Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Should a high school star be prevented from playing college basketball because his father was accused of taking a bribe? Brian Bowen Jr. Credit Credit Nico Young for The New York Times Supported by ByMichael Sokolove Sept. 18, 2018 Brian Bowen Jr. was one of the top high-school basketball players in the senior class of 2017. He grew up in Saginaw, Mich., an economically depressed Rust Belt city with one of the highest rates of violent crime in the nation. It is also a basketball hotbed, where players take pride in their scrappy, physical style of play. Draymond Green, an intense, sharp-elbowed All-Star with the N.B.A. champion Golden State Warriors, is among the pros who have come from Saginaw. Bowen, however, was not hardened by either his city or its tough-edged basketball tradition. There is a sweetness about him, a shy smile, an engaging manner. He was given the nickname “Tugs” as an … [Read more...] about The College Recruit and the Downfall of a Hall of Fame Coach
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by keeping score Howard, a well-traveled center, and a host of others should easily gain induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite frequent skepticism. ByBenjamin Hoffman July 30, 2018 In an eventful N.B.A. off-season, a curious thing happened: One of the greatest players to play the game — a sure Hall of Famer — was traded for spare parts in a salary dump. If that were not bad enough, the team that acquired him then bought out his contract and released him. Weeks later, the same situation is playing out for another certain Hall of Famer. We are, of course, talking about Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony, two players as polarizing as they are accomplished. For much of their careers, they were in the game’s highest tier, widely considered to be top 10 players, if not top five. … [Read more...] about Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard Are Hall of Famers. No Matter What Twitter Says.
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Weekend winners Bubba Watson. Yes, say what you will about the powerful left-hander's place among his peers in the popularity department, but Bubba has bounced back with a vengence. He rallied from six shots back to win Sunday. He now has 12 career PGA Tour wins and is a certain Hall of Famer. Plus, her stamps his ticket as one of the game's best Sunday bloodhounds. In his 11 stroke-play wins on Tour, Watson has come-from-behind on Sunday in seven of them andf he is 5-1 in career playoffs. He has three wins this season, after going winless since February 2016, and is on the short list for player of the year. Tom Brady. Yes, say what you will about his singing voice, but Brady's living the good life -- at a U2 concert with a super model is a good weekend friends. The Braves' throwback uniforms this weekend. Yes, say whay you will about dropping two of three to the lowly Orioles, but we forgot how boss those old Jeff Burroughs-era unis are. They looked … [Read more...] about 5-a-10: Weekend winners, losers, World Cup fall out, Rushmore of athletes/games most associated with overcoming an injury
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press June 07, 2018 Terrell Owens, voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February after being denied in his first two years of eligibility, made the unprecedented announcement Thursday he will skip the Aug. 4 induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. In a statement released by his publicist, Owens said: ‘‘After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere. At a later date, I will announce where and when I will celebrate my induction.’’ Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said, “As we do not want to detract from this great honor being enjoyed by the seven other members of the class of 2018 — Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher — their … [Read more...] about Terrelle Owens to skip NFL Hall of Fame induction