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1 hr ago | New York Post

D-Will to succeed: This is Deron's shot to prove he's still elite

Everything the Nets did last summer - from hiring Jason Kidd to trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to signing Andrei Kirilenko, among other moves - was done with one idea in mind: to give Deron Williams every opportunity to become an elite player once again.

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5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Brooklyn Nets Now the Only Show in Town

After 45 seasons of being the area's basketball wallflower, the playoff-bound Nets shared New York's NBA spotlight for one last time this season when they hosted the crosstown Knicks at Barclays Center on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, New Jersey Nets, NBA Basketball, Summer Olympic, Deron Williams, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Jason Kidd, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Players

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Ducks Seek Elusive Playoff Success Vs Stars Amidst Drought

The Anaheim Ducks celebrate Ryan Getzlaf's game winning goal in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Honda Center on November 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro

News Observer

Top basketball recruit considers UNC women's team

A'ja Wilson of the East team drives against Alyssa Rice of the West team during the 2014 McDonald's All American game.

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Related Topix: Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Clippers, Blake Griffin, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

Examiner.com

Sun tab Ogwumike with No. 1 pick in WNBA Draft

Finishing the 2014 season with a 10-24 record-worst in the WNBA and worst in franchise history-earned the Connecticut Sun the No.

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Related Topix: Kelsey Griffin, Tina Charles, Kara Lawson, Sports, More Sports, Connecticut Sun, WNBA Women's Basketball, Summer Olympic, Kara Lawson (2008 Beijing Olympics), Olympics, Summer Olympics

Townsville Bulletin

Steph's Cumming back

Townsville Fire announcing that Queensland Country Health Fund will continue to support the club's development program for up-and-coming female players.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Suzy Batkovic, Summer Olympics

Times Recorder

Hondo should be Ohio's 5th starter

In a recent column I asked readers to send me a fifth. No bourbon, vodka or scotch were involved.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Michael Redd (2008 Beijing Olympics), NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, High School Basketball, Ohio High School Basketball News, Jared Sullinger, NBA Players

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Edmonton Journal

MacKinnon: Michelle Plouffe, Harry Ainlay grad & 4-year star for...

How about this? Edmonton's Michelle Plouffe, a four-year standout at the University of Utah, and a Harry Ainlay grad, was selected 19th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft on Monday night by the Seattle Storm.

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Centre Daily Times

Penn State women's basketball: Lucas drafted by Phoenix Mercury in second round of WNBA Draft

It may not have come as early as some projected, but Maggie Lucas finally got her name on a WNBA Draft board.

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Examiner.com

Lasting lessons basketball taught me part four; success in life

This article is the conclusion of the series titled the Lasting lessons basketball taught me .

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Former South Sioux standout Curl passes away

South Sioux City graduate and the all-time winningest women's basketball coach at the University of Houston, Joe Curl, died Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tina Charles, More Sports, Connecticut Sun, WNBA Women's Basketball, Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Siouxland I-Club Banquet scheduled for May 5th

Hawkeye fans will get a chance to hear from their favorite coaches in person next month at the Siouxland I-Club Banquet.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tina Charles, More Sports, Connecticut Sun, WNBA Women's Basketball, Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming, Swimming

Post and Courier

Columbia's A'ja Wilson, nation's No. 1 women's basketball recruit, to announce college choice Tuesday

When the No. 1 women's basketball recruit in the country goes home, she curls up on the couch and watches "NCIS" with her parents.

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Examiner.com

BYU basketball: Five reasons WNBA teams should draft center Jennifer Hamson

Former BYU Cougars women's basketball star Jennifer Hamson recently made the announcement that she will not play professional basketball this summer -- stunning everyone who knows anything about the 6-foot-7 giant.

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IHigh

CN's Patberg invited to USA Basketball U18 National Team Trials

Columbus North junior Ali Patberg has been invited to the USA Basketball Women's Under-18 National Trials on May 24-26 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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The Indianapolis Star

2/9/1970 Pacers vs. Kentucky. Indiana Pacer Freddie Lewis

Rick Barry playing in his first American Basketball Association Game, prepares to go up for a basket for the Oakland Oaks with Jerry Harkness of Indiana guarding him the ABA opener at night on Friday, Oct.18, 1968 in Indianapolis.

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Hardwood Paroxysm

RTOE: Senior Superlatives, where we all love Anthony Davis

It's time for another Hardwood Paroxysm Round Table Over Everything! HOO-AH! It's the end of the year, and we've got awards to hand out.

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The Spokesman-Review

Pacers beat Thunder, close in on top seed - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 PST

NBA: David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past visiting Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday and putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference's top seed.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

CBS Local

'Stormy Lucy' Wins $150K Santa Barbara Handicap At Santa Anita

Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol's former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Bogut 50-50 for basketball's World Cup

Andrew Bogut rates himself a 50-50 chance of leading Australia at the basketball World Cup in Spain later this year.

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Olympic Medal Count

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1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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