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  1. Basketball - National Basketball Association News

  2. Basketball Hand Signals (Instructional Spectator Guidebooks)
      Provides the meaning of each of the key hand signals.

  3. Basketball Terms and Phrases (Instructional Spectator Guidebooks)
      Provides a glossary of terms and phrases to better understand the game.

  4. Basketball Biographies (HW Wilson Company)
      Provides short descriptions of some of the best known competitors, such as Charles Barkley, Larry Brown, Chuck Daly, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Phil Jackson, K. C. Jones, Michael Jordan, Bob Knight, John Lucas, Karl Malone, Moses Malone, Tom McMillen, Reggie Miller, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Scottie Pippen, Pat Riley, David Robinson, Dean Smith, David Stern, John Stockton, Sheryl Swoopes, Isiah Thomas, John Thompson, Lenny Wilkens, and Dominique Wilkins. 8-00

  5. Basketball News (1stHeadlines.com)
      Provides news on NBA basketball from over a dozen sources.

  6. First Transgender Athlete to Play in NCAA Basketball (CNN News)
      "George Washington University junior Kye Allums will play women's basketball again this year. But he will now play the role of a brother, not a sister, to his teammates." 11-10

  7. Tallest Basketball Player Is in High School (CBS News)
      " In the world of sports, stars are usually born not made. Some players come to play with natural gifts that their competitors just can't match. In the world of high school basketball, no one is as gifted as Mamadou Ndiaye. The 17-year-old junior stands tall at 7-feet-5-inches, easily the tallest basketball player in the country - professional or otherwise." 02-12

  8. Sports Links (Justwright)
      Provides sources of information for ball sports, including American football, Australian rules football , baseball, basketball, badminton, bowls, cricket, croquet, football (soccer), gaelic football, golf, handball, hurling, field hockey, ice hockey, korfball, lacrosse, polo, roller hockey, rugby, snooker, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, torball, and volleyball. Also provides links for water sports, including canoeing, canoe polo, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, surfing and wind surfing, rowing, swimming, water skiing, and water polo.

  9. Players in the NBA (ESPN)
      Provides profiles of players in the National Basketball Association. Allows searches by name, team, or conference.

  10. Chamberlain, Wilt (InfoPlease.com)
      Provides a biography of the basketball great. "Wilt Chamberlain was one of the most dominating centers in basketball history. Taller and stronger than most of his opponents, Chamberlain was an unstoppable force who made floating in fade-away jumpshots and ripping down rebounds his career. He filled countless pages of basketball record books with his impressive achievements." 1-05

  11. Erving, Julius (InfoPlease.com)
      "American basketball player, b. Roosevelt, N.J., known as 'Dr. J.' An excellent shooter, rebounder, and ball-handler, he played for the American Basketball Association's Virginia Squires (1971–73) and New York Nets (1973–76) and for the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers (1976–87). He led the ABA in scoring three times (1973–74, 1976) and was named most valuable player four times (ABA, 1974–76; NBA, 1981). With 30,026 career points in both leagues, he ranks third on the all-time scoring list." 1-05

  12. -07-16-05 Nation's Largest Church Opens (MSNBC News)
      "An arena that basketball fans once packed to see the NBA’s Houston Rockets is about to take on a new role — home to the largest congregation in the nation."

      "Lakewood Church, led by televangelist and best-selling author Joel Osteen, has grown so much in recent years that this weekend it will expand into a new building: the former Compaq Center." 7-05

  13. Teen With Autism Makes 20 Points in 4 Minutes (ESPN)
      "Jason McElwain [also known as J-Mac] had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team -- keep the stats, run the clock, hand out water bottles."

      "That all changed last week for the team manager in the final home game of the season. The 17-year-old senior, who is autistic and usually sits on the bench in a white shirt and black tie, put on a uniform and entered the game with his team way ahead."

      "McElwain proceeded to hit six 3-point shots, finished with 20 points and was carried off the court on his teammates' shoulders." 03-06

  14. Study: NBA Referees Biased (CBS News)
      "An academic study of NBA officiating found that white referees called fouls at a greater rate against black players than against white players, The New York Times reported in Wednesday's editions."

      "The NBA strongly criticized the study, which was based on information from publicly available box scores, which show only the referees' names and contain no information about which official made a call." 05-07

  15. Celtics Win NBA Championship (NBC Sports)
      "With Russell and Havlicek sitting courtside, and Red surely lighting up a victory cigar somewhere, these Boston Celtics returned to glory like the great teams before them." 06-08

  16. -08-07-08 High Hopes for Yao Ming (MSNBC News)
      "In the National Basketball Association, Yao Ming is a strong player in a star-studded league. Averaging 19 points per game during his six-year career with Houston, the Chinese center is often overshadowed by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and others, who are flashier on and off the court.'

      "But as the summer Olympics open in Beijing, among thousands of athletes from around the world, Yao is the biggest star on his home stage of China." 08-08

  17. Yow, Kay (Wikipedia.org)
      "Sandra Kay Yow (March 14, 1942 – January 24, 2009) was a basketball coach. She was the head coach of the women's basketball team at North Carolina State University from 1975 to 2009. A member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more than 700 career wins.[1] She also won an Olympic gold medal as coach of the 1988 U.S. women's basketball team, despite having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987.[2]" 04-07

  18. -03-27-09 Female Athletes Have More Concussions (ABC News)
      "In sports played by both women and men, women sustain more concussions. The girls' concussion rate in high school soccer is 68 percent higher than for boys. And it's nearly triple the boys' rate in high school basketball, according to research by scientists at Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and the NCAA. Other studies reveal similar differences between softball and baseball, in college sports as well as high school. Yet researchers, including Brooks, find that female athletes get less information than males about concussions from all sources, including coaches, trainers and the media. Generally, women athletes don't consider concussions a serious phenomenon." 03-09

  19. Terra Petra (TheOilDrum.com)
      "This year food shortages, caused in part by the diminishing quantity and quality of the world's soil, have led to riots in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. By 2030, when today's toddlers have toddlers of their own, 8.3 billion people will walk the Earth; to feed them, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates, farmers will have to grow almost 30 percent more grain than they do now."

      "In this post I'll have a look at modern day techniques to produce terra preta (often called biochar or agrichar) which have the potential to increase soil fertility, generate energy and sequester carbon all at the same time."

      "The key ingredient is apparently the activated carbon in the charcoal. Activated carbon has a complex, spongelike molecular structure - a single gram can have a surface area of 500 to 1,500 square meters (or about the equivalent of one to three basketball courts). Having this material in the soil has several beneficial effects, including a 20% increase in water retention, increased mineral retention, increased mineral availability to plant roots, and increased microbial activity."

      "It has also been shown to be particularly beneficial to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which form a symbiotic relationship with plant root fibers, allowing for greater nutrient uptake by plants. There is speculation that the mycorrhizal fungi may play a part in terra preta’s ability to seemingly regenerate itself." 05-09

  20. -06-15-09 Lakers Win NBA Championship (USA Today)
      " Kobe Bryant's seven-year chase of a coveted NBA championship is over. He's got his fourth, and Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson his record 10th, a ring for each finger. One year after failing in the Finals, Bryant and the Lakers have redemption, and all the rewards that go with it." 06-09

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