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Derrick Rose: On Comeback Scale of 1-10, Says He's '11'

Derrick Rose likes to go off script.<p>Or, he's just really confident in himself.<p>Asked about his latest return, Rose answered in typical Rose fashion, per Bulls.com's Sam Smith:<p>On a scale of one to 10, how surprised are you that the Chicago Bulls point guard wouldn't allow himself to be confined to …

Are the Chicago Bulls ready to be an offensive team once again?

While Tom Thibodeau's teams are known for their defense, it was only a couple years ago they were churning out top offense with Derrick Rose and his …

2014 Offseason Report: Chicago Bulls

The Bulls just had a storybook regular season and added pieces that they'll need in the playoffs.<p><b>Offseason: Free Agency | Latest from Ken Berger |</b> …

Derrick Rose's 'Mission' for Superstar Return Is Not Impossible

Don't let the rhapsodic waxing or compelling video clips fool you. Derrick Rose's road back to NBA royalty carries no guarantees of a hero's return.<p>Yes, by all accounts, he's shredding the competition at Team USA training camp. For his short- and long-term NBA future, all of that means...nothing …

How Chicago Bulls' Scheme and Ceiling Adjust to Derrick Rose's Return

Derrick Rose's two lost seasons taught the Chicago Bulls a tough lesson in an even tougher way: It's not enough to merely hope for the best.<p>Preparing for the worst is just as important.<p>Now, with Rose looking healthy and optimism higher than it's been in years, the Bulls head into the 2014-15 season …

Wade knew on flight with LeBron he was headed back to Cleveland

Heat guard knew it was an end of an era on a flight back to Miami, despite James not telling him until the next day.<p><b>Offseason: Free Agency | Latest</b> …

NBA players express support for Paul George after gruesome injury

The basketball community is rooting for a speedy recovery for Pacers forward Paul George.<p><b>More on Paul George: George suffers serious injury | Team</b> …

Paul George injury puts FIBA rule in spotlight

The NBA and FIBA currently have an agreement that limits the teams' ability to pull their players from international competition. George's injury questions the validity of that agreement.<p>Paul George's horrifying leg injury during the televised USA Basketball scrimmage wasn't just devastating for …

Derrick Rose looked great in USA Basketball scrimmage

OK, it's still too early to say he's fully back, but the Bulls star looked spry and healthy in Las Vegas.<p>Team USA's scrimmage abruptly and appropriately ended after Paul George suffered a horrifying leg injury. It was a scary and devastating moment that has opened an entire discussion of player …

Paul George Injury Update: Pacers Star Undergoes Surgery on Broken Leg

Paul George suffered one of the more gruesome sports injuries in recent memory, which means the road back to the NBA will be a difficult one.<p>In a scrimmage between team USA players prior to the FIBA World Cup, the Indiana Pacers star landed awkwardly on a play and severely injured his leg. Busted …

Coach K Visits Paul George in Hospital After Star Suffers Leg Injury

Many Team USA basketball players have spoken of the positive relationship they've formed with national team coach Mike Krzyzewski. Former Duke star Jay Williams posted a photo on Twitter that helps in part explain why Coach K is so revered:<p>Krzyzewski is shown sharing an embrace with Paul George, …

These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida

There's a lot you probably don't know about America's 27th state. Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona, but there are, surprisingly, still some spots that are relatively under-the-radar in the Sunshine State.<p>So if you're looking to add a …

Derrick Rose Looks Explosive, Shows Off Speed in USA Basketball Showcase

Is Derrick Rose back? If these highlight plays from the USA Basketball Showcase are any indicator, that answer is "yes."<p>We can't speak to his durability or how effective he'll be in the upcoming NBA season, but we know this: The Derrick Rose playing in Team USA's Blue-White game leading up to the …

Derrick Rose draws more praise

LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose continued to open eyes Tuesday in Team USA's training camp as he makes his way back from the torn …

Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard and adidas Basketball unveiled the D Rose 5s and the Crazylight Boosts in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon. Check out some pics: http://t.co/pwkivnF49g

Joakim Noah: Want to beat LeBron

LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah knows that in order to win a championship this season, he and his team are going to have to push …

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What Chicago Bulls Need from Derrick Rose Next Season

Derrick Rose will make yet another comeback with the Chicago Bulls next season. In order for the team to make a serious title run, it will need a lot from the former MVP point guard and current face of the franchise.<p>It would be wonderful if Rose could stay healthy, something he hasn’t been able to …

20 Free Attractions in Vegas for the Whole Family

Skip the city's famous casinos and grand shows this year. If you're on a budget, then rejoice.<p>The Vegas Strip (Flickr: Samantha Celera)<p>It's no secret that a Las Vegas vacation might involve gambling and partying until the early morning hours as well as spending a boatload of money to have fun. But …

The 10 Best Small Cities in America

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots, voted among the best in the U.S. by Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler's readers, have plenty of cultural attractions, stylish hotels, and charm to spare.<p>See how …

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I Want to Visit Detroit Again, And Here's Why

I have spent a total of two days in Detroit, far too little time to assess whether or not any or all of those things are entirely accurate, but I can say without a doubt that I am excited to go back.<p>There have been so many stories written about the demise and downfall of Detroit. The government is …

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America's Best Boardwalks

Fresh seafood, kitschy shops, and deep-fried Oreos are just a few of the things you'll find along the boardwalks that hug America's shorelines, but they're not all carbon copies. Some boardwalks are quirky, some family-friendly, while others are geared toward thrill-seekers. No matter what, the …

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20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

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Northeast by Train: America’s Eurail Experience

TravelDigital Nomad<p>One of the great things about visiting Europe is getting around by train. Even short hops get you to places with new cultures, languages, cuisines, even types of chocolate. Truth is, you <i>can</i> do that in the U.S., particularly along the Northeast Corridor.<p>I’ve long wanted to do …

Top 10 Things to Do in Ontario

Travel<p>Canada's most populous province can keep a visitor busy for months with its attractions, both natural and man-made. Here are our picks for the top ten must-dos.<p><b>Niagara Falls</b><br>Honeymoon clichés notwithstanding, this is a don't-miss spot. The true essence of Niagara Falls has been the same for …

Which Hawaiian Island Is for Me?

Each Hawaiian island offers something unique to travelers. There is an island for all: lovers, adventurers, beach dwellers and city seekers.<p>Each Hawaiian island offers something unique to travelers. There is an island for all: lovers, adventurers, beach dwellers and city seekers. Six distinct …

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New York Sights

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See New York photos in this gallery from National Geographic’s Ultimate City Guide for New York City.

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5 NBA Teams That Vaulted into Contention During the 2014 Offseason

It’s not often that a free-agent crop is capable of completely shifting the NBA landscape—of turning pretenders into contenders and contenders into also-rans.<p>Years from now, the summer of 2014 will stand a good chance of living up to that billing.<p>As we head into the 2014-15 campaign, five teams …

Why Tom Thibodeau Faces More Pressure Than Ever Before with Chicago Bulls

Tom Thibodeau has never been big on excuses.<p>Good thing, because the Chicago Bulls head coach won't have any this year.<p><b>New and Old Weapons</b><p>The Bulls are rebuilt—bigger, stronger and better. Derrick Rose is back (again) and is expected to perform to his full capabilities. The lingering concerns about …

Chicago Bulls' Rumored Deal for Kevin Love Wouldn't Make Team Better

Chasing superstars at all costs only makes sense to a point. The deal the Chicago Bulls have reportedly offered the Minnesota Timberwolves, per Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops, would do more harm than good.<p>Here's the rumored offer:<p>It made total sense for the Bulls to pull out all the stops in …