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  1. Superhuman dunker Gerald Green challenged to contest by fellow Ph...

    Patrick Dorsey

    Lesson: You don't want to challenge the former Slam Dunk Contest champion.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  2. This prep schooler's posterizing dunk is nasty, filthy, violent, ...

    Patrick Dorsey

    Donte Williams might have been able to dunk two basketballs on this play.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  3. Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons do...

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons' basketball skills? Very good. Rap skills? Not so much.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  4. Watch: Fresno State basketball player Cezar Guerrero hits five ha...

    Patrick Dorsey

    Cezar Guerrero got a bit of a hot hand during a Bulldogs fan rally.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  5. Watch: 7-foot high school hoops phenom Thon Maker could almost be...

    Patrick Dorsey

    He can pass, dribble, shoot -- no wonder nearly every major college program is after him.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  6. Cinderella Stories: Wichita State Shockers

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Sweet 16 is set, primarily with big schools from bigger conferences. But it's also got a few outsiders. So, as we did last week, Playbook continues to profile the little guys, looking at their exploits inside sports -- and far away from the field...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. Cinderella Stories: Univ. of the Pacific

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  8. Cinderella Stories: Northwestern State U.

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  9. Cinderella Stories: Belmont University

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  10. Cinderella Stories: South Dakota State

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  11. Stadium 50 salutes bygone sports venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    Some have hosted special speeches. Others? Major milestones. All of them: great games. And they're no longer with us. So, as we celebrate the biggest noncompetition moments in North American stadium history with the Playbook Stadium 50, and as ...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  12. Painting way into NCAA tourney history

    Patrick Dorsey

    Every February, sports artist Opie Otterstad hunkers down in a hotel room. Sometimes in it's Florida, others Arizona -- it all depends on where the reigning World Series champion trains. There Otterstad grinds for two to three weeks, 16 to 18 hours a...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  13. Flashback: When 'old' Lakers were young

    Patrick Dorsey

    After the Los Angeles Lakers' home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant -- he of 34 years on this planet -- called the Lakers "an old damn team." And although some will say you're only as old as you feel, in real-age numbers i...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  14. Yearbook, Dec. 23: Chaminade shocks UVa

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 23, 1982: In November, a small Hawaii-based school named Chaminade -- which plays in Division II -- beat the Texas Longhorns 86-73 at the Maui Invitational. It happened not quite 30 years after the Silverswords pulled off one of the most shoc...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  15. Yearbook, Dec. 21: Basketball begins

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 21, 1891: If the world ends today, it will occur on a date that another world -- a sports world, anyway -- began. Yes, on this date 121 years ago, Dr. James Naismith penned the rules of the game, showed them to his Springfield, Mass., YMCA gy...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  16. Yearbook, Dec. 7: Three special birthdays

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 7, 1947/1956/1973: Three sports, three Hall of Famers (probably), one birthday -- this day, which 65, 56 and 39 years ago brough Johnny Bench, Larry Bird and Terrell Owens into the world. Their credentials, in case you need to review: Be...

    Blog | December 07, 2012