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Kevin Garnett: Nets and Self Look Like 'Pure Crap'

Kevin Garnett thought he saw the pieces of a championship puzzle when he waived his no-trade clause to join the Brooklyn Nets this summer.<p>What he's seen after five games with his new franchise has been something entirely different. The Nets are 0-3 away from Barclays Center, with road losses to the …

Jamaican athletes could be excluded from Olympics

Jamaican athletes such as Usain Bolt could face exclusion from the Olympics after the world anti-doping chief John Fahey warned the nation's drug testers they must prove quickly they are meeting international standards.<p>The Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (Jadco) is under intense scrutiny following …

Source: Jets tipped officials on push

The New York Jets were aware of the New England Patriots' previous use of the illegal pushing technique on field goals, and they made sure Sunday's …

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Spanking your kids could affect their vocabulary down the road

To spank or not to spank: For most American parents, it isn't a question.<p>The majority of U.S. children have been spanked at some time in their life, despite a robust body of evidence that suggests spanking a child leads to problems in the future.<p>The latest evidence of the negative effects of …

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Women's Health Groups Sue Texas Over Its New Abortion Law

More than a dozen women's health care clinics have filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas, seeking to revoke parts of a controversial health law that puts new restrictions on clinics that provide abortions.<p>The law, House Bill 2, was signed by Gov. Rick Perry this summer after a contentious …

The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p>Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines …

Is Kyrie Irving The Key To Luring LeBron James Back to Cleveland?

Kyrie Irving could be the best player that LeBron James has an opportunity to partner with if James decides to become a free agent during the summer of 2014.<p>But is Irving the key to luring James back to the Cleveland Cavaliers?<p>Based on the complexities involved in this potential decision that James …

Best Twitter Responses to NBA Offseason Moves

Three years removed from “The Decision," this NBA offseason might have featured its most star turnover since the summer of LeBron.<p>From Dwight Howard to Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the list of stars taking their talents elsewhere was endless this summer.<p>With that said, let’s see what the word, or …

Which NBA Team Has the Deepest Roster?

A deep roster in the NBA is everything these days.<p>Sure, having a solid starting lineup certainly helps. However, what happens when those players need a breather? Or even worse, who steps in when one of them is injured?<p>It all makes depth the difference between playing for a championship and playing …

Why Carmelo Anthony Would Never Consider Leaving NY Knicks In Free Agency

Despite the two years left on his current deal, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has already gotten grilled about his future with the team.<p>'Melo, who can opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, recently made his most revealing comments on the topic.<p>"I'm not going nowhere," …

Miami Heat Players Under the Most Pressure in 2013-14

Throughout the previous three seasons, there's been more pressure on the Miami Heat than any other team in the NBA. That's no different this season, despite Miami having won back-to-back championships.<p>And really, a strong case can be made that this is the most important Heat season ever, excluding …

Aaron Hernandez fiancee indicted in connection to Odin Lloyd murder case

BOSTON -- The fiancée of Aaron Hernandez, the former National Football League star accused of murdering semi-pro player Odin Lloyd, was indicted along with two other people on charges related to the case, local prosecutors said on Friday.<p>Shayanna Jenkins, who has an infant daughter with Hernandez, …

EA Settles In Student Athlete Lawsuit

<i>The NCAA will remain the sole defendant if a federal judge approves the settlement.</i><p>EA Sports recently announced that no new NCAA Football game would be released in 2014 after the NCAA decided not to renew its licensing agreement with the video game publisher.<p>Today, Electronic Arts and the …

The Income Gap Between Blacks And Whites Has Only Gotten Worse Since The 1960s

It's been five decades since Martin Luther King Jr. rallied Americans to pursue a dream that had eluded the country for centuries: socioeconomic equality for all races.<p>How far have we come?<p>That's a loaded question, one with so many answers it could make your head spin. Even President Obama waffled …

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Why do music videos portray black women as exotic sex objects?

As a music lover born in 1989, I was so excited when the digital television revolution came to our house and gave me access to limitless music videos. Just six years later, when I turned 17, I stopped watching them, sick of the misogyny and racism I was seeing.<p>In these videos, women are usually …

‘Jaw Dropper’: Black Pastor Under Fire After Sending ‘Only White People’ Email

Pastor Makeda Pennycooke of the Freedom House Church in Charlotte, N.C., is coming under fire following an e-mail she sent asking for only white church members to serve as front-door greeters during the Fall season. Despite the fact that she is an African American, the faith leader is being accused …

Ku Klux Klan meets with NAACP

A meeting between the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan over the weekend is believed to be the first of its kind.<p>The meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, Mont., took place at a hotel in …

Are Blacks Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist?

A Reddit thread has ignited a new debate over unconventional black names.<p>Reddit isn’t just a clearinghouse for interviews, animal pictures, and crazy …

40 years for Justice: Did the FBI Cover for the Birmingham Bombers?

Why did it take 40 years to bring the perpetrators of the Birmingham church bombing to justice? Did the FBI stand in the way?<p>On Wednesday, September …

More than 1,000 unaccounted for in deadly Colo. floods

Historic flooding leaves weary residents reeling amid the dark forecast of more rain to come.<p>The number of people unaccounted for in flood-ravaged Colorado rose Sunday to 1,254 as flooding spread to 15 counties and rain continued to fall.<p>Many of those unaccounted for were reported unreachable on …

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

Yellow 'final score' box on CBS confuses everybody

A new, yellow graphic on CBS’s NFL ticker left football fans confused, annoyed and aggrieved on Sunday. The network added a yellow box to signify that games across the league had gone to a final. If the idea was to draw attention to the box, the color choice achieved the goal — too well, it turned …

How Good Is Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Maybe Too Good

It's lonely—and boring—at the top for the champion welterweight, who easily dismissed a supposedly worthy opponent Saturday to go 45-0 and continue a 17-year winning streak.<p>And Floyd Mayweather Jr. has won yet another boxing match. The American boxer hasn’t lost in 17 years, and he handed …

Heat bring back Michael Beasley

MIAMI -- Michael Beasley's NBA career got started in Miami, and now the Heat are hoping it can be revived in Miami.<p>The troubled forward is back with …

Mark Sanchez injury: Shoulder surgery may be necessary, per report

The Mark Sanchez shoulder injury is no longer a day-to-day matter.<p>Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may need to undergo surgery to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported on Wednesday night on Twitter. However, Sanchez later disputed the necessity of that …

Pandora names former Microsoft exec as its new CEO

Pandora has named Brian McAndrews, a former Microsoft executive, as its new CEO, the web-radio service said in a statement. McAndrews is taking over for Joe Kennedy, who earlier in the year announced he would step aside.<p>With the hire, Pandora showed where its priorities are. Most of Pandora's …

Samsung's Next Phones Will Have 64-Bit Processing

Apple announced the release of its iPhone 5s yesterday — with the Cupertino firm touting it as the first smartphone to include a 64-bit processor, meaning the iPhone just got a whole lot more powerful.<p>In response to that, Samsung says that its next smartphones will also include a 64-bit processor. …

Thanks to a new chip, the Galaxy Note 3’s huge screen won’t kill its battery

The charge on the Galaxy Note 3 is going to last a lot longer than you think – and not just because of the slightly larger battery Samsung is …