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Game On! Sports Schedule for January 15, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets, who, along with the Boston Celtics, are the NBA's hottest team, courtesy of a six-game winning streak, look to keep riding high tonight when they entertain the Toronto Raptors, one of six games highlighting the association this evening.

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10 NBA Player Cameos in Music Videos

Some basketball players like Shaq and John Salley have shown their musical prowesses off the court, or even made a second career out of their vocal skills (or lack thereof). But, at other times, NBA players without any vocal abilities have dipped their toes into the waters of the music world thanks to cameos in music videos.

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Backflip With Chip – Nov 28 1977, Larry Bird Introduced as College Basketball’s Secret Weapon

Nov 28, 1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated.

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138 Points Scored By Jack Taylor In Record Breaking Performance

Jack Taylor had a game for the ages last night as he scored a mind boggling 138 points for Division III Grinnell as they beat Faith Baptist 179-104. The sophomore point guard shot 52 for 108 from the field, including 27 of 71 from 3 point range.

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New Barclays Center In Brooklyn Could Revolutionize Arenas

The Barclays Center opened in Brooklyn this week. The new arena will serve as home for the Brooklyn Nets, who have moved across the Hudson River from New Jersey. The new Barclays Center has been billed as the "most high-tech stadium in sports

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Amazing Basketball Dunk Caught On Film [VIDEO]

When I saw this video, I was truly amazed.  Not only was this a fantastic (and legal) play, but it managed to get the crowd revved up for the game.  Take a look.  Appreciate any feedback.

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Watch the Most Incredible, Amazing and Ridiculous Jams at the College Dunk Contest [VIDEO]

Not all of this past few days’ college basketball action happened at the Final Four. While Kentucky and Kansas were busy advancing to Monday night’s NCAA title game, the nation’s best dunkers gathered on Thursday to crown a champ at the 2012 College Dunk Contest.

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Let’s See Someone in the NCAA Basketball Tournament Make This Shot

What’s helicopter basketball you ask? Why it’s only the hottest new… actually no, this is just a one time stunt. Pulled off by Man vs. Internet, the stunt is the ‘world record’ shot attempt from a helicopter hovering over a basketball hoop 192 feet below. Factoring the wind and the height, it’s no easy feat.  

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Sports Movie of the Week — ‘Blue Chips’ [VIDEO]

After last week’s deluge of games, the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament has reached the regional semifinal round. The growth of the tournament’s annual ‘March Madness’ has helped make college basketball a money-making industry whose latest broadcast rights brought in more than $10 billion. As in any industry, the promise of wealth can lead to institutional corruption and ethical lapses. College basketball has shown to be no exception.

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10 NBA Coaches Controversially Pushed Out By Their Players

“Success in the NBA is more about the players, and less about the coach, than any league, pro or amateur, in U.S. sports,” wrote Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports in 1999. “More and more, superstars call the shots,” said Sports Illustrated’s five years prior. Each year that goes by seems to give the players more power and make coaches more vulnerable.

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Five Tips On Making March Madness More Profitable

Math geeks have figured out that filling out the perfect bracket is impossible. According to The Washington Post, if you were to stack the amount of paper it would take to fill in every bracket with every possibility among the 68 teams who will play 67 games over the next three weeks; it would not fit inside the universe. So you may need some tips to get it pretty close right? Well if you want to win the cash at least.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament Report: Kentucky Is No. 1 Overall Seed Despite Loss

Losses by Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina in their conference tournaments didn’t prevent those teams from joining Big Ten champ Michigan State as top regional seeds for the Division I men’s NCAA basketball tournament field of 68 announced on Sunday evening.

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