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NBA: Dwight Howard Shines in Debut as Rockets Beat Bobcats 96-83

Source: Sport Balla | Oct 30 2013, 10:39pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa

NBA: Dwight Howard Shines in Debut as Rockets Beat Bobcats 96-83
Dwight Howard scored 17 points and grabbed 26 rebounds in his Houston Rockets debut on Wednesday to lead his team to a 96-83 win over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats.
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Stan Van Gundy's Pistons Experiment Will Be NBA's Most Entertaining Sideshow

Aug 29 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

All the way back in June, new Detroit Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy made it clear he was thoroughly preoccupied by restricted free agent Greg Monroe's contract situation. "Even with free agency and the draft and everything else," Van Gundy told reporters (h/t NBA.com's Keith Langlois). "I’ve spent well over half my time on that whole situation." He added, "The fair thing to say is we either want him back or we want good value for him ...
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Jerry Colangelo Calls James Harden the Leader of Team USA

Aug 29 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo was just answering a question, but in the process he may have given this team both guidance and a slick slogan. Don't fear the beard—follow it. Those are my words, not his, but what he actually said about starting swingman James Harden wasn't too much different. Colangelo, via Michael Lee of The Washington Post, said he wants Harden to lead this team and feels he has the tools for the task: Right now, I think I would look to Ha ...
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Sindhu loses in semis, settles for bronze
Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final quite easily in straight games at the World Badminton Championships here Saturday. | by IANS
 
Third ODI scoreboard: India vs England
Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Trent Bridge here Saturday. | by IANS
 
Sindhu goes down in semis, settles for bronze
Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu went down in the women's singles semi-final and had to settle for the bronze, losing to Spanish ninth seed Carolina Marin in straight games of the World Badminton Championships here Saturday. | by IANS
 
 

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: Predictions for US and Other Contenders

Aug 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It's not as big an international tournament as the FIFA World Cup, or the basketball tournament at the Summer Olympics even. But the FIBA World Cup still has plenty of strong teams, superstars and intriguing storylines to follow. Below, we'll break down the top three contenders for this year's title. Spoiler alert—two of them are the United States and Spain. But c'mon, you already knew that.   United States Most of the focus for this team has been on the players wh ...
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USA Basketball can never be fixed

Aug 29 2014 8:56am CDT | Source: SBNation

Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have made Team USA win again, but the structural program problems still exist and always will. A decade ago, USA Basketball suffered its worst humiliation ever: a bronze medal in the Athens Olympics. After going undefeated en route to three straight gold medals, the Americans lost three games in one tournament. Most nations would be thrilled with bronze. For the United States, it was a stunning disappoin ...
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Croatia vs. Smart Gilas: TV Info, Live Stream, Preview for FIBA World Cup 2014

Aug 29 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Croatia and the Smart Gilas (Philippines) will kick off their respective paths at the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a showdown against each other. Both squads are in Group B and will have to deal with Argentina moving forward, so picking up an early victory in the initial game would be critical. The top four teams in each group advance to the round of 16. The contest between Croatia and the Philippines takes place on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 12:30 GMT. It will be broadcast o ...
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Diagnosing Houston Rockets' Remaining Roster Flaws

Aug 29 2014 5:53am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Houston Rockets have a young and talented roster, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.  By now, you might have heard that Houston's offseason didn't go quite as planned. The Rockets not only failed to add a third star to play with Dwight Howard and James Harden, but they lost some of last season's key role players as well.  Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik will a ...
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Diagnosing Chicago Bulls' Remaining Roster Flaws

Aug 27 2014 10:50pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Chicago Bulls did an exceptional job filling out their roster this past summer, but there are still a couple of flaws in its construction—if we nitpick. The Bulls bolstered the frontcourt, adding two solid bigs in Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. Trading with the Denver Nuggets for Doug McDermott was also a big addition for their perimeter shooting, an area of weakness over the past couple of years. And of course, there's the return of former MVP Derrick ...
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Can Steve Nash Erase Stigma of Last Two Seasons?

Aug 27 2014 6:31am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Steve Nash’s basketball world was just fine until he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Sure, he was getting older and wasn’t the player he had once been, but he still averaged a double-double during his last season with the Phoenix Suns. But then came the summer of 2012 and the arrival of Nash and Dwight Howard in L.A., and the two became forever linked and identified by a doomed experiment. When Mike D’Antoni was hired by the Lakers just five games into the season, i ...
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