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  • Kreps joins UIC men’s basketball staff Sep 3, 2014 2:06 PM
    Former UIC Flames basketball star Robo Kreps will join head coach Howard Moore’s staff as a graduate manager.

     
  • Another big comeback keeps Sky going Sep 1, 2014 11:01 PM
    The Comeback Kids were at it again Monday. The Chicago Sky overcame another significant second-half deficit in an elimination game, this time forcing a Game 3 against the Indiana Fever in the WNBA's Eastern Conference Finals.

     
  • Rose held to 2 points in U.S. win Aug 31, 2014 5:17 PM
    BILBAO, Spain — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. A night after beating Finland by 59 in its biggest rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn’t take control against Turkey until early in the fourth quarter. They trailed 40-35 at halftime and Turkey led by six early in the third before the Americans could finally get the game into the quicker tempo they prefer and pull away to win the rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game in Istanbul. The Bulls’ Derrick Rose showed his timing still isn’t back after a nearly two-year absence, missing both shots, turning it over twice and not getting an assist. Rose didn’t get back into the game until the U.S. had opened the big fourth-quarter lead. He finished with 2 points. It was a much tougher game than expected after the Americans hammered Finland 114-55 while Turkey was being outplayed for most of its opener by New Zealand before pulling out the victory. James Harden added 14 points for the U.S. It was tied at 59 with 3:10 left in the third before the Americans closed the period with a 7-1 burst to lead 66-60 after Faried’s basket. The U.S. then ran off 10 in a row to open the fourth and open a 76-60 cushion. The Americans haven’t lost since the semifinals of the 2006 world championship and outside of their victories over Spain in the last two Olympic gold-medal games, haven’t been in danger much since then. But they needed a long time to start looking like the team that is so considered the tournament favorite by so many. It was 16-all after one, and Turkey controlled the tempo in the second quarter, getting to the foul line against a U.S. team that showed moments of frustration with the pace and some calls that went against them. Baris Hersek and Emir Preldzic made consecutive 3-pointers late in the half to give Turkey a 38-32 lead, and it was 40-35 when the teams went to the locker room. Unable to force the turnovers or missed shots to get their transition game going, the Americans looked ordinary in the halfcourt. Davis, who scored 17 points in the opener and had been the Americans’ best player this summer, was scoreless with one rebounds in the half, playing just 10 ½ minutes while picking up two fouls. The Americans are off Monday before continuing pool play Tuesday against winless New Zealand.

     
  • U.S. dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds Aug 30, 2014 7:40 PM
    As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation. “We kind of talked a little on the bench a little bit, ‘Hey, everybody remember when we scored the last time?”’ forward Kimmo Muurinen said. It was a long time. Almost an entire quarter.

     
  • Fever holds off Sky 77-70 in playoff opener Aug 30, 2014 8:34 PM
    Briann January scored 19 points and Shavonte Zellous added 18 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 77-70 on Saturday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals. Indiana took a 60-48 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Sky stormed back with a 14-3 run to open the final period and pulled within one. Allie Quigley had five points during the burst, including the lone 3-pointer made by the Sky.

     
  • Fowles: Playoff series win well worth the wait Aug 29, 2014 7:19 PM
    After a long road and a long wait, Chicago Sky veteran center Sylvia Fowles is finally making a playoff run.The Sky opens the Eastern Conference Finals tonight in Indianapolis against the Fever, led by veteran Tamika Catchings.

     
  • Stevenson will hit the road for two tourneys Aug 28, 2014 10:01 PM
    Stevenson’s boys basketball team, which has earned medals at the state finals in each of the last two seasons, will leave the state for the first time to play in two prestigious tournaments in January, 2015. The Patriots will travel to Wheeling, West Virginia to participate in the Cancer Research Classic at Wheeling Jesuit University Jan. 2-3, then will fly to Springfield, Mass., for the Hoophall Classic at the National Basketball Hall of Fame on Jan. 17. Stevenson will face regional powerhouses in both tournaments.

