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Turkish mine disaster town under riot control

The Turkish government has pledged a thorough investigation into the deaths of 301 people in the Soma mine disaster, as residents in the town were subjected to police searches, arrests and a ban on protests.<p>Police patrolled the town, set up checkpoints and arrested dozens of people on Sunday to …

Steve Kerr's decision to coach Warriors over Knicks makes basic basketball sense

After agreeing to a five-year, $25 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr has staked a claim as the NBA's most well-liked and …

Playoff Assist: LeBron James vs. Paul George in East finals

Checking out the Eastern Conference finals star match-up between LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers.<p><b>More postseason</b> …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

Aging Stars, Huge Payroll Mere Symptoms of Nets' Real Issue—Deron Williams

The number always overshadowed the names—$190 million worth of grand expectations, a lavish investment in instant gratification.<p>That was the price the Brooklyn Nets would pay, in salaries and luxury taxes, after acquiring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last summer in a bold play to become title …

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

NBA playoffs: Wizards knocked out by Pacers in Game 6 of second round

In eight minutes, the Washington Wizards went from jubilation to devastation, from believing they could upset the top seed in the Eastern Conference to grappling with the harsh realization that a season of incredible growth and promise was somehow coming to an end.<p>Coach Randy Wittman pulled John …

Kevin Durant Dominates Clinching Game Yet Again as Thunder Oust LA Clippers

Don't let Kevin Durant get to three wins in a playoff series. Just don't.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers found that out the hard way, as the NBA's Most Valuable Player exploded during the second half of a 104-98 Game 6 victory for the Oklahoma City Thunder, pushing his team into the Western Conference …

Basketball

Browns QB Johnny Manziel: 'I'm just a rookie'

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny stretched. Johnny ran. Johnny passed. Johnny talked.<p>With all eyes — well, at least the ones allowed to watch him — on …

Pacers' 'mojo' back heading to Game 4 against Wiz

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the final 1½ months of the regular season, and the first eight games of the playoffs, the Indiana Pacers' suddenly sloppy play …

Eye of the Sun

Joey Crawford ices Kevin Durant at the free throw line

The groan-inducing NBA referee stopped the Oklahoma City Thunder forward between crucial free throws to scream at the scorer's table.<p>Joey Crawford loves to be the center of attention in playoff games, and Tuesday night was no different.<p>Kevin Durant drew free throws with 27.5 seconds left in OT …