Obama awards Medal of Freedom to Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, more

November 25, 2016 in News, Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and “helped make me […]

Westbrook 1st player since MJ with 4 straight triple-doubles

March 5, 2015 in Sports

By CLIFF BRUNT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have four consecutive triple-doubles, according to STATS, and the first since Jordan […]

As fallout mounts, NBA to discuss Sterling probe

April 29, 2014 in Sports, Uncategorized

The Associated Press From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, from Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, from President Obama to prominent corporate partners of the NBA, the condemnation of racist comments […]

Rodman returning to North Korea, with others

September 10, 2013 in News, Sports, Top Stories


Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea, and bringing a team of former NBA players with him.

Days after returning from his second trip to visit Kim Jong Un — in which he said he became the first foreigner to hold the leader’s newborn daughter — Rodman announced plans Monday to stage two exhibition games in North Korea in January.

The first will be Jan. 8 — Kim’s birthday — with another to follow two days later.

Rodman’s friendship with the autocratic leader has been criticized — and led to a couple of testy exchanges during his Manhattan news conference. But Rodman insists Kim is a good person,…