Thousands of athletes prepare for Special Olympics this week

LOS ANGELES (AP) The first Special Olympics World Games drew about a thousand U.S. and Canadian competitors to Chicago for an event designed to celebrate athletes with intellectual disabilities. ''It was probably a little on the small side,'' Olympic icon Rafer Johnson, who welcomed those competitors in 1968, recalled recently with a chuckle, ''but it had an unbelievable amount...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Embiid rebroke same bone in his foot

Joel Embiid has yet to appear in an NBA game since he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers last year, and you have to wonder if he ever will. Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-2016 season after suffering a setback in his surgically-repaired foot. Embiid missed all of his rookie season after surgery...Read More
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8 days ago  |  Discuss


Seated and DefeatedSo the other foot dropped today, with Sixers 2014 first round draft pick Joel Embiid getting shut down for another year with another injury to the foot, and there are several reactions in the world.1) It's a darn shame, because Embiid could be a special talent, and this is just going down a la Sam Bowie, Greg Oden, Yao Ming and every other 7-footer who could not...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft most watched ever for ESPN

This year’s NBA Draft really didn’t have the national hype and anticipation of other big drafts in recent years.  There was no surefire franchise like LeBron James, no global icon like Yao Ming, and no real drama or uncertainty with the top selection.  With so many freshman and international players going in the Top 10, there weren’t many deep allegiances to the players...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft15: The Impact of Embiid News

Over the weekend Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports rocked Philadunkia nation and set Twitter on fire with the news that League sources had informed him that Joe Embiid had “suffered a setback in the healing process of his right foot”.  Needles to say Woj’s report casue a great deal of concern among the 76ers’ fan base. Woj’s breaking news even forced the 76ers to issue...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics bring in six for workout, including "Yao Ming of India"

The Celtics brought in six players to work out on Thursday: David Kravish (California), Cliff Alexander (Kansas), Maxie Esho (UMass), Chasson Randle (Stanford), George de Paula (Brazil). But, the final prospect towered above the rest. That man-child? Satnam Singh from India by way of IMG Academy in Florida.The 19-year-old Singh checks in at a sturdy 7'2" and 290 pounds and is considered...
Via Celtics Life
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

This Woody Paige Before and After is a little creepy

Do you realize that Woody Paige has spent the last 12 years as a panelist on Around the Horn?  12 years!!!  Apparently Woody Paige is still alive and still a regular panelist on Around the Horn.  When Around the Horn debuted, Yao Ming was the #1 pick in the NBA Draft.  To put that in perspective, David Diehl was drafted by the Giants, won two Super Bowls, retired, and joined...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Yao Ming backs Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid

BEIJING (AP) Former NBA player Yao Ming, among leading Chinese sports figures to back Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, says the city's infrastructure and experience hosting the 2008 Summer Games makes it a prime candidate. ''Beijing 2022 would bring it all to a new level, and make more people understand sport and be involved,'' Yao said in a news release issued by the...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA in expanded digital partnership with China's Tencent

BEIJING (AP) The National Basketball Association is forming its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangements with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., the league said Friday. The new five-year arrangement will deliver an expanded number of live games, original programming and highlights beginning July 1 through Tencent's range of personal...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors To Wear Chinese New Year Uniforms

The NBA would love to see their game expand more in other countries. The Golden State Warriors are going to help with that cause as the team will wear special Chinese New Year uniforms on Feb. 20 in a game that will be broadcast on closed-circuit television in China. Here is a look at the jerseys via the Warriors’ Twitter feed. The team will wear the jerseys for that game and...
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets Unveil Chinese Lunar New Year Uniforms

The Houston Rockets will wear specially designed Lunar New Year uniforms to celebrate the Chinese New Year with its largest international fan base. The team will wear the uniforms on three occasions. “The Lunar New Year uniforms represent a great opportunity to honor our incredibly loyal and passionate fans throughout China,” said Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander. ...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Airplane Finds Water Hazard In Emergency Landing

