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GM Expands Recall to Every Car Built With Faulty Ignition Switch

You might want to get comfortable with regular updates on General Motors’ massive ignition-switch recall, because this thing is just getting started. Just days before GM CEO Mary Barra testifies before congress, the company has announced it is adding 971,000 more 2008 model-year-and-later cars to …

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Le Mans

Optimus Prime invades...Louisville?

Autobot leader rolls out to the Mid-America Trucking Show.<p>The annual Mid-America Trucking Show wraps up today, but if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville before they shut the doors, you may want to pop in. The Western Star display has a special guest in …

The Houston Rockets Are The Perfect Example Of Why Tanking Works In The NBA

Their futility has spawned a new debate about "tanking" — the practice of strategically making a team worse in the short term in order to be good in the long term.<p>Some, like Coach K, have called it unethical.<p>Others, like the Atlantic's Derek Thompson, have called it ineffective.<p>Both of these …

Jimmy Fallon Makes Fun of 76ers' Losing Streak

The Philadelphia 76ers are not having a lot of fun right now. After tying the all-time NBA record with 26 straight losses, the 76ers need something to laugh about.<p>The players and fans probably won't find these jokes from Jimmy Fallon on <i>The Tonight Show</i> very funny, but most people probably …

Basketball

Toronto Raptors End NBA's Third-Longest Playoff Drought

With Friday's 105-103 win over the Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors clinched their first playoff berth since 2007-08, bringing an end to the NBA's third-longest ongoing playoff drought.<p>The Raptors' five-year drought was tied with the Washington Wizards', and the 37-35 Wizards are poised to …

NBA

Could Kevin Durant's Ability to Pass Be Thunder's Championship Key?

Link to Media<p>It's hard to believe that Kevin Durant, who is at least the second-best player in the NBA, is still getting better at basketball every year.<p>His latest improvement? Passing.<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar isn't just a scorer anymore. He's 29th in the league in assists per game at …

Basketball

Andrew Bogut Discusses Status of His 'Berries' on Twitter

Link to Media<p>The Golden State Warriors solidified their playoff position with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. But that wasn't the story for Warriors center Andrew Bogut.<p>Playoffs hopes come and go, but his posterity will last forever. Well, that is assuming that starting the line …

Basketball