NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens held back tears throughout an emotional pregame press conference on the same day his former Butler player, Andrew Smith, passed away at age 25 after a long battle with cancer. Smith was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in January, 2014. Stevens skipped a game last week to visit his former player in the hospital after the big man's health took a turn for the worse.
If the Cleveland Cavaliers have a target date for Isaiah Thomas' return to the court, they weren't sharing it Thursday afternoon when the All-NBA guard was introduced alongside Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic as the newest members of the defending Eastern Conference champions. Cleveland reporters asked enough questions about Thomas' injured hip that general manager Koby Altman grew frustrated, at one point trying to shut down the queries.
Boston Celtics wing Jayson Tatum jumped Markelle Fultz in Bovada's latest NBA Rookie of the Year odds Tuesday afternoon. My take: Even if Tatum's one of the four best rookies, he will have more competition to get on the court than anyone else taken in the lottery -- and, on top of that, he'll need to share touches with stars like Isaiah Thomas, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".