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  • Chauncey Billups back to Pistons: 'I'm coming to play'

    Chauncey Billups helped Detroit win the 2004 NBA title. Now, Chauncey Billups is returning to the Motor City, trying to help the Pistons build a championship contender.

  • Louisville vs. Michigan: Defense is key in NCAA championship game

    Louisville and Michigan are two college teams that like to run the basketball floor. They will do just that in the NCAA men's national championship game in Atlanta. But the team that plays better defense will take the title.

  • Chapter & Verse Former NBA player Dennis Rodman will publish children's book

    Dennis Rodman's book is currently titled 'Dennis, the Red Bull.'

  • Miami Heat bury the Thunder, Lebron gets his ring

    The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma Thunder with a barrage of three-pointers to take the 2012 NBA championship. After nine years, Lebron James finally gets his ring.

  • Retired NBA Finals MVPs: What are they doing now?

    The Most Valuable Player in the NBA Finals is an award that's only been around since 1969. Find out what retired Finals MVPs are doing today.

  • Top 10 sports biographies I wish somebody would write

    Top 10 sports biographies I wish somebody would write

    Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.

  • NBA lockout: Players tweet their frustration

    NBA lockout: Players tweet their frustration

    NBA lockout means another two weeks lost as talks break down. So players take to Twitter to express their views on NBA lockout.

  • Retooling the Motor City: Can Detroit save itself?

    Retooling the Motor City: Can Detroit save itself?

    A retooling plan for Detroit – involving controversial razing, shrinking, and repurposing – is under way as the Motor City tries to save itself.

  • Those Guys Have All the Fun

    Those Guys Have All the Fun

    It's big and it's bloated but – like the sports empire that it covers – this is a book that you don't want to miss.

  • Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.