thejournal.io | browse concepts or read more news
Football: St. Francis is 2-0 after 35-0 win over Pasadena
There were a number of individual standouts on Thursday night in St. Francis' 35-0 win over Pasadena. Receiver Daniel Scott, a point guard for the basketball team, showed off his moves and versatility with a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter in which he caused two Pasadena...
30 points by Los Angeles Times | American football Basketball High school End zone Point guard American football positions Imperial units Canadian football
UCLA has no answer for De’Aaron Fox as Kentucky advances
If Lonzo Ball is the next Magic Johnson, what does that make De'Aaron Fox?
-1 points by Daily News | John Calipari Magic Johnson Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball Basketball Point guard Game Conscription in the United States The Final
Kentucky exposes UCLA as pretender with Sweet 16 romp
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Defense wins championships. So do fearless freshmen. Kentucky showed off both of those essential components in a commanding performance that has coach John Calipari and his Wildcats one win away from their fifth Final Four in seven years. Second-seeded Kentucky and point guard De’Aaron Fox smothered No. 3 seed UCLA 86-75 Friday...
-1 points by New York Post | John Calipari Point guard The Final
Why Kentucky-UCLA battle could surpass the hype
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The hype was warranted. The preseason expectations were well within reason. Kentucky and UCLA were predicted to be two of the best teams in the country based on their fantastic freshmen, and neither has disappointed — a combined 62 wins between them. It makes it hard to believe it was only a...
-1 points by New York Post | Point guard Game Basketball NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Southern United States Guard
Magic Johnson? Jason Kidd? Meet Lonzo Ball, the next big thing
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Natural oozes loosey-goosey swagger as he steps onto the floor in a playful mood for UCLA’s shootaround at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. He is the young Gretzky with the puck on his stick, the young Tiger on the links, Mike Trout with a bat in his hands. Everyone has a...
-1 points by New York Post | Point guard Jason Kidd Steve Alford Magic Johnson Reggie Miller Game Gary Payton Steve Nash
The scout who knew Porzingis, Hernangomez would be stars
NEW ORLEANS — Embattled Knicks president Phil Jackson should draw some pride watching Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend. Center Willy Hernangomez and power forward Kristaps Porzingis — the Knicks’ frontcourt of the future — will suit up for the World Team. Scott Roth, a Timberwolves scout, feels proud, too. “When I walked in...
-2 points by New York Post | Basketball Chicago Bulls National Basketball Association Point guard Michael Jordan New York Knicks
UM’s Walton buries Burke comparisons, soars with ‘free mind’
It’s not how Derrick Walton Jr. envisioned his story unfolding.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Point guard Toe NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Big Ten Conference The Other Guys NBA Draft Foot
After long journey, UM’s Walton happy in leader role
It’s not how Derrick Walton Jr. envisioned his story unfolding.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Point guard Toe NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Big Ten Conference The Other Guys NBA Draft Foot
Denver native Josh Perkins elevating his role as a leader at point guard for top-ranked Gonzaga
Josh Perkins last summer began preparation for an elevated leadership role with the No. 1 team in America by joining his old high school buddies at the gym in Highlands Ranch with tall glass windows and a scenic view of the Rocky Mountains.
278 points by The Denver Post | Point guard Chauncey Billups John Stockton Basketball Detroit Pistons Guard Coming out Assist
Old-timers like Isiah Thomas must admit NBA is faster, better now
Isiah Thomas thinks he'd score 30-plus nowadays, but he'd have a hard time even being an All-Star starter        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | New York Knicks Point guard Michael Jordan Bob Cousy Shaquille O'Neal NBA All-Star Game LeBron James Seattle SuperSonics
Old-timers must admit that NBA is faster and better now
Isiah Thomas thinks he'd score 30-plus nowadays, but he'd have a hard time even being an All-Star starter        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | New York Knicks Point guard Michael Jordan Bob Cousy Shaquille O'Neal NBA All-Star Game LeBron James Seattle SuperSonics
Windsor: Past icons must fess up — NBA basketball faster, better today
Isiah Thomas thinks he'd score 30-plus nowadays, but he'd have a hard time even being an All-Star starter        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | New York Knicks Point guard Michael Jordan Bob Cousy Shaquille O'Neal NBA All-Star Game LeBron James Seattle SuperSonics
Guard duo pushes No. 5 Florida State women to new heights
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State's Leticia Romero and Brittany Brown aren't on the list of top scoring backcourts in Division I. But the Seminoles' senior duo might be the best all-around backcourt in college basketball.Romero and Brown are a major reason why Florida State (21-2) has won 10 straight and is ranked fifth, which is the highest in program history. It is also 11-1 in tied the Atlantic Coast Conference and tied with Notre Dame.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Point guard Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference Florida NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Florida State Seminoles Olympic Games The A-Team
Austin Rivers vs. Derrick Rose will have Knicks’ full attention
Considering the climate, Wednesday night’s Clippers-Knicks Garden showdown shapes up as the Knicks point guard of the present versus potentially their point guard of the future. Austin Rivers, whom the Knicks would like as part of a Carmelo Anthony package, is now the Clippers starting point guard with Chris Paul out with a thumb injury...
