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Fil-Am Clarkson displays skills in NBA Summer League

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Top row from left are Jordan Adams, UCLA; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; Semaj Christon, Xavier; Jordan Clarkson, Missouri; Clint Capela, Chalon (France) and Cleanthony Early, Wichita State. Bottom from left are Joel Embiid, Kansas; Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Dante Exum, Australia; Aaron Gordon, Arizona, Jerami Grant, Syracuse and P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends. (AP Photo)

Filipino American point guard Jordan Clarkson is playing well in the ongoing NBA summer league, displaying hoop skills, agility and determination that may earn the 22-year-old rookie a place in the rebuilding Los Angeles’ Lakers rotation.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Ten-time All-Star Pierce will join Wizards

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Paul Pierce, a 10-time NBA All-Star forward, announced Sunday that he will join the Washington Wizards for next season, a move that appeared to confirm another free agent deal.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Wizards stay alive with blowout of Pacers

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Marcin Gortat scored 31 points and had 16 rebounds, and John Wall added 27 points as the Washington Wizards carried a 39-rebound advantage to a 102-79 rout of Indiana on Wednesday (Manila time), cutting the Pacers’ lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 3-2.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pacers rally to put Wizards on brink of elimination

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) shoots over Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) and Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, of Poland during the second half of Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game in Washington, Friday, May 9, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Paul George and Roy Hibbert combined for 43 second half points as the Indiana Pacers put the Washington Wizards on the brink of elimination with a 95-92 win Sunday.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

George, Pacers beat Wizards 85-63, lead series 2-1

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) drives past Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster (9) during the second half of Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game in Washington, Friday, May 9, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO

Paul George had his best game of the series with 23 points and eight rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers held the Washington Wizards to a franchise-low playoff total Friday night in an 85-63 victory for a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Wizards take 1-0 lead with 102-96 win at Indiana

Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (4) is defended by Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) during the first quarter of game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Monday, May 5, 2014. AP

Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Trevor Ariza added 22 to lead Washington past top-seeded Indiana 102-96 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Pacers defeat Hawks, to meet Wizards in round two

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, left, goes up for a breakaway dunk in front of Atlanta Hawks guard Shelvin Mack (8) in the second half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Pacers won 92-80. AP

Paul George scored 30 points and the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, pushed to the brink of elimination, beat Atlanta 92-80 Saturday to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA: Wizards Nene suspended for head-butting

Washington Wizards forward Nene (42), from Brazil, looks to pass as Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) defends in the second half of Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Washington. AP

The National Basketball Association slapped Washington Wizards forward Nene with a one-game ban Saturday after he head-butted a Chicago Bulls player in game three of their first round playoff series.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Bulls edge Wizards, avoid 0-3 hole

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) drives past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, in the first half of Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Washington. AP

The forgotten man in Games 1 and 2, Mike Dunleavy nearly had the best scoring game of his career.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Columns,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, reacts after a blocked shot by Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Washington. AP

The Washington Wizards downed an undermanned Miami Heat 114-93 on Monday to hand the Indiana Pacers the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Bulls win 5th in a row, beat Wizards 96-78

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, center, drives to the basket against Washington Wizards' Trevor Ariza (1) and Trevor Booker (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

D.J. Augustin scored 25 points Saturday night, Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls turned a possible first-round playoff preview into a rout, never trailing in a 96-78 win over the Washington Wizards.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Wizards reach playoffs, Knicks close in on berth

Washington Wizards guards John Wall, left, and Bradley Beal celebrate after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 118-92, and clinched a playoff berth. AP

The Washington Wizards are headed to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008, punching their post-season ticket on Wednesday with a 118-92 win over Boston.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Heat top Wizards to clinch playoff berth

Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat watches as Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, scores during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, March 10, 2014. AP

The Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot and snapped a three-game losing skid by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 behind a 23-point performance from LeBron James on Monday night.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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