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Is Kyle Lowry's New Contract a Bargain or a Gamble for Toronto Raptors?

If measuring a player's worth in the NBA were a perfect science, this whole free-agency thing would be a much simpler process.<p>Reality isn't so kind.<p>So there are bound to be a number of opinions when it comes to Kyle Lowry's new deal. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski cites league sources claiming …

LeBron Abandoning Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh Could Be Worse Than 'The Decision'

The long forsaken sports city betrayed by its favorite son. Fans taken to streets with $100 jerseys and cans of gasoline. A public-relations nightmare from which its principal player was recently redeemed, absolved, it seems, only by the sheer grace of his game.<p>Even four years later, "The …

Martina Navratilova doesn't believe Serena Williams had viral illness

Something was clearly wrong with Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Tuesday.<p>But Martina Navratilova doesn't believe that the world's top-ranked player simply had a viral illness, as the tournament referee's office and the WTA later said.<p>"I think virus, whatever they're saying it was, I don't think …

Tennis

Just How Much Is Landing A Star NBA Free Agent Worth?

NBA free agency is in full swing, with most of the marquee teams wining and dining star players in the hopes of constructing the next superteam.<p>The NBA offseason—especially when big names are involved—is often described as wild and frantic, but just how many star players actually hold off on …

Kobe running late for Melo meeting

Even the best-laid plans can go awry sometimes.<p>Star Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was not present at the team's meeting with free agent …

Basketball

Seven ways UK wages have changed over the past four decades

Average earnings have gone up, the rich have it better than anyone else and the minimum wage seems to have worked. A new Office for National Statistics release has summarised some of the changes over the past forty years. We've pulled out the key points.

Asda to cut 1,360 jobs

Asda is cutting 1,360 middle managers, redeploying staff into fast-growing online shopping jobs as it attempts to take out £1bn in costs over the next five years.<p>The Walmart-owned company said 4,100 staff were affected by the restructuring, which creates 5,670 new roles, many of them lower-paid, …

Obama's bank comments not a signal of new rules: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s recent comments on the need for more bank regulation were intended to underscore the need to keep close watch over market risks rather than to signal a new policy initiative, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks …

Chris McDaniel Offers Reward For Proof Of Voter Fraud

Chris McDaniel won't give up the fight against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in his run for U.S. Senate.<p>Cochran won the runoff election by 6,800 votes, but McDaniel insists that voter fraud aided the victory. He's now offering $1,000 to anyone who can provide evidence of misdoing on the June 24th …

Showdown over immigration

The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community.<p>The sentiment carried over to a raucous …