Academics studied international rugby referees and found evidence of national bias. Javier Espinoza of The Wall Street Journal: "In the Super 14 rugby union competition, for example, the study found that the home team would win only in 38% of the cases when the referee is from the nationality of the opposition, while it would win in 91% of the cases when the referee was from their own nationality."
There's something really messed up about sports journalism if somebody as hardworking, smart and classy as Ross Siler can't carve out a career for himself. Holy cow is that guy a pro. I'm honored that he wrote for TrueHoop for a little while last summer, and more honored to know him. I wish him the best of luck in his new chosen career as ... a judge on one of those daytime afternoon court shows.
Mike Krzyzewski does not see LeBron James' move to Miami as a sign James is unwilling to lead.
Losing Chris Paul in 2012 may not be the worst-case scenario for the Hornets.
Like every year, but even more: One of the Lakers' biggest concerns next season will be health.
Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm just read John Feinstein's semi-classic "The Punch" about when Kermit Washington leveled Rudy Tomjanovich: "It’s a sad book. You feel bad for everyone. The players that were there that night sound haunted by the events, especially Calvin Murphy, one of Tomjanovich’s best friends. The book ends, in ironic fashion, talking about how both players can’t stand how often it’s brought up. I feel guilty for even writing this review."
John Salley on vinegar vs. STDs, or whatever it is you might get from kissing a coked up stripper on the mouth.
On players making decisions together: Lou Williams tells FreeDarko that Williams, Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles, Andrew Bynum and Gerald Green all decided together to declare for the draft.
The Pacers have stood by Mike Dunleavy Jr. for a long time, but word is that's changing.
What position should Kirk Hinrich play? A numbers-based analyis.
New owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber have been discussing how they'll run the Warriors.
Wow. How did I only now learn that Mike James and his family had a visit from the Super Nanny? Suddenly I'm keenly aware that I'd never want to have my parenting dissected on television.