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Alberta PCs and Wildrose vote to merge as United Conservative Party

RED DEER, Alta. -- Alberta's political landscape profoundly shifted Saturday as its two main conservative parties -- enemies for a decade -- …

One stat is key to East teams making the NBA Finals. This year, it favors the Raptors.

The Toronto Raptors won 50 games for the second straight season, overcoming major injury adversity in the second half of the season to secure home-court advantage in their first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks.<p>DeMar DeRozan’s career year and upgrades at the trade deadline (forwards Serge …

Projecting Every NBA Team's Starting 5 for 2014-15 Season

It's all well and good that the NBA has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, but what good is it to drool over marquee matchups if we don't know which players are actually going to be participating? After all, the NBA is a player's league; its stars are among the most marketable and …

Most Overpaid and Underpaid Players of 2014 NBA Free Agency

Not every free agent lands a contract perfectly tailored to his talents, age and fit with his new (or old) roster. Inevitably, some players emerge from the summer festivities as massive steals, while others are so overpaid they might as well join a club populated by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, …

Predicting the 2014-15 All-NBA Breakout Team

Every season in the NBA, we see players break out and elevate their status around the league. Whether it be former high draft picks who are on the verge or players with lower profiles ready to take advantage of an increased opportunity, there are breakout candidates at each position for the 2014-15 …

Will Bruno Caboclo Be the Latest Long-Term Prospect to Speed Up Development?

Pretend we can all see the motion, and raise your hand if you'd heard of Bruno Caboclo before Masai Ujiri made him the Toronto Raptors' first-round pick in the loaded 2014 NBA draft.<p>Of the roughly 1 percent who raised their hand, half of them are lying. The other half need to find hobbies, unless …

Las Vegas Summer League 2014: Breaking Down Top Performers from the Tournament

The NBA Las Vegas Summer League is a tournament-style event that brings together a varied collection of roundball talent, often making it difficult to discern which players are the real deal or simply a desert mirage.<p>It's a remarkable hodgepodge of cast-offs, rookies and foreign phenomenons. There …

The Lower-Body Move That Protects Your Knees

You're strong, but you're not injury proof. Add this drill to your weekly routine to safeguard your joints from pain<p>You can spend hours at the gym pumping iron, but if you don't train your strength for motion, you're setting yourself up for pain.<p>"Whether you're stepping off a curb or …

The Secret To Jumping Higher Than Everyone Else

Maybe you won’t leap like LeBron James, but follow these tips to go higher than the average guy<p>Every year, college football hopefuls prepare their bodies for the NFL. JP Major, C.S.C.S., and performance specialist for EXOS in Phoenix, is one of the trainers that helps them do just that. He works …

Los Angeles Lakers Find Fantastic Free-Agent Steal with Ed Davis Signing

Someone call the cops.<p>Free agency has been burglarized—ransacked of logic and sensibility.<p>Our culprit is the Los Angeles Lakers, who stole—yes, stole—Ed Davis from the open market, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:<p>This happened.<p>The Lakers signed Davis.<p>They stole Davis.<p><b>Terrific Terms</b><p>Everything …

Pacers, Kings and Raptors to Reportedly Wear Throwback Jerseys in 2014-15 Season

The Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will join the Toronto Raptors in bringing back a classic look on their jerseys in the upcoming season.<p>According to Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk, the 2014-15 season will include some throwback Hardwood Classics jerseys for these teams—from the 1990s for …

LeBron James Will Pave Andrew Wiggins' Path to Superstardom

Andrew Wiggins enters the NBA as one of the most heralded prospects of his era, but the 19-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers rookie is far from stardom.<p>He needs to get stronger, smarter and more polished before he reaches the league's upper echelon. There's no guarantee the 6'8" Canadian prodigy will …