April 4, 2011 |
One of the key ingredients who enabled the 76ers to clinch a playoff spot this season might not be around for quite a while. Sub guard Lou Williams, a strong candidate for Sixth Man of the Year honors along with teammate Thaddeus Young, strained his right hamstring during Saturday night's overtime loss in Milwaukee. An MRI was taken yesterday and the team announced that Williams will be out for the foreseeable future. That is particularly concerning because the Sixers (40-37)
September 6, 2001 |
A rumored sexual relationship between former Detroit Shock coach Nancy Lieberman and her starting point guard, Anna DeForge, is prominently featured in a story in the Sports Illustrated that reaches newsstands today, the Detroit Free Press reported today. The story examines sexual relationships between coaches and athletes. The Free Press reported that the Lieberman-DeForge relationship has been the subject of rumors in the WNBA for more than a year. Lieberman, who left as coach after the 2000 season, and DeForge, who is no longer with the team, deny it. Players told the magazine that Lieberman and DeForge were constantly together, that they were seen exchanging hotel room keys on the road and that Lieberman's car was spotted outside DeForge's apartment one night.
January 31, 1997 |
The WNBA tapped two vintage names in women's basketball yesterday when it signed Nancy Lieberman-Cline and Lynette Woodard for the league, which begins competition June 21. Lieberman-Cline, 38, who announces games on ESPN, starred at Old Dominion in the late 1970s and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last May. In 1976, as a high school student, she was on the first U.S. women's Olympic basketball team. She later played in the men's United States Basketball League. Woodard, 37, a stockbroker on Wall Street, starred at Kansas in the early 1980s, was on two Olympic teams and was the first female member of the touring Harlem Globetrotters.
February 6, 1996 |
George Gervin and David Thompson finally put their fierce scoring rivalry to rest yesterday. They were elected - together - to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The others chosen were Gail Goodrich, Nancy Lieberman-Cline, George Yardley, and the late Kresimir Cosic of Croatia. The controversial Jerry Tarkanian, who owns the best winning percentage among college coaches, was passed over. The competition between Gervin and Thompson reached its height on April 9, 1978, as each was aiming to win the NBA scoring title with one game left in the season.
May 30, 1992 |
Nancy Lieberman-Cline has crinkly wrinkles around her eyes and a habit of catching her breath by taking big gulps of air while bending over at the waist. She is 33 years old and running up and down a basketball court, at high altitude, with kids, babies really, some 19-year-olds who were only toddlers when Nancy Lieberman last played basketball in the Olympics, in 1976. Lieberman's hair is streaked with blond highlights to help cover up the gray. She took a cortisone shot in her shooting elbow on Monday, and now she is anticipating a shot from some precocious, tireless youngster who is likely to say, "I heard you were in the Olympics in 1976.
June 27, 1989 |
In the late 1970s, you couldn't talk women's basketball without mentioning Old Dominion superstar Nancy Lieberman. In 1976, the native of Queens, N.Y., was the only high school player on the first U.S. Olympic women's team, which won a silver medal as the sport debuted at the Montreal games. And by the time her collegiate career concluded in 1980, she had helped her team earn two consecutive national titles and had been awarded two straight Margaret Wade trophies as the college player of the year.
September 5, 1988 |
Yesterday's U.S. Open action was rained out, and Martina Navratilova could be found entertaining herself by playing Scrabble with Nancy Lieberman. After a four-year break, Lieberman, who made a name for herself playing college and professional basketball, is back and part of "Team Navratilova," the ever-changing entourage that helps to counsel and condition the No. 2 seed. Lieberman, who recently was married to United States Basketball League player Tim Cline, worked with Navratilova from 1981 through 1984.
March 15, 1988 |
JIMMY'S SIN HASN'T HURT SALES Jimmy Swaggart's confession of sin apparently hasn't hurt sales of his recordings, according to a report from Billboard magazine. Various distributors indicate that orders for Swaggart's 26 titles, on the Jim Records line, haven't fallen off. "The way he has been handling the whole situation, it may not be as bad as it could have been," said Laura Lee of Benson Co., which distributes the music-and-sermon discs in Nashville. "It's possible that there will be a delayed reaction," said Joe Blalock, of the Spring Arbor distributors in Ann Arbor, Mich.
November 17, 1987 |
The Chicago Bulls yesterday placed forward Gene Banks on waivers. Banks, a seven-year NBA veteran, had been on the club's suspended list after he ruptured his left Achilles' tendon in June while playing in the Baker League All-Star game - an unsanctioned game - at McGonigle Hall. "The organization feels it is best for Gene to have the total freedom to be a free agent and make his own deal with any other club in the league should he clear waivers upon his return to the court," said Jerry Krause, Bulls vice president.
November 16, 1987 |
Kareen Lackie fired a 25-yard shot past West Chester goalie Shelley Stevens with 38 seconds to play yesterday to give Maryland a 2-1 victory in the NCAA Division I regional field hockey championship at West Chester. Maryland, ranked No. 2 in the nation and now 16-4-1 on the year, advances to next weekend's field hockey final four against the winner of yesterday's Iowa-Northwestern game. West Chester got the game's first goal when Tracey Griesbaum scored 5 minutes, 40 seconds into game.