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A Slump in Basketball Sneaker Sales Could Affect LeBron James' $1 Billion Nike Deal

It remains to be seen if LeBron James will actually receive the rumored billion-dollar payout from his lifetime Nike deal—and if he does, it's …

NFL Underachievers Who Need to Live Up to Expectations in 2016

Even if they've never read a word of Charles Dickens, promising prospects selected high in the NFL draft know their fair share about great expectations.<p>From castoff quarterbacks looking for a revival with a new team, to oft-injured and inconsistent talents on both sides of the ball, the NFL has a …

Football (U.S.)

Oklahoma has a great 2017 recruiting class, and Texas is a major reason why

The Sooners are doing well in the Lone Star State after some quiet years.<p>Oklahoma is off to a very hot recruiting start this season, with the No. 2 class in the country in mid-May. Ten of the Sooners' 12 commitments are rated four stars or better. Yet another member, Jalen Reagor, a four-star …

Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea, Pentagon says

<b>Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.</b><p>The incident happened in international airspace on 17 May as the US maritime reconnaissance aircraft carried out a routine patrol in the area, it added.<p>However, a …

7 things every fan needs to know about the 2016 NBA draft class

From Ben Simmons vs. Brandon Ingram to another strong crop of international talent, we have anything you need to know about the 2016 draft.<p>Draft season is officially here. The order at the top of the 2016 NBA Draft will be determined on Tuesday night with the annual draft lottery. There are some …

Draymond Green Praises Women's Fundamentals: 'I Learn More from the WNBA'

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is a man who says what's on his mind—and makes sure to give credit to those who have influenced his life.<p>He has a great respect for women, and in March, he talked about gender equality in a video for Lean In.<p>Green also respects women's abilities on the …

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Looking ahead: Iowa State tries to thrive without Georges Niang

<i>It’s never too early to look at what’s to come. Over the next few weeks, we will give you a peek at what is ahead for teams in the Power 5</i> …

Predicting the Best Duos in College Basketball in the 2016-17 Season

It's hard to win in college basketball without a dynamic duo, and Villanova will be looking to win a second consecutive national championship with its premium pairing of Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart.<p>Those Wildcats rank No. 1 on our list of the projected best duos for the 2016-17 season, but they are …

Basketball

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia has built a military encampment inside a zone that holds the UNESCO world heritage site in the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, …

DeMarco Murray’s advice to Ezekiel Elliott: Learn from Jason Witten

Getty Images<p>Showing he has no hard feelings toward his old team, former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray contacted rookie Ezekiel Elliott shortly …

Sanders, Trump win Oregon; Clinton, Sanders in tight Kentucky race

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled to a neck-and-neck outcome in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday, as Clinton declared victory and sought to blunt the momentum of her Democratic rival ahead of a likely general election matchup against Republican Donald Trump. Sanders won Oregon and …

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10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

Trevone Boykin, Keyarris Garrett and Jeremy Cash didn't get picked in the 2016 NFL Draft, but they could contribute anyway.<p>Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year …

This may finally be the Thunder's time

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are finally both healthy, and OKC is hot at the right time. They can beat the Warriors.<p>OAKLAND -- We should first wrap our collective conscious around the idea that the Oklahoma City Thunder can absolutely win this series. They have two (healthy) superstars in …

Basketball

2016 West finals predictions: Warriors-Thunder

Who will advance to the NBA Finals? Our writers make their predictions on the Golden State-Oklahoma City Western Conference finals showdown.<p>(1) …

76ers Announce StubHub as 1st Sponsor on NBA Jersey

The Philadelphia 76ers became the first major North American professional sports team to have sponsored jerseys Monday, announcing a partnership with secondary-market ticket provider StubHub. Major League Soccer and the WNBA are among other professional sports leagues in the U.S. that already have …

Three things we saw when the Raptors won Game 7 | The Star

One play in the fourth quarter told it all:<p>He got isolated on Justise Winslow in front of the Heat bench and he backed him down a bit, twisted and …

Basketball

Q&A: Doc Rivers on the Clippers, being Glenn and more

What a strange tenure for Doc Rivers in Los Angeles. He ejected out of a rebuilding situation in Boston, clearly made the Clippers into a more …

John Calipari Says Plan Is for Kentucky to Be His Final Coaching Position

Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari revealed Monday morning he intends for his current position to be the final stop of his career.<p>"My plan is to coach here for the rest of my life," he told Matt Jones of KSR Radio. "I want this to be my final coaching position.”<p>He also revealed to Jones …

John Calipari

The Internet Reacts To The Sixers Becoming The First NBA Team To Put Ads On Their Jerseys

On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers made history by becoming the first NBA team to have advertisements on their jerseys, as the team will feature a StubHub patch on their uniforms next season.<p>Unsurprisingly, the announcement was met with a chorus of reactions online ranging from praise of Philly’s …

Basketball

Syracuse freshman Malachi Richardson will remain in the NBA Draft

In his lone collegiate season, Richardson led the Orange to the Final Four and increased his so-called stock to the point where he could be a …

NBA admits to another blown call on Thunder, Russell Westbrook

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook should've been whistled for traveling on a crucial late-game possession Monday, the NBA executive in charge of …

New NBA platform lets fans create their own playoffs videos

If you’re a basketball fan, you’re more than aware it’s playoff time — and we’re down to the final four teams. You probably also know that the NBA has been running a promo called ‘Every Second Counts‘, which includes a new song written specifically for the campaign by the artist Timbaland.<p>Now The …

NBA Draft 2016

NBA Draft 2016: Jonathan Wasserman's Top 30 Big Board Entering the Draft Lottery<p>The 2016 NBA Draft Combine was a success for a number of players who were able to show off their game against fellow pro prospects.<p>Next up is the May 17 lottery, a big night for a number of bottom-of-the-barrel teams, …

Basketball

Brandon Boykin Released by Panthers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Carolina Panthers announced on Monday they have released four-year veteran cornerback Brandon Boykin less than two months after signing him to a one-year, $840,000 deal, per Spotrac.<p>The Panthers originally brought in Boykin to play nickel corner when Bene Benwikere was promoted to an every-snap …

Football (U.S.)

Supreme Court dodges major decision on Obamacare birth control | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court on Monday failed to resolve a major case involving the Obamacare law’s mandatory birth control coverage, telling lower courts to reconsider the matter after tossing out their rulings favoring President Barack Obama.<p>With four …

Steven Adams Apologizes for Calling Warriors Guards 'Quick Little Monkeys'

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams played a crucial role in his team's 108-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday, but he found himself embroiled in controversy after the contest.<p>Adams used a regrettable choice of words when …

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