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Luis Suarez to Wear First Knitted Football Boot

From simple beginnings, when players were weighed down with heavy leather boots, the footwear worn by footballers has come a long way.<p>Great technological advances have seen lighter boots produced over the years—now Adidas have launched the first that is knitted from heel to toe.<p>The new "Samba …

Soccer

Disguised Jeff Gordon takes reporter on wild ride to evade cops

Jeff Gordon went undercover as a cab driver to pull a prank on a reporter who questioned the validity of a stunt Gordon participated in last year.<p>A year ago Jeff Gordon took an unsuspecting car salesman on a hairy test-drive. The video, which has been viewed by more than 40 million on YouTube, was …

Is Russell Westbook to Blame for OKC Thunder's Mini-Slump?

The sky might be falling on the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the basement is holding up just fine.<p>Trapped in the franchise's first three-game home losing streak since 2008-09, the Thunder are raising eyebrows—not alarms—with their play of late. Panic sirens simply don't sound at the top of the …

Stephen Curry to Wear Under Armour Shoes with Season Stats All over Them

Shoe companies are trying to figure out ways to outdo each other, so athletes may occasionally wear some pretty wild sneakers.<p>Under Armour has come up with bold designs in the past. Uniforms usually get everybody's attention, but sneakers can also stand out.<p>The shoes that the company designed for …

Basketball

Caron Butler Officially Agrees to Deal with Oklahoma City Thunder

Caron Butler, a free agent since negotiating a buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 27, has signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.<p>Butler confirmed the move on Saturday:<p>Daily Thunder reporter Royce Young supplies Sam Presti's statement:<p>“We are pleased to welcome Caron Butler to the …

NBA

Good morning, it's the NBA Game of the Year starring John Wall

The Wizards and Raptors had themselves an epic. Plus: LeBron in a mask, Melo's future, Jimmer in the CHI and all the clichés you can handle.<p>Good morning. Let's basketball.<p><b>THE TALK OF THE TOWN:</b> The Wizards and Raptors had themselves the game of the year: a triple-OT thriller claimed by Washington. …

Associated Press News

Philadelphia 76ers Set to Honor Allen Iverson with Jersey Retirement Ceremony

The Philadelphia 76ers will honor NBA legend Allen Iverson on Saturday, March 1, by retiring his No. 3 jersey at halftime against the Washington Wizards.<p>“The Answer” spent the first 10 years of his NBA career in Philly, making seven All-Star games during that span. He led the Sixers to an NBA …

Basketball

Tyreke Evans Nearly Misses Pelicans Game After Getting Stuck in Elevator

Nothing like a little claustrophobia to get you into the zone.<p>Prior to the New Orleans Pelicans game against the Phoenix Suns, point guard Tyreke Evans found himself stuck in an elevator:<p>Evans himself took to Instagram to give us a real-life "SMH."<p>Fortunately, it appears he made it to the game just …

Steve Nash: 'It's either back with the Lakers next year or I'm done'

The Lakers point guard has said that if the team uses the stretch provision to waive him this summer he will retire.<p>Steve Nash has seen the court just 10 times this season, and with the 40-year-old's health in serious question, so too is his future with the Los Angeles Lakers. In the second episode …

Lakers among top three-point shooting teams in the NBA

On Friday night the<p>Lakers(20-39) shot a stunning 70.4% from three-point range in a 126-122 victory over theSacramento Kings(20-38).<p>Obviously the season hasn't gone as hoped for the Lakers, who sit at the bottom of the 15-team Western Conference. Injuries have derailed what initially was a promising …

Welcome to March: What to Make of the Madness on an Upset-Filled CBB Saturday

The NCAA tournament doesn't start for another two-and-a-half weeks, but the madness is well under way with ranked teams dropping left and right.<p>After five ranked teams fell on Thursday night, another 10 AP Top 25 squads suffered a loss on Saturday.<p>What does all this chaos means for the projected …

College Basketball