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1 hr ago | ClickOnDetroit

DSO's neighborhood concerts get $3.75M

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is getting a $3.75 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation in support of its Neighborhood Concert Series, officials announced Tuesday. The grant will support the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's series of Detroit-area concerts, as well as additional activities outside of its Orchestra Hall home, over the next three years.


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Pistons

2 hrs ago | Sporting News

Amusement park won't rename coaster 'King James'

Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename a coaster "King James" if the four-time NBA MVP returned home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he did.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LeBron James, NBA Players

3 hrs ago |

Image link to New outlook

You think the Minnesota Vikings had to make amends with their fans and ticket base after several of their players were discovered on what soon became known as "The Love Boat?" You think it was easy for to explain to a skeptical audience that the games they won weren't because the majority -- or at least a plurality -- of their players were juicing? If you aren't in crisis mode at one time or another as a pro sports franchise, you aren't trying. And so the Atlanta Hawks begin this morning the long climb back to respectability, after a week of increasingly awful tales involving ownership and the team's general manager, now on a leave of absence that was as voluntary as the Army was back in 1942.


Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LeBron James

7 hrs ago | International Business Times

Bill Duffy: Klay Thompson Has Unseated Kobe Bryant As Best Shooting Guard In The NBA [VIDEO]

Things are on the up and up. He just proved his worth amongst the NBA's best players, tallying 12 points a game in the tournament second only to team leader James Harden.


Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Klay Thompson, NBA Players

12 hrs ago | SFGate

Rush feeling at home in return to Warriors

Brandon Rush, who played with Utah last season, is happy to be back in Oakland.. Photo: Lance Iversen, Staff / The Chronicle But there he was Monday afternoon, standing at a podium in front of 275 students at Markham Elementary in Oakland and - with more than 500 eyes staring at him - Rush effectively breezed through a speech.


Related Topix: Sports, Brandon Rush, Utah Jazz, NBA Players

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WFFT-TV Fort Wayne

Mad Ants set to see more talent this season

The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the full list of affiliations between NBA and NBA D-League teams for the 2014-15 season, including an all-time high 17 single-affiliation partnerships. The Detroit Pistons , Memphis Grizzlies , New York Knicks , Orlando Magic , Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz all entered into single affiliation relationships with their NBA D-League affiliate during the offseason.


Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, C.J. McCollum, NBA Players, Shabazz Muhammad


Why NBA Teams Will Keep Shooting More 3-Pointers in 2014-15

Stephen Curry dribbles the ball up the court, crosses up his overmatched defender, rises with picture-perfect form and uses his quick release to splash a self-created triple through the basket to give his Golden State Warriors a lead. Simultaneously, but all the way across the country, John Wall is using his speed to help the Washington Wizards.


Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, NBA Players, Washington Wizards, John Wall

CBS Sports

Bulls Rose: World Cup got body used to playing

The gold medals have been won and USA Basketball is on top of the world where they intended to be following the 2014 FIBA World Cup. While they didn't have the biggest and brightest stars from this past season, they still had some pretty incredible players who had one of the most successful runs in an international tournament we've ever seen.


Related Topix: Sports, Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA Players

The Medina Gazette

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving named MVP as U.S. claims World Cup gold

With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. "It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B team to go play in the World Cup," forward Kenneth Faried said.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, LeBron James, Miami Heat, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

Boston Celtics

Rango El Hombre: Breaking Down Vitor Faverani's Three-Point Jump Shot Mechanics

In order for Vitor Faverani to stick in the NBA, it might be necessary for him to fix a glaring flaw in his jump shooting mechanics. V itor Faverani was an enigma for the Boston Celtics last season, as he seemed to be a "love him or hate him" type of player.


Related Topix: Sports, Boston Celtics, NBA Players, Vitor Faverani

Blazers Edge

Why the NBA's New TV Deal with ESPN and TNT Won't Affect the Trail Blazers

Two billion dollars is a lot of money for a new NBA television deal. How much will the Trail Blazers get to spend and how will that affect their ability to improve the team? There have been whisperings about the league's impending new TV contract for many months now.


Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Players

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Fear the Sword

Kyrie Irving Emerges as Basketball World Cup MVP

Much has been said about how a player's lack of experience in the Playoffs can be a detriment to his team. This comes up frequently when talk turns to the Cavalier's chances in the Playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players, Kyrie Irving

Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship

Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship The USA beat Serbia 129-92 Sunday in the championship game of the FIBA World Cup. Check out this story on James Harden of Team USA smiles after a three-pointer during the FIBA World Cup championship game Sunday in Madrid against Serbia.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, Kenneth Faried, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Nicolas Batum, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen goes to war over Nazi tank

Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, etc., Paul Allen has entered into a war over a 1944 Panzer IV tank he says was bought at auction for $2.5 million for his Flying Heritage Collection by Vulcan Warbirds this past July, but was never to his museum in Everett,WA. The problem is that the Collings Foundation of Stow, MA, which originally received it as a part of a donation from the estate of Jacques M. Littlefield around that time denies that it ever sold the tank in the first place.


Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers

Lake Show Life

Do the Lakers have a Bench Mob?

Mar 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is blocked out by Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis and forward Tayshaun Prince during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports This provides an opportunity for Nick Young and Kobe Bryant to get minutes at the small forward position.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Nick Young, Jeremy Lin, Xavier Henry, Houston Rockets, Julius Randle

Detroit Free Press

Pistons' Drummond, U.S. focused for FIBA World Cup final

One day after arriving in Madrid for today's FIBA World Cup final, Team USA held a two-hour practice Saturday afternoon at Barclaycard Arena in preparation for the gold-medal game. Pistons center Andre Drummond was an active participant in the practice's final 15 minutes, open to the media, shooting free throws and working one-on-one with U.S. assistant coach Andre Griffin.


Related Topix: Sports, Andre Drummond, NBA Players, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Miroslav Raduljica, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Phoenix Suns

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Kinston Free Press

How Hurricane Floyd severely affected Southeastern part of Kinston

On Sept. 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd made contact in North Carolina, causing 52 deaths in the state and $7.8 billion worth of damage.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, Reggie Bullock, NBA Players

USA Today

Andrei Kirilenko's Utah home burglarized

Police are looking for burglars who made off with various items from the Salt Lake City home of Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko. Kirilenko, who played for the Utah Jazz from 2001 to 2011, and his wife, Masha Lopatova, now spend most of their time in New York, even though they maintain their Utah home.


Related Topix: Sports, Utah Jazz

The News-Press

With fractured jaw, Rudy Gay still fuming over 'dirty play'

After taking a knock in the Lithuania game, Gay said "I've got a fracture in my jaw, a broken tooth and am going to probably need a root canal." With fractured jaw, Rudy Gay still fuming over 'dirty play' After taking a knock in the Lithuania game, Gay said "I've got a fracture in my jaw, a broken tooth and am going to probably need a root canal."


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Players, Sacramento Kings, Rudy Gay


Re: Piston's Greg Monroe Urinated On Himself After Getting Stopped For DUI?

Even though Detroit Pistons' power forward Greg Monroe was reportedly charged with impaired driving back in February, news of his arrest just hit the fan accompanied by allegations that he urinated on himself during the booking process. And to add insult to injury, Huntington Woods, Mich., police just released the video of Monroe being taken in to custody for charges that all stemmed from a non-working headlight, according to MLive .


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Pistons, Greg Monroe, NBA Players