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Notes From a Native: What the Return of LeBron Means to Ohio

“It’s practical to hope.”<p>Those are the words of Studs Terkel, a good Midwesterner who understood as well as any American ever has the way people from …

Basketball

The Best Way to Understand Daryl Morey

The best way to understand Daryl Morey is think of Chris Paul at the end of playoff games. There’s nobody more relentless, and nobody more devious, …

Friday Talking Points -- First Marijuana TV Ad Created

We're back! Yes, we took last week off (for our nation's birthday), so it's been two weeks since we've taken a look at politics through our own special lens, which (as always) will feature heavy overuse of the editorial "we" (just because we enjoy it so much).<p>Plenty of stuff happened in the past …

Murderer turned stock picker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Every day, Curtis Carroll dons blue, state-issue jail garb. Every night, he sleeps in a cement cell. At 35, he has spent his entire adulthood behind …

Canadian places a risky bet on a legal change to online gambling

David Baazov has bought himself a pricey seat in a very high-stakes poker game.<p>After years of steadily building his technology and software company as a supplier to the gambling industry, the 33-year-old Canadian recently made a huge splash with the blockbuster $4.9-billion (U.S.) acquisition of …

LeBron James’s next big move—as a TV producer

LOS ANGELES—In announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, superstar basketball player LeBron James said, “I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.”<p>And he wasn’t just talking about his basketball career. Like NBA icons Michael Jordan and …

Carlos Slim Could Double His Stake In New York Times

The Mexican billionaire who bought a large stake in the New York Times could more than double his ownership by 2015, Reuters reported Friday.<p>Carlos Slim, chairman of America Movil, purchased shares of the media company in 2008 and raised it to a $250 million investment in 2009 in the midst of the …

Colts Pat McAfee, Coby Fleener honor Army veteran with surprise

Erich Orrick pulled into the driveway of his Indianapolis home after a trip to Chicago and there sitting in the yard were Indianapolis Colts players Pat McAfee and Coby Fleener.<p>"I thought 'Is this some kind of a joke?' " said the retired Army veteran, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. "Have …

Report: Knicks consider Bulls 'only real threat' for Carmelo Anthony

New York is reportedly confident about its chances to keep Carmelo Anthony.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft</b><p>The …

At least 5 teams meet LeBron's agent

The agent for LeBron James has met this week with officials from multiple teams interested in courting the four-time league MVP in free agency, …

Wade set to become free agent; Bosh deciding

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has made his choice. Chris Bosh is still mulling his.<p>Either way, free agency for the Miami Heat is shaping up as an absolute circus.<p>Wade told the Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years and nearly $42 million in his contract, and will become a free …

Rick Ross Cancels Detroit Performance Over Threat By Local Rapper

Rick Ross' performance in Detroit this weekend was abruptly canceled after an incident caused him to be "in fear of his life," according to concert organizers.<p>The Miami rapper was scheduled to headline the Summer Jamz concert at Chene Park Saturday. According to venue manager The Right Productions, …

Kanye West Talks Apple/Beats Deal, the Internet at Cannes: Watch

Last week at Cannes, Kanye West was part of an interview panel alongside Steve Stoute and Ben Horowitz where he talked about a number of subjects. He shared some thoughts on Apple's acquisition of Beats, talked about why Steve Jobs is his biggest influence, and called the world and internet "ugly". …

TV networks wrap upfront ad sales; NBCUniversal nabs $6 billion

NBCUniversalgrabbed a bigger slice of the TV advertising pie during this year's industry-wide upfront ad sales market.<p>The annual TV advertising sales auction appeared to be winding down on Tuesday with its share of losers and winners.<p>NBCUniversal reached the winner's circle. The<p>Comcast-owned media …

Darnell Dockett deletes tweet about divorce, not blaming O.J. Simpson

Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to speak his mind, and it usually takes place on Twitter. But on Saturday, the Cardinals player probably would've been …

Carmelo Anthony informs Knicks he plans to test free agency

Carmelo Anthony "loves being a Knick" but is headed for free agency because he wants to explore his options, his agent said.<p>Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his contract and had already informed the team he would do so. He will be able to negotiate with teams starting …