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Star was in area attending ‘surprise birthday party’

James won two championships with Heat

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Celtics select 6th and 17th in first round

Proud to Be’ spot to air in seven cities during Game 3

The commercial will run in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, and ran in Miami during Game 2.


Dear Donald Sterling,

You bought the L.A. Clippers, you sit and watch them play.

Did you forget what your players looked like?

Do you not know where they come from?

They all worked hard to get where they are.

You care not for who they are or how they feel.

Your words cut right through them, they stand halted uncertain if they should go on.

You need to account for your actions, you have all of them to answer to.

Stand before those who judge you and hear all that have to say.

You should be ashamed.

The words you used are hurtful, unkind, insensitive and unacceptable.

Now, you are no longer welcome.

You are banned for a lifetime from any NBA events, games, or activities.

Was it worth it?

What did you gain?

Nothing, except what you deserve.

Now, you owe 2.5 million dollars and can’t even watch the team you own.

You can’t take part in any NBA activities for the rest of your life.

Hopefully the money you owe will go to training others not to be ignorant like you.

Hopefully it won’t take the rest of your life to rid you of your ignorance.

It would be nice if you publicly apologized to all those affected by your comments.

I’m sure that’s too much to ask and certainly to good to be true.

Only time will tell us what you will do.

Good luck with your life, hopefully your team will be better off now that you have departed.


The Moral Compass



NBA also fines L.A. Clippers owner $2.5 million in wake of racist comments purportedly made by 80-year-old during recorded conversation

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Why L.A. Clippers sponsors were so quick to exit

Several have cut or suspended ties to team already in light of owner Donald Sterling’s purported racist comments

Sterling Scandal

Magic Johnson calls for swift action against Donald Sterling


Basketball legend says he’s outraged and hopes NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will act quickly in response to racially charged comments attributed to L.A. Clippers owner

1. Cowboys and Indians Ride on DC, Protesting Keystone XL for Earth Day

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
Thousands gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday February 17, 2013 to hold President Barack Obama to his promise to combat climate change.

2. Supreme Court Discrimination Against Native America Cannot Be Tolerated

3. 5 Studies That Prove Dan Snyder is Wrong About ‘Redskins’

4. Former Shinnecock Leaders Ask BIA to Reject New Council, Mediate Dispute

5. Keystone XL Decision Delayed Yet Again as State Department Invokes Nebraska Court Ruling

Danny Johnston/Associated Press
The Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed because of a court ruling about its route through Nebraska.

6. Native Brothers Dominate NCAA Lacrosse Stats, and Albany Record Books

Brothers Lyle (left) and Miles (center) Thompson with cousin Ty Thompson on the cover of Inside Lacrosse magazine.

7. Carlisle Indian Industrial School Farmhouse to Be Preserved

This is the earliest known photograph of the farmhouse being considered for demolition. It was taken by John Leslie, a Native student.

8. Métis in Canada Demand Harper Meeting as Court Upholds Status Ruling

Ke Ning/Métis National Council
Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council

9. The Indian From Rhode Island who Won the Boston Marathon — Twice

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
Ellison ‘Tarzan’ Brown running in the 1939 Boston Marathon. Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

10. Counternarratives: Native American Artists In Our Own Words

11. Native American Indian Rock Art – Petroglyphs Pictograph

12. Don Burnstick’s The 5 Ways of native woman laughter

13. Half Breed Age

14. A street magician and native orchestra performs a show at a marketplace in Marrak…HD Stock Footage


AP Photo/David J. Phillip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East — and it apparently got annoying.

They played each other 12 times over the previous three seasons. But with Notre Dame moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference, they didn’t play this year – setting up Tuesday night’s title game between the undefeated squads. It’s the first time in the NCAA tournament that unbeaten teams have played – either the men or women.

Still, absence has not made their hearts grow fonder – especially not the coaches.

“We don’t have a relationship,” Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. “I think that (the civility) got lost. When we were in the same conference, I think there was a modicum of it, but I think after beating them and not feeling any respect from that, we lost something.”

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma believes it’s only natural for the teams be testy having played so many times lately. Only the Irish bolting for a new conference ended the repeated showdowns.

“Once you play each other two, three, four times a year it gets pretty intense for lots of reasons,” Auriemma said. “It’s only natural. It will probably die down now that we’re not in same conference and we play each other once a year, maybe two. What was happening before wasn’t realistic, that’s not normal. It’s not healthy.”

Here are five things to know about Tuesday’s women’s title game between UConn and Notre Dame:

TITLE NINE or DOUBLE-DOWN: It’s a topic neither the Huskies nor Auriemma talk about, but possibly because it’s been so obvious since UConn won its eighth national championship a year ago. Nine is waiting along with history as the first women’s program to win that many titles. It would put Auriemma only one title shy of the 10 championships John Wooden won at UCLA. Notre Dame isn’t interested the number nine, their favorite number right now is two.

GOT HUSKIES’ NUMBER: There’s one reason why these teams don’t like each other. Well, the Irish not only have had success recently against UConn, they have dominated the Huskies lately winning seven of the last nine games between the teams. The title game will be their fourth straight NCAA tournament meeting and the first with the title on the line.

SOCIAL MEDIA: The Huskies and Irish take on their coach’s personalities on the court and on social media. UConn players stay off Twitter, under orders from Auriemma, and his rules extend even to forbidding the use of nail polish. That shocked Notre Dame senior guard Kayla McBride, who says she likes to use Twitter to engage with fans. Nail polish also isn’t an issue at Notre Dame. In fact, it’s Irish tradition to paint their fingernails green for the NCAA tournament, though some freshen their nails up more than others. “We have to wear it,” McBride said.

BLUNT COACHES: McBride has played four seasons with McGraw and also for Auriemma at USA Basketball, and she said both coaches are very honest and to the point. She said Auriemma got her attention at an early practice with what she called a “cheap shot” on how she shot the ball during a drill designed to both shoot and pass. That’s nothing. Dolson said Auriemma put a piece of paper on the floor during one of her first practices to note how high she had jumped for a rebound.

PUTTING A BODY ON UCONN: The Irish know exactly what they could have done better a year ago when they lost the national semifinal to UConn: box out for rebounds. To make sure they remembered that, McGraw had them watch that semifinal loss when this season started. The Irish have to run in practice when they don’t stake out their ground under the basket to Notre Dame standards. The Irish got 50 rebounds beating Maryland in the semifinal, and senior Ariel Braker said she thinks everyone will have a different mentality going into the title game with boxing out a top priority.


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