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  1. Artest to donate “Dancing” winnings to cancer charity

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Artest arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

    After saying publicly he didn’t plan on doing Dancing with the Stars (as well as telling a lot of people around him the same thing) everything changed pretty quickly for Ron Artest. There he was Monday night, running out on stage — he was the only one to take off his shirt while doing it…

  2. FIBA Americas opens Tuesday, watch out for Argentina

    Aug 30, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

    manu-ginobili-argentina-fiba-americas-championship

    Argentina is one stacked squad. And they are playing at home. Which is why everyone expects them to exit with one of the two Olympic berths to be handed out at the FIBA Americas Tournament, which starts Tuesday in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The top two finishers in the 10-team Americas tournament get an automatic…

  3. Ron Artest is doing Dancing With The Stars after all

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    August 30: 12:28 am: Apparently Ron Artest is doing Dancing with the Stars. He had gone on twitter and on Los Angeles radio to say he was not going to do the show (just keep reading below and you will see our “he’s not going to do it” post based on what he said). But…

  4. Report: Adelman flying to Minnesota to meet with owner

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    rick adelman

    Rick Adelman’s flirtation with Minnesota Timberwolves has gotten serious enough that he is flying back to Minnesota to meet the team’s owner. That’s another sign that this deal is looking more and more likely, and this report comes from Ric Bucher of ESPN. Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on…

  5. Today’s overseas roundup: Patty Mills to Australia, Bogut to join him?

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    andrew bogut

    There are so many NBA players both talking to and signing with overseas teams that we collect them in a daily roundup. I do this in bullet points because I am a blogger. Agent Mulder could more easily ignore a conspiracy than I could ignore the chance to use bullet points. • Patty Mills is…

  6. Not much of Durant’s film shot in OKC. Thanks lockout.

    Aug 29, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT

    kevin-durant-backpack

    We’ve told you that Kevin Durant is going to be a movie star. Clooney-like. He’s going to the big screen in a major motion picture. And they will not be filming much of that in Oklahoma City now. Thanks a lot lockout. The Oklahoman spells it out. This is an economic hit to OKC —…

  7. Nowitzki given Germany’s highest sporting honor

    Aug 29, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    See what winning a ring can get you? A Silver Laurel Leaf. Which is a huge deal to Dirk Nowitzki. The Silver Laurel Leaf is the highest honor Germany can give its sporting heroes, and Nowitzki got one, according to ESPN Dallas. German President Christian Wulff presented Nowitzki with the Silver Laurel Leaf, praising the…

  8. George Hill to play one exhibition game in ABA

    Aug 29, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Geroge Hill

    George Hill is going to suit up and play some professional basketball in Texas in October. No, the Pacers didn’t trade him back to the Spurs. No, they haven’t solved the lockout. Not even close. Hill has agreed to play in an exhibition game with another squad — the Texas Fuel of the ABA. That…

  9. Report: League sets Sept. 15 deadline before camps, preseason canceled

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    The NBA has started its campaign to ratchet up the pressure on the players to reach a deal when negotiations between the two sides start again this Wednesday. That pressure — cancellations of the start of training camps and preseason games — was leaked to Hoopsworld’s Steve Kyler. League sources have pegged September 15th as…

  10. Report: Pistons will shop Richard Hamilton after lockout

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Is this really shocking? Or even news? Since we’re left to speculating about what teams will do after the lockout, it will pass the test for now. But since the Pistons were reportedly shopping Richard Hamilton at the last trading deadline — any moves were killed by the impending sale of the team — it…

  11. Knicks to make it official: Woodson will be assistant coach

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Ladies and gentlemen — start your speculation. It had been talked about for a while and today it is set to became official: Mike Woodson Mike D’Antoni’s right hand man, lead assistant and defensive coordinator with the New York Knicks. Marc Berman at the New York Post broke the story. As reported first by The…

  12. Michael Beasley may have broken wrist in China

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Reports out of China are a little sketchy, but it could be bad news for Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley. First there is this tweet from Rijay Wang (via Hoopshype): Report: Michael Beasley suffered wrist injury in Sunday night at China Championships, had to get wrist re-examined, possible wrist break. Here is the link to the…

  13. Deron Williams’ wrist still not all the way back

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

    Deron Williams, Larry Sanders

    Deron Williams was in Utah last weekend playing dodgeball. He was playing for charity. Not exactly the high stakes of playing dodgeball to save your gym from being bought by Globo-Gym, but still a very worthy cause. Williams was playing with Kyle Korver, C.J. Miles and Wesley Mathews. And he spoke with the Salt Lake…

