LOS ANGELES — National Research Group (NRG), a leading global entertainment strategy and polling firm providing data and insights to a wide range of FORTUNE 500 companies, conducted the first major poll on how attitudes are changing on the key issue of legalized gambling and how gambling could change the consumption of televised sports in the United States. […]
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NEW YORK — Here is the full schedule for the NBA’s 2018 first-round playoff series. Eastern Conference — First Round (1) Toronto Raptors vs. (8) Washington Wizards Game 1: Sat. April 14 Washington at Toronto. 5:30 p.m., ESPN Game 2: Tue. April 17 Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV Game 3: Fri. April 20 Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Game 4: Sun. April 22 Toronto at […]
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THREE STRIKES -YOUR ARE OUT!!!! By Gary Norris Gray BASN Newsroom Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA— When will these professional sports organizations get the message, you cannot squeeze a city’s administration and their citizens to get what you want, a free stadium. The City of Oakland lost the Golden State Warriors to San Francisco and the […]
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By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — As we speak, the hours left in the 2017 sports scene are dwindling down to a precious few. Between the usual amount of upsets, buzzer-beaters, fantastic finishes and out-and-out robberies, there were several special moments from the last 12 months. K.D. and the Warriors got […]
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA – African Americans have come a very long way in the National Basketball Association. In 1950, the first wave, Charles “Chuck” Cooper (Boston Celtics), Nat “Sweetwater Clifton (New York Knicks), and Earl Lloyd (Washington Capitols) arrived. Lloyd became the first African American player to win an […]
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By Travis Singleton, Columnist BASN Newsroom/www.sneakerreporter.com OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder finished up their home preseason run against Melbourne United on Sunday afternoon. This is the first time the Thunder new Big 3 (Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul George) were going to play significant minutes together. Russell Westbrook doesn’t want […]
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By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday. He was 80. Hawkins died in his sleep at home in Malibu, son Kevin told The Associated Press. He had […]
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NEW YORK — Below is the full list of the most valuable teams across all sports (51 this year thanks to a tie at $1.75 billion between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Values are based on Forbes Magazine valuations done over the past year for NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, F1, soccer, […]
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By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter OAKLAND (BASN) — The 2016-17 signing of Kevin Durant by the Golden State Warriors is one part of a long list of historical transactions that have led to an NBA championship. One of the last big transitions came when All-Stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh signed as […]
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By Gary Norris Gray BASN-Newsroom Staff Reporter OAKLAND (BASN) — Not long ago, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and James Harden all played together on the Oklahoma City Thunder floor, but they could not get out of each other’s way, and then went separately in their own directions via management. Westbrook was just named the NBA’s […]
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