An oral history of the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2014. Late on the night of Feb. 11, 2000, Vince Carter lies awake in his Bay Area hotel. He is restless because his mind won’t stop. The next evening, in Oakland, he is to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend, an […]


Boston police face criticism for Black History Month tweet

BOSTON — Boston police are facing heavy criticism online for a now-deleted Twitter post for Black History Month that celebrated a white man. The original post on the department’s official Twitter account Sunday was in honor of former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach. The department tweeted that it was paying tribute to Auerbach for being […]


Kerr becomes fastest coach in American sports history to 250 wins

0:51 San Antonio took an early first-quarter lead, but there was no stopping Golden State with all five starters scoring in double digits. OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr became the fastest coach to accumulate 250 wins after his team defeated the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night. The Golden State Warriors head coach reached […]


Chung Hyeon: The Korean tennis star making history

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chung has won over his fair share of fans in South Korea With his white-rimmed glasses and his easy-going attitude, Chung Hyeon has become one of the most talked about players at the Australian Open. The 21-year-old has already made history as the first South Korean to reach a […]