Troy Brown: It was Thursday, March 25. We’d been in N…

Troy Brown: It was Thursday, March 25. We’d been in New York for a few days because we were scheduled to play the Nets on Sunday followed by two games against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday and Thursday. On Thursday, I was locked in like every other gameday. Thursday (trade deadline day) began like most others. We had a good walkthrough, and afterward, I went back to my hotel room to try to get a little rest before the game that night. Then, my phone rang. “I just wanted to say thank you…”
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Just weeks after The Aspen Institute released “State of Play Camden,” a comprehensive report assessing the landscape of sport activities for youth, the Sixers Youth Foundation has announced a $50,000 grant to the Greater Philadelphia YMCA. The grant will support the YMCA’s “Soccer for Success,” a free after-school program that helps kids establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through caring coach-mentors and family engagement.
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Juan Hernangomez at odds with Timberwolves

Juancho Hernangomez and the Spanish Basketball Federation are at odds with the Minnesota Timberwolves after the NBA team blocked Hernangomez from playing in the Tokyo Olympics. Spanish officials are pointing the finger at Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas for what they called a last-minute decision after they believe medical personnel from Spain and Minnesota gave Hernangomez approval to play. The Timberwolves insist their doctors never cleared Hernangomez to resume playing after he suffered a dislocated shoulder earlier this month.
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Terre Haute is where Larry Bird began his legendary collegiate basketball career at Indiana State University, followed by his acclaimed professional career with the Boston Celtics in the NBA. It’s that history that attracted members of “The Official Fan Club of Larry Bird” to Terre Haute this weekend. Eighteen members of the club, limited to 250 members, toured the city, with a slated visited to French Lick on Saturday. Many in the club where in their mid-teens when they first watched televised games of Bird on the basketball court in the 1980s.