     
  • Prospect’s Will commits to Brown Aug 28, 2014 3:23 PM
    Although she had a standout all-area season as a freshman, Taylor Will didn’t start thinking about playing basketball in college until her sophomore year. Then she learned about coach Ashley Sandstead-Graham’s stellar basketball career at Illinois State and Buffalo Grove High School. “Coach Graham (former Daily Herald all-area honorary tri-captain) started coaching at Prospect my sophomore year,” Will said “She has always been such an inspiration to me so I was sure I wanted to play in college after seeing how great her experience was. “I am unbelievably lucky to have been taught by such an amazing person. She has helped me tremendously and I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done.” After this season, opposing teams in the Mid-Suburban League will be thankful they don’t to defend the 5-foot-10 Will any longer. That will be the new challenge for Ivy league schools. Will has made a verbal commitment to play for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

     
  • Clippers sign Doc Rivers to 5-year extension Aug 27, 2014 5:48 PM
    Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

     
  • Whoa! Sky upset No. 1 seed Dream with 20-point rally Aug 26, 2014 11:51 PM
    Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren't ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in WNBA playoff history. Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the final period, including the winning jumper with 8.4 seconds left, as the Sky rallied from 20 points down to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 on Tuesday night and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. "I just know that when we were in huddles and I was talking to the team, everyone had that look in their eye like we were not done yet — we were not ready to go home," Delle Donne said.

     
  • U.S. beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition, Rose has 3 points Aug 26, 2014 7:23 PM
    Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing frontcourt. “I’m not going to compare. I haven’t seen Spain play,” Krzyzewski said. “If we play Spain, it’s a long way away. So I’m just concentrating on U.S. and trying to get better.”

     
  • Sky can’t close out Dream at home Aug 24, 2014 11:27 PM
    Pouring in a game-high 39 points, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry relentlessly willed her team to a 92-83 victory that ties the three-game playoff series at 1-1. The Chicago Sky won the series opener Friday in Atlanta, which is where the closer will be Tuesday.

     
  • Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron Aug 23, 2014 4:39 PM
    On the first day they were able to complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade, the Minnesota Timberwolves sent Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, who capped a spectacular summer on Saturday by acquiring the All-Star power forward as another running mate for James and becoming instant title contenders

     
  • Hayes happy to get started at St. Viator Aug 22, 2014 9:43 PM
    Quin Hayes is back where it all started for him. And it has become a dream come true for the former player and assistant coach at St. Viator, who was named the boys basketball head coach of the school earlier this week.

     
  • Sky win first playoff game in nailbiting fashion Aug 22, 2014 11:42 PM
    Courtney Vandersloot hit the game-winning jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left to lead the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series. Chicago is the No. 4 seed in the East, and Atlanta is No. 1, but the Sky didn't look like underdogs while limiting the Dream's fast break to two points. "We call the first five seconds 'quick strike,' and they're the best team in the league," Sky coach Pokey Chatmon said. "Part of that is when we shoot 47 percent, that gives us two seconds to get back on defense."

     
  • One final hurdle for Rose to clear Aug 22, 2014 11:49 PM
    Derrick Rose returned to action for Team USA in a 112-86 win over Puerto Rico on Friday in New York. Barring a relapse in knee soreness, he appears a lock to make the final roster for the FIBA World Cup, which begins Aug. 30.

     
  • Kougias eager to start living the dream at Grayslake Central Aug 21, 2014 8:45 PM
    New Grayslake Central boys basketball coach Kosta Kougias joked about how he probably would have dealt with Kosta Kougias as a high school player. “If I had me today in practice, I probably would have thrown me out more than once,” Kougias said with a laugh. In all seriousness, Kougias’ background as a high school student at Prospect and his unique trek into high school teaching and coaching will give him an interesting perspective for the new job that officially became his last week.

     
  • Sky could be dangerous in playoffs Aug 21, 2014 10:11 PM
    Chicago Sky playoff primer: In a season that was the exact opposite of last year, Sky is hoping for opposite results in playoffs.

     
  • Rose sits this one out Aug 20, 2014 11:08 PM
    Derrick Rose sat out Wednesday's Team USA exhibition romp over Dominican Republc in New York. Whether this was routine rest or a sign that Rose won't make the final roster for the FIBA World Cup remains to be seen.

     
  • Rose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republic Aug 20, 2014 6:30 PM
    Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national’s team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards. Rose has sat out the last two practices as he works his way back into shape after sitting out most of the last two seasons, though there has been no indication from the Chicago Bulls star or U.S. officials that he is hurting. Rose said after Tuesday’s practice he just wanted extra rest.

     
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