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Have LeBron James, Lakers had secret workouts on replica Staples Center court?

There are a lot of rumors floating around. Here are two facts: 1) A full-sized replica of the Staples Center court does exist at a home in Los Angeles. Shoe executive Steven Jackson, one of the owners of the LA Gear brand (among other investments), had it built at his Bel Air area of Los […]

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Pacers’ Victor Oladipo to workout, evaluate return to play in Orlando

Victor Oladipo was just beginning to round into form after missing more than a year following a torn right quad tendon. He played 13 games for the Pacers before the league was shut down due to the coronavirus, and in his last five games averaged 18.6 points and 4.8 rebounds a game. Now, after another […]

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Fans may be able to help make crowd noise for Orlando restart broadcasts

There will be crowd noise on the broadcast of games from HP Field House and The Arena when the NBA restarted in Orlando — but that noise may be of cheering fans at home. As opposed to using pre-recorded crowd noise from other games being added to the broadcast — as has been done with […]

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Thomas Dimitroff not shying away from high expectations

After the Falcons chose to retain head coach Dan Quinn and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff for the 2020 season, team owner Arthur Blank made it clear that he expects better on-field results after a pair of 7-9 finishes the last two years. Dimitroff said in an interview for the team’s website that he thinks the […]

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Joe Judge pleased with what he’s seeing from Daniel Jones

Giants coach Joe Judge hasn’t done any hands-on work with his franchise quarterback, Daniel Jones. But Judge likes what he sees of Jones in the Giants’ virtual meetings. “He’s been fun to work with,” Judge told Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “You know, the tough thing early on, and everyone just thought I was avoiding his […]

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In a pandemic, college football faces a much different challenge than pro football

The NFL remains highly optimistic that it will be able to play its games in 2020. And while college football, on the surface, also is utilizing a similar full-steam-ahead approach, recent developments have taken some of the helium out of the balloon. Throughout the country, players are testing positive during voluntary workouts, to the point […]