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Abdul-Jabbar recovering from bypass surgery

Abdul-Jabbar recovering from bypass surgery

FROM WIRE REPORTS Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery on April 16 and is expected to make a full recovery. Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Richard Shemin, UCLA’s chief of cardiac surgery, said the surgery scorer was successful and he expects Abdul-Jabbar to make a full […]

2015 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

2015 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Huskie women celebrate in Tampa The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team erupts in celebration after defeating Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday in the NCAA Championship game at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. It is UConn’s 10th national women’s basketball championship. (CLOE POISSON/HARTFORD COURANT/TNS)

Recent firings sound alarms for Black college coaches

Recent firings sound alarms for Black college coaches

BY SHANNON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE / TNS When Tracy Dildy was growing up, watching men like Nolan Richardson roam the sideline at Arkansas and John Thompson win an NCAA Tournament championship at Georgetown inspired his career choice. Now the former DePaul assistant and current Chicago State head coach wonders about the future of his profession. […]

USTA hires Blackman to head player development

USTA hires Blackman to head player development

Boca Raton’s Martin Blackman has been named the general manager of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development. He will oversee the USTA’s Player Development staff and partner with the U.S. tennis community to identify and develop the next generation of world-class American tennis players. “The USTA is lucky to have secured an individual […]

Mission accomplished for Duke freshman

Mission accomplished for Duke freshman

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones help Blue Devils defeat Kaminsky and Wisconsin BY DAVID HAUGH CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS INDIANAPOLIS — Somewhere beneath Jahlil Okafor’s bear hug Monday night, Duke teammate Tyus Jones smiled on the Lucas Oil Stadium floor as Blue Devils danced around him. Jones had just taken America’s breath away with a clutch comeback […]

UConn women No. 1

UConn women No. 1

UConn forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) hoists the NCAA championship trophy after they defeated Notre Dame, 63-53, in the title game at the Amalie Arena on Tuesday in Tampa. (CLOE POISSON/HARTFORD COURANT/TNS)

Illinois State coach among 7 killed in plane crash

Illinois State coach among 7 killed in plane crash

BY PATRICK M. O’CONNELL AND ALEXANDRA CHACKKEVITCH CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO — Two members of Illinois State University’s athletic department were among seven people killed when a small plane crashed early Tuesday near the airport in Bloomington, Ill., while returning from the NCAA basketball men’s championship game in Indianapolis, authorities said. Aaron Leetch, 37, deputy director […]

2015 MIAMI OPEN

2015 MIAMI OPEN

700 wins with more to come Miami Open defending champion Serena Williams hustles toward the ball in a quarterfinal match in this year’s tournament in Miami-Dade. With her win Wednesday against Sabine Lisicki, Serena notched her 700th victory as a pro tennis player. (KIM GIBSON / FLORIDA COURIER) Click here for more on the Miami […]

Handling their business on the court

Handling their business on the court

MIAMI OPEN 2015 Serena. Venus. Sloane. How sisters are faring at Key Biscayne tournament FROM STAFF REPORTS It was a grueling battle against Sabine Lisicki but Serena Williams pulled it off on a scorching hot Wednesday afternoon at the Miami Open. The top-ranked player in the world got her 700th career win. The 2015 Miami […]

Where baseball is life

Where baseball is life

Fueled by millions from MLB teams, sport thrives in impoverished country rich in talent The 20 MLB players on the Dominican Republic’s last World Baseball Classic team were paid a combined $105 million in MLB salaries. By Jared S. Hopkins Chicago Tribune SAN PEDRO de MACORIS, Dominican Republic — Winding through the dusty and chaotic […]