15 points by New York Post | New York Knicks National Basketball Association Chicago Bulls Point guards African American basketball players Boston Celtics 2009 NBA Playoffs Point guard
Analysis: Denzel Valentine deserves shot with Bulls
The former Michigan State star dominated in a D-League stint, proving to be the best player on the court.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Chicago National Basketball Association Chicago Bulls Basketball Tom Izzo 2016 Summer Olympics Point guard Big Ten Conference
Bulls Q&A: Trade deadline, point guard options, irregular rotations & more
We’re hipster heavy in this edition of a Bulls mailbag since so many questioners merely listed their zip codes and not the city from whence their inquiry came. Those nutty kids. Onto your questions. Wouldn’t it make sense for Fred Hoiberg to give Denzel Valentine consistent minutes since the Bulls...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Point guard 2009 NBA Playoffs Chicago Bulls 2008–09 NBA season 2006–07 NBA season Universal quantification New York Knicks NBA All-Rookie Team
Denzel Valentine, fresh off D-League stint, deserves legit shot with Bulls
A comeback victory in hand, Denzel Valentine lobbed a pass to Jake Layman in the final seconds. Valentine added a little extra loft to give the 6-foot-9 Maryland product an easy chance for an alley-oop slam or layup. Layman missed. Here's why it stung: Valentine had nine assists to go with 34 points...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago National Basketball Association Chicago Bulls Basketball Tom Izzo 2016 Summer Olympics Point guard Big Ten Conference
N.J. coach suspended after investigation uncovers disturbing allegations
New Jersey coach suspended after investigation finds he was sheltering six foreign players         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | New Jersey High school Basketball The Players United States Players Point guard Bread
Coach Luke Walton touches base with Magic Johnson, who'll serve Lakers in advisory role.
After days of phone tag, Lakers Coach Luke Walton finally connected with Magic Johnson on Monday. It was the first time since Johnson rejoined the Lakers in an advisory role that the two spoke to each other. “I was excited to hear that he wants in and wants to grind,” Walton said. “That’s what...
212 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Lakers Madison Square Garden Point guard New York Knicks New York City National Basketball Association Phoenix Suns Boston Celtics
Phil Jackson still giving advice to coach candidate who got away
Luke Walton’s first full-time head coaching job with the Lakers has not found the same success as the little interim appointment he had with the Warriors last year. Of course, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green kind of helped that substitute job along. But with a roster laden with young and learning Lakers,...
2 points by New York Post | Los Angeles Lakers Point guard Magic Johnson New York Knicks Jerry Buss Michael Jordan Oscar Robertson NBA Finals
Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram set to start over Luol Deng
The Lakers are looking to their new era now. Brandon Ingram will start tonight against the New York Knicks in place of small forward Luol Deng, according to two sources. In the past, Ingram has started only in case of injuries. He has made starts at point guard, shooting guard and small forward...
61 points by Los Angeles Times | Basketball New York Knicks National Basketball Association Chicago Bulls Basketball position Point guard Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics
Lakers' Thomas Robinson gets a little help from (new) friends as he matures
There have been many times in Thomas Robinson’s career that he’s lacked playing time, when his role has been to wait on the bench until the team needs him. Admittedly, he hasn’t always handled it well. This month, two veteran role players have helped him come to terms with it. Point guards Marcelo...
74 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Lakers Point guard New York Knicks Boston Celtics Walt Frazier Denver Nuggets Game Toronto Raptors
Jeff Hornacek: Knicks are balancing playoff push and rebuild mode
Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks are trying to find synergy between their players' desires for a playoff push and long-term considerations.
22 points by Daily News | Chicago Bulls Point guard Playoffs
Newman: Justin McCaw is No. 1 ThunderRidge basketball’s Austrian ace in the hole
In a Class 5A boys basketball season defined by parity, star power can get a team to the Denver Coliseum. But it's depth—and the emergence of key role players—that will ultimately decide who walks away a champion.
290 points by The Denver Post | Basketball The A-Team Kapfenberg Bulls Player Play Guard Point guard Kapfenberg
Battle of star freshmen goes as advertised, but UCLA's Ball gets more support
Battle of stellar freshmen goes as advertised, but UCLA guard has In the days leading up to the most hyped individual matchup of freshmen in Pac-12 Conference basketball in years, Lonzo Ball insisted that what he did against Markelle Fultz shouldn’t be the primary talking point. “People are going...
247 points by Los Angeles Times | Basketball Magic Johnson National Basketball Association Three-point field goal Point guard Lorenzo Romar
Knicks point guard Derrick Rose labeled as ‘doubtful’ vs. Cavs
The Knicks are likely going to contend with the defending champs without their starting point guard.