  14. Report: Adelman, Timberwolves agree to pay range

    Aug 29, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    It looks like Rick Adelman is one step closer to being the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Which in and of itself seems like a minor miracle. One of the nagging questions about the Wolves landing Adelman (who would seem the perfect fit on paper) is if they could afford him — he…

  15. Elton Brand sees some improvement in 76ers

    Aug 29, 2011, 9:20 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday

    A bunch of Philadelphia 76ers got together in Los Angles over the weekend to workout together. We’d love to tell you it’s a pre-training camp get together, but we all know better than that. Still, a good turnout of the starting five of the Sixers and the first guy off the bench last year —…

  16. Video: Highlights from Elite 24 at Venice Beach

    Aug 29, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant

    Big names were coming. Kevin Durant was there. Of course he was — if there was a high-level pro-am game this summer, Durant has been there. He’s sharpening his game, more importantly this has been a summer of sharp little bit of grassroots marketing by KD. Back to the issue at hand, the Elite 24…

  17. Report: Owners, players meeting set for Wednesday

    Aug 29, 2011, 8:12 AM EDT

    lockout

    We’re still not sure what good it will do, we’re not convinced the two sides really feel the pressure to compromise and reach a deal, but they will meet in a few days. PBT has reported a meeting is coming, and that it would feature only high-ranking officials. Now, we have a few more details…

  18. Tunisia earns Olympic berth with upset of Angola

    Aug 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    international basketball FIBA

    There are now three teams qualified for the Olympics next year in London — Tunisia will represent Africa after a stunning upset to win AfroBasket. We say stunning upset because Tunisia was taking on Angola, a team that had not lost a game to another African team in a decade, the country that had won…

  19. Report: Ron Artest to do Dancing with the Stars

    Aug 28, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    Ron Artest Parade

    Ron Artest is following in Mark Cuban’s footsteps. Literally. It had been rumored that Ron Artest was in talks to take part in Dancing with the Stars this fall (although he seemed down on it), and now Charged.fm and Terez Owens is reporting that the Lakers forward — to officially become Metta World Peace by the…

  20. Video: Tyreke Evans has wicked handles

    Aug 26, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    We’ll grant you that he is doing this against high school kids — this was at the Elite 24 event which mixes NBA players and some of the best high school players around. But still, damn Tyreke Evans looks good. Now, if he gets a jump shot with these handles, it is on.

  21. Dwyane Wade on Dancing with the Stars? That’s the rumor.

    Aug 26, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

    Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade attends a fashion show of the Yves Saint Laurent collection as part of spring-summer 2012 men's fashion season presented in Paris on Friday, June 24, 2011

    Confession time: I have never watched Dancing with the Stars. Not to try and laugh at Mark Cuban, not to watch one of my favorite interviews ever — Helio Castroneves — win the whole thing. Not a second. And NBA guys have never been on it because it tapes during the season. Sure, a retired…

  22. Today’s overseas roundup: Wilson Chandler is not inked in Italy. Yet.

    Aug 26, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Wilson+Chandler+Atlanta+Hawks+v+Denver+Nuggets+Ym_wkv-B6Cgl

    There are so many NBA players both talking to and signing with overseas teams that we collect them in a daily roundup. We do this in bullet points because we are bloggers and that is what we do. • Despite the reports that came out yesterday, Denver Nugget Wilson Chandler has not inked a deal…

  23. Where is the eventual middle ground of players/owners deal?

    Aug 26, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    Right now, the NBA owners are playing hardball and the players are playing goalie. The owners want to change the system, the players are trying to keep as much of the current system as they can. Both sides are dug in. Eventually there will be a deal. The question is, where will the eventual middle…

  24. Down a final four in African Olympic qualifying

    Aug 26, 2011, 2:13 PM EDT

    Afrobasket

    Next July in London you will see one of these four teams: Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia, Nigeria or Angola. Probably Angola, by the way, but there have been enough surprises in FIBA AfroBasket — the Olympic qualifying tournament for that continent — that one should keep watching. Angola hadn’t lost a game to an African team…

  25. No World Peace today, Artest is Artest for a few more weeks

    Aug 26, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Ron Artest Parade

    Much to the disappointment of all of us, there is no World Peace today. Just like every other day. Today was the day that Ron Artest’s name change was to become official, that he was to become Metta World Peace. And he was excited about it. But the wheels of bureaucracy grind slowly. As the…

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