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A bottler of beloved Mexican Coke is considering shifting from cane sugar to save money

Mexico’s new soft drink tax could push the nation’s Coca-Cola makers away from the cane sugar that’s made “Mexicoke” a cult hit in the US.<p>Executives from the second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola in Latin America suggested that a shift away from cane sugar might be in the cards as a result of the …

Diabetes

Knicks schedule 2013: Plenty of big matchups in improved Eastern Conference

The Knicks have a plethora of big games on their 2013-14 slate as they attempt to remain in the top half of an improved East.<p>The New York Knicks enjoyed an excellent 2012-13 campaign, going 54-28 and finishing second in the Eastern Conference. However, the Knicks disappointed in the postseason, …

Ranking Metta World Peace's 15 Best Tweets of the Summer

New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace is many things. A defensive-minded player on a team full of shooters. A philosopher on the wonders of the human body. A table-leg-murder witness.<p>Metta is also the most colorful Twitter personality in the NBA. He has shot out over 3,000 tweets since …

Metta World Peace and the New York Knicks: Why He Is the Perfect Piece

Link to Media<p>Metta World Peace signed with the New York Knicks this offseason after being released by the Lakers via the amnesty provision. He is the perfect piece to complete the Knicks roster, as he brings one trait that their team lacked last season: toughness.<p>New York is excited about what …

Basketball

How Much Longer Will J.R. Smith Get to Prove Himself Before NY Knicks Dump Him?

J.R. Smith's on-court game has always been a mixed bag, punctuated as often by terrible shot selection as breathtaking scoring binges. But now that Smith is becoming a bigger off-court distraction than ever, the New York Knicks may soon find themselves looking for a way to cut ties with their …

Basketball

Carmelo Anthony Is Not a Lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame

Carmelo Anthony is one of the NBA's most polarizing players. As a member of the New York Knicks, he's been criticized heavily for his defense and volume shooting. However, even the most staunch Melo detractors wouldn't deny that he was deservingly in the MVP discussion last season. From Syracuse to …

Hall of Fame

Why 2013-14 New York Knicks Team Is a Replica of 1994 Finals Squad

Though the NBA is in a different place in terms of how teams are constructed, the 2013-14 New York Knicks and the 1994 Eastern Conference champion Knicks are nearly mirror images of each other.<p>But not based on individual comparisons. The similarities center around each team's dynamic. The '94 team …

Breaking Down How New York Knicks Can Maximize Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony scores. It's what he does. And he does it well. Really well. You didn't imagine him winning the 2012-13 scoring title or averaging 24.8 points per game for the past decade. That actually happened.<p>If you're like me—curious with a spectacular haircut—you've also stopped to wonder if …

Paul George

Brazil and Mexico Ask the U.S. to Explain Reports of NSA Spying on Their Leaders

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Brazil and Mexico have called on the U.S. to explain recent reports — sourced to documents obtained …

Mexico's Vicente Fox pushes marijuana debate to forefront

Conservative former President Vicente Fox has become an unlikely leading advocate of marijuana legalization. He says his change of heart stems from Mexico's mounting drug violence.<p>September 02, 2013|By Richard Fausset<p>Former President Vicente Fox of Mexico, who has always considered himself… …

Rodman to make 'friendly' visit to Kim

BEIJING -- Basketball star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea for the second time this year for what he says is a friendly visit to his friend, …

Richard Hamilton talks about the terrible day that the Pistons dealt Chauncey Billups

Back in the Detroit area to appear at a charity golf tournament, free agent guard Richard Hamilton reflected un-fondly on the Nov. 2008 trade that …

Comparing the Stars of the LeBron Age to the Jordan Era's Legends

The NBA is a fluid beast, one that replaces declining superstars with up-and-coming young guns every year. There's never a lack of superstars, but that doesn't diminish the historical significance of the former studs.<p>As soon as a Hall of Famer is done, players will inevitably attempt to replace …