16 points by Daily News | Sprained ankle New York Knicks Ankle 2009 NBA Playoffs Walt Frazier Lenny Wilkens Point guard Basketball
Magic Johnson to return to Lakers as ownership adviser
Johnson won 5 championships and earned 3 MVP awards in his 13 seasons with the Lakers.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association Magic Johnson Basketball Point guard Jerry Buss Michael Jordan Wilt Chamberlain
More proof the Nets need Jeremy Lin now more than ever
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Nets were done in again by their Achilles’ heels: rebounding and defending the point guard. The Thunder and Russell Westbrook mercilessly abused them on both fronts on Friday night. The Nets made a change at point guard, but it wasn’t reinstating Jeremy Lin, who is still recovering from a left hamstring...
130 points by New York Post | Point guards African American basketball players Rockville Centre New York Suffolk County New York Time Billy Donovan Long Island Point guard
Colorado boys basketball preview: Front-runners and other teams, players to watch in 5A and 4A
The high school basketball season is suddenly upon us, with opening day less than two weeks away on Nov. 30.
129 points by The Denver Post | Basketball State No One Knows Point guard
Colorado girls basketball preview: Front-runners and other teams, players to watch in 5A and 4A
In both big-school classifications, there’s a few frontrunners coupled with an array of talented sleeper teams who are also title hungry.
230 points by The Denver Post | Player Point guard Junior
Michael Jordan: Russell Westbrook reminds me of me
OKLAHOMA CITY – Russell Westbrook has drawn comparisons to Oscar Robertson, Kobe Bryant and even Michael Jordan. And while most can only dream of Being Like Mike, Westbrook earned the ultimate compliment from Jordan, who said the Thunder star really is like him. “I am truly a fan of his. If you can ever say...
350 points by New York Post | Magic Johnson African American basketball players Basketball Shooting guards Point guard Wilt Chamberlain Oscar Robertson Point guards
Courtney Lee’s struggles forcing Knicks into point-guard experiment
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek could face another starting-lineup issue down the road. Will there be a time to go all in on a two point-guard backcourt of Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings that spearheaded the Knicks’ dizzying 47-point fourth quarter in Washington? Could the stunning shakeup work defensively over a long haul? It won’t happen...
23 points by New York Post | Basketball New York Knicks American basketball players 2009 NBA Draft Point guards Milwaukee Bucks NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge Point guard
Wizards coach: Kristaps Porzingis will be an All-Star
WASHINGTON — First-year Wizards coach Scott Brooks is ready to place Kristaps Porzingis in the All-Star Game sooner rather than later. “He’s definitely going to be one of the best players in the league very soon,’’ Brooks said before the Wizards handled the Knicks 119-112 at Verizon Center. “He can score [from] so many spots...
11 points by New York Post | Plantar fasciitis New York Knicks Point guard Major League Baseball All-Star Game Washington Wizards The Westchester Walt Frazier Play
Point guard spot continues to evolve for Colorado Buffaloes in win over Louisiana Monroe
Tad Boyle made it clear before the start of his seventh season as coach at Colorado that he needed elevated play from the point guard spot.
28 points by The Denver Post | Free throw Buffs Point guard Point Rebound The Point Bench Play from scrimmage
Nets’ struggling defense now has to deal with Russell Westbrook
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Nets’ point guard woes have been well-documented, and Jeremy Lin will miss Friday’s trip-ending game against the Thunder. Now, after being torn up by the Clippers’ Chris Paul and the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, here comes Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is off to an all-time start this year, averaging nearly a triple-double as...
-2 points by New York Post | Shooting guards African American basketball players Oscar Robertson Dwyane Wade Point guard Point guards NBA All-Rookie Team 2008–09 NBA season
Kiszla: What the Nuggets need to do about their Emmanuel Mudiay problem
The Nuggets have an Emmanuel Mudiay problem. Has the good of the team been sacrificed for the education of Mudiay?
53 points by The Denver Post | New York Knicks 2009 NBA Playoffs Point guard Game Jason Kidd Pepsi Center National Basketball Association Point guards
UNLV’s thoughts on its victory over UC Riverside
What the UNLV Rebels said following their 74-62 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Basketball Point guard UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball Debut albums Play Learning Thomas & Mack Center Guard
3 takeaways from UNLV’s victory over UC Riverside
Three takeaways from UNLV’s 74-62 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Point guard UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball Basketball Thomas & Mack Center University of California Riverside Doing It Riverside California
Three takeaways from UNLV’s victory over UC Riverside
Three takeaways from UNLV’s 74-62 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Point guard UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball Basketball Thomas & Mack Center University of California Riverside Doing It Riverside California
Nets trust Jeremy Lin as leader – and major knock on him is bogus
Jeremy Lin has had spurts when he’s been handed the keys to an NBA offense, most notably the Linsanity run in 2012 that propelled him to global fame. He’s had a full season as a starting point guard, four years ago with the James Harden-dominated Rockets. But never has he been entrusted as the leader...
189 points by New York Post | Point guard The Charlotte Observer New York Knicks Guard Security guard Point guards Offensive tackle Jennifer Lopez