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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1998
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sean Woods still can't believe his shot didn't win the game for Kentucky. Six years have helped dull the pain he felt that March night in Philadelphia, but they have done nothing to dim the memory of what many called the greatest college basketball game ever played."
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November 17, 2009
One game will be a rematch of one of the greatest NCAA championship games in history, a chance to relive Mario's Miracle. And the first game could be even more intriguing. Top-ranked Kansas will face Memphis on Tuesday night in St. Louis, bringing back memories of their 2008 showdown for the title and Mario Chalmers' last-second shot in regulation for the Jayhawks. The early game pits Arkansas and No. 20 Louisville, with coach John Pelphrey going up against mentor Rick Pitino with just six scholarship players.
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By Alan Goldstein | May 21, 1993
When the Washington Bullets made North Carolina State's Tom Gugliotta their first-round pick, there were boos from fans at the Capital Centre."I preferred thinking they were yelling 'Goog,' " said Gugliotta.Now there is reason to cheer. Gugliotta made the All-Rookie team selected by NBA coaches.Only Rookie of the Year Shaquille O'Neal of Orlando, center Alonzo Mourning of Charlotte, (both with 26), and Minnesota forward Christian Laettner (22) received more votes than Gugliotta (21). Denver forward LaPhonso Ellis (14)
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By DAVID STEELE and DAVID STEELE,david.steele@baltsun.com | March 22, 2009
Who will be the Adam Morrison of this version of March Madness? The Joakim Noah? The Sean May, the Emeka Okafor, the J.J. Redick, the Shane Battier ... You get the point. Some player in the NCAA tournament will either elevate himself into the heavens or ride a wave of adulation that was built pre-tournament - and by the time he lands, he will be not only a college legend, but also the talk of the run-up to the NBA draft. Except the landing will come far short of the same level of pro stardom that he enjoyed in college.
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February 4, 2005
Moves Baseball DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to terms with OF Joey Gathright on one-year contract. DODGERS: Signed 3B Norihiro Nakamura to minor league contract. Basketball NBA: Suspended Pacers F Stephen Jackson one game without pay for verbal abuse of official. HEAT: Placed F Christian Laettner (foot) on injured list. Activated F Dorell Wright from injured list. Colleges MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE: Reprimanded Brigham Young F Chris Miles for kicking Utah F/C Andrew Bogut in a game Monday. TEXAS TECH: Announced F John Ofoegbu has left the men's basketball team.
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November 29, 1996
Opponent: Atlanta HawksSite: The Omni, AtlantaTime: 7:30TV/Radio: Ch. 50/WWRC (980 AM)Outlook: G Mookie Blaylock (16.2 ppg) missed four games with a sprained ankle, but returned Tuesday and should play tonight. An ankle injury has also limited G Steve Smith (19.2 ppg), but he's hopeful for tonight. With the injuries the Hawks have managed an 8-7 record, and are 3-1 at home. F Christian Laettner (18.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg) and C Dikembe Mutombo (11.9 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 3.1 rpg) have helped Atlanta survive the injuries.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | March 11, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- A year ago, Maryland guard Walt Williams was a nearly forgotten player on a virtually ignored team. Because of a broken leg, he appeared in only 17 games for a team that was banned by the NCAA from live television and postseason competition.The Terrapins are still ineligible to play after this week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, but the 6-foot-8 senior from Temple Hills is getting the attention that eluded him for most of his college career. On Monday, he was named first-team All-ACC.
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April 16, 1992
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Duke University basketball star Christian Laettner may have violated NCAA rules when he agreed last summer to write a diary for GQ magazine, a newspaper reported today.The deal could render Laettner ineligible and make Duke subject to sanctions that range from a letter of reprimand to forfeiture of ,, all games, including the NCAA championship, the Winston-Salem Journal reported in a copyright story.But a spokeswoman for the magazine said today that Duke and GQ were careful to follow the rules.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | April 2, 1991
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Duke's Brian Davis speaks of teammate Christian Laettner, he uses words like "friend" and "competitor," words that immediately appear to be at loggerheads with each other.Yet to see Laettner, named the outstanding player of the Final Four, out of uniform, then watch him perform is to understand the contradictions, for Laettner is as driven on the floor as he is seemingly low-key off it."He's such a competitor," Davis said of his best friend. "He has such a competitive drive that it rubs off on all of us and makes us better."
