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Serena reaches quarters with win

NEW YORK -- For eight intense, entertaining games, Sloane Stephens stayed right with Serena Williams.<p>For a 40-minute stretch in the fourth round of …

Diana Nyad finishes historic swim

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to …

Key West

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

Serena, Rafael Nadal win titles

ROME -- Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in dominating fashion Sunday, beating Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the Italian …

Jay-Z Hires Football Agent To Represent Players At Roc Nation Sports

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) lists Kimberly Ann Miale of Boston, Massachusetts as a certified Contract Advisor with Roc Nation Sports, a full-service sports management company founded by Shawn Carter (publicly known as “Jay-Z”). Miale, a graduate of the Suffolk …

Tiger Woods Is Back On Top Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

Tiger Woods had a dramatic fall from grace after his 2009 Thanksgiving car crash. He lost five sponsors, $50 million in annual income, his place atop the world golf rankings and his marriage. But with six victories over the last 12 months, Woods is back at No. 1 on the course and on Forbes’ annual …

Ten Reasons Why No One Hates The San Antonio Spurs

1. Non-Trash Talkers: There is no trash talking coming from the Spurs; No forecast of multiple championships; No media events staging the coming together of the Big 3, though they have at least two future Hall of Famers in Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, with a possible Mano Ginobili on the fringe of …

L.A. Dodgers 'Gettin Puiggy Wit It' As New Rookie Sensation Injects Energy Into 2013 Season

Will Smith will soon be earning more music royalties if this business at Chavez Ravine keeps up.<p>What we all know at this point in the season is that the Los Angeles Dodgers have invested millions of dollars on their roster over the last 18 months to little avail thus far.<p>What we don’t know is how …

Kevin Durant Switching To Jay-Z Is A Powerful Public Service Announcement

Follow @DarrenHeitner<p>The signing of New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano came with the announcement of his new sports agency and immediately made him a player in the world of baseball representation. Then came word that he was assisting New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz with his …

New England's Signing Of Tim Tebow Is Riskless For Patriots, Potentially Embarrassing For NY Jets

When it was announced by multiple sources on Monday that Tim Tebow would be signing a “low-money deal” with the New England Patriots just in time to join the team for Tuesday’s mandatory mini-camp, I instantly thought two things:<p>- A shrewd, risk-free move by the Patriots;<p>- Potential embarrassment …

Adidas Trademark Lawsuit Puts Derrick Rose On Defense

Derrick Rose may be a primary player in the trademark war between his own David and Goliath. The Chicago native may soon be asked to pick a side between his primary endorser and sporting-goods giant Adidas or a small Chicago-area Church. In early July, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will …

LeBron Should Net $7 Million In New Endorsements. Others Can Score Too (Or Not)

An epic NBA Final is now in the books, with LeBron James and the Miami Heat scoring a second straight title in a hard-fought seven-game series over the San Antonio Spurs. Now comes the follow-up bounty for some of the players and coaches. Who’s going to cash in with bigger profiles and new …

Miami Heat Prove You Can Be Both Profit-Maximizers And Win-Maximizers In Today's NBA

At the beginning of Chapter 3 of <i>The Economics of Sports</i> textbook by my fellow sports economists Mike Leeds and Peter von Allmen, they offer this humorous yet telling quote from former San Diego Chargers owner Gene Klein, who owned the team from 1966 through 1984:<p><i>When I bought the Chargers I</i> …

Jay-Z Signs Kevin Durant To Roc Nation Sports. Rival Agents, Are You Not Entertained?

Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports have an announcement to make. There are #NEWRULES in effect. That, and Roc Nation Sports, along with Creative Artists Agency, have signed three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant.<p>The announcement was officially made on the Roc Nation website with an oversized image featuring …

Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or a money pit?

It has been two years since Google first introduced its “Wallet” service, offering its users an easy way to store credit/debit card information, as well as make purchases both offline and in-stores via their phones. In that time, the company has invested over $300 million just in acquiring digital …

FinTech

iOS 7 borrows heavily from its competition, but should we care?

