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Boeheim: Melo can't do it alone

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim remains a big fan of Carmelo Anthony and closely follows the superstar NBA player who led his Orange to the 2003 national …

Sources: Mavs look to shop 13th pick

The Dallas Mavericks, with their first lottery draft pick in a dozen years firmly in hand, have their eyes on a bigger prize.<p>Multiple sources have …

Charles Woodson signs with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Free agent defensive back Charles Woodson has signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders to return to his original …

Steelers Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress Is Launching A Luxury Sock Line

"I've been planning my sock line from behind the scenes for a couple of years; nobody even knew I was doing it," Burress told the New York Times.<p>Burress hopes to eventually delve into the world of fashionable high-end belts, cuff links and bow ties. His twitter handle @PlaxicosSocks has been active …

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Football (U.S.)

Pros and Cons of Cleveland Cavaliers Taking Nerlens Noel with No. 1 Pick in 2013

Though they'll take their time, the Cleveland Cavaliers are essentially on the clock with Nerlens Noel being the likeliest of targets.<p>It's really one of the more intriguing draft pickles we're ever going to see.<p>The Cavs will weigh the pros and cons of selecting a player who just recently suffered a …

NBA
Basketball
NFL

Phil Jackson Takes over the World...Because He Can

Phil Jackson's new book <i>Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success</i> is on shelves now, and we know that because Jackson has appeared on every television and radio show of merit in the past week, and every step he's taken has been documented.<p>And he remains the hottest free-agent basketball mind. Whether he's …

Basketball

LeBron James' layup as time expires in OT lifts Heat past Pacers

MIAMI -- LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.<p>There was no one in his way.<p>There was no stopping …

Pacers vs. Heat, Game 1: Frank Vogel, players react to final play

If Game 1 featured this much action, what's in store for the rest of the series?<p>If Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is any indicator of what's to come in the series between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, then the NBA-watching public may be subject to a case of basketball overload.<p><b>For</b> …

NFL Players Are Getting Internships To Boost Their Resumes

But according to a report by Bloomberg News, some players in the NFL are interning at major corporations -- in between touchdowns and tackles. It's self-preservation. Despite big paychecks and celebratory headlines, NFL players typically have brief careers, and often find that the money doesn't …

Employment

How Manti Te'o Can Avoid Being the Next Tim Tebow

Like it or not, the media spectacle of Manti Te’o is reminiscent of the one that continues to haunt Tim Tebow. The media has an insatiable appetite for more Manti, just like they did for Tebow until he faded into irrelevancy last season.<p>Some players crumble under a media microscope and never reach …

Football (U.S.)

Key Adjustments Indiana Pacers Must Make to Win Eastern Conference Finals

The Miami Heat currently lead the Indiana Pacers 1-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals.<p>Game 1 was a nip-and-tuck affair that could easily have gone Indiana's way.<p>As is the nature of a seven-game playoff series, adjustments have to be made. This rings especially true for the Pacers, who are in dire …

NBA

Carmelo Anthony Injury Unlikely to Have Hampered New York Knicks in Playoffs

News broke on Monday that Carmelo Anthony played through the conclusion of the NBA season and playoffs with a small tear in his shoulder:<p>The question this raises, then, is whether the injury would have affected Anthony in any meaningful way, and the answer there is no. If the news leaked as an …

Basketball

Tom Brady: Welker still great friend

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday morning that Wes Welker's free-agent departure to the Denver Broncos did not come as a …

Knicks hope Melo can avoid surgery

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a small left shoulder tear late in the regular season that was revealed during an MRI on Wednesday, …

Byron Scott, Brian Shaw to be Clippers coach candidates, according to report

The Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on from Vinny Del Negro, and they have several candidates in mind for their head coaching search.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers have elected to let go Vinny Del Negro, and although the team hasn't officially talked to anyone about the job yet, an initial list of …

Brian Urlacher retiring from NFL

Brian Urlacher announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons Wednesday, ending what many believe was a Hall of Fame career as an iconic …

Aaron Rodgers: 'It's time' to heal

Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday that it's time for the "healing process to begin" between the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre, adding that he hopes …

J.R. Smith battled knee pain

New York Knicks sixth man J.R. Smith played in the postseason with fluid in his left knee, a league source confirmed.<p>It is unclear whether Smith will …