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Dirk Nowitzki Reportedly Will Replace Injured Anthony Davis in NBA All-Star Game

Dirk Nowitzki is headed to his 13th NBA All-Star game. The Dallas Mavericks forward has reportedly been selected to replace New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis for the Western Conference this weekend, as first reported by ESPN's Tim MacMahon :<p>The NBA made things official via Adi Joseph of <i>USA</i> …

The biggest myth about phone privacy

We should feel safe uploading selfies and other personal information to social networks and apps if our identities are hidden, shouldn’t we? Far from it, as Molly Crain explains.<p>Smartphones have transformed our lives in so many ways. They connect us to the outside world through email and social …

Polamalu, Harrison ponder future

PITTSBURGH -- The end of the season may also be the end of an era for two of the faces of the Steelers' defense.<p>Strong safety Troy Polamalu and …

Romo leads Cowboys to comeback win over Lions

ARLINGTON, Texas — Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child.<p>Frustrated by yet another season-ending failure? Far from it. The Dallas quarterback was celebrating after giving the Cowboys the lead in a stirring playoff comeback.<p>Romo threw two touchdown …

NFL

NYPD officers again turn backs on mayor at cop's funeral

Thousands of police turned their backs Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties to put anger aside.<p>The show of disrespect came outside the funeral home where Officer Wenjian Liu was …

Seattle Rock Banned in Milwaukee Ahead of Packers-Seahawks Game

In what’s become a tradition between cities involved in major sporting events, a Wisconsin rock radio station announced that they would refrain from …

These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two …

After Long Cold War, LeBron James Has Won Respect of More Mellow Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES — The little brother is always elated when the big brother wants to play with him.<p>Especially when, as former Lakers and Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has said, the big brother is the serious one and the little brother is the fun one.<p>And in this case, the two siblings really were <i>playing</i> a …

49ers’ new head coach is in need of assistants

Hiring a staff might be the most important task for a new head coach.<p>The choice of Jim Tomsula made sense, because, the thinking went, Tomsula — as a longtime member of the 49ers’ staff — would be able to retain many of Jim Harbaugh’s coaches and keep some sense of cohesion.<p>Then came the news that …

NFL

John Fox Hire Puts Chicago Bears Back on Track to Perennial Mediocrity

John Fox has everything the Chicago Bears and their fans desperately want right now: a lantern jaw, a silver mane, a solid defensive pedigree and a long track record of...well, <i>getting</i> to Super Bowls.<p>When Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reported that the Bears hired Fox, it made all the sense in the …

Jones: Cowboys must be smart

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Thursday he would like to sign receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco …

Scientology Is Going To War Over A New Documentary

The Scientology ad calls out "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" director Alex Gibney for supposedly not allowing the organization to respond to claims made in the film.<p>Specifically, the ad asks if the documentary is "a Rolling Stone/UVA Redux" — a reference to a now-notorious …

Church of Scientology

Based on his reputation, Bears eagerly anticipate John Fox's impact

Kyle Long is on board.<p>It's early yet, obviously. And the Pro Bowl right guard is still eager to connect with John Fox, the established coach the Bears hired Friday to push them to the next level. But from what Long has heard, Fox has just the right blend of charisma and candor along with ambition …

Cubs owner buys 3 Wrigley rooftops

The Ricketts family, owner of the Chicago Cubs, has purchased three neighboring apartment buildings and their rooftop businesses, property records and sources confirmed late Friday.<p>County property records show that the building at 3639 N. Sheffield Ave. was sold Jan. 9 for $4.2 million. The …

New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments …

Gear & Gadgets

First class all the way: John Fox hits ground running upon arrival

Every good relationship between a coach and general manager has some give and take. And one of the first things Ryan Pace offered up to John Fox was the lone first-class seat that was remaining for their last-minute travel plans Friday afternoon.<p>Fox, officially hired to a four-year contract in the …

There's Now A Cottage Industry Of People Hiring Hackers For Petty Espionage

While everyone's focusing on major hacking scandals like Sony and Nasdaq, there's also a flourishing "cottage industry" of people hiring hackers for espionage — basically like TaskRabbit for petty espionage.<p>"A new website, called Hacker's List, seeks to match hackers with people looking to gain …

Intellectual Property