Archive for March, 2018

  • Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to Have Star-Studded Class of 2018

    Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to Have Star-Studded Class of 2018

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 31, 2018 at 11:14 pm 0 comments

    Former NBA stars Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Ray Allen and Grant Hill headline the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class announced Saturday. Other inductees include longtime college basketball coach Lefty Driesell, women’s basketball standouts Katie Smith and Tina Thompson, and four-time NBA All-Star Maurice Cheeks. Kidd, a 10-time […]

     
  • Mets Icon Rusty Staub, Dies at Age 73

    Mets Icon Rusty Staub, Dies at Age 73

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB March 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    Rusty Staub, the orange-haired outfielder who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday. He was 73. He died after an illness in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida — hours before the start of […]

     
  • NBA Sets 3-Point Record for Sixth Straight Season

    NBA Sets 3-Point Record for Sixth Straight Season

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 29, 2018 at 11:48 pm 0 comments

    For the sixth consecutive season, NBA teams have combined to set a leaguewide 3-point record. Last season’s number was 23,748, and No. 23,749 of this season came on Friday night. The league is more than 8 percent ahead of last year’s pace, and 25,000 makes this season is very possible. […]

     
  • LeBron James Ties MJ’s Record 866 Straight Games With 10+ Points

    LeBron James Ties MJ’s Record 866 Straight Games With 10+ Points

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 28, 2018 at 11:32 pm 0 comments

    LeBron James joined Michael Jordan in the record books Wednesday as perhaps the most consistent scorer in NBA history while playing against the team that Jordan owns. James tied Jordan’s league record of 866 consecutive games with 10 points or more in the first half of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 118-105 […]

     
  • NFL Approves New Catch Rule, Bans Lowering Head to Initiate Contact

    NFL Approves New Catch Rule, Bans Lowering Head to Initiate Contact

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL March 27, 2018 at 11:23 pm 0 comments

    NFL owners unanimously approved a new catch rule Tuesday, a change designed specifically to avoid a handful of controversies that have vexed the league for most of this decade. Owners also approved three other rule changes, granting authority to senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron to eject players for […]

     
  • Ndamukong Suh Signs One-Year Deal With Los Angeles Rams

    Ndamukong Suh Signs One-Year Deal With Los Angeles Rams

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL March 26, 2018 at 11:14 pm 0 comments

    The Los Angeles Rams have secured what might be the greatest pairing of interior linemen in NFL history, adding five-time Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh to the same unit as Aaron Donald, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. The Rams reached agreement with Suh on a one-year contract, the team […]

     
  • Philadelphia 76ers Clinch First Postseason Appearance Since 2012

    Philadelphia 76ers Clinch First Postseason Appearance Since 2012

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 25, 2018 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

    The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t play on Sunday, but they clinched their first playoff berth in six seasons when the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat. The Sixers last made the playoffs in the 2011-12 season, which was shortened to 66 games by a lockout. Prior to this season, that marked […]

     
  • Stephen Curry Out Minimum Three Weeks With MCL Sprain

    Stephen Curry Out Minimum Three Weeks With MCL Sprain

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 24, 2018 at 11:26 pm 0 comments

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be re-evaluated in three weeks after an MRI showed a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, the team announced Saturday. The timetable means Curry, who already has missed 21 games this season, could return near the start of the playoffs. He […]

     
  • Cardinals Trade Jared Veldheer to Broncos for Sixth-Round Pick

    Cardinals Trade Jared Veldheer to Broncos for Sixth-Round Pick

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL March 23, 2018 at 11:17 pm 0 comments

    The Arizona Cardinals have traded veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft. The 30-year-old Veldheer, at 6-foot-8 and 322 pounds, started 53 games in four seasons with Arizona after coming to the team from Oakland, where he spent […]

     
  • New York Giants Trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay Bucs for Picks

    New York Giants Trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay Bucs for Picks

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL March 22, 2018 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

    The New York Giants traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and a 2018 fourth-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for third- and fourth-round picks in 2018, it was announced Thursday. As part of Thursday’s trade, the Giants, who have the second overall selection in the NFL draft, acquired picks No. […]