If you were online at all yesterday, you probably heard at least a little bit about Apple’s latest iOS 7. The new UI is completely redesigned and transforms the aging platform into something modern and fresh. At the same time, it also looks very familiar.<p>Some of this is because at it’s heart it is …

Apps

Verizon Casio Commando 4G LTE press image apparently leaked

A new rugged Android-powered handset is heading to Verizon soon, according to an apparently leaked press image of the smartphone.<p>The picture below, provided by the well-known <i>@evleaks</i>, who has been the source of plenty of similar leaks in the past, shows the Casio Commando 4G LTE (also known as the …

4G LTE

Mirror-less Galaxy Camera 2 to be unveiled at Samsung's June 20 event

We’ve seen one or two rumors pop up surrounding Samsung’s follow-up to its point-and-shoot Galaxy Camera, but now there’s some official news from Samsung; CEO Shin Jong-Kyun has stated that the company will be unveiling its mirror-less Galaxy Camera 2 at the Premiere 2013 event in London on June …

Phones

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 update pulled due to connectivity issues

The latest update for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3, which became available a couple of weeks ago, has been pulled until further notice.<p>The update was pushed two weeks ago to bring Android 4.1.2 to the Galaxy S3, along with multi-window support, Multi-Screen, S Beam’s Auto Share Shot, as well as bug …

Samsung Galaxy

What's left for Samsung to announce at Premiere 2013?

On June 20th, Samsung will host its “Premiere 2013” event in London, where it is expected to reveal new Galaxy and ATIV devices. This is certainly exciting news, save for one problem, Samsung doesn’t seem to have much left to announce on the Android front.<p>When we first caught wind of the event, it …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom features shown off in lifestyle video

The new Galaxy S4 Zoom is showcased in a recent “lifestyle video ” that Samsung posted online.<p>Samsung has been using videos a lot in promotional campaigns for recent devices, whether they were videos showing how to use features, TV ads or even music videos. The recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4 …

Phones

The Galaxy S4 Family: what you need to know

What started off as a single flagship device has quickly expanded into one happy family full of Galaxy S4 branded devices.<p>Now there there are five different members to the S4 family, how do you know which one is right for you? In the end, it all comes down to the features you want or need. Some …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in leaked press images

Just yesterday, Samsung confirmed they will reveal a new Samsung Galaxy Camera at their upcoming Premiere 2013 event in London. So for photography buffs, should you be excited? Let’s just say that if you were even slightly impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Camera, you’re going to be blown away by …

Phones

Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage

The problem with cloud based computing is you need a good data connection to the Internet. Broadband services at home (including those lucky enough to have Google Fiber) are great and in the most part offer unlimited bandwidth. But on mobile it is different. Data plans are often capped or the …

Google Play

Google+ gets updated, notifications now sync across devices

Google+ has been updated with a host of useful features, including syncing of notifications across devices and improvements to the Android app.<p>According to a post shared on Google+ by Vic Gundotra, SVP of Engineering at Google, Google+ is now syncing notifications across your devices, thus solving …

Apps

The Boston Globe went all in on Tebow while the Boston Herald buried it at the bottom. 

The <i>Boston Globe</i> went all in on Tebow while the <i>Boston Herald</i> buried it at the bottom.

Kidd wants Lawrence Frank on staff

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has offered Lawrence Frank the opportunity to be an assistant coach on his staff.<p>"The invitation is out there, so it's …

New Jersey

CP3, Dwight Howard teammates?

Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have been in consistent contact recently about the possibility of becoming teammates next season, according to league …

NBA

Dodgers, MLB reach settlement on $8.5 billion TV deal, per report

The league and the newly rich Dodgers have come to terms on the details of Los Angeles' new television deal.<p>The Dodgers and MLB reached a settlement on the exact terms of their $8.5 billion TV deal Thursday, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times.<p>The two sides could not comment on the ongoing …