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Larry Bird's Kid Arrested

Conner Bird accused of trying to run down girlfriend with car

(Newser) - The 21-year-old son of Larry Bird was busted on multiple charges after a fight with his girlfriend Sunday night, TMZ reports. To get things started, Conner Bird allegedly threw a cell phone at her while they were at his apartment. Later, en route to the Indiana University stadium, she says... More »

N. Iowa Stuns Overall No. 1 Kansas

St. Mary's upsets second-seeded Villanova

(Newser) - Northern Iowa upset overall No. 1 seed Kansas tonight in Oklahoma City, 69-67, sending a Missouri Valley team to the round of 16 for the first time since Larry Bird led Indiana State to the final in 1979. The Panthers led almost the whole way. Ali Farokhmanesh had missed six... More »

Magic Johnson: Isiah Spread Rumors I Was Gay

Thomas denies accusation, feels 'really hurt'

(Newser) - Magic Johnson blames former friend Isiah Thomas for spreading rumors that Johnson was gay after he announced he had HIV in 1991. "Isiah kept questioning people about it,'' Magic writes. "I couldn't believe that. The one guy I thought I could count on had all these doubts.... More »

March Madness: It All Started With Larry and Magic

1979 title game made basketball a slam dunk with public, book says

(Newser) - March wasn't always so mentally unstable. A new book claims the whole college roundball craze started 30 years ago, when Michigan State and Indiana State—and their stars, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird—met in the title game. “You couldn't have asked for a better dynamic between these two... More »

Bulls Land No. 1 Pick in Lottery

Chicago beats long odds to capture top spot

(Newser) - Jay-Z may have gold records and a clothing line and Larry Bird may have MVPs and championship rings but neither was able to bring their teams, the Nets and Pacers, respectively, the luck necessary to win the NBA’s draft lottery. That honor went to the Chicago Bulls, who had... More »

James, Pierce Create Instant Classic

Celts-Cavs Game 7 one for the ages, writes Boston Globe columnist

(Newser) - It was one for the ages, writes Dan Shaughnessy in the Boston Globe about yesterday's Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 7 in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals, thanks to a duel between Paul Pierce and LeBron James. Shaughnessy (and many other media observers) compares the duel to the storied 1988 matchup... More »

O'Neal Wants Trade to Team Kobe

Pacer yearns to go West, but LA can't meet in the middle

(Newser) - Jermaine O'Neal wants to be traded to the Lakers, and if the Pacers don't make it happen he'll bail on his contract at the end of the season, the Indy Star reports. The two clubs have sat down, but Indiana appears to be salivating over center Andrew Bynum, with whom... More »

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