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Scott Gleeson


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Recent articles by Scott:

In first public comments, Lonzo Ball calls trade to Pelicans 'good news'

As far as breakups go, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball is taking his abrupt ending with the Los Angeles Lakers in stride. → Read More

Shaquille O'Neal would build a franchise around No. 44 pick Bol Bol over Zion Williamson

O'Neal had an obvious bias, having seen Bol up close when the 7-foot-2 big man was playing alongside his son. → Read More

Biggest snubs and surprises of NBA draft: Wizards taking Hachimura at No. 9 a shocker

Some NBA draft picks had analysts perplexed about what teams were thinking. The Wizards taking Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura No. 9 was a big shock. → Read More

Six reasons Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans will be NBA's most exciting show

Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will attract plenty of NBA attention as the New Orleans Pelicans' rebuilding effort takes shape. → Read More

Four reasons No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson won't win Rookie of the Year

The New Orleans Pelicans have said they are building their team around Zion Williamson, but that comes with added pressure to perform. → Read More

Baker Mayfield blasts Texas and quarterback Sam Ehlinger by calling hype of Longhorns 'crap'

Baker Mayfield isn't having any of the hype for Texas and quarterback Sam Ehlinger. The Oklahoma alum called talk of the Longhorns revival 'crap.' → Read More

Track coach and ex-Olympian arrested amid report he molested 31 athletes over 44 years

Ex-Olympian Conrad Mainwaring was arrested on one felony count of sexual battery amid an ESPN report that more than 30 athletes were molested by him. → Read More

NBA draft: Ranking the five biggest busts as the No. 1 pick

From Anthony Bennett, who underachieved, to Greg Oden, who was saddled with multiple knee injuries, not every draft offers a winner with the top pick. → Read More

NBA draft: Ranking the five most prolific classes of all-time

Since 1947, some of the sport's greats have made their way into the NBA via the draft. But over time, some classes stand out more than others. → Read More

Warriors' Stephen Curry has struggled in closing 20 seconds during NBA playoffs

Golden State's two-time MVP has gone 0-for-8 on go-ahead shots with less than 20 seconds left in his NBA playoff career. That includes a Game 6 miss. → Read More

Wichita State basketball player Teddy Allen arrested on domestic violence charge

Wichita State basketball player Teddy Allen was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of domestic violence, theft and criminal damage to property. → Read More

UCLA coach Mick Cronin wants a national title — but doesn't care about the doubters

After a long tenure at Cincinnati, new UCLA Bruins coach Mick Cronin addresses expectations and how he deals with critics. → Read More

Why it's OK that the U.S. women ran up the score in 13-0 World Cup win against Thailand

The U.S. women's soccer team routed Thailand 13-0 in World Cup opener, prompting backlash against such a large win. → Read More

Charles Barkley thinks Warriors should shoulder all the blame for Kevin Durant's injury

Charles Barkley blames the Warriors for Kevin Durant's Achilles injury, and the team is at fault for letting criticism build during the NBA Finals. → Read More

Clemson's Dabo Swinney says he feels like 'Osama Bin Dabo' when he visits Alabama

Dabo Swinney is from Alabama and played for the Tide. But with his success at Clemson, Swinney said he is like 'Osama Bin Dabo' in his home state. → Read More

Kevin Durant's mother puts son's critics on blast with passionate message following injury

Wanda Durant, the mother of two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, posted a passionate message on Twitter early Tuesday calling out her son's critics. → Read More

Spurs' Dejounte Murray surprises brother with car for graduating high school in heartwarming moment

Spurs guard Dejounte Murray posted a Twitter video on Sunday of his brother Nate's reaction to receiving a purple Dodge Challenger for his graduation. → Read More

Warriors owner's wife says Beyonce fans made death threats over Game 3 moment in NBA Finals

Nicole Curran, wife of Warriors owner Joseph Lacob, says Beyonce fans have been making death threats after perceived drama in Game 3 of NBA Finals. → Read More

McDonald's loses millions in free french fries due to Raptors' success

McDonald's restaurants in Ontario, Canada have forked over more than two million free french fries as part of a giveaway tied to the Toronto Raptors. → Read More

Mike Krzyzewski to coach his grandson as a Duke walk-on in 2019-20

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will get the opportunity to welcome a family member to his team next season. Michael Savarino will be a preferred walk-on. → Read More