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99% Invisible-76- The Modern Moloch

Nnamdi Asomugha joins Niners

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could …

Kobe Bryant's Back Is Literally Sore From Carrying The Lakers

While the other three Lakers stars are all slumping through career-worst seasons, Kobe is having one of his best years ever. He's the sole reason why LA is even within striking distance of a playoff spot.<p>He has put this team on his back at times, and last night in a postgame interview, he revealed …

Packers, Clay Matthews near deal

When the deal for Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews gets done this offseason -- and it will -- it will come in at or north of $13 million a …

Kevin Ware OK'd for trip to Atlanta

Louisville's Kevin Ware has been cleared to travel with the team to Atlanta for Saturday's national semifinal against Wichita State.<p>Ware was candid …

Kevin Ware Looks Back at Injury

Dallas Cowboys: Can MSU's Le'Veon Bell Be the Perfect Backup to DeMarco Murray?

Thanks to the highly praised statistics, dramatic mistakes and a huge paycheck, Tony Romo has become the most polarizing player in the NFL. Cowboys fans and those opposing them can sit around the bar for hours arguing whether or not he’s worth the headache or just an over-hyped signal-caller. But …

Mark Cuban may draft Brittney Griner

LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would be willing to give Baylor women's star Brittney Griner the opportunity to prove she could play …

Geno Auriemma blasts Mark Cuban

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma doesn't think much of Mark Cuban's notion of drafting Brittney Griner into the NBA.<p>Cuban, the owner of the Dallas …

Lance Armstrong returns to competition as a swimmer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong is looking to make a splash with a return to competition.<p>The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas. Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins says Armstrong …

David Stern Says Decision on Kings' Fate Still Isn't Close

As the leaders from both sides of the NBA's Seattle vs. Sacramento debate presented their case to league officials and select owners on Wednesday, commissioner David Stern did nothing to halt the prolonged arguments from the two cities lobbying to house the current Sacramento Kings.<p>In fact, Stern …

What No One Tells You About A Market Rally

Everyone is talking about the red-hot stock market. We are at new all-time highs and the Dow has turned in its best first quarter since 1998. But what no one is telling individual investors about their 401(k), Roth or traditional IRA is that, even if 100% of your money was invested, and you rode …

Gold Just Got Whacked On Heavy Volume

Gold is having another rough day after yesterday's selloff.<p>The shiny yellow metal has been trending down since around 10:15 AM, but it really took a hit in the last 15 minutes or so, dropping another $10 just since then (though now it's starting to retrace its losses a bit).<p>The subgraph below shows …

Facebook Surges on Phone Expectations

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - <b>Facebook</b> ( FB) shares were surging by mid-day Wednesday on expectations that the world's largest social-media platform is …

Disney Shuts Down LucasArts Video Game Company

Disney has shut down LucasArts.<p>The Mouse House announced today that it will be laying off all 150 people at the game publishing division of Lucasfilm.<p>Current projects, "Star Wars: First Assault" and the much-hyped "Star Wars 1313" have been cancelled.<p>Here's the official statement:<p>"After evaluating …

Zynga shares still cheap despite boost

2013 Has Been An Ugly Year For Commodities

Gold's precipitous decline in recent months has garnered a lot of attention in the headlines.<p>Of course, gold is only a single commodity in an asset class that had, for the most part, a pretty dismal first quarter of 2013.<p>The chart below shows how the entire complex has come under fire, making the …

These Are The Best States To Make A Living

Earning a decent wage, staying ahead of inflation and coping with taxes are some of the challenges American workers face. If they can succeed at all of this and actually enjoy their jobs, it would be a nice bonus. So MoneyRates.com has identified the 10 states where employees may be most likely to …

Amazing pools (especially in Winter).