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Pierce’s Celtics jersey retirement
January 19, 2018
First off, let’s make one thing clear: Paul Pierce deserves to have his jersey raised to the TD Garden rafters next month. He toiled...
January 18, 2018
The news that the Cavaliers are disgruntled comes as no surprise. The news that not a single one of them wants to go on...
January 17, 2018
In one corner stands a team that’s decidedly the league’s gold standard, giving notice of a strong title defense by having claimed 20 of...
January 16, 2018
Blown leads aren’t new in the National Basketball Association. In fact, the regularity with which they occur is precisely what makes pro hoops compelling;...
January 15, 2018
For a while there, it looked like the Cavaliers were world beaters anew. Fresh off blowout losses to the Timberwolves and Raptors, Numbers Six...
Clippers stun Warriors
January 12, 2018
From the outside looking in, you think the Warriors would win running away. It doesn’t matter that Stephen Curry will be in street clothes...
Options at a cost
January 12, 2018
By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong SPORTS GAMES are an acquired taste, and even those who hold them in great affection tend to...
January 11, 2018
If there’s any surprise to the Heat’s fourth-place standing in the Eastern Conference, it’s that they didn’t bare their fangs early. Having managed to...
January 10, 2018
For a while there, it looked as if the Timberwolves would be wallowing in mediocrity. After having a busy offseason that saw them acquire...
LaVar’s comment on Lakers coach
January 9, 2018
By all accounts, Luke Walton is an outstanding coach. Ask 11-time National Basketball Association champion Phil Jackson, who saw his potential as a bench...
Curry lifts Warriors over Clippers
January 8, 2018
The Clippers were toast even before they trekked to the court. Having just lost to the Thunder at the Staples Center, they sought to...
Schroder’s faux pas
January 5, 2018
For all the ink Isaiah Thomas received in returning to the court after a seven-month absence, the National Basketball Association matches on tap the...
January 4, 2018
The standing ovation that greeted Isaiah Thomas’ entrance said it all. The atmosphere at the Q was electric as the capacity crowd of 20,562...
Thomas is back
January 3, 2018
For the Cavaliers, some good news: Isaiah Thomas will finally be taking to the court today. He played the long game; even as he...
Victim of expectations
January 2, 2018
For the Raiders, Jack Del Rio was good in 2016. In fact, he was very good, improving by five games to sport a 12-and-four...
Big Three humming
December 29, 2017
The Thunder are rolling, and how. After sputtering through the first fourth of their 2017-2018 campaign, they’re now showing why preseason prognoses had them...
Refs missed fouls
December 28, 2017
On Christmas Day last year, the Warriors lost to the Cavaliers by a point after Kevin Durant failed to get a good last-second shot...
December 27, 2017
LeBron James was exceedingly gracious in the aftermath of a Christmas Day defeat that brought back bitter memories of the 2017 National Basketball Association...
December 26, 2017
As sure as the crack of dawn, today’s set of National Basketball Association games are certain to attract no small measure of attention. And...
December 22, 2017
For the first time in 16 outings, the Rockets finally lost with Chris Paul in uniform. They began yesterday’s set-to with just about as...
Packers end Rodgers season
December 21, 2017
To no one’s surprise, the Packers placed starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injury reserve yesterday. Having already been eliminated from the playoffs following their...
Historic jersey retirement
December 20, 2017
Contrary to speculation, the Warriors did not help the Lakers celebrate the day of Kobe Bryant’s jersey retirement by showing up at the Staples...
Pats thwart Steelers
December 19, 2017
It’s a testament to the players’ collective level of talent, determination, and desire to win that the Patriots-Steelers match yesterday managed to live up...
December 18, 2017
As expected, Carmelo Anthony received a warm -- well mostly warm -- reception in his return to the Garden for the first time since...
Recommended for first-timers
December 15, 2017
By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong AT FIRST GLANCE, it’s not wrong to think of L.A. Noire as a spin-off of Rockstar Games’...
December 15, 2017
Not a single one of the Thunder’s so-called Big Three players particularly well yesterday. Not reigning Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook, who posted a...
December 14, 2017
Double-digit leads aren’t what they used to be in the National Basketball Association. The smallest ones can conceivably be overcome in three possessions, with...
December 13, 2017
Marlins fans are understandably upset over the way the offseason has evolved. In the midst of a playoff drought bested in length only by...
East vs West
December 12, 2017
Don’t look now, but the so-called Leastern Conference is holding its own. For some time derided as worse -- make that much worse --...
Yanks snatch Stanton
December 11, 2017
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Yankees don’t just get anything they want. After all, they did strike out on the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes; for...
Yanks’ new manager
December 8, 2017
Considering how many officials were involved in the selection of the Yankees’ new manager, it’s a wonder Aaron Boone needed only one interview to...
Forgotten and overlooked
December 7, 2017
Heading into the start of any given National Basketball Association season, the Raptors feel forgotten, perhaps even overlooked. Every year, pundits assess their victory...
December 6, 2017
Damage control is how the Giants’ firing of head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese can best be described. After all, their...
December 5, 2017
The 2017-2018 season of the National Basketball Association is a fourth done, and it’s clearly developing like no other before it. To date, 10...
December 4, 2017
As expected, Tiger Woods was both spectacular and so-so in his first tournament since April and fourth over the last two and a quarter...
December 1, 2017
First off, let’s make one thing clear: No matter how the Giants may have handled the demotion of longtime quarterback Eli Manning, they couldn’t...
Wade vs Heat
November 30, 2017
For Heat fans, the sight of Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem exchanging pleasantries at the end of yesterday’s match was a decidedly welcome one....
Star players win out
November 29, 2017
On this space yesterday, I noted that the Grizzlies, holders of the worst losing streak in the National Basketball Association’s current season at eight,...
November 28, 2017
For a while there, it looked as if the Grizzlies would do just fine. Despite a tumultuous offseason which saw Zach Randolph and Tony...
Gunning for a win
November 27, 2017
It’s a testament to Tiger Woods’ continued pull that he was the subject of multiple pressers at the Australian Open over the weekend. Never...
Durant return to OKC
November 24, 2017
Prior to the Warriors’ visit to the Chesapeake Energy Arena yesterday, eight-time All-Star Kevin Durant was asked if he would be able to suit...
More hit than miss
November 24, 2017
By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong NIGHTS OF AZURE 2: Bride of the New Moon (NotA 2) is the sequel to the action...
NBA gold standard
November 23, 2017
National Basketball Association (NBA) stars don’t usually shine well into their 30s. Because of the rigorous nature of their work and the demands on...
November 22, 2017
Heading into the 2017-2018 season, the Clippers looked forward to a new beginning. Following yet another early exit in the playoffs, they moved to...
November 21, 2017
Nope, Kevin Durant’s absence didn’t matter a whit to the Warriors yesterday. Notwithstanding his all-world worth to the defending champions, he was not missed...
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