Akil Khalfani

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The Insane Life of an NBA Draft Prospect

<i>Editor's note: Former Colorado State star Colton Iverson has been steadily climbing up NBA draft boards over the past month, and serendipity has nothing to do with it. Bleacher Report asked Iverson to shed light on the grueling, high-stakes life of an NBA draft prospect.</i><p>No one said the road to the …

Former Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood Reportedly Finds Body in Belmont Harbor

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood reportedly found the body of a dead man while paddle boarding in the city's Belmont Harbor on Monday.<p>According to a report by Rosemary Regina Sobol of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, Wood made the discovery at 11:10 a.m. while enjoying a day on the water. The 36-year-old …

Danny Ainge won't coach Celtics, discusses Kevin Garnett and Boston's future

Danny Ainge said coach Doc Rivers felt like it was time to leave Boston and that the futures of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are uncertain.<p>Just a day before Doc Rivers was signed Tuesday to coach the Los Angeles Clippers, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge didn't believe Rivers would be anywhere …

Manny Pacquiao Must Hang Up Gloves with Loss to Brandon Rios

A third consecutive loss must send Manny Pacquiao into retirement.<p>There’s no way Pacquiao can continue to schedule fights if he loses to Brandon Rios in China, where the two are scheduled to take the ring in November.<p>About one year ago, Pacquiao took on Timothy Bradley for the Welterweight title. …

Jazz CEO wanted Jerry Sloan to stay

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller said Tuesday that he pleaded with Jerry Sloan not to quit mid-season two years ago after a clash with …

Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports

We usually think of college sports in terms of classic big-time schools, polls and bowls.<p>But, in fact, our athletics are intertwined with — and complicate — all higher education.<p>The University of North Carolina, Wilmington provides a typical recent case. The Seahawks field teams in 19 Division One …

College World Series 2013 finals: UCLA wins the national championship

The Bruins took down Mississippi State, 8-0, Tuesday night to capture their first baseball title in school history.<p>UCLA holds more total national championships than any other collegiate athletic program in the nation, but prior to tonight, there was no baseball title among its 108 trophies. After …