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South Africa vs. New Zealand: 5 Key Battles in 2015 Rugby Championship Game

A desperate South Africa side will hope to inject some much-needed life into their 2015 Rugby Championship campaign this Saturday as they play host to reigning champions New Zealand.<p>The Springboks fell to Australia 24-20 in their tournament opener, while the All Blacks glided past Argentina with a …

Rugby Union

Why was Fanning even in the water?

Firstly, Mick’s a legend, Julian Wilson’s a hero and the response of the water safety crew was commendable.<p>Secondly, every surfer knows the risk …

Talking Mav's With Twiggy Baker

South African Grant “Twiggy” Baker, making a name for himself at Maverick’s in Half Moon Bay. Photo: Glaser<p>If you’re a fan of the big-wave game, …

5 Reasons Tim Duncan Shouldn't Retire Just Yet

For those who love him most, there will never be a good time for Tim Duncan to retire. He's inextricably linked to all the awesome, cliched, model-franchise stuff that makes the San Antonio Spurs so undeniably compelling.<p>Should the 39-year-old call it quits after this season's narrow ousting from …

NBA

7 Fascinating Facts About Jonah Lomu, Rugby’s Version Of Bo Jackson

Jonah Tali Lomu is a New Zealand-born Tongan who decided to forgo more traditional avenues of athletic endeavors among Pacific Islanders, like pro wrestling and college football, and instead opted for a career in rugby. It was probably a tough decision, being that Lomu ended up at 6-foot-5, around …

Rugby World Cup

LeBron James Ditched His Headband as Sign of Unity for Cavaliers

LeBron James was rarely seen on the court without a headband throughout the first 11 seasons of his NBA career. However, midway through the 2014-15 campaign, he decided to ditch his signature look.<p>Before this year, Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals was really the only time fans ever saw James play …

Basketball

AP Source: Warriors star Stephen Curry to be named NBA MVP

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some called him too small. Others too fragile.<p>Stephen Curry has another label now: NBA MVP.<p>The Golden State point guard has …

Latest Super 15 Rugby News - Super Rugby

Super Rugby<p>Bulls Super rugby head coach John Mitchell has named his team to play...<p>Chiefs Super Rugby head coach Colin Cooper has named his team to …

Stormers have 4 killer props

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer<p>Cape Town – Whether they have the strength of all-round game to be realistic, maiden Super Rugby title material this …

Clippers vs. Spurs: Game 4 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NBA Playoffs

The Los Angeles Clippers fared far better on Sunday in Game 4 than in their prior outing, owning the fourth quarter en route to a 114-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. The Clippers' win evens the opening-round playoff series at two games apiece.<p>Paul Garcia of …

Basketball

Anthony Davis' left arm extended to heaven on this putback slam

Derrick Rose's corkscrew layup looks like classic D-Rose

@kingjames rises up for THE DENIAL! #CAVSvCELTICS #phantomcam

Carissa Moore Didn’t Win The 2015 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

[portfolio_slideshow size=large]<br>All Photos: Damea Dorsey<p><b>Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and shitty stories that you need to exaggerate</b> …

What She Rode: Courtney Conlogue

Courtney Conlogue with the whip that she rode to the podium at Margaret River. Photo: Joli<p><b>COURTNEY CONLOGUE</b> <i><br>HEIGHT</i>: 5'7" <i><br>WEIGHT</i>: 140 lbs.<p><b>MODEL: The …

Do some surfing at the new FlowRider at Planet Hollywood Resort

You can catch some major waves on the Las Vegas Strip now. Surf's up at the only<p>FlowRider<p>Wave-in-a-Box now open at<p>Planet Hollywood Resort<p>.<p>Pros and amateurs alike can hang ten and surf on this new Wave-in-a-Box Double, a simple and safe way to surf. Novices can start on bodyboards and work their way …

James scores 31, Cavs beat Celts 103-95 for 3-0 series lead

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series.<p>James scored …

Champ Lydia Ko takes first-round lead in Swinging Skirts

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — As Lydia Ko geared up to turn 18 on Friday at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, right behind her on the leaderboard was …

The average ticket for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is nearly $11,000

That's ... pretty expensive.<p>On Tuesday, word got out there there was not yet a signed contract between the promoters of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and the MGM Grand, which is the host venue. Which meant that, just days before the biggest fight of the century, tickets were not yet on sale. That …

Ex-NFL star Jerramy Stevens pleads to DUI charges; wife Hope Solo was in van

Former NFL player Jerramy Stevens -- the husband of U.S. soccer star Hope Solo -- pleaded no contest Thursday to drunk driving charges, authorities said.<p>Stevens, 35, entered the plea on two misdemeanor counts: driving with a .08% blood-alcohol content and driving under the influence within 10 years …

Crime

Stanley Johnson Declares for 2015 NBA Draft: Latest Details and Reaction

As if the sting of watching yet another Elite Eight exit at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers weren't enough, Arizona Wildcats fans now have to deal with Stanley Johnson's departure. The freshman forward announced Thursday that he'll be heading to the NBA.<p>Pac-12 Networks passed along word of the …

Clippers need to refocus after Game 2 loss

There was something the Clippers did not want to make room for as they packed their belongings for the two most pivotal games of their season.<p>Doubts.<p>It would be easy to question themselves after so many things went sideways in the final minutes of their crushing 111-107 overtime loss in Game 2 of …

Basketball

When Margies Was Raw

1969 Aussie Junior Nationals champ Wayne Lynch smoothes out a raw edge. Photo: Falzon<p><b>“It's just so raw!"</b> The WSL announcing crew, and the surfers …

Boston's David Ortiz suspended 1 game by MLB for bumping umpire

Boston designated hitter David Ortiz has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball.<p>MLB said Ortiz, known as 'Big Papi,' was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. for making contact with umpire John Tumpane during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against …

Phil Jackson says time to remake Knicks is now

A season that began for the New York Knicks with dreams of the playoffs ended at 17-65, easily the worst mark in franchise history.<p>For Phil Jackson, the architect of these rebuilding Knicks, the early failures led to a course correction, turning the season into a player dump and expediting the …

Basketball

Chicago Cubs to call up Addison Russell for second baseman role

PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs called up top infield prospect Addison Russell on Tuesday.<p>The Cubs optioned utility man Arismendy Alcantara to …

Baseball

Nic Von Rupp: Two Islands

The islands of Hawaii are a world all their own. If you don’t believe me, just watch this episode of the <i>My Road Series</i> by Nic Von Rupp. What is a …

Nic Hdez: Cold Facts

Nic Hdez (Men No. 45, 2015 Hot 100) has been on our radar since he was a ripping, pint-size warrior. Naturally, he’s since grown up, and now closer …

Matchup with Celtics Offers Cavs Chance to Do More Than Just Advance in Playoffs

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov tries to oblige when he's asked a question in English, enough that you get the sense he has a winning personality. Still, it's fairly common for something to get lost in translation. So it was after the Cavaliers, save for a 14-0 third quarter Boston run, cruised to an …

Basketball