Minnesota High School Basketball Team Can’t Play in Tournament After Fans Hoisted Trump Flag at Game

The superintendent of a rural Minnesota school district cancelled a high school basketball team’s scheduled participation in a Monday tournament because a few student fans recently brought a Trump flag to a game. Last week, students at Jordan High School showed up to a game with a flag that said:…

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East Nashville Girls Hoops Team Wins Triple Overtime Thriller

Editors Note: Tennessee Star Sports Editor Scott Wallace announced today that former Fisk University basketball and baseball player McKinley (Mac) Young Jr. will be one of the writers for the Star’s sports department. Young has a plethora of contacts and knowledge of local sports. He is currently an assistant football…

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Commentary: How Nike Transformed the University Of Oregon

by George Leef   While money is not the root of all evil, it is undeniably responsible for the transformation of the University of Oregon (UO). It changed from a typical state flagship where athletics were a nice diversion for some students and alums into a sports powerhouse where the…

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Brentwood Academy Varsity Basketball Players Suspended After a ‘Locker Room Incident’

As many as four varsity basketball players have been suspended following what is described as a ‘locker room incident’ at the prestigious private Christian school, Brentwood Academy, WSMV reports. Although the school is not sharing any details about what took place, it was serious enough to warrant the cancellation of last Friday’s…

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Former NBA Player-Turned-Western Kentucky Coach Quits After Embarrassing Incident on the Road

Drinking and driving can come with other consequences besides possible jail time and fines. A former NBA player turned college basketball coach found that out the hard way. Ben Hansbrough, who had just been promoted to a full-time assistant coach’s role at Western Kentucky University this summer, resigned his position…

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Referee Files Lawsuit Against Kentucky Radio Station After Harassment He Endured for Elite Eight Officiating

It’s not often that you see a referee fight back fans or radio stations in a court of law. Those people are allowed to have their opinions of how you officiated a game after all. However, referee John Higgins is filing a federal lawsuit against Kentucky Sports Radio citing intentional…

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NBA Commissioner: Rules Require Standing for Anthem

Citing a league regulation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver anticipates no protests or demonstrations during the national anthem before games in his league. Speaking Thursday after the NBA’s Board of Governors meetings in New York, Silver said, “We have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem. It’s…

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President Trump Withdraws NBA’s Warriors Invitation to White House

President Donald Trump said Saturday he was withdrawing a White House invitation extended to the Golden State Warriors after several players on the NBA championship-winning side voiced misgivings about attending a reception. Writing on Twitter, Trump singled out Warriors star Stephen Curry, who on Friday had signalled that he would…

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Hubbs, Williams pace Tennessee past Mississippi St.

Robert Hubbs III and Grant Williams combined for 36 points in Tennessee’s 91-74 win over Mississippi State on Saturday at Knoxville, Tenn. Hubbs connected on 8 of 11 shots from the field, including his only 3-point attempt and finished with 19 points. Williams added 17 points. The Volunteers also received…

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