featuring 1994 All-Metro Player of the Year Andy Bair (Calvert Hall), a left-handed pitcher, will be coached by former McDonogh mentor Al Poklemba, now the athletic director at Bullis Prep. Poklemba's co-coaches are Jim Foit (Thomas Johnson) and Bill Russell (Elkton).The South Team will feature Brian Burden, first baseman on 4A state champ Arundel and will be coached by Ed Glaeser (Thomas Stone)
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By Scott Ostler and Scott Ostler,San Francisco Chronicle | June 6, 1995
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The ugly Game 7 exit by the Indiana Pacers reminded me of coach Larry Brown's comment earlier in the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Talking about the modern player in general and his own Pacers in particular, Brown said, "I don't know where they're comin' from, and sometimes I don't know if they're showin' up."The Magic and Rockets are showin' up tomorrow night to start the NBA championship series, and here's some stuff to mull and ponder . . .* Brown did a great job getting his limited Pacers as far as he got 'em, but you wonder if Larry himself showed up Sunday night.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | June 5, 2008
Cue up CBS's theme music from the 1980s and imagine Brent Musburger setting the scene. Yes, it's time for a Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers showdown in the NBA Finals, the first in 21 years. Instead of Bird, Magic, Kareem and the Chief, we have Kevin Garnett questing for his first ring and Kobe Bryant trying to prove he can do it without Shaquille O'Neal. But one thing remains the same. This matchup makes casual sports fans care about the NBA. So to get you ready, here's a little Celtics-Lakers nostalgia: Five best games 1. 1984 Finals, Game 4: One of the most intense games in NBA history.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
The AT&T commercials with the little kids gathered around the classroom table answering questions ("Is it better to be bigger or smaller?") from the smarmy focus group leader? They were cute the first time around. Maybe the first 10 times around. But around the 10,000th time around, they got really, really annoying. And since it's apparently a law that no NCAA tournament game can be broadcast without 15 or 20 of these spots, the annoyance level has now reached epic, gouge-out-your-eyeballs, please-make-it-stop extremes.
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April 22, 2011
Kasten practical choice Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun This is almost a trick question. The Dodgers need somebody to ride in on a white horse and remind fans that they're still the Dodgers and that happy days will soon be here again. The perfect guy for that particular assignment would be former owner Peter O'Malley. But it seems unlikely that Bud Selig would offer him the assignment, and it's also questionable whether O'Malley would accept it unless he's in a position to buy a controlling interest in the team, which I'm guessing he's not. Which brings us to the more practical candidate, former Braves and Nationals President Stan Kasten, a tough operator who knows the game inside and out and knows where all the bodies are buried.
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By Amazon.com; Publishers Weekly | May 3, 2009
monday The Richest Man in Town : by W. Randall Jones (Grand Central/Business Plus, $25.99) In this smug paean to extreme wealth, Jones, founder of Worth magazine, identifies the Richest Man in Town in 100 American cities and towns, and gathers their secrets of success. tuesday Red and Me : by Bill Russell (Harper, $24.99) Red Auerbach and Bill Russell - one a short, brash Jew from Brooklyn, the other a tall, intense African-American from Louisiana and Oakland - were far more than just coach and player.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | June 5, 2008
Cue up CBS's theme music from the 1980s and imagine Brent Musburger setting the scene. Yes, it's time for a Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers showdown in the NBA Finals, the first in 21 years. Instead of Bird, Magic, Kareem and the Chief, we have Kevin Garnett questing for his first ring and Kobe Bryant trying to prove he can do it without Shaquille O'Neal. But one thing remains the same. This matchup makes casual sports fans care about the NBA. So to get you ready, here's a little Celtics-Lakers nostalgia: Five best games 1. 1984 Finals, Game 4: One of the most intense games in NBA history.
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March 20, 2008
Will Thomas might be playing his last college basketball game tonight, in George Mason's first-round NCAA tournament game against Notre Dame in Denver. Of course, there's a good chance this won't be his final game, even though Mason is a No. 12 seed and from the Colonial Athletic Association and Notre Dame is a No. 5 seed and from the Big East. But the fact that no one, including Thomas and his teammates, is convinced of an inevitable Mason loss tells you everything about the kind of player Thomas has been for four years there.
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By DAVID STEELE | January 28, 2007
Someday, the NFL will catch up with the NBA. It hasn't happened yet, even though the ascent of two black coaches to the Super Bowl mirrors what took place nearly 32 years earlier at the NBA Finals. The difference? The meeting of Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith next Sunday is a huge deal today, the talk of the sports world and much of the non-sports world. The meeting of K.C. Jones and Al Attles in May 1975 was hardly noticed, barely commented on and definitely not scrutinized. Not even by the two coaches themselves.
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By MICHAEL GRAY and MICHAEL GRAY,SUN REPORTER | November 13, 2005
The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball John Taylor Random House / 432 pages I am a little too young to have seen two of the greatest centers in basketball history during their primes. Bill Russell, the Boston Celtics star whose teams won 11 National Basketball Association titles from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, turned pro the year I was born. Wilt Chamberlain, the only man to score 100 points in an NBA game, and who averaged 30 points and 23 rebounds per game over his 14-year career, was on the downslide by the time I really began paying attention to basketball in the early 1970s.
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By MICHAEL GRAY and MICHAEL GRAY,SUN REPORTER | November 13, 2005
The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball John Taylor Random House / 432 pages I am a little too young to have seen two of the greatest centers in basketball history during their primes. Bill Russell, the Boston Celtics star whose teams won 11 National Basketball Association titles from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, turned pro the year I was born. Wilt Chamberlain, the only man to score 100 points in an NBA game, and who averaged 30 points and 23 rebounds per game over his 14-year career, was on the downslide by the time I really began paying attention to basketball in the early 1970s.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 12, 1998
If you think beauty contests can't get any more ridiculous, not to mention exploitative and sexist, you haven't seen the most ridiculous of them all.The musical "Pageant" is currently strutting its high-heeled, swimsuited stuff at the Spotlighters, with "Something Extra," as one song title puts it.The show originated during a national tour of "42nd Street," when a group of chorus guys decided to stage a post-show production, a send-up of a beauty pageant....
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2005
THE PUPILS at Friendship School in Eldersburg rapidly set up the largest room in the building for an assembly, eagerly awaiting a visitor who could understand their learning differences and encourage their academic endeavors. "He is Bill Cosby's brother, and he is coming to talk to us because he is dyslexic," said Matt Chin, 9, of Catonsville. Administrators at the private school, which serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade with learning differences such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, met Russell Cosby at a national conference and extended an invitation.
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December 10, 1999
The top 10 basketball players of the century as selected by a panel of experts for the Associated Press (listed in order of voting).No. 1 -- Michael Jordan: Six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls who holds the NBA career record with 10 scoring titles. Named NBA MVP five times and won 1985 Rookie of the Year Award.Remaining top 10: Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Julius Erving.Voting panel: Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA history, nine-time All-Star; Bill Russell, Hall of Fame center, 11-time champion with the Boston Celtics; Chick Hearn, longtime play-by-play broadcaster for the Lakers; Fuzzy Levane, veteran scout for the Knicks; Harvey Pollack, longtime statistician for the 76ers; Marv Albert, in 32nd season calling NBA games.
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