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American Sniper feeds America's hero complex, and it isn't the truth about war

Like most people, I could only imagine what war was like before I got there myself. At one point, I was outside of the less than 1% of Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, where a minuscule fraction of that population would see ground or aerial combat. The average person has likely never …

76ers open to Jeremy Lin trade

The Philadelphia 76ers have expressed a willingness to trade for Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin depending on what sort of assets Houston is willing …

Change it up: How new NFL coaches are shaping their team's environment

From the smooth, almost laid-back approaches of Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell to the fiery passion of Mike Zimmer, new NFL coaches are reshaping the environments of their teams.<p>Some have much bigger chores than others.<p>Bringing in a new coaching staff usually means the previous one did too much …

5 Dark Horse Candidates to Make Dallas Cowboys’ Final 53-Man Roster

The Dallas Cowboys signed and drafted so many rookies and have altered the composition of their team in such a way that you almost have to expect multiple surprises when it comes to their final 53-man roster. When you look at the roster and start to add up the number of players who are sure bets to …

Football (U.S.)

Bellicose North Korea lightens up with promise of cheerleaders

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it will send cheerleaders along with its athletes to the Asian Games in the South as a gesture of peace after weeks of firing rockets and fiery rhetoric.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) stands next to his wife Ri Sol Ju as they attend the 2014 Combat …

Rousey continues reign of destruction, but now what?

Ask Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White who could possibly beat undefeated women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, and the answer is a perplexing mix of anybody and nobody.<p>"This is a chick that could leave this building, walk down the Las Vegas Strip and wreck every guy on the …

Bouchard, Raonic achieve all-time career high tennis rankings

Milos Raonic rose three spots to No. 6 the ATP men's tennis rankings, while fellow Canadian Eugenie Bouchard also reached a career high as she moved up six spots to No. 7 on the women's WTA list.<p>Wimbledon doubles champion Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver also made a big jump, surging from No. 94 to No. …

Quotables: Jim Kelly inspires the Bills; Chris Johnson backs Johnny Manziel

Although stricken with jaw cancer, Jim Kelly continues to care about his former team and he shows it with inspiration and leadership.<p>"Get back to the playoffs."<p><i>-Jim Kelly, speaking to current Bills players</i><p>When Jim Kelly quarterbacked the Buffalo Bills, they enjoyed an unmatched run of four …

Ric Bucher on Jason Kidd's Alter Ego

Link to Media<p>Jason Kidd stunned the NBA with a bizarre power play with the Brooklyn Nets that led to his quick departure for the Milwaukee Bucks.<p>What is going on with Kidd's seemingly split personality as a head coach?<p>Ric Bucher gives his take in the video above.

NBA

Cavaliers take down Dan Gilbert's scathing letter

Page that showed Gilbert's brutal takedown of former Cavalier after The Decision removed from team website.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Updating Free</b> …

Internet

Asafa Powell to plead his doping case to international arbitrators

Seeking to have his doping ban reduced, Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell was scheduled to have his day in court with international arbitrators on Monday.<p>Powell has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to reduce his penalty from 18 months to three months.<p>"This ruling is not only unfair, it is …

Asafa Powell

Mark Cavendish crashes out of Tour de France 2014

Tour de France sprint finish in Harrogate, won by Marcel Kittel, is marred by a crash which ends Mark Cavendish's participation in this year's race<p>Mark Cavendish admitted he was devastated after being forced to pull out of the <b>Tour de France with a dislocated collarbone as the peloton's punchers aim</b> …

Nets coach Hollins says year away offers new perspective | Reuters

(Reuters) - Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins believes his year away from the bench will help him during the 2014-15 National Basketball Association season.<p>Lionel Hollins during the fourth quarter in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series in Memphis, Tennessee May …

Dude Who Fell Asleep During Yankees Game Suing MLB, ESPN For $10 Million

A disgruntled Yankees fan who was caught sleeping through a recent game against the Boston Red Sox is suing after two announcers poked fun at his slumber on camera.<p>The New York Post reports Andrew Robert Rector filed a $10 million lawsuit against Major League Baseball, ESPN, and announcers Dan …

