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The Power in Kendrick Lamar's Complexity

To Pimp a Butterfly is challenging, but that's because it reflects a challenging world.<p>Six songs into his new album, Kendrick Lamar locks himself in a hotel room and faces a brutal assault from his own conscience. His voice shredded like that of a man dying in the desert, with horns in the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Man who shoveled snow from Boston Marathon finish line identified

A mystery man who shoveled the Boston Marathon finish line during the blizzard, becoming a symbol of the city’s spirit, was identified Wednesday as a bartender working down the street from the area where two pressure-cooker bombs shattered a spring day almost two years ago, killing three people and …

Mobility may be hindering development of Kaepernick, Griffin III

The 49ers’ timing-based West Coast offense under Bill Walsh has often been likened to a symphony, but it routinely hit discordant notes when Steve Young first became the quarterback.<p>The problem? Ten players would work in concert while their ultra-athletic conductor scrambled wildly off script. …

NFL

Michael Jackson: Intimate Photos From the King of Pop’s Teenage Years

Piano Boy<p>"This is Michael in his family's music room," says Britt. "It was in one of the sheds around their estate in Los Angeles. There were drums, …

Michael Jackson

NBA Playoffs: Paul Pierce By The Numbers

Paul Pierce joined the Brooklyn Nets in July in nine-player trade after 15 years with the Boston Celtics where he ranks second on the all-time scoring list for the storied franchise. The trade, which also brought 15-time All-Star Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn, immediately elevated the Nets to …

Bucs' Nicks expects to be ready for training camp

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Carl Nicks is eager to get back on the field for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.<p>The two-time Pro Bowl guard entering the third year of a big contract missed most of the past two seasons because of injuries and the recurrence of the MRSA infection in his left foot that limited him to …

Auburn Running Back Corey Grant Unofficially Runs 40-Yard Dash in 4.18 Seconds

In case you missed him, Auburn running back Corey Grant is fast.<p>In the video above, Grant runs the 40-yard dash in under 4.2 seconds—unofficially, he was clocked at 4.18 seconds. That's getting it done.<p>Grant tweeted about his speed:<p>It's not an official time, but running anywhere near 4.2 seconds is …