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Wednesday's P.M. Hot Clicks: Natalie Morris; Groom Walks in as Ric Flair

WOOOOOOOO<p>.<p>Wild Thing<p>MLB’s second wild-card game takes place Wednesday night, with the Cubs and Pirates squaring off. I kind of hate these games, but …

Jake Arrieta

Erin Andrews on Athleisure, Ryan Seacrest, and Crying at the Super Bowl

We caught up with Erin Andrews in San Francisco ahead of Super Bowl 50, where she showed off Levi's new NFL collection that includes gear for all 32 …

NFL

New Era Gets Super Bowl Ready With a Special Collaboration

New Era celebrates Peyton Manning and Cam Newton’s head to head matchup with a special collaboration.<p>The stage is set and the Denver Broncos will be taking on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Taking place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, fans will witness to amazing quarterbacks …

Bet You Never Expected To See THIS Brand On Our Best-Dressed List

Many best-dressed lists are made up of celebrities wearing designer duds. Chanel, Gucci, Saint Laurent -- all of these expensive labels are staples on the list. And while these brands certainly make gorgeous dresses, you can look just as good in fast fashion labels.<p>Case in point, Alessandra …

Alessandra Ambrosio

The Case for Every NBA Playoff Bubble Team

Nearly two-thirds of the 2014-15 NBA season is gone, and the playoff picture in both conferences is somehow fuzzier than it was in November.<p>Injuries, as always, have been the primary agents of chaos, turning what was a fairly stable hierarchy into a borderline free-for-all in which former …

NBA

Top 5 NBA Players Whose Games Have Evolved the Most This Season

The NBA's Most Improved Player Award is always awkward, since we never actually define what constitutes "most improved."<p>Is it someone whose game has expanded notably? Is it a second- or third-year player who made a natural jump in his production, as most young guys do? Is it a player who merely …

Basketball

The 25 Best Stats of the NBA's 25 All-Stars

The rosters for the world's greatest pickup game are finally set in stone.<p>At least until some injuries reshuffle the ranks.<p>The NBA announced the reserves for the 2015 All-Star Game on Thursday, a group highlighted by three Atlanta Hawks (Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap and Al Horford) and three …

Basketball
NBA

NBA All-Star Rosters 2015: Voting Results, Player Comments and More

The NBA All-Star lineups have been announced, and it is difficult to have too many issues with the full selections.<p>Sure, there were a few players in each conference who earned the nod due to stardom and career success rather than what they have done this season. However, the remainder of the …

NBA

How Cleveland Cavaliers Can Still Be Eastern Conference's Best Team

The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to get hot, and that could mean third-degree burns for the rest of the NBA.<p>Cleveland ripped off a 108-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Jan. 25, marking their sixth straight victory. The fifth-place Cavaliers now stand at 25-20 overall, just five …

Basketball
NBA

Kobe Bryant Confirms He Wanted to Join Michael Jordan on Wizards

The Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan debate has been long waged in NBA circles and will likely continue long after the former steps away from the game for good. But imagine them in the same organization. Arguably the two greatest shooting guards in NBA history sharing the same halls.<p>Now imagine it</i> …

Basketball

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on Pace to Be NBA's Best Backcourt Ever

Klay Thompson now has three Western Conference Player of the Week awards on the season after shredding the Sacramento Kings for an NBA-record 37 points in a single quarter, and he's only the <i>second-best</i> guard on the Golden State Warriors' roster—right behind MVP front-runner Stephen Curry.<p>That seems …

Basketball

NBA 3-Point Contest 2015: Date, Updates on Rumored Participants, More

The NBA has reportedly scored a dream lineup for this year's three-point competition. The lineup will reportedly feature Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, Wes Matthews, J.J. Redick and James Harden.<p>Continue for updates.<p>James Harden Will be Added to Contest<p>Thursday, Feb. 5<p>Jonathan Feigen of …

Basketball

Why We're Not Ready to Close the Book on Kobe Bryant's Final Chapter Just Yet

The sun may be going down on Kobe Bryant’s career, but he hasn't faded out softly—his increasingly rare game appearances this season have been must-see moments, whether brilliant, ineffective or simply courageous.<p>This is how alpha dogs bow out—snarling, defiant, happy, stubborn or hurt.<p>The injured …

