Brown praises players for protests

Dec 13, 2014

Brown praises players for protests

Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting for anything he’s believed in. On Friday, the 78-year-old Cleveland ...

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

| Dec 12, 2014

Casey has fueled rise by Raptors

by Ed Odeven

The Toronto Raptors’ climb hasn’t been an overnight miracle. But it’s been a memorable climb under the steady leadership of head coach Dwane Casey. The Raptors are on pace for an increase in wins for the fourth consecutive season since Casey was hired to ...

Nov 14, 2014

NBA union chief Roberts 'offended' by need for salary cap

NBA players union executive director Michele Roberts, the first female union leader in major North American sport, fired a verbal warning Thursday that could signal another money dispute with owners. Comments by Roberts to ESPN objecting to salary caps, decrying a 50-50 revenue split ...

Togashi invited to Dallas Mavericks training camp

Oct 7, 2014

Togashi invited to Dallas Mavericks training camp

by Ed Odeven

The Dallas Mavericks have invited point guard Yuki Togashi to their preseason training camp, according to Cloud9, his management company. The announcement was made on Tuesday, and Togashi is scheduled to travel to Dallas on Saturday. Japanese supporters expressed their excitement via Twitter. Exhibit ...

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

Aug 28, 2014

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

by Ed Odeven

As Bill Bradley remembers an unforgettable time in a life filled with extraordinary accomplishments, national pride as a collective experience remains a cherished memory from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Visiting Japan for the first time, the future three-term New Jersey Senator admitted he gained ...

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Jul 4, 2014

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final NBA contract for the big German. A person with knowledge of the deal told AP on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. The person ...

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Jun 30, 2014

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo Anthony take less than a maximum salary wasn’t his idea. It was Anthony, Jackson noted, who first brought up leaving money on the table to help build a winning team. Now it’s about time to ...