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No place like home for Globetrotters' Franklin

Updated: Monday, March 17 2014, 06:14 PM CDT

Posted by: Jason Bristol

HERSHEY -- He plays more than 250 basketball games a year, but in some ways, this was his championship game.

Chris "Handles" Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters was on the court Friday night at GIANT Center in Hershey, doing what he does best -- entertaining and playing basketball.

Coming home is extra-special for the graduate of Susquehanna Township High School.

"I've been to 74 countries around the globe, but for me, the best thing and the best place for me is coming home," said Franklin. "This is my favorite city, right here."

Franklin hopes his never-ending trip around the world with a red, white and blue basketball will inspire others, as well.

"It's great for the youth around this area -- to let them know their dreams are attainable and they can be whatever they want to be."

No place like home for Globetrotters' Franklin


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Scores & Schedules

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AM Prep-Scores and Skeds

NFL

Saturday

No games scheduled

Sunday - Super Bowl

Carolina vs. Denver at Santa Clara, Calif., 6:45 p.m.

NBA

Saturday's Games

Portland 96, Houston 79

Indiana 112, Detroit 104

Charlotte 108, Washington 104

Cleveland 99, New Orleans 84

Philadelphia 103, Brooklyn 98

Minnesota 112, Chicago 105

Dallas 114, Memphis 110, OT

San Antonio 106, L.A. Lakers 102

Golden State 116, Oklahoma City 108

Utah 98, Phoenix 89

Sunday's Games

Sacramento at Boston, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Orlando, 1 p.m.

Denver at New York, 1 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Miami, 2 p.m.

TOP 25 MEN'S BASKETBALL

Saturday's Games

Kansas St. 80 ( 1) Oklahoma 69

Notre Dame 80 ( 2) North Carolina 76

( 3) Villanova 72 (11) Providence 60

( 4) Maryland 72 (18) Purdue 61

( 6) Xavier 90 Marquette 82

( 7) Kansas 75 TCU 56

(25) South Carolina 81 ( 8) Texas A&M 78

( 9) Virginia 64 Pittsburgh 50

(10) Michigan St. 89 Michigan 73

(13) Iowa St. 64 Oklahoma St. 59

(14) West Virginia 80 (15) Baylor 69

(19) Louisville 79 Boston College 47

(20) Kentucky 80 Florida 61

Illinois St. 58, (21) Wichita St. 53

Penn St. 68 (22) Indiana 63

(23) Arizona 77 Washington 72

(24) Dayton 98 George Mason 64

Sunday's Games

( 5) Iowa at Illinois, 1 p.m.

(12) SMU at South Florida, 2 p.m.

(16) Oregon vs. Utah, 4 p.m.

(17) Miami at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m.

NHL

Saturday's Games

Washington 3, New Jersey 2, SO

N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2, SO

Montreal 5, Edmonton 1

Detroit 5, N.Y. Islanders 1

Boston 2, Buffalo 1, OT

Ottawa 6, Toronto 1

Pittsburgh 3, Florida 2, OT

St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1

Nashville 6, San Jose 2

Chicago 5, Dallas 1

Winnipeg 4, Colorado 2

Calgary 4, Vancouver 1

Sunday's Games

Philadelphia at Washington, 12 p.m.

Carolina at Montreal, 2:30 p.m.

Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 2:30 p.m.

WOMEN'S TOP 25 BASKETBALL

Saturday's Games

( 1) UConn 92, East Carolina 46

( 4) Baylor 81, Kansas 49

( 6) Texas 65, Iowa St. 49

Temple 68, (19) South Florida 66

(20) Oklahoma 77, TCU 64

Sunday's Games

( 3) Notre Dame at (13) Louisville, 2 p.m.

( 8) Arizona State vs. Southern Cal, 4 p.m.

( 9) Oregon State at Washington State, 2 p.m.

(10) Florida State vs. Clemson, 2 p.m.

(11) Mississippi State vs. (21) Missouri, 3 p.m.

(12) Texas A&M vs. (23) Tennessee, 4 p.m.

(14) UCLA at Arizona, 3 p.m.

(16) Miami vs. Duke, 1 p.m.

(17) Michigan State at Iowa, 3 p.m.

(18) Kentucky vs. LSU, noon

(24) Washington vs. Oregon, 3 p.m.

(25) Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech, 2 p.m.

 
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