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  1. Don't know why you say goodbye

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    On this day in 1970, Paul McCartney stunned the world when he announced he would be leaving the Beatles. In honor of his monumental announcement, we look back at five shocking departures in the sports world. 1. Michael Jordan: The three-time reig...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. End of an Era

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    On Saturday, David Stern retired as NBA commissioner after 30 years on the job. His reign, which spanned four decades, marks the longest tenure for any commissioner in American professional sports history. The 71-year-old is widely credited for incre...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  3. Happy Holidays, NBA Style

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    Today is Christmas Eve, a holiday beloved by children of all ages. As a present for people of all ages and religions, the NBA has neatly gift-wrapped five marquee games for your enjoyment on Wednesday. The league has hosted games on Christmas Day ann...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  4. Night of broken records

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    On this day in 1983, the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime in the highest-scoring game in NBA history. Of the 370 combined points, Nuggets stars Kiki Vandeweghe (51) and Alex English (47) combined for 98 of them, and ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  5. Flashback: Magic reveals illness

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    On this day in 1991, Lakers superstar Magic Johnson announced to the world in a press conference that he had tested positive for HIV and was immediately retiring from basketball. The three-time NBA MVP and five-time NBA champion almost instantaneousl...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  6. Pioneers charge onto court

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    On this day in 1997, the NBA announced the hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer to its refereeing staff, marking the first time in major U.S. pro sports that women would officiate regular-season games in an all-male league. On Oct. 31, 1997, Palme...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  7. espnW -- Can any team from the West contend with Miami?

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    It's inevitable the Heat will emerge from the East. But which Western team will join them? And how much of a fighting chance do they have?

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  8. espnW -- Can anyone beat the Miami Heat?

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    With the NBA regular season ending, is another Miami championship a foregone conclusion? Our writers weigh in with possible upset picks.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  9. W roundtable: Can anyone stop Miami Heat from winning second stra...

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    As the NBA playoffs approach, the Miami Heat certainly have the look of a champion, but it's too early to write off the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and a few other contenders for the 2013 NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  10. W roundtable: From NCAA tournament, to French Open, to Indianapol...

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    The Super Bowl closed the book on the football season, so our writers weigh in on the sporting events they're most looking forward to this spring. From March Madness to big-time tennis, there's plenty of entertainment to be had.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  11. W roundtable: All I want for Christmas is &

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    From more competitive games in women's college basketball, to healthier players and more cooperative stars, our writers weigh in on their holiday wishes for the sports world.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  12. W roundtable: New women's soccer league has much to learn

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    Could it be the third time's a charm for the new women's professional soccer league? Our writers weigh in with the lessons that must be learned to avoid the failed fate of the previous incarnations.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  13. W roundtable: Giving thanks for sports

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    'Tis the season for thankfulness and our writers are serving up a hearty helping of praise for their favorite milestones, moments, stars and characters in this week's W roundtable.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2012
  14. W roundtable: Early NBA surprises

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    From liftoff in Houston to hope in New York to panic in L.A., our writers pick the biggest early NBA surprises in this week's roundtable.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  15. W roundtable: NBA title favorites

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    To hear our writers tell it, the race for the NBA title is a three-way battle and the likely champions are all too familiar. Get the full scoop in this week's roundtable.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  16. W roundtable: LeBron James, Miami Heat have few fans in NBA Final...

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    LeBron James has gone from hometown hero to hated villain. Will that reputation hurt his support in the NBA Finals? Our writers weigh in, and South Beach isn't looking so sunny.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012