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  1. Olt finds TV for UConn championship

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Former University of Connecticut player and current Chicago Cubs infielder Mike Olt was plenty excited his alma mater won the men's basketball championship on Monday night, but he almost didn't get a chance to see it. Olt, 25, made the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. Pedro power: Alvarez delivers for Bucs

    David Schoenfield

    Before the postseason, Pedro Alvarez looked like the key guy for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as much as one player can be the key guy (this isn't basketball, after all). Alvarez is a prodigious slugger -- he tied for the National League lead with 36 h...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  3. WNBA playoffs - Swin Cash helps guide Chicago Sky into playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    Swin Cash might not put up flashy stats. But the three-time WNBA champ is a veteran who has helped lead Chicago to its first playoff appearance.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  4. Uni Watch Power Rankings rates NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL uniforms fro...

    Paul Lukas

    Uni Watch Power Rankings Day 5: Rating the uniform sets of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL from 1-122.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Harper Doesn't Clown Around

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy enjoying the satisfaction of ripping the perforated sides off of dot matrix printer paper, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite blowing a four-run ninth-inning lead, Washington beat the Pittsburgh Pirates a...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  6. Rested Alfonso Soriano on a roll

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- If he played in the NBA, Alfonso Soriano would be a jump shooter, capable of getting on a hot streak at a moment's notice. And if Sunday's 1:20 p.m. start against the Pittsburgh Pirates was a basketball game, the rest of Soriano's team ...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Welcome to Indiana Basketball

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy making more than $1,244 a week from home using one simple trick, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Things are getting interesting in the Eastern Conference finals as the Indiana Pacers took Game 4 from the Miami ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  8. Flashback: The first New Orleans Pelicans

    Patrick Dorsey

    If the reports are true, the NBA's New Orleans Hornets soon will be the New Orleans Pelicans, fulfilling new owner Tom Benson's wish of giving the team a name more connected to the city. How connected is it? Other than the fact the animal is Louis...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  9. Kate Fagan on the turning tide of the gay rights movement in spor...

    Kate Fagan

    In ESPN The Magazine, Kate Fagan writes that allies in the sports world are helping pave the way for the first openly gay male athlete from a major team sport.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  10. How Braves learned from 2011 collapse

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- There was a basketball court of sorts set up in the Braves' clubhouse on Saturday, with two shopping carts positioned as baskets on opposite sides of the room, about 20 feet apart. The object was to fire the ball into the top part of ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  11. Atlanta Braves have learned from last season's September collapse...

    Buster Olney

    As the Atlanta Braves find themselves in another September race, Buster Olney writes that they aren't hiding from their 2011 collapse. The Braves owned it, learned from it and are now using the experience to be better prepared this time around.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  12. Clippers-Grizzlies: The Fans, the Beards, and the Ugly Basketball...

    Mark Titus

    Following the most successful regular season in the history of the franchise, the Clippers won a playoff series for just the second time ever by beating the Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday. This series was already the most exciting first-round series i...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  13. O'Neil: More Div. I teams, more competition

    Dana O'Neil

    A few years ago, I took a road trip with the Alcorn State basketball team to see how the other half of Division I lives. It wasn't pretty. Old shoes, team meals in mall food courts and student athletic trainers who weren't even CPR certified, the ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  14. Team preview: American

    Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2011-12 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  15. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    J.A. Adande joined Baron Davis on the campus of UCLA, where the Cavs point guard will try to maintain a GPA, not a PER. At Hardwood Paroxysm, Holly MacKenzie shares a story about how, several seasons back, Davis blew her off in a locker room in Seatt...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  16. American Eagles lose top player to MLB

    Diamond Leung

    Junior forward Stephen Lumpkins, the projected top returning scorer and rebounder for American, will forgo his senior season and sign a contract with the Kansas City Royals after being selected in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball First-Yea...

    Blog | June 10, 2011