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CHICAGO — To spend a Saturday night whining about celebrities judging dunks in a for-show competition of little consequence seems, in all honesty, a bit silly. A bit extra, as the kids say. Aaron Gordon…

After a tight battle to the end, Derrick Jones Jr. walked out of the United Center with the coveted Slam Dunk Contest trophy on Saturday night.The Miami Heat forward edged out Orlando Magic star Aaron…

By contemporary dunk standards, it's as old-school as Chuck Taylors and the Amen break. In the moment, it was perfection, coiled fury and defiant athleticism: a two-handed windmill jam that could—should—have won Dominique Wilkins the…

There are five weeks left in a whirlwind college basketball season that has sent many fans on a rollercoaster of emotions. Schools like Michigan State, Florida and North Carolina were all preseason top-10 teams and…

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Cody Bellinger, the reigning NL MVP and Los Angeles Dodgers star, has come out swinging against the Houston Astros and their 2017 cheating scandal.Plenty of players around the league took aim at the Astros after…

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CHICAGO — Zion Williamson’s monster dunk in the second quarter of the Rising Stars game knocked a backboard off-kilter – so much so that it required a ladder-and-wrench halftime fix at the United Center.Williamson took…

CHICAGO — When Kobe Bean Bryant made his NBA debut, 16 of the 20 rookies and sophomores who will take part in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star weekend had not yet been…