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Mill Rats Overcome Two Storms for Road Rally

February 11, 2016 - (Charlottetown, PEI): The Saint John Mill Rats overcame two 'Storms' in the course of one day as they rallied big time on the road for a 107-104 win over the Island Storm. The literal 'storm' was the snow that was dumped on Atlantic Canada, and which caused the Mill Rats bus to arrive an hour late to Eastlink Arena in Charlottetown. The bus had been stuck behind plows for much of the one lane leg of the drive to the Island. "We only had about 40 minutes to dress and warm up tonight, but hey this happened earlier this s... Full Story

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Lightning Tame River Lions

February 11, 2016 - (ST. CATHARINES, Ontario) -- Thursday night at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, the London Lightning beat the Niagara River Lions 114-102. London's record is now 15-4, the best in the NBLC. Seven Lightning players finished with double digits in points: Nick Okorie (17), Garrett Williamson (17), Ryan Anderson (16), Akeem Wright (16), Chad Posthumus (15), Warren Ward (11), and Stephen Maxwell (11). The Lightning trailed for much of the first half but regained their composure, outscoring the River Lions by 10 po... Full Story

Raptors 905's Scott Suggs Named NBA D-League All-Star Game Replacement

February 11, 2016 - TORONTO - Raptors 905 guard Scott Suggs will replace Erie's Keith Appling on the Eastern Conference team in the 2016 NBA Development League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The 10th annual NBA D-League All-Star Game airs live on NBA TV and NBA TV Canada at 2 p.m. ET. Suggs (6-6, 195, Washington) is averaging 16.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 34.6 minutes in 32 games for the 905 this season. Suggs joins teammate Ronald Roberts, Jr. as members of the hometown ... Full Story

Sparks Re-Sign Candace Parker

February 11, 2016 - Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker, executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Having Candace back in a Sparks uniform is very exciting for everyone, as she is one of the top basketball talents in the world," said Sparks head coach Brian Agler. "Candace was a huge impact on the Sparks turnaround in 2015. She works very hard at the game of basketball and is very influential within our tea... Full Story

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