Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kenny Fong plays strong at 73

It’s remarkable even to see a 73-year-old man playing full-court basketball. It’s astounding to see one who starts for his team, hounds ball handlers, passes sharply and cuts hard through the middle to get a pass and go up for … Continue reading

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Sacramento Kings vs. Smith-ereens

Pity the Sacramento Kings – they’re getting hit from all sides as they stagger under the weight of a 10-33 record. Today’s lead headline in the Sacramento Bee sports section said: “Selfish play is wearing Landry down.” Yesterday’s top headline … Continue reading

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Murray leads the league

Mark Murray has numbers no one can match in the Capital Athletic Club’s Winter B League: he’s 65 years, 10 months old. That makes him the oldest player in the nine-team league and pits him against speedsters as young as … Continue reading

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Get your mind in the game

I had a lousy day on the court Saturday. I missed all 10 jump shots I took during two full-court games. Half of them were frustratingly close and rolled around the rim before spinning out. By contrast, I hit eight … Continue reading

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Educating ballplayers

“Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Jesus didn’t let hypocritical questioners trip him up, according to the Bible. When he was asked whether Jews should pay taxes to Rome, he … Continue reading

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