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John Thompson, the legendary coach who literally and figuratively towered over the Georgetown Hoyas collegiate basketball program in the 1980s, has died. He was 78. Thompson became a near-mythical figure when he became the first Black man to win the NCAA basketball championship in 1984. He also won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics…

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The Georgetown Hoyas’ Men’s Basketball team named Basketball Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing as the program’s next head coach on April 3. Ewing retired from the NBA in 2002, being named one of the 50 greatest players in league history in 1996. Here are a couple of reasons why he was the perfect hire…

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Dunks like this is usually the exclusive territory of acrobatic sky-walker Blake Griffin. But when Los Angeles Clipper’s center DeAndre Jordan’s one-handed alley-oop dunk over his victim, Brandon Knight, it became an immediate Internet sensation that nearly overloaded Twitter and other social media platforms. But Knight is eight inches shorter and some 80 pounds lighter…

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In a deal with sporting goods chain Modell’s, Michael Vick has put his name on a line of athletic wear with kids shorts and tees selling for $12.99 and adult wear priced at $19.99. Also, some of the proceeds from the clothing line will go to various Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs across the United States.…

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Former and current superstars players of the National Basketball Association have a lot of time on their hands — you know, with the lockout and all — so some of them are actively working with and/or fundraising for President Obama’s reelection campaign. Former All-Pros Grant Hill and Patrick Ewing and former star guard-turned-superstar coach Doc Rivers…

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