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  1. Cinderella Stories: La Salle Explorers

    Zach McCann

    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
  2. How the PlayStation 4 affects sports games

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK CITY -- While there were 10 games shown at the PlayStation 4 announcement on Wednesday -- including the super-fun "Knack," delightfully violent "Killzone: Shadow Fall" and undeniably cool "Watch Dogs" -- the two-hour presentation didn't incl...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  3. NBA surpasses 1 billion views on YouTube

    Zach McCann

    From Supermen dancing at All-Star Weekend to Blake Griffin annihilating Kendrick Perkins and the rim, the NBA's YouTube page surpassed a billion all-time page views on Sunday night, making it the first professional sports league to reach the milesto...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  4. NBA D-League to air games on YouTube

    Zach McCann

    The NBA D-League will broadcast almost all of its games this season live on YouTube, making it the first professional sports league to use the popular video-sharing website as its primary broadcaster, ESPN Playbook has learned. The league will air...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  5. WatchESPN app now available on Xbox 360

    Zach McCann

    Microsoft and ESPN launched the new version of the WatchESPN app on the Xbox 360 Monday night, bringing ESPN's full family of networks to the country's top-selling gaming console, which is increasingly attempting to become a one-stop destination for ...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  6. David Koechner talks 'Anchorman 2,' sports

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK CITY -- Comedian David Koechner starred in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" as Champion "Champ" Kind, an uninhibited sports reporter at a San Diego TV station in the 1970s -- before the advent of the 24 hour news cycle and full-time s...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  7. Kids, wife led Scottie Pippen to 'NBA 2K'

    Zach McCann

    When 2K Sports announced "NBA 2K13" would include the Dream Team without Scottie Pippen, both sides received plenty of backlash. 2K heard it from its customers and concerned basketball fans, who believed a matchup between the Dream Team and the 2...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  8. How 'NBA 2K' can use its Team USA license

    Zach McCann

    When 2K Sports announced its acquisition of the USA Basketball license, it was unclear how the license would be used beyond playing an exhibition game between the 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 U.S. squad. All Jason Argent, 2K's head of marketing, woul...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  9. 'NBA 2K13': It's Dream Team vs. Team USA

    Zach McCann

    One of the great qualities of video games is their ability to depict matchups we'll never see in real life. In "NBA 2K13," basketball fans can play the one hypothetical matchup that's sparked debate for the past several months. 2K Sports has acqui...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  10. Dwightmare over, but Magic fans hurt

    Zach McCann

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- For months and months, Orlando Magic fans have been clamoring for the Dwight Howard drama to end. It's finally over. But as with many bad relationships, the idea of closure seems much better than it actually feels. Magic fans...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  11. Blake Griffin on first dunk, 'NBA 2K13'

    Zach McCann

    LAS VEGAS -- Anyone who's dunked remembers his first time. For most people, it usually involves a weak, just-barely-graze-the-rim "slam" after a running start between pickup games or after a practice. Even Blake Griffin, perhaps the best dunker o...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  12. Kevin Durant games to prepare for games

    Zach McCann

    LAS VEGAS -- Most NBA players take naps before every game, they eat a meal perhaps high in protein and carbohydrates, and they almost certainly put on headphones and listen to Lil Wayne or Metallica or something else upbeat while mentally preparing i...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  13. Adam Morrison on quest for NBA comeback

    Zach McCann

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Adam Morrison learned the difference between first-world problems and third-world problems over the past 10 months. Morrison put up with high expectations as the No. 3 overall draft pick in 2006, a torn ACL and a lack of playing ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  14. NBA prospects predict their '2K' ratings

    Zach McCann

    One of the most exciting parts of being an NBA rookie -- besides the money, fame, women and whole dream coming true thing -- has to be players seeing a digital version of themselves on "NBA 2K." It's a game almost every basketball-bouncing kid played...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  15. Apps search for second-screen users

    Zach McCann

    When I'm watching sports at home, there's almost always another screen -- usually my phone, but sometimes an iPad or laptop -- between my face and the TV. This is how most humans act, with many studies suggesting about half of people utilize a second...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  16. Anthony Davis talks unibrow, crazy fans

    Zach McCann

    Since puberty, Anthony Davis has rocked a unibrow. "It just makes me different," he says when anyone asks him why the best college basketball player in the world and consensus No. 1 NBA pick doesn't shave it off like the rest of the population. No...

    Blog | June 26, 2012