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Explaining Chris Paul's Dominance as NBA's Premier Point Guard Stopper

Barely six feet tall with a panache for hounding opposing ball handlers, Los Angeles Clippers commander-in-chief Chris Paul has solidified his reputation as the NBA's premier point guard wrangler.<p>That sentiment has been confirmed by four All-Defensive first team appointments and two All-Defensive …

Basketball

Battle with LeBron James Will Be an MVP Litmus Test for James Harden

James Harden's NBA MVP opportunity is standing in front of him.<p>It just happens to be taking the form of a 6'8", 250-pound freight train known as LeBron James.<p>Both players have entrenched themselves in a four-man race that's six weeks away from crowning a victor and already seemingly destined to end …

Basketball

The rest of the East is helping the Cavaliers make up for their bad start

The Cleveland Cavaliers have climbed up the standings thanks to a great run, but they are also benefiting from the rest of the East playoff teams collapsing around them.<p>On Jan. 13, the Cleveland Cavaliers were one game below .500 and sat in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. David …

Basketball

Cowboys place franchise tag on Dez Bryant

The star wide receiver will play next season under the franchise tag unless Dallas can get him signed to a long-term contract.<p>The Dallas Cowboys have officially placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant was one of the top receivers in the league this past season and is likely …

The Most Underrated Rivalries in College Football

Every college football program has at least one rival: a team it hates every day of the year and regardless of the differences in quality of the two. Rivalries are the heart of college football, and they're something the college game does better than the pro game.<p>Some rivalries are well-known …

College Sports

Anthony Mason dies at age of 48

Anthony Mason, a longtime NBA player who helped the New York Knicks reach the 1994 NBA Finals, has died at the age of 48.<p>A Knicks spokesperson …

Bulls' Derrick Rose confident of return down the stretch

Derrick Rose began his third rehabilitation after a knee surgery in the last 34 months Saturday and displayed full confidence he will return to action this season.<p>Though Rose won't address the media formally for a while, he roamed the Advocate Center hallways in good spirits, walking fine, openly …

Dez Bryant Reportedly Will Receive Cowboys Franchise Tag

Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones confirmed that the team plans on applying the franchise tag to All-Pro wideout Dez Bryant, thus keeping him on the roster through 2015, per ESPN.com's Todd Archer.<p>Archer provided the full details of the move:<p>The Cowboys have to notify the league …

Football (U.S.)

Russell Westbrook facial injury the latest challenge for Oklahoma City

Westbrook had facial surgery and will be out at least a week. Is this the straw that breaks the Thunder's back or can they overcome this like they …

Lakers' Jeremy Lin is on a roll after All-Star break

He has found his "peace" again, and that in turn has allowed <b>Jeremy Lin</b> to play with freedom.<p>Lin has performed at his best with the Lakers this season after the All-Star break, his game now flourishing.<p>"When I was a rookie, I put myself through mental torment," Lin said. "I can't do that anymore. So …

Russell Westbrook

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

<b>Theodor Seuss Geisel</b> (March 2, 1904–September 24, 1991), better-known as <b>Dr. Seuss</b>, is one of the most original and beloved children’s storytellers of all time. After I wrote about his little-known, body-positive “adult” book of nudes, reader Jennifer Alluisi flagged a fascinating deeper dive into …