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2014 NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Who Are the Experts Picking?

With free agency winding down and the draft almost a month away, it's time to round up some of the brightest minds within the NFL draft world and display their picks side-by-side for the entire first round.<p>This diverse collection of opinions should help give us a better picture of all the various …

2014 NFL Draft: Early Predictions for Draft-Day Steals

Months and months go into scouting players for the NFL draft by all the teams in the league. They spend countless hours attending games, watching film, putting players through workouts and crunching their numbers to determine which player is the best fit for their organization.<p>Sometimes the choice …

MARK CUBAN: Why The NFL Is Doomed

His argument has five parts (read his full post below):<p><b>1. I wouldn't let my son play football, would you?</b><p><b>2. Player behavior.</b><p><b>3. Their TV strategy today is perfect ... but they risk over-saturation.</b><p><b>4. Fantasy football.</b><p><b>5. The risk of TV is changing.</b><p>From a business perspective, those last three points …

Fantasy Football

Milwaukee Bucks Know Ugly Loss to Miami Heat Means Extra Ping-Pong Balls

MILWAUKEE — All you needed to know about the 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks occurred prior to Saturday's latest franchise-building follies. It happened in the belly of the Bradley Center, a place where air balls are aplenty and losses—like this 88-67 one to the Miami Heat—are actually wins.<p>It happened …

What Might the Future Hold for Top Unsigned NFL Free Agents?

With the 2014 NFL free-agency period nearly three weeks old, most analysts and fans have decided to turn their attention completely to the upcoming draft.<p>There are still quality players available on the market, however, even if the early flurry of free-agent signings has dwindled down to a crawl. …

Riots on Arizona campus after March Madness defeat

The sports news should have been about Wisconsin defeating Arizona 64-63, with the aid of a controversial offensive foul call, in an overtime thriller to advance to the Final Four in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Instead the story has become about the on-campus violence at the …

Obama: Putin 'misreading' U.S.

President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin still harbors hard feelings over the collapse of the Soviet Union, but he is “misreading” the situation in the world today.<p>“I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet …

The Obamacare report card

Time’s up, Obamacare. Ready for your grades?<p>After six months, the first enrollment season is coming to an end. So it’s time to take stock, with POLITICO’s report card that covers the highs and lows of the rollout.<p>If you’re a supporter of the law, you might be cringing right now — you know the areas …

The biggest tsunami recorded was 1,720 feet tall and chances are good it will happen again

Fifty years ago this week, the Great Alaska Earthquake ravaged the Pacific Northwest, killing more than 100 people. Nine-tenths of those weren’t caused by the earthquake, though, but by a series of tsunamis that pummeled the coast, one of which towered 219 feet (66 meters) high.<p>They come taller …

Geology

Journalism In America Is Undergoing A Digital Resurrection

"It looks like a weird dictatorship theme park," the sardonic reporter told the camera. A new report by the Pew Research Centre, a think-tank, finds that a third of Americans now watch news videos online, about as many as say they watch news on cable television. Among those aged 18-29, around half …

Journalism

Philippines sues China over sea claims | Brunei

Two years ago, a standoff broke out between the Philippines and China, when Filipino authorities tried to arrest Chinese fishermen suspected of illegally fishing in the Scarborough Shoal.<p>China blocked the arrest, sending paramilitary vessels to surround the Philippine patrol ships. The face-off …

76ers Win To Avoid Setting A New NBA Losing-Streak Record

After weeks filled with nothing but losses, the Philadelphia 76ers finally won a basketball game Saturday night, ending a 26-game losing streak that had tied the worst in NBA history. Their last previous win came on Jan. 29.<p>"It's over," declared the headline at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Just one …