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.
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
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by On Baseball ByTyler Kepner May 16, 2018 Six years ago, when the steroid police caught Robinson Cano’s good pal Melky Cabrera, the San Francisco Giants shook off the loss of the slugger and won a championship without him. Cabrera was having a career year — he was hitting .346 and was the most valuable player of the All-Star Game — but the Giants would not even activate him for the World Series. They won in a sweep, anyway. But the loss of Cano, a steady run producer for many years, cuts much deeper for his team, the Seattle Mariners. Cano was suspended 80 games on Tuesday after testing positive for the diuretic Furosemide, and the Mariners will not even have the option to activate him in the postseason. Since 2014, players who violate baseball’s drug agreement during a regular season are also barred … [Read more...] about Robinson Cano’s Suspension Wounds the Mariners, and His Hall of Fame Chances
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Marvin Pave and Danny McDonald Globe correspondent and Globe staff April 20, 2018 The voice of Mel Allen was transporting listeners to the Rose Bowl football game in Southern California on Jan. 2, 1950, and a young Gil Santos was entranced.“He said, ‘It’s 80 degrees and sunny here in Pasadena,’ ’’ Mr. Santos recalled in a 2009 interview with the Associated Press, “and I was thinking ‘Geez, it’s snowing here, it’s 80 degrees there, and this guy’s there to broadcast the game.’ ” “What a great way to make a living,’’ he remembered thinking then, a boy growing up in Fairhaven. Advertisement Sixty-three years later, in 2013, Mr. Santos was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame after 36 seasons and 744 games as the team’s radio play-by-play … [Read more...] about Gil Santos, longtime voice of the Patriots, dies