The Charger Bulletin

Coronavirus: How is it Affecting Sports?

An empty baseball stadium in lieu of the delay of the MLB season due to COVID-19.

Alex Cunkle, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted sports in a way not seen since World War II. The virus has shut down sports globally. Both amateur and professional leagues have canceled full season and championship tournaments. The NCAA has canceled all spring sporting events. They started by canceling all post-season play,...

Expert on Fan Experience Says Resting Stars is a Problem for Professional Leagues

The Charger Bulletin

December 5, 2012

By UNH Today Gil Fried, chair and professor of sports management at UNH, believes that the San Antonio Spurs' decision to bench several of their healthy stars for Thursday’s nationally televised National Basketball Association (NBA) game is bad for the league. NBA Commissioner David Stern fined...

Bryant, West Hold on to Win NBA All-Star Game

The Associated Press

February 29, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kobe Bryant got the scoring record, Kevin Durant the MVP, and the West got the win — barely. Even after that duo piled up the points, the NBA All-Star game came down to a defensive play. A bloodied Bryant scored 27 points, moving past Michael Jordan as the career scoring leader in the game, Durant had 36 in an MVP performance, and Blake Griffin’s inter...

Durant Finally Breaks 50, OKC Edges Denver 124-118

The Associated Press

February 22, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With two NBA scoring titles to his credit, it seemed inevitable that Kevin Durant would eventually hit the 50-point plateau. He picked a historic night to do it. Durant scored a career-best 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40 a...

Kobe Wins 4th MVP in West’s NBA All-Star Win

The Associated Press

February 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant felt LeBron James coming, seeking one of his chase-down blocks that would have further energized an East team that had momentum. So Bryant jumped a little bit quicker and slammed it down over his pursuer — "I kind of snuck it by him," Bryant said — then thre...

The Greatness of WRA

Amanda Doerr

February 16, 2011

The all-time leader in three pointers is a very uncommon and impressive record to break, especially for a 35-year-old NBA player. However, on February 11, 2011 at 8:42 p.m., Walter Ray Allen broke the three point record while playing against the L.A Lakers. Through this milestone, Allen was able ...

Now a Visitor, Beasley Set to Play Again in Miami

The Associated Press

November 3, 2010

MIAMI – Michael Beasley spent two years learning the nuances of NBA play from Udonis Haslem, and quietly showed appreciation this summer for those countless lessons. It was at the funeral for Haslem’s mother. Barely three weeks after being traded from Miami — months of pleas to stay with ...

Former Warriors Owner Franklin Mieuli Dies at 89

Heather Brown

April 28, 2010

OAKLAND, Calif. – Franklin Mieuli, whose deerstalker cap, substantial beard, and casual style made him one of the NBA's most colorful figures in his 24 years as owner of the Golden State Warriors, died Sunday. He was 89. Mieuli died of natural causes in a San Francisco Bay Area hospital, the Warriors...

Spurs Push Mavs to Brink of Elimination

The Associated Press

April 28, 2010

SAN ANTONIO – George Hill sank yet another big shot from the corner, this time right in front of the Dallas Mavericks bench, and ran back upcourt flashing three fingers. He probably meant 3-pointer. Or maybe it was three down, one to go. While Tim Duncan had a miserable 34th birthday and Manu Ginobili...

Miller’s 31 Leads Blazers to 105-100 Upset of Suns

The Associated Press

April 21, 2010

PHOENIX – Andre Miller scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and tied his career playoff high with 31 points as the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers stole homecourt advantage from Phoenix with a 105-100 victory over the Suns on Sunday night. Methodical Portland was a tough matchup for the Suns...

Miami Heat Guard, Rafer Alston Suspended Indefintely

The Associated Press

March 10, 2010

MIAMI — Miami Heat guard Rafer Alston has been suspended indefinitely, the team announced after Saturday night’s victory over Atlanta. Sources close to the situation said Alston, who did not attend the game, is considering retirement. The Heat initially announced that Alston missed the Atlanta...

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