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UCLA to honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Presidential Medal of Freedom

Still the leading scorer in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was given another piece of hardware to hang in his trophy case in November. President Barack Obama awarded him with he Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that can be given to a civilian. 196 more words

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Thank You For Being Late—Buyer Beware

Excellent take down of Thomas Friedman’s newest NY Times best seller by Justin Peters of Slate.

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“Thank You for Being Late was put to bed well before the presidential election, and throughout the text Friedman makes occasional dismissive references to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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UCLA Beats Colorado, 104-89, Alford Career High 37

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Bryce Alford scored a career-high 37 points, hitting nine of UCLA’s school-record 19 3-pointers, and the fourth-ranked Bruins beat Colorado 104-89 on Thursday night. 319 more words

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College basketball rankings: Butler falls, UCLA remains #2

by Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS   

Iowa State’s 78-64 loss at Iowa last month was weird. I think even Steve Prohm would acknowledge that. But it was a road game against a rival, and sometimes weird things happen under those circumstances. 105 more words

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Ball Scores 21 Points As UCLA Beats Stanford

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball scored 21 points and No. 4 UCLA led all the way in beating Stanford 89-75 on Sunday night.

Bryce Alford added 17 points and TJ Leaf had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bruins (16-1, 3-1 Pac-12), who improved to 10-0 at Pauley Pavilion. 319 more words

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No. 4 UCLA Too Much For Cal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryce Alford scored 16 of his 24 points in a dominant first half, TJ Leaf had a double-double, and No. 4 UCLA defeated California 81-71 on Thursday night. 347 more words

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UCLA's T.J. Leaf throws down ferocious poster slam all over 7-foot Cal center

UCLA freshman T.J. Leaf destroyed Cal center Kingsley Okoroh with this ridiculous slam dunk on Thursday night. Okoroh put up a good fight — he got his hand in Leaf’s face and everything — but it wasn’t anywhere close to enough. 110 more words

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