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Mark Cuban Wants NBA to Move Texas Teams to Eastern Conference

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a plan to fix the growing chasm in quality between the NBA's Eastern and Western Conferences.<p>According to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com, Cuban would shift the Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans to the East. To balance things …

Chandler Parsons is very angry, but Mark Cuban is here to help

Turn that frown upside down, Chandler!<p>There are many things to consider in this picture of Mark Cuban and Chandler Parsons, but let's start here: Why is Parsons so angry?<p>(h/t @BenDuBose)<p>Perhaps it was that J.R. Smith hit this ridiculous shot that forced the Mavericks-Knicks game to go into overtime …

Richard Sherman's Theater of the Abused

The National Football League really, really wants its players to talk to the news media, and Richard Sherman is more than happy to oblige.<p>The …

Sony's e-paper watch is a thing of minimalist beauty

Two days ago, we heard of Sony's plans to build a watch made entirely of e-paper — one where the band and the watch face would both change in response to the user's wrist gestures. It sounded wild and provocatively different, but what we really wanted to know was what it looked like. As it turns …

The Brutal Militant Group Taking Over Iraq Is Bragging Of The Mass Execution Of 1,700 People

Released on the group's Twitter account — where they boasted of killing 1,700 soldiers — fighters show off the trucks and gear they had seized in their takeover of Mosul and Tikrit. But others are much worse, with dozens of people bound and packed into the back of trucks and shuttled to a mass …

Iraq: The real battle is to persuade Sunnis they can be truly equal citizens

The revival of civil war in Iraq is not about ancient sectarian hatreds – that is what the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Isis – wants you to think. It is a hardcore ideological group exploiting the political disaffection of one community to stoke sectarian war. Iraq's broken political …

Tony Blair Says ISIS's Success In Iraq Is Due To Failure To Intervene In Syria, Not 2003 Invasion

The looming civil war and bloody insurgency in Iraq were caused by the West's failure to intervene in Syria, not the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam …

Iraq: Shi'ites take up arms to battle Sunni Muslim insurgency

Thousands of Iraqis have responded to a call by the country’s most influential Shi’ite cleric to take up arms against a Sunni Muslim insurgency.<p>Around 800 Shi’ite men left the southern city of Basra on Sunday, heading to Baghdad for training to join the Iraqi army.<p>Local religious leaders encouraged …

Iraq and the Western military meddlers | US & Canada

It seems there is no limit to an interventionist's capacity for self-delusion over the Middle East. As Iraqis are caught in an escalating crisis of utter terror, turmoil and devastation unleashed as a direct consequence of the US-led invasion of 2003, some neo-cons and unabashed British Blairites …

U.S. vets 'heartbroken' as civil war overtakes Iraq

DETROIT -- Tony Blair served two tours of duty as an Army infantry sergeant during the eight-year Iraq War and was injured in a roadside bomb explosion.<p>Now the 55-year-old Warren, Mich., resident worries that everything he and hundreds of thousands of other American soldiers fought — and died — for …