For some reason, landing airplanes on golf courses has become a popular thing to do. Back in June, a pilot turned Torrey Pines into a runway, successfully making an emergency landing in the fairway. Just a week later, another pilot landed his plane on the course at the Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club.  On Monday, we had a third occurrence, however this one wasn’t as successful...
Via Back9Network
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wonder no more what John Daly golfing with Yao Ming in China would look like

I look like a Mini Me?! @YaoMing #MissionHills #China #thisguyisbig #andimnosmallguy
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

This John Daly And Yao Ming Golfing Photo Is A Gift From The Internet Gods

This John Daly and Yao Ming golfing photo is a gift for the Internet to have and to hold.
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Speed Golf: Parolee Tries To Evade Police In Stolen Golf Cart

There are more effective ways to avoid the law but that didn’t matter to Cory Pearson who allegedly stole a golf cart and led California Highway Patrol on a low-speed chase. Pearson, a parolee allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine, stole the cart and hit the open road — California’s 101 freeway, to be exact. According to a CHP release, Pearson slammed into a parked...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jessica Alba Had A ‘Rad’ Time Golfing With John Daly & Yao Ming

Actress Jessica Alba played a round of golf in China with John Daly, and she thought it was rad. (Can’t say that’s a sentence I ever thought I’d write.) The two stars were part of the star-studded Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am, which also included Yao Ming, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and more. It’s safe to say Alba enjoyed herself: ...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rickie Rules Halloween, GoPro vs. 9-Iron & More

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Rickie Fowler Is This Year’s Hottest Halloween Costume I remember back when I was a kid that being a ninja for Halloween was as cool as it got. In fact, it was so cool, that I was a ninja on Halloween for approximately five straight...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming Is Taking Funny Pictures With Golfers Again

It was about this time last year when Yao Ming, the 7-foot-6 retired NBA star, began popping up on the Twitter feeds of some of our favorite golfers. Keegan Bradley is a relatively tall man, but he looked like dwarf standing next to Yao. And if Bradley looked short, you can imagine how tiny Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell appeared. Well, wouldn’t you know, Yao is...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Is What Yao Ming Looks Like Wearing Capris

This is Yao Ming. Wearing capris. With Mcihael Beasley and Delonte West. In China. Soak that in for a minute.
Via Gamedayr
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley, Delonte West Take On China, Bro Down With Yao Ming

Yao Ming bros down with Michael Beasley and Delonte West in China.
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Start your day off with this picture of Michael Beasley, Delonte West, and Yao Ming straight chillin

With SO much in common, it's hard to even guess what these guys were talking about. But if I were to guess, it's this; 'how does Yao Ming keep his dress-game so casual when he's 7 foot 6.' Also, 'Are those actually capris or did Yao Ming just buy pants that were intended for a fat guy?'
Via Celtics Life
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ career in one terrific statistic

Derrick Rose is striving to put his name in the record books alongside a Cleveland Cavalier—one not named LeBron James. In a recent cover story penned by ESPN The Magazine’s Wright Thompson, Rose, coming back from knee issues that plagued each of the last two seasons, is looking to do something only one other man has done, and that man has his No. 11 jersey hanging in the rafters...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming in attendance as Nets edge Kings in Shanghai exhibition

  Mirza Teletovic sank a 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 97-95 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in the first of two NBA exhibition games to be played in China this year. The Kings had a chance to tie the score with 20 seconds remaining, but Sergey Karasev blocked a jumper by Ben McLemore beneath the rim as time expired...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal looks short next to Yao Ming

We all know that Shaquille O’Neal is one of the largest human beings in the world. He’s a true behemoth. At 7’1″, Shaq is definitely larger than life. But next to Yao Ming, even Shaq looks like a little man. Check out these pictures of Shaq and Yao next to each other from Shaq’s Instagram account: Loading Chillin wit YAO MING IN SHANGHAI View on Instagram...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaq Is The Smallest Human Being In These Pictures

Shaquille O'Neal standing next to Yao Ming and Sim Bhullar looks small.
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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