The Mad Ants, reigning D-League champions, will open their season without the player most closely identified with the franchise.
It was a Thursday on a surprisingly sunny day in Cleveland, but it could’ve easily been confused with a Sunday spiritual revival, a Saturday morning tailgate outside an SEC football stadium, or some Frankenstein combination of the two.
Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks keep saying all the right things.

Professional

  • Brees helps Saints get road win
    Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.
  • Hossa, Sharp lead Blackhawks in shootout
    Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators, reaching two milestones in the city in which he started his NHL career back in 1997.
  • Ron Howard not returning to Mad Ants
    Ron Howard, affectionately known as "Mr. Mad Ant," the NBA Development League's all-time leading scorer, wasn't signed by the team before the required deadline Wednesday.
Advertisement