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Monte Poole: Golden State Warriors coach Keith Smart abolishes the doghouse

The old Warriors doghouse, with its graffiti-covered walls and sagging floorboards, has been demolished.In its place, Keith Smart vows, will be a figurative open-air facility with a literal open-door policy.

Contra Costa Times | 2577 days ago | 2471 Ballers sent

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Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh Should Be Traded by the Miami Heat

The Miami Heat are standing on the verge of a serious gut check. What was presumed to be just another photo op on the way to a sweat-and-champagne-mingled celebration with the Larry O'Brien trophy, has ...

Bleacher Report .com | 2016 days ago | 2145 Ballers sent

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Rookies to watch

Rookies to watch Blake Griffin, Clippers Looks to be the total power-forward package - but now is sidelined with a broken left kneecap (more on that story, page B8). Tyreke Evans, ...

SFGate Golden State Warriors | 2950 days ago | 1808 Ballers sent

2017 COACH NBA NEWS

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Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle ''personal matter''

Not surprisingly, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau has spent a lot of time analyzing his team’s recent fourth-quarter struggles.

StarTribune Timberwolves | 2 hours ago | 0 Baller sent

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Another look at the Timberwolves' fourth-quarter issues

Not surprisingly, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau has spent a lot of time analyzing his team’s recent fourth-quarter struggles.

StarTribune Timberwolves | 3 hours ago | 0 Baller sent

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Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes the team's turnover numbers begin to decreas

When the Lakers staff mapped out what it wanted from the team this year, they knew some of it would come with a cost. The fast pace, all the running, it would ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 20 hours ago | 1 Baller sent

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UCLA's senior send-off will be missing a key figure before Bruins play ...

A year ago, Jim Mora stood inside the Rose Bowl and shared a tender moment with each of his seniors before they bounded onto their home field one last time. The UCLA coach held quarterback ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 21 hours ago | 1 Baller sent

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Kings keep rolling at home, beat Lakers 113-102

There might not be a perfect word to describe the first 17 games of this important Timberwolves season, but judging by the reactions of players, coaches and fans, this ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 1 day ago | 1 Baller sent

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Wolves-Magic game recap

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StarTribune Timberwolves | 1 day ago | 1 Baller sent

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Rams receiver Sammy Watkins, along with others, will get more targets ...

If the Rams employ a committee approach to make up for the loss of leading receiver Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins and, possibly, Tavon Austin could find leading or expanded roles. Coach ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 1 day ago | 1 Baller sent

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Postgame press conference: MEMvDAL 11.22.17

Find out what Coach Fizdale has to say about the game during our live post-game press conference which takes place approximately 10-15 minutes after the final buzzer.

Memphis Grizzlies | 1 day ago | 0 Baller sent

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U.S., Jeff Van Gundy set to play first FIBA World Cup qualifying games

Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy will lead a collection of G-League player in the USA's attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

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Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has right knee surgery

Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley had surgery on his right knee Wednesday in Los Angeles, and coach Doc Rivers ...

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Game Day Live: MEMvDAL 11.22.17

Tune in every home game day at 11am (CT) to watch Grizzlies Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Eric Hasseltine, TV sideline reporter Rob Fischer and a special guest player or coach ...

Memphis Grizzlies | 2 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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UCLA meets with Chip Kelly as potential replacement for Jim Mora

A contingent of UCLA athletics officials met with Chip Kelly on Tuesday as part of the search to replace football coach Jim Mora, a person with knowledge of the situation said on condition ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Out of their league: UConn reminds No. 5 UCLA who's No. 1

That was fun while it lasted — which was about, what, seven minutes? Three days after a euphoric victory described by the coach as a “monumental step forward” for the program, UCLA was ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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LAFC signing of Egyptian defender reunites Bob Bradley with an old friend

It took an atrocity and a mutual acquaintance to bring Bob Bradley and Omar Gaber together for the first time five years ago. And it took no small measure of patience and persistence to reunite them ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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NFL: Paxton Lynch to start at quarterback for the Broncos

It’s time to see if quarterback Paxton Lynch is a bust or just a late bloomer. The Denver Broncos’ 2016 first-round pick will make his first start of the season Sunday at Oakland, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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LaVar Ball says Lakers are going too 'soft' on his son Lonzo

Another day, another LaVar Ball eruption. In online comments published Tuesday, the outspoken father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball said the team’s coaches are ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Cavs Players and Coaches Serve Up Holiday Smiles

Approximately 250 guests from Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s “Project ACT” dined in style on Tuesday night for the annual Cavaliers Thanksgiving ...

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As Stanford and Washington State sweat out final weekend, USC waits for ...

Football coach David Shaw spoke with Stanford athletic officials this week to devise a plan for the Cardinal’s game against Notre Dame on Saturday. Not a game plan; Shaw could handle ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Thunder star Westbrook still adjusting to new teammates

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Fans are annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves

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UCLA's basketball team tries to block out distractions caused by players ...

UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford said Monday he has had no update on the status of three freshmen players who are suspended indefinitely after being detained ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 3 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Rams lose receiver Robert Woods for a few weeks because of a shoulder ...

The Rams quickly grew accustomed to receiver Robert Woods making dynamic plays after catching short, midrange and long passes. For at least the next few games, coach Sean McVay and quarterback ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 3 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Gesture will cost Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield his start Saturday

Baker Mayfield’s on-the-field antics caught up with him this time. Oklahoma’s senior quarterback will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 3 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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NFL: Denver Broncos seek fix by firing offensive coordinator Mike McCoy

Vance Joseph’s switch of quarterbacks didn’t stop the Denver Broncos’ skid, so the rookie head coach changed offensive coordinators. Joseph on Monday ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 3 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Postgame press conference: MEMvPOR 11.20.17

Find out what Coach Fizdale has to say about the game during our live post-game press conference which takes place approximately 10-15 minutes after the final buzzer.

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Bucks coach Jason Kidd misses game after daughter's birth

Go-to players go silent as Pistons work middle, rally from 9 down in final 10 minutes

StarTribune Timberwolves | 3 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Jedd Fisch tries to galvanize UCLA as it moves on from the Jim Mora era

A new, uneasy dawn of UCLA football broke Monday morning with interim coach Jedd Fisch guiding the Bruins through their first practice since Jim Mora was fired. Fisch called ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 4 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Game Day Live: MEMvPOR 11.20.17

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Lakers like Julius Randle's aggressive play in win over Nuggets

Lakers coach Luke Walton considered the question. Why was Julius Randle so effective on Sunday night in the Lakers’ 127-109 win over the Denver ...

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Roberts Woods shoulders burden in Rams' passing game and then hurts shoulde

Rams receiver Robert Woods left the locker room with a sling on his left arm after suffering a shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of a 24-7 loss to the Minnesota ...

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