Quote of the Day

"The NBA is never immune to what is going on. Any religious issue, any social issue, any sexual issue, is going to hit the NBA the same way it hits society. There is a like-mindedness that is common of people in the same profession, and there is a consciousness (among NBA players) that I'm grateful that is starting to become aware."
-- TNT's Kenny Smith, on tackling social issues on "Inside the NBA." (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 2/17)
Friday February 17, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 110 Print This Issue

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  • Holding The Runner

    Manfred said MLB has never set a goal in terms of optimal game time

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday "emphatically defended a series of pace-of-game proposals," spending most of his 30-minute press conference at the Grapefruit League media day "pushing a series of potential changes that he hopes will create more action and less dead time," according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Among the ideas Manfred "endorsed were raising the strike zone, eliminating the intentional walk and finding ways to streamline instant replay." He did not "specify an exact time" on a proposal that would "require managers to decide within 30 seconds whether to challenge a call." However, he said, "Field managers should have a time limit." Manfred also would "like to see 'reasonable limits' on how long umpires in the replay c ...

  • Washington Monument

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  • No Cupcake Opponent?

    Nature’s Bakery says it won't be bullied by SHR as part of sponsorship lawsuit.

  • Don't Give Up

    Hansen still optimistic about Seattle NBA, NHL arena project.

  • Everybody's All-American

    ESPN's "College GameDay" hoops edition celebrates its 100th show.

  • First Impressions

    The new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is drawing rave reviews from the Astros and Nationals.

  • Professor Chaos

    Maddux goes incognito to prank Kris Bryant for Red Bull video.

  • Business Is Good

    LeBron's off-court ventures have him poised for an exciting post-NBA career.

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