NBA Shooting Secrets That Will Improve Your Jump Shot

Surprising Name Who Will Make a Big Impact for NY Knicks in 2013-14

Following an offseason where their inner-city rival went above and beyond scouring for free agents, the New York Knicks are hoping that one of their own players could emerge from the ranks and perform above expectations.<p>When it came to the offseason, the New York Knicks struck out. They traded …

Why NY Knicks Will Win 2014 Atlantic Division Title

The New York Knicks took a big leap in the right direction last season.<p>NY won over 50 games, reached the Eastern Conference semifinals, allowed Carmelo Anthony to flourish as the league’s top scorer and set the foundation for the future of the franchise.<p>But the most important accomplishment in Mike …

Basketball

'Dude Perfect' Made a Video About Pick-up Basketball Stereotypes, and It's Great

It’s a rock-solid fact: If you’ve ever played pick-up basketball, you have been one of these guys.<p>Dude Perfect is back, and in lieu of gifting the world with another amazing trick-shot video, the dudes are hashing out the mishmash of personalities present on every court where people play pick-up …

The Phoenix Suns have a Michael Beasley problem, and ignoring it is helping it go away

Of course, Michael Beasley has always been a problem for the Phoenix Suns. Like, right from the outset – when he missed seven of nine shots on his …

Raymond Felton Thinks Carmelo Anthony Is Better Scorer Than Kevin Durant

Raymond Felton is a <i>great</i> teammate. That, or he's a really convincing liar.<p>Speaking with Lang Whitaker of NBA.com, the New York Knicks' point man admitted he thought Carmelo Anthony was a better scorer than Kevin Durant:<p>There’s a lot of guys who can score the basketball in this league. Kevin Durant, …

Raymond Felton

NBA Stars on Their Last Tank of Gas This Season

Even NBA stars eventually have to use their last tanks of gas. No matter how many times they've refilled, they inevitably must deplete those final few gallons as their careers either come to an end or they see their reign as stars extinguished.<p>And as someone who's managed to run out of gas twice …

LeBron James names his top three basketball players of all time (Video)

Picking the greatest basketball player of all time is easy, because the greatest basketball player of all time is Michael Jordan. It’s easier in …

Babe Ruth

Meet the NBA's Next Wave of Premier Defenders

Over the years, the NBA has generated a no-defense reputation, but nothing could be further from the truth in the minds of these young studs. They're ushering in a new era of great defensive players, and they'll do everything in their power to ensure that scoring remains difficult.<p>Right now, the …

Roy Hibbert Looks Like a Giant in This Photo with Tim Duncan

Even in a photo with San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, who posted this photo on his Instagram, still looks like a giant.

Basketball

Reports: Rockets sign veteran forward Ronnie Brewer

Rockets sign veteran Ronnie Brewer to partially-guaranteed deal. Can Houston give him an opportunity to succeed?<p>ESPN and USA Today report that the …

Happy Birthday Tribute to Wilt Chamberlain and His Greatest Moments

People grow old, but Wilt Chamberlain's basketball prowess is timeless.<p>Almost 14 years have come and gone since one of the greatest players in NBA history passed away. Were Chamberlain alive today, he would have just turned 77. And were he alive today, he would still tower over us all.<p>He spent 14 …

Wilt Chamberlain Swishes 4 3-Point Hook Shots in a Row to Win a Bet

NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain would have turned 77 years old today. He holds 71 NBA records, 62 of them by himself, including most points in a game (100), most rebounds in a game (55) and most minutes per game in a season (48.53, thanks to overtime).<p>While many young fans can't fully appreciate how …

Basketball

How Michael Jordan Re-Defined His Game to Extend Legendary Career

Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest ever to play the game, and there is no shortage of reasons why that claim is made. Perhaps the most amazing thing about him is the way he re-defined himself to extend his career.<p>In fact, you could argue that Jordan 2.0 has as much to do with his …

Tim Hardaway, Jr. of the Knicks: His Secrets Of The NBA

Allen Iverson is reportedly set to retire from the NBA

Allen Iverson is going to announce his retirement from the NBA soon. First reported, appropriately, by SLAM Magazine, the 2001 NBA MVP and 11-time …