Durant headlines players in NBA 2K video game tourney

FILE PHOTO: May 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in game four of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports – 12657562

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

The study looked primarily at the GSR, developed for the NCAA to track the progress of Division I student-athletes for six years after entering school. GSR doesn’t penalize schools for athletes who leave in good standing and counts transfers at their new schools. A federal graduation rate doesn’t factor in those common roster movements and […]

WNBA postpones start of season due to coronavirus

“This virtual draft allows players who have worked so hard to have their dreams realized when they hear their names called and provides teams the opportunity to build their rosters in anticipation of the day that we are able to move forward with our season,” said Engelbert.

Olympics: Zion on the ‘Dream Team’? Athletes confused over qualifying for Games

“Let’s say a U.S. athlete who qualified in the marathon at the Olympic trials in February… say they don’t run the standard under the new window,” he said. “Potentially they would be out. I would think they would now have the ability to challenge that in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

Coronavirus: Durant shocked in first round of NBA 2K20 tournament

Durant says ‘nobody’ at Warriors pressured him to play in NBA Finals

BOYS HOOPS: Lake Creek’s Pierce Spencer is The Courier’s Player of the Year

“Sometimes when you have a ton of talent on your team, that’s the biggest challenge — how do I get them going without keeping myself from getting going,” Field said. “Our message to the guys is always make the right play. If the right play is for you to pull up and shoot, then that’s […]

Which players are the Warriors considering for their top-5 NBA draft pick?

R.J. Hampton, PG/SG, New Zealand Breakers (6-5, 188, 19): In a draft loaded with question marks, sometimes the best approach is to take the player with the most untapped potential. That’s what the Bucks did in 2013 when, instead of opting for a more proven college player with the No. 15 pick, they took a […]

UL’s athletic year halted by coronavirus, but was on its way to huge upgrade

“Both of our tennis teams were excelling,” Maggard said. “Baseball was on a good win streak. Track and field was competing at strong levels. They were only going to get better. I was really excited about the outdoor season for them.”

Warriors’ dynasty began in the mind of a walk-on for national-champion UCLA

An honor-roll student, he chose to attend UCLA. One spring afternoon, on a campus visit with his dad, Myers stopped by the athletic office to inquire about being a student manager for the men’s basketball team. Steve Lavin — a 28-year old assistant for the Bruins who had heard about Myers from Monte Vista coach […]

How does your NBA team spend its money? The league’s most top-heavy and well-balanced payrolls

Bad money = Bad teamsThis isn’t exactly a revelation but it’s interesting to see it visualized: Bad teams spend a lot of money on bad or injured players. The Suns are paying Tyler Johnson roughly $19 million and have already waived him. The Hornets are paying over $25 million for Nicolas Batum’s 3.6 points per […]