Basketball

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

The second half of the 2014-15 NBA season is off to what might be best described as an intriguing start.<p>The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors are still flying high. The Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves remain among the dregs, and the Western Conference is as …

NBA

Monta Ellis Deserves to Be an NBA All-Star but Probably Won't Be

Monta Ellis has hardly ever had a stronger All-Star case than the one he is putting forward this season. Even as he has been the best player on the Dallas Mavericks, his chances to represent the Western Conference are looking slim.<p>A top-five team in a conference normally gets at least one All-Star …

NBA

5 NBA Players Staying Cool Under Pressure

Pressure gets to all of us. In sports, the level of pressure some of the top athletes are faced with is staggering.<p>Staying cool under that pressure is what makes certain players great. We know all of the great things Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan have done. Those guys were able to …

Basketball

NBA All-Star Game 2015: When and Where to Catch Starting Lineup Announcement

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game is set to see a changing of the guard, with plenty of new faces likely to be named starters.<p>Between injuries, players changing leagues and great performances by younger stars, close to half of the starting lineup from last year will be different. Of course, we won't know …

NBA

Chris Bosh-Dwyane Wade Duo Proving Underwhelming for Remade Miami Heat

The recently concluded Miami Heat dynasty—well, dynasty-lite—will be remembered as the Big Three era. It’s the way we talk about it now, at least.<p>LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh—three superduperstars in their respective primes—joined forces to create a terrifying, dominant, unholy alliance …

NBA

Ethan Skolnick: Is LeBron James Past His Prime?

LeBron James isn't retiring anytime soon. However, King James just turned 30 years old, has been to four straight NBA Finals and has logged a lot of minutes over his 12 seasons in the NBA.<p>Are LeBron's best years behind him? Has he peaked athletically? How will LeBron make up for his diminishing …

Basketball

Kevin Garnett's Act Takes Another Unfortunate Turn

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett has a longstanding reputation as one of the NBA's most controversial on-court instigators.<p>Participation in physical proceedings has long been a prerequisite for Garnett's combative ways, and the story was no different when he was ejected barely four minutes into …

Basketball

NBA Rumors: Whispers from Around the League on Jimmy Butler and More

The Cleveland Cavaliers revamped their roster, and the Memphis Grizzlies reportedly acquired Jeff Green to bolster their small forward spot, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Meanwhile, there are still plenty of trade rumors floating around the Association.<p>The best part for NBA fans …

NBA
Basketball

Turns out Dwight Howard Can Still Star for Houston Rockets

The reports of the demise of Dwight Howard’s career have been greatly exaggerated, albeit in an entirely understated way. Relegated to near obscurity prior to the postseason, the Houston Rockets' not-so-fading star has gone supernova against the Dallas Mavericks.<p>The slights on Howard weren’t …

NBA

Dirk Nowitzki Now Dallas Mavericks' Only Hope to Save 2014-15 Season

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks aren't on the brink of postseason elimination just yet, but the ramifications of a disastrous Game 2 have placed them on the fast track to an unceremonious exit.<p>Tuesday's 111-99 loss to the Houston Rockets was bad enough in a vacuum, but the factors …

NBA

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: DraftKings Optimum Lineup Picks for April 22

NBA fans will shove aside Wednesday night's first two offerings in anticipation of the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, who conclude the evening's three-game tilt.<p>While daily fantasy players should pay close attention to the star-studded Western Conference showdown, they can't ignore the …

NBA

NBA Playoffs 2015: Updated Postseason Schedule, Dates and Predictions

Although the NBA playoffs are just getting started, it seems like we have a handle on how many of the series are going to play out.<p>It obviously takes four wins to advance in any series, so just a game or two doesn't necessarily mean anything. A squad that is losing always has the opportunity to …

NBA

3-Pointer: The Rockets went 'NBA Jam' over Dallas in Game 2

Dunks, dunks, dunks, dunks, dunks, and more dunks as the Rockets take a 2-0 series lead on Dallas in their best of seven. Behold the power of this …

NBA

Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Tickets Finally Go On Sale Today

Boxing fans have waited nearly six years to buy tickets to the ‘Fight of the Century’ as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and their respective camps endured a series of roller coaster negotiations since 2009 to bring the two fighters into the ring together. So, what are a few more weeks? Tickets …

Boxing