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  1. Flashback: Chasing O.J. Simpson

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    Do you remember where you were on June 17, 1994? On this day 20 years ago, O.J. Simpson led police officers on a low-speed chase on Los Angeles freeways after failing to turn himself in on charges that he murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Gold...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. NBA Draft Lottery: 5 Fast Facts

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    Before the balls start bouncing in the annual NBA draft lottery tonight (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), here are five fast facts you should know. 1. With a 25 percent chance, the Milwaukee Bucks have the best odds to win the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia 76e...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

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    Happy birthday to basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, who turns 59 today. A standout athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif., Meyers became the first high school student to play for the U.S. national team in 1974. The first female athlet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Go New York Go!

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    On this day in 1946, the New York Knicks played the first game in franchise history, against the Toronto Huskies at Maple Leaf Gardens. The game also marked the debut of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which became the NBA when it merged...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Flashback: WNBA starts at the top

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    On this day in 1996, Val Ackerman was named the first president of the WNBA. The announcement came four months after the NBA Board of Governors had approved the concept of the new professional women's basketball league. Ackerman held the position unt...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Women own some sizzling streaks

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    There has been a whole lot of buzz recently around the Miami Heat, who extended their NBA winning streak to 24 games on Wednesday night. But they still have a long way to go to catch the women who set these streaks. This past summer in London, the Un...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  14. Salute to the scoring machines

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    On this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points to set the NBA's single-game scoring record. Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson share the record for most points scored in a WNBA game. Taurasi scored 47 points for Phoenix on Aug. 10, 2006, in a...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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