NBA players and coaches occasionally murmured about the league’s unusually large collection of Philadelphia-area referees, but none as loudly as Red Auerbach, the longtime Boston Celtics coach and executive.
When the coronavirus pandemic cut short the 2020 college lacrosse season on March 12, the Loyola Maryland women’s team had sprinted to a 5-0 start, defeated three consecutive ranked opponents and skyrocketed from No. 11 to No. 3 in the Inside Lacrosse media poll.
Illinois’ list of travel items includes basketballs and uniforms, of course. But this season coach Brad Underwood reminds his sixth-ranked team to pack something else besides a change of clothes and a toothbrush.
Feb. 18, is an infamous anniversary in racing, and in 2021 it will mark the 20th year since the last fatal wreck in NASCAR. That the driver was the grittiest, hardest-charging, quintessential, most discussed and cussed wheel man that we’ll ever know makes the date indelible.
After the Los Angeles Lakers blitzed the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, LeBron James insisted that talent would only take the Lakers so far, that the team’s tough-mindedness and effort were the difference-makers.