Shane Battier

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Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

Mom: Captive Hiker Has Precancerous Condition

Parents sit down for emotional talk with another ex-captive

(Newser) - Cindy Hickey and Noura Shourd are stuck in a painful waiting game. They don’t know why Iran is still holding their kids, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, and they’re getting no help from the US State Department, they tell Newsweek journalist, and former Iranian captive, Maziar Bahiri in... More »

Rockets Rally for Number 21

McGrady, Houston overcome early cold spell

(Newser) - Maybe Houston got caught looking ahead to its Western Conference showdown this Sunday with the Lakers. Fortunately for them, it didn't last, as the Rockets got back to the game at hand and eventually defeated Charlotte for their 21st consecutive victory, and the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. Tracy... More »

Red-Hot Rockets Win Again

Houston ties franchise record with their 15th straight triumph

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets continued to soar with their franchise-tying 15th straiht win last night. Houston’s latest victim, the Denver Nuggets, fell 103-89.  Tracy McGrady led the way for the Rockets with 22 points, reports the Associated Press. Shane Battier, continuing to raise his game, added a season-high 20... More »

Rockets Take Down Lakers in Seesaw Finale

Houston wins season opener, 95-93, on Battier's longball

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant put up 45 points, nearly half of the Lakers' total, in last night's season opener against the Rockets, but a late fourth-quarter showdown went in Houston's favor for a final score of 95-93. Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming combined for 55 points, but it was Shane Battier who... More »

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