March 23, 2000
Only men's NCAA basketball tournament outstanding players on teams not winning titles (1939-1999): 1. 1983 Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston 2. 1966 Jerry Chambers, Utah 3. 1965 Bill Bradley, Princeton 4. 1963 Art Heyman, Duke 5. 1961 Jerry Lucas, Ohio St. 6. 1959 Jerry West, West Virginia 7. 1958 Elgin Baylor, Seattle 8. 1957 Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas 9. 1956 Hal Lear, Temple 10. 1953 B.H. Born, Kansas 11. 1939 Jimmy Hull, Ohio St.
March 29, 2008 |
DETROIT -- On the red trim at the bottom of his shoes, Stephen Curry has written in black marker, "I can do all things." Yes he can. And because of him, Davidson is marching on. Curry scored more than 30 points for a third consecutive game and the 10th-seeded Wildcats pulled off another stunner Friday night, rolling over third-seeded Wisconsin, 73-56, to advance to the finals of the Midwest Regional.
December 25, 1987 |
In a suite of rooms at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, after a dinner of beef Wellington, red wine and assorted cheeses, the National Basketball Assn.'s most valuable player, the most dominant figure in the game, told his employers he didn't want to work for them anymore. Twenty-eight-year-old Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said that night he wanted the Milwaukee Bucks to trade him. While the men who ran the Bucks listened in deathly silence, Abdul-Jabbar said he wanted only one thing.
February 28, 1996
A chronological list of some blockbuster trades in the history of Los Angeles sports: * June 13, 1952--The Dallas Texans trade the selection rights to Les Richter to the Los Angeles Rams for Dick Hoerner, Tom Keane, George Sims, Joe Reid, Billy Baggett, Jack Halliday, Dick McKissack, Vic Vasicek, Richard Wilkins, Aubrey Phillips and Dave Anderson.
July 5, 1999 |
A big news story broke 31 years ago today. Ralph Bernstein, a veteran AP sportswriter in Philadelphia, filed a late-night story that reported the Philadelphia 76ers had traded 7-foot-1 center Wilt Chamberlain to the Lakers. Bernstein cited "unimpeachable sources." In Los Angeles, the media couldn't find Laker owner Jack Kent Cooke or General Manager Fred Schaus. They were "out of town," a Laker spokesman said.
July 9, 1997 |
Willie Mays, you're no Ty Cobb. So contends Shirley Povich, the venerable Washington Post sportswriter who is old enough to have seen both players at their athletic peak--and claims there's no comparison between the two. "My colleagues at the Baseball Writers Association of America have chosen their All-Time All-Star team," Povich writes. "In most cases they are most perceptive and correct and in some cases they are nuts.