Stern ends 30-year stint as NBA Commissioner; deputy Silver takes over post

(Reuters) — A new era began for the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Saturday when David Stern’s 30-year run as commissioner ended with his deputy, Adam Silver, taking over the helm. Stern had stated in October 2012 his intention to retire after exactly 30 years in charge and the league’s owners unanimously approved Silver as his successor. The handover was officially confirmed by the NBA on its Twitter account on Saturday with a picture of Silver, holding a basketball, […]

Broncos and Seahawks finish off Super Bowl preparations

(Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos put the finishing touches to their preparations for this weekend’s 48th Super Bowl by completing their final practice sessions on Friday. The NFC Champion Seahawks trained for just over an hour inside the New York Giants practice facility near MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where Sunday’s game will be played. “And now, we wait” Seattle coach Pete Carroll told reporters. “We had a great day today. […]