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Stanford Orrange

Stanford ends UCONN win streak
By Alanah Anderson

Palo Alto, Calif. 11/17/14 -- Stanford womens hoops tends to have great timing when it comes to defeating powerhouse Connecticut.  Tonight it was all about timing and Stanford used the clock to their advantage in the 88-86 upset of No. 1 UCONN on the farm.   


Damian Lillard
HU: Spears carved career path early

Marc Spears NBA Sportswriter for Yahoo! uses the Bay Area as his lauching pad as he covers the league. We caught up with him pre-season to learn how his career aspirations manifested.

Damian Lillard

HU: Aldridge stays current after 25 years

David Aldridge has been staying next to the players and keeping up with the times.





Cavs sign Kevin Love

Love beefs up Cavs frontcourt

By Josh Egel

10/30/14 -- A statement was made last night after Chicago Bulls big-men Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson combined for 43 points in a 104–80 win over the New York Knicks. This means that the largely untested frontcourt of the Cavaliers has a lot to prove before they can start preparing for the NBA Finals.

Kobe Bryant tears achilles

Kobe is back and furious

By Josh Egel

10/17/14 -- 96 minutes. 61 points. 36 years old. These are Kobe Bryant’s numbers for the Lakers over the first 6 preseason games and he hasn’t even played more than 28 minutes in one game. Kobe has always been at the top, an alpha-male. We all know he will be detrimed to rise up like a base-line-360-tomahawk, but will the body follow through?

Coach Steve Kerr

Kerr puts the "work" into Fundamentals

By Bi Yu

Oakland, Calif. 10/6/14 -- With rookie Coach Steve Kerr getting closer to some gametime rehearsals he knows it will take some time and a lot of work to get the Warriors to play to his expectations. Kerr recognizes that he has inherited a playoff contender, so there are some core piece he won't mess with. However to be a championship contender, some tinkering must happen.

Warriors Clay Thompson

Thompson's confidence riding high

By Bi Yu

Oakland, Calif. 10/5/14 -- Klay Thompson made a huge impression this summer at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, as he helped Team USA win a gold medal. Thompson came of the bench, but was still the team's second leading scorer at 12.7 ppg., playing 23 minutes a game. His impact on an international level has catapulted his confidence as he starts his fourth NBA season for Golden State.






Mark Cuban

Good work ethic leads to good luck

What does it take to become a professional athlete? Or even a college standout?

Denver Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw, Cal's Justin Cobbs, Stanford's, Chasson Randle, Phoenix Suns Isaiah Thomas talk about work ethic and what it takes to succeed in sports, school and life.


Mark CubanKnow yourself to create your life path

9/15/13 - We are all united on planet earth as separate individuals who are part of families, groups and communities. Yet we all have a distinct identity that is related to our family traditions and the culture and environments we've lived in. As individuals we are formed by nature and nurture.





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