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Pau Gasol's Ultimate Training Camp Checklist for 2013-14 Season

The Los Angeles Lakers’ first season under Mike D’Antoni didn’t go as planned, and no one player epitomized that notion more than Pau Gasol.<p>Despite being a perennial All-Star candidate in the past, the big man averaged career lows in points, field-goal percentage and shot attempts. He played in …

Chicago Bulls 2013 Preseason: Daily Updates, Scores, News and Analysis

The Chicago Bulls begin preseason play on Saturday, Oct. 5 on the road against the Indiana Pacers. The matchup will have much more fanfare surrounding it than a traditional exhibition contest, as it is set to feature the much-anticipated return of Derrick Rose.<p>Chicago’s superstar point guard has …

NBA

Michael Jordan Schools OJ Mayo at 2006 Basketball Camp

On Tuesday, Michael Jordan made headlines when he said he could beat LeBron James one-on-one in his prime during an ESPN interview. During that same interview, Jordan also shared an interesting story of how he schooled O.J. Mayo, who was in high school at the time, at one of his camps.<p>The folks …

Grading Kansas City's Positional Units at the 1st-Quarter Mark

With the first quarter of the 2013 NFL season in the books, it's time to take a look at how things have gone thus far for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs entered the season with a new coaching staff, a new starting quarterback and a renewed sense of cautious optimism that for the early part of …

Josh Freeman fined twice by Buccaneers in past month

Getty Images<p>It certainly doesn’t appear as though the issues between Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go away until Josh Freeman is no …

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants: Breaking Down New York's Game Plan

The opportunity is there for the taking, but can the New York Giants, who this weekend host the Philadelphia Eagles, finally get their first win of 2013?<p>It’s certainly possible, as the Eagles have had their share of struggles as they adapt to Chip Kelly, their new head coach.<p>One thing in particular …

Kenjon Barner expected to make debut for Panthers

AP<p>With the benefit of their bye week now in the rear-view mirror, the Carolina Panthers expect to get their first look at running back Kenjon Barner …

Doug Baldwin believes Andrew Luck can be best QB ever

AP<p>Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin didn’t want to compare Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck. He’s a believer in the abilities both …

Dissecting Best Individual Matchups to Watch in Detroit Lions' Week 5 Action

The Detroit Lions hit the road again with history in their sights. They've lost 22 in a row in Wisconsin and aim to shatter that streak against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.<p>The Lions finally put together a game where they played well in every facet of the game. Save for some garbage touchdowns …

Football (U.S.)

Washington Redskins: Studs, Duds and Biggest Surprises at the One-Quarter Mark

The Washington Redskins reach the first-quarter mark of the NFL season with more questions than answers as to what will work best for quarterback Robert Griffin III. So far, he has been a non-story as he leads a team with more losses than wins and a team trying to find its own identity behind a …

Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan

The Seattle Seahawks head to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday. This is a battle of two division leaders, and two teams that are expected to make the playoffs this season.<p>Statistically, these are two very similar teams. While they are philosophically quite different in …

Likely first-round pick HaHa Clinton-Dix suspended at Alabama

AP<p>HaHa Clinton-Dix, who is widely regarded as the best safety in college football and a future first-round draft pick, has been suspended by …

Why Colin Kaepernick Is Primed to Break out Following 49ers' Subpar Start

After Week 1, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the NFL's hot commodity, showing off an arm to match his feared speed. The team's running game never really gained a rhythm, but that surely wouldn't matter if this air-centric attack continued to thrive, right?<p>The only problem with …

Can the Chargers Survive the Loss of Dwight Freeney?

The San Diego Chargers have been bitten hard by the injury bug in 2013. First, it was the wide receivers, but at least the team had depth at the position. The Chargers didn't have as much depth on the offensive line or in the secondary, but those injuries also haven't been season-ending.<p>In terms of …

Here Is the Short GOP Quote That Perfectly Defines the Shutdown

Forty-eight hours into the negotiations, one Republican stalwart's official position is that he has no idea what he's negotiating for.<p>The government shutdown debate used to be about something specific: Linking the government's funding to Obamacare's defunding. Now it's about something else. But …

The Shutdown Caucus Explains Itself

And the mind reels.<p>And the mind reels:<p>"We're not going to be disrespected," conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."<p>Derek Thompson has more. I do not.

8 Million to 1: The Impressive Collateral-Damage Ratio for the Tea Party GOP

A few committed individuals can work wonders — unfortunately.<p>Roughly 320 million Americans are now being harmed at worst, inconvenienced at best, by the ongoing federal-government shutdown. All this at the behest of maybe 40 members of the House GOP, which when you think about it means a leverage …

GOP Donors Revolt Against Republican-Led Government Shutdown

Republican donors are pushing back against the Tea Party-led shutdown—and some are withholding funds. By David Freedlander.<p>On a Monday last month, …

The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students

Exactly one year ago, Frank Schubert was on top of the world. California’s gay marriage-banning Proposition 8, which he had helped push through, was …

Mystery Solved: Here’s Why Big Business Keeps Supporting Republicans Even as Republicans Destroy the Economy

Wondering why big business keeps supporting Republicans even as Republicans destroy the economy on which big business depends? Taxes, writes Daniel …

Of Course the GOP Isn’t Worried About Those Affected by the Shutdown

Jamelle Bouie on how the party’s view of the shutdown—as a ‘temporary inconvenience’—fits right in with its priorities.<p>For Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the …