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The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

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Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big …

Gear & Gadgets

Killer Apps That Could Make Me Love The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

My first look at the Samsung Galaxy Gear that was introduced at the IFA tech show in Berlin reflects my mixed feelings about the new smartwatch. I gave Samsung lots of love for being willing to take a chance on being an early player in the field of wearable computing, but I questioned whether it …

Dwyane Wade excited for Greg Oden era in Miami

Greg Oden's knees are a huge question mark, but Dwyane Wade is excited about the Heat's acquisition of Oden and says the big man has done a great job getting back into shape.<p>Dwyane Wade knows a thing or two about knee injuries and the kind of impact they can have on a player's game, but that's not …

2015 NBA All-Star weekend location may be New York City

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game almost certainly will be played in New York. The only question remaining for the Knicks, Nets and the league is in which …

Brooklyn Nets Website Links to Boston Celtics Homepage

In case you hadn't heard, the Brooklyn Nets now feature long-time Boston Celtics icons Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. This has left a lot of a Celtics fans feeling less than enthusiastic about their squad going into the 2013-14 season and a lot of Nets fans feeling rather pompous. Enter the …

We Remember: The Lakers' Short Shorts Against the Celtics in 2007

The Lakers paid tribute to their predecessors in a 2007 game against the Celtics by rocking some (seriously) short shorts. It has been six years since the game was played, but here's hoping that it is never forgotten.<p>Kobe Bryant was less-than-thrilled about the change of apparel.<p>"I don't know what …

Michael Jordan Can Still Dunk at Age 50

It should come as no surprise that Michael Jordan, once described by his own father as having a "competition problem," will gladly show off his remaining skills—even if they come over a decade after he exited the game as a player.<p>Here Jordan, who turned 50 in February, skies at his annual "Flight …

Players Who Minnesota Timberwolves Most Need to Step Up Next Season

All the demons have been exorcised, all the hearts have been broken, and hopefully all the injuries have gotten out of the way.<p>A full healthy season and a playoff berth isn't too much to ask for, right?<p>Fresh off their first 30-win season in franchise history without Kevin Garnett on the roster, the …

New Heat center Greg Oden 'excited' to get to work Monday

Greg Oden says he has an old body and that his body may not live up to the demands of playing in the NBA.<p>Greg Oden held a conference call with …

Paul Pierce explains how the end of the Big 3 era in Boston came about

Paul Pierce says Rondo's injury lead to the Celtics' breakup and that management had pushed forward with a rebuild before Doc Rivers left.<p>Paul Pierce …

Greg Oden ready to join Heat

INDIANAPOLIS -- Greg Oden has every reason to be frustrated and disappointed. The former No. 1 overall pick out of Ohio State has endured three …

Flashback: Kobe Bryant meets Amanda Bynes on Nickelodeon

Remember when Kobe Bryant met Amanda Bynes on 'All That'?<p>Reddit has been coming through big-time in the last few weeks with stuff everyone can enjoy, …

Obama calls Kenyan leader after airport blaze

President Barack Obama has phoned Uhuru Kenyatta, his Kenyan counterpart, to offer Washington's support following a devastating fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), east Africa's largest.<p>The US embassy in Kenya said Obama made the call on Wednesday as his country marked the 15th …

Biggest Threats to Steal Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh from Miami Heat in 2014

The 2013-14 NBA season could be the last ride for the Miami Heat's Big Three.<p>LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all exercise early-termination options in the summer of 2014, which would make them unrestricted free agents. Financially, it makes perfect sense for all three to pursue that …

Miami Heat Players Who Will Make a Big Jump in 2013-14

As a collective, the Miami Heat's second championship title in a row is certainly encouraging going forward, but individually, who can we expect to blow up big time this upcoming season?<p>Every season should be treated as if it was in a vacuum—a title last season doesn't guarantee another next …

Phoenix Suns Buy 'Beat.LA' Domain Name to Drum Up Rivalry vs. Los Angeles

When the Phoenix Suns plan for the future, they plan for the future.<p>Andrew Allemann of Domain Name Wire (h/t Yahoo! Sports) reports that the Phoenix Suns have purchased the Beat.la domain to help inflate the rivalry between the two cities:<p>As for the Phoenix Suns, the NBA team bought Beat.la for …

Indiana Pacers Schedule 2013-14: Most Anticipated Games of the Regular Season

The Indiana Pacers' 2013-14 regular-season schedule features some noteworthy games Pacers fans shouldn't miss.<p>For a game to elicit more attention than others, some important storylines must be considered.<p>Take for example the infamous shoving match between Roy Hibbert and the Golden State Warriors' …

Carmelo Anthony says 'window is closing' to win title

The Knicks star doesn't sound especially optimistic about his chances of winning a championship.<p>If the New York Knicks are going to keep Carmelo Anthony beyond 2014, they may need to convince their star player that a championship is still possible. Because, at his Queens College camp on Saturday, …

America's Most Miserable Sports Cities

The city of Seattle hasn’t had it easy, sports wise. Its former NBA club, the Sonics, left town in 2008. This past year, efforts to get pro basketball back to the city by luring the Sacramento Kings fell short. The NFL Seahawks made a gallant playoff run behind young quarterback Russell Wilson, …

Ryan Lochte Lost Another Gold Medal After A Teammate Jumped Into The Pool 0.4 Seconds Early

The violation came at the beginning of the second leg when Kevin Cordes started the breast stroke (1:15 mark of the video below).<p>Sensors showed that he left the block 0.4 seconds before Matt Grevers completed the backstroke leg of the race. Margin of error allows swimmers to leave up to 0.3 seconds …

Danny Granger, Lance Stephenson key to Pacers' new-look roster

Indiana will have to figure out how Danny Granger fits into its plans, both next season and in the future. Does he automatically get his starting job back?<p>If building an NBA contender is anything like running a marathon, the Indiana Pacers appear to have taken their final steps towards the finish …

Jeremy Lin Must Play at All-Star Level for Houston Rockets to Contend for Title

The Houston Rockets made a huge splash this offseason, but they need Jeremy Lin to play at an All-Star level in order to have any chance of winning a title this season.<p>Championships will now be expected in Houston. James Harden turned into a superstar last season, and Dwight Howard signed with the …

Why Carmelo Anthony Is Entering Most Critical Season of Career with NY Knicks

For Carmelo Anthony, there is only next season.<p>Entering the 11th season of his NBA career, the fourth (sort of) with the New York Knicks, he's yet to see it all, or even do it all. There is no championship ring on his finger; no Larry O'Brien Trophy-hoisting memories for him to reminisce about.<p>The …