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November 17, 2009
One game will be a rematch of one of the greatest NCAA championship games in history, a chance to relive Mario's Miracle. And the first game could be even more intriguing. Top-ranked Kansas will face Memphis on Tuesday night in St. Louis, bringing back memories of their 2008 showdown for the title and Mario Chalmers' last-second shot in regulation for the Jayhawks. The early game pits Arkansas and No. 20 Louisville, with coach John Pelphrey going up against mentor Rick Pitino with just six scholarship players.
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February 4, 2005
Moves Baseball DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to terms with OF Joey Gathright on one-year contract. DODGERS: Signed 3B Norihiro Nakamura to minor league contract. Basketball NBA: Suspended Pacers F Stephen Jackson one game without pay for verbal abuse of official. HEAT: Placed F Christian Laettner (foot) on injured list. Activated F Dorell Wright from injured list. Colleges MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE: Reprimanded Brigham Young F Chris Miles for kicking Utah F/C Andrew Bogut in a game Monday. TEXAS TECH: Announced F John Ofoegbu has left the men's basketball team.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2002
WASHINGTON - By any objective measure, the Washington Wizards have just completed their most successful season in four years, nearly doubling their win total from the previous season while leading the NBA in attendance, selling out every home game for the first time in history and playing to road sellouts for all but three games. But perhaps the true measure of how much better the Wizards (37-45) were in 2001-02 than in the 2000-01 season is that they actually dared to be upset about narrowly missing the playoffs.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | February 8, 2002
WASHINGTON - Michael Jordan says he knows you didn't believe he could return at close to his previous form, and it's OK. He did enough believing for everyone. Jordan heard the whispers that, at 38 and with three years between retirements, he might not have enough in his tank to make either the Washington Wizards relevant or to boost a comeback to some status beyond ego indulgence. But with the Wizards poised to make a playoff chase and with numbers that put him in the thick of a run for a record-tying sixth Most Valuable Player trophy, Jordan's reply to the whispers is a loud, "I told you so."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
BOSTON - The biggest concern Doug Collins had going into his first season as coach of the Washington Wizards was his team's lack of an experienced inside presence. He said the Wizards would likely play with a center by committee. Going into tonight's 8 o'clock, nationally televised game between the Wizards (2-2) and Boston Celtics (2-2) at the FleetCenter, the members of this committee have mostly abstained from being involved on a regular basis. Starting center Jahidi White has spent more time on the bench than on the court, the result of careless fouls and stone hands.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2001
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- He has faded into the oblivion of a career as an NBA journeyman, nearly a decade removed from leading Duke to its second straight national championship and being the only college player on the original U.S. Olympic Dream Team. Christian Laettner has played for five teams and nine coaches in nine seasons as a pro, briefly finding success during a three-year run with the Atlanta Hawks before moving on again. At 32, Laettner is hoping that Michael Jordan's return to the NBA will also help resuscitate his own sagging career.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2001
WASHINGTON - When the Washington Wizards gather in their MCI Center locker room before tonight's game with the Toronto Raptors, they'll likely need game programs and introductions to know who is lining up with whom. In the wake of Thursday's gigantic eight-player deal that sent forward Juwan Howard and centers Calvin Booth and Obinna Ekezie to Dallas, the Wizards will have to assimilate four new bodies into the mix, with about two months to go in the season. How long those bodies remain with the club will be an open question the rest of the way. "We are doing the kinds of things necessary not only to help us now, but to start making moves toward solidifying ourselves for the future," said Wizards coach Leonard Hamilton.
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March 15, 1991
Xavier coach Pete Gillen finds a way to bring out the best in his teams when it counts the most -- at the end of the season.That's why the Musketeers have made six straight NCAA tournament appearances. And that's why they're moving into the second round after an 89-84 victory over No. 11 Nebraska last night in Minneapolis.Was this an upset? The Musketeers were seeded 14th and Cornhuskers third in the Midwest, and it's only the seventh time since the current format started in 1985 that a No. 3 seed lost in the first round.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1998
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sean Woods still can't believe his shot didn't win the game for Kentucky. Six years have helped dull the pain he felt that March night in Philadelphia, but they have done nothing to dim the memory of what many called the greatest college basketball game ever played."
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1997
DENVER -- When the All-Star reserves were announced last week, Chris Webber was clearly upset that he was not among the seven players named. So his reaction was somewhat surprising yesterday when the league called, wondering if Webber would like to play in Sunday's game in place of the ailing Patrick Ewing."
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