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Professional Sports

Early Success In Vegas for the Knicks

by James Decker

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

The Knicks began the 2014 NBA Summer League on a high note with a 76-64 win over the Dallas Mavericks Friday, a successful coaching debut for Derek Fisher. A starting five of Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr., Cleanthony Early, Cameron Moore, and Cole Aldrich provided a sense of the type of young talent that the Knicks are showcasing in Las Vegas.

Liberty Report 7/11: Losing Focus

by Sam Torres Jr

Sam Torres Jr. : WFUV Sports 

So much for home-cooking. After winning three straight games at home, the Liberty believed they had turned a corner, but lost to the San Antonio Stars on the road. Heading back home, the Libs (7-13) thought they had a good shot at winning their fourth game out of five Friday night, but lost to the Los Angeles Sparks (8-11) 68-54.

Shane Larkin Not Fearful of Eastern Conference

by Kenny Ducey

James Decker/WFUV

Hours after LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Shane Larkin - fresh off a 10-point, 5-assist performance in the NBA's Summer League opener - shrugged off the news.

"I kind of had a feel for it," Larkin said. "The way things ended for them in the finals – for him to be averaging 30, 10, and 5 and get beat by 30 points – I just had a feeling that team was starting to unravel at the end of last season."

NHL Free Agency: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

by Anthony Pucik

Wikimedia Commons

After a busy first ten days NHL free agency has calmed down a bit, and there have been some interesting deals to say the least thus far.  There have been some overpaid players, veterans that have gone to play elsewhere and some deals that just leave you scratching your head.

Murphy Selected as All-Star for First Time

by Matt Moro

Keith Allison : Flickr

The Mets are used to sending a talented infielder to the summer classic in recent years, but time missed due to injury and a lengthy slump kept the team’s captain David Wright from being picked to the National League All-Star team this year. Instead, Mets second Baseman Daniel Murphy gets the honor of representing the New York Mets at the All-Star Game in Minnesota next week.

Just Hold On, and Stay Home

by Sam Torres Jr

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It started in 2010. That summer the NBA changed drastically and still has not been the same since. It was the summer where players began to take power into their own hands, abandoning the teams that drafted them and teaming up with other stars to win championships.