Bulls still alive in quest for Melo

Monday at least featured some NBA free-agent movement. It just didn’t come, at least publicly, from Carmelo Anthony.<p>And that’s fine with the Bulls, who are working under a very simple premise: Until they are told no, they believe the personal and professional connection they feel they made with …

Rockets offer Chris Bosh 4-year maximum contract, according to report

Will Chris Bosh leave Miami for a big offer from the Rockets?<p>The Houston Rockets have offered Chris Bosh a four-year maximum contract, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Bosh is currently weighing the offer while waiting on LeBron James and Pat Riley to offer some clarity into the Miami Heat's …

PJ Hairston Involved in Altercation with High School Basketball Player

<b>Updates from Monday, July 7</b><p>The Hornets released a statement on P.J. Hairston on the team's official website:<p>The organization is aware of an incident this afternoon involving P.J. Hairston. We are in the process of gathering additional information and will have no further comment at this time.<p>ABC 11 …

Basketball

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Google just made its cloud storage more affordable (and confusing)<p>Google just slashed the prices off of Drive's paid cloud storage plans. In the process, it also introduced a new storage product that just makes the whole shindig more confusing. Say hello to Google One. Up until …

Woman Who Said Obamacare Was Unaffordable Is Saving Over $1,200 a Year on it

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Remember Julie Boonstra, the cancer patient who claimed in a Koch Brothers-funded ad that Obamacare …

Quarter of payday lenders may quit under tougher rules

<b>One quarter of payday lenders may pull out of the market under pressure from new regulations.</b><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to investigate the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay loans.<p>It has said the review will be one of its first actions when it takes over regulation of the …

Finance

Costco Is Facing a Looming, Bulk-Sized Problem

The suburban, car-loving, McMansion-owning parents of millennials represent Costco’s core customer base. But what about millennials themselves?<p>As far …

Associated Press News

Why companies shouldn’t focus on hires who will hit the ground running

“The thing that you start to hear as you get bigger, when someone talks about a candidate they want to hire, they often start talking about how they’re excited because this person will hit the ground running,” LinkedIn’s Dan Shapero tells Quartz. “And hitting the ground running is a very short-term …

Employment

How an HBCU with 35 students keeps its doors open

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College & University

Quiznos files for bankruptcy

First, Sbarro. Now, Quiznos.<p>Quiznos has filed for bankruptcy protection, five days after the Sbarro pizza chain did the same.<p>Executives at the restaurant chain, known for its toasted sandwiches, agreed to a restructuring plan that will reduce its debt by more than $400 million, the company said in …

LeBron James to Promote Affordable Care Act at President Obama's Request

Link to Media<p>MIAMI — President Barack Obama has called upon LeBron James to come through in the clutch.<p>The president's signature initiative, the Affordable Care Act, is facing a critical deadline, as open enrollment into the marketplaces on HealthCare.gov is scheduled to end on March 31. In a race …

Basketball

The 7-foot relief pitcher and why we can't have weird things

Loek Van Mil is over 7-feet tall, and will be pitching in Japan this season. This is good news for him, but kind of a bummer for baseball fans.<p>The simple fact of it is that Loek Van Mil may not be good enough to pitch in the Major Leagues. Which is nothing to be ashamed of, honestly. Most of …

Charles Barkley Almost Falls Asleep on 'Inside the NBA'

Link to Media<p>After having to endure two blowout games with outcomes decided by 20-plus points, Charles Barkley had a bit of trouble staying awake during <i>Inside the NBA</i>.<p>Link to Media<p>The fun starts at about 1:13 in.<p>Shaquille O'Neal blamed it on Charles having "Chuckolepsy," while Barkley jokingly …

Basketball

Hank Gathers' nephew hits buzzer beater to advance St. Bonaventure in A10 tourney

Hank Gathers was one of the greatest college basketball players of his era until a fatal heart ailment struck him down on the court during his senior season at Loyola Marymount University in 1990.<p>Gathers’ nephew Jordan never met his uncle but has appreciated the weight that his legend holds. Jordan …