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  1. The great blight hope

    Tom Sunnergren

    On Dec. 15, 1968, during halftime of the final game of a 2-12 season, a group of Philadelphia Eagles fans threw snowballs at a 19-year-old kid who was dressed as Santa Claus. There's a longer version of this story with some quasi-exonerating context,...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. Detroit is bust, Detroit is an idea, Detroit memories

    Jeff MacGregor

    Detroit is bust. Detroit is an idea. The city will live on in memories of the 1968 World Series, Gordie Howe and automobiles. Bankruptcy, or no, the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons will play on.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  3. Olympic emphasis has shifted since 1968

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Today's Olympics are much less of a contest of ideologies than they were in 1968. East or West, capitalist or socialist, the nations of the world are about making a buck and politics has taken a back seat.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  4. Quiz: NBA No. 1 draft picks

    Test your basketball knowledge with this quiz on No. 1 picks from the NBA draft.

    Story | June 25, 2012
  5. NBA Franchise Rankings: Milwaukee Bucks No. 12

    John Hollinger

    Where do the Milwaukee Bucks rank among NBA franchises? John Hollinger explores.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2010
  6. NBA Franchise Rankings: Phoenix Suns No. 5

    John Hollinger

    5. PHOENIX SUNS: 58.5 POINTS PER SEASON (1968-2010) Wins: 1,914 Playoff wins: 130 Series wins: 28 Titles: 0 All-Stars: 60 Best player: Charles Barkley Best coach: Mike D'Antoni Best team: 1992-93 (62-20, lost NBA Finals) Intangibl...

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2010
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Sherrington of The Dallas Morning News: "After Houston and UCLA played the Astrodome in 1968, before the biggest crowd to watch a college basketball game, a record that held for 14 years, the college game would never be the same. Question: Now ...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  8. NBA Franchise Rankings: Milwaukee Bucks No. 11

    John Hollinger

    Where do the Milwaukee Bucks rank among NBA franchises? John Hollinger explores.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2009
  9. NBA Franchise Rankings: Phoenix Suns No. 5

    John Hollinger

    5. PHOENIX SUNS: 57.85 POINTS PER SEASON (1968-2009) Wins: 1,860 Playoff wins: 120 Series wins: 26 Titles: 0 All-Stars: 59 Best player: Charles Barkley Best coach: Mike D'Antoni Best team: 1992-93 (62-20, lost NBA Finals) Intangib...

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2009
  10. Thoughts about Olympics and Politics

    Henry Abbott

    In the L.A. Times, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers 1968, when he was very sympathetic to calls for some black American athletes to boycott the Olympics in Mexico City. Then Abdul-Jabbar wonders about Beijing 2008: Here we are 40 years later and we are...

    Blog | May 05, 2008
  11. Hill introduced as newest Suns star

    Grant Hill chose the Phoenix Suns because he wants the same thing they do: an NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2007
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Amico checks in with Spencer Haywood: "Haywood played for Team USA as a 19-year old in 1968. He STILL holds Olympic records for most points, highest field goal percentage, and rebounding. As an older guy who tries to shoot 100 jumpers a day,...

    Blog | September 21, 2006
  13. Haywood recounts 1968 Olympic experience

    Chris Sheridan

    If members of Team USA wonder what lies on the road to the World Championship, Spencer Haywood has advice and fond memories from his 1968 Olympic experience.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2006
  14. Suns executive Van Arsdale suffers stroke

    Phoenix Suns executive Dick Van Arsdale, the first player chosen by Phoenix in the 1968 NBA expansion draft, had a stroke during the weekend, the Suns said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2005
  15. Academy awards

    Paul Lukas

    Ever wonder how college football teams started awarding players decals to stick on their helmets? Here's a comprehensive history.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2005
  16. West Virginia native had 8-year NBA career

    Former Warriors guard Ron "Fritz" Williams has died of a heart attack. He was 59.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2004