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LA Clippers edge ahead in playoffs

Los Angeles Clippers had an emotion-charged 113-103 win over Golden State just hours after team owner Donald Sterling was banned for life by the NBA for racial remarks he made in a recorded conversation.<p>The Clippers showed admirable composure to put aside the Sterling controversy and beat Golden …

May 3 Will Be 1st Time in NBA History 3 Game 7s Will Be on Same Day

Link to Media<p>What do the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors as well as the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks have in common?<p>After knotting each of their first-round series at three games apiece on Thursday, all six teams will be competing in a …

Basketball

2014 NBA playoff schedule: Blazers, Raptors and Spurs look to advance to 2nd round

Toronto and Portland will try to win their first playoff series in more than a decade, while the Spurs travel to Dallas to tackle the Mavericks.<p>Three games highlight the NBA's Friday night in the playoffs, with three teams looking to advance to the second round. Let's check out the action.<p>Toronto …

Saturday will be unlike any day in NBA history

<b>Today’s big winner: NBA elimination Saturday</b> <br>Tomorrow is going to be a day unlike any other in NBA history.<p>The league has never had three Game 7s in one day, but will get that on Saturday, with a trio of brutal first-round series culminating in Indianapolis, Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.<p>After the …

The 3 Most Awe-Inspiring Hikes in Maui

Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise. The birthplace of surfing, home of shaved ice, ukuleles and the famous hula -- these are just some of the touchstones you'll experience in everyday life on the islands.<p>Maui in particular is well-known for its breathtaking beaches, luminous coral reefs and …

Wearables Replace Room Keys and Credit Cards at Two Ibiza Hotels

Two Ibiza hotels are rolling out wearable technology that will allow guests to leave their room keys and credit cards in their luggage while enjoying …

Virgin Atlantic Cuts Full-Year Loss in Half as Result of Delta Alliance

U.K. billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. cut its full-year loss in half as the carrier filled more premium economy seats and …

Eatocracy - CNN

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

Spirituality

Google’s fiber effect: Fuel for a broadband explosion

The mere promise of Google Fiber seems to be enough to send rivals scrambling to deliver ultrafast Internet service at a reasonable price. Just look at Austin, Texas.<p>"When you say to a community, 'Who wants fiber and a chance to have the most advanced network in the country and possibly the world?' …

Telecoms

Samsung says Apple will be “dancing in the streets of Cupertino” if awarded even $100M

During closing arguments in the second Apple vs Samsung patent trial, Samsung’s lawyers repeated its claims that it doesn’t “owe Apple a nickel,” and suggested that “they’ll be dancing in the streets of Cupertino if you give them $100 million” of the $2.2B Apple is claiming.<p>Samsung is attempting a …

Late June set to be best time to get yourself a OnePlus One

Now that the OnePlus One has been revealed in all its glory, the next question people are asking is, “when can I get one?” OnePlus’ original production plan penciled the international availability of the OnePlus One for Q2 2014. Now Q2 is a three month period and could mean April, May or June. …

Mobile Technology

Airstrike on Syrian school kills 19, activists say

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian fighter jet struck a school with a missile in the northern city of Aleppo Wednesday as teachers and students were preparing an …

Australia Rebuffs Possibility Of Flight 370 Wreckage In Bay Of Bengal

Australian officials are dismissing reports by a marine exploration company that wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet might have been located in the Bay of Bengal, thousands of miles north of the search area where the plane is presumed to have gone down.<p>GeoResonance, a private firm based …

Iraqis vote amid worst violence in years

With a backdrop of rapidly growing violence, Iraqis voted Wednesday in their first nationwide polls since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces.<p>More than 12 million Iraqis braved potential threats and went to the polls, for a voter turnout of 60%, Iraq's election commission said.<p>Prime Minister Nuri …

Masked gunmen tighten grip on eastern Ukraine | Reuters

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Masked gunmen in military fatigues took control of a government building in another Ukrainian town on Wednesday, as pro-Russian separatists tightened their grip on a swathe of the country’s industrial east largely unopposed by police.<p>Pro-Russian armed men stand at the …

Xavier Su'a-Filo 2014 NFL Draft scouting report

Is Su'a-Filo the next athletic guard to get drafted in the top 15 of the NFL Draft?<p>UCLA didn't have much of a choice when it came to Xavier Su'a-Filo in 2013. The Bruins' offensive linemen were dropping like flies, and protecting quarterback Brett Hundley was becoming more of a challenge by the …