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Clippers' Donald Sterling admits players called shots on Vinny Del Negro decision

Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers asked Clippers owner Donald Sterling if players like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were 'calling the shots,' and Sterling didn't deny it was true.<p>Chris Paul's apparent distaste for Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro had enough weight for the team not …

Sergio García apologises after Tiger Woods 'fried chicken' jibe

Sergio García's ongoing spat with Tiger Woods took an unwelcome turn on Tuesday night, when the Spaniard made what could be interpreted as a racist …

Billy Hunter's Lawsuit Against Derek Fisher And The NBPA Could Be Worth Millions Of Dollars

The very first issue that National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Interim Director Ron Klempner addressed on Saturday at the annual Sports Lawyers Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia was the pending dispute between former NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter on one side, and the NBPA, …

Kobe Bryant Uses Facebook to Hint at Major Announcement

Link to Media<p>Kobe Bryant is full of surprises.<p>From 81-point outings to five championship rings to ambiguous retirement musings, the Black Mamba lives to shock and awe.<p>Still rehabilitating a ruptured Achilles, Kobe's mantra hasn't changed. He's still intent on remaining unpredictable.<p>Knowing that …

Basketball

Jay-Z Gives Skylar Diggins Mercedes-Benz as Graduation Gift

Link to Media<p>Ah, the perks of having Jay-Z—the modern-day Renaissance Man—as your agent.<p>Skylar Diggins, the third overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft, completed yet another impressive milestone Sunday afternoon, as she graduated from the University of Notre Dame.<p>The burgeoning star even had time to …

University of Notre Dame

Dwight Howard Reportedly Will Give Multiple Teams Consideration in Free Agency

Link to Media<p>If you tend to grow tired of news headlines constantly surrounding Dwight Howard, you might want to disappear this summer.<p>According to CBS Sports' Ken Berger, the upcoming superstar free agent won't immediately re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Instead, he will "explore all such …

NBA

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Pre-Draft Chatter from Around the League

Link to Media<p>With 26 teams now eliminated from title contention, much focus has shifted to the NBA offseason and what those teams plan to do prior to the draft on June 27.<p>For those teams that fell short of the ultimate prize, this is a time of reevaluation, planning and forward thinking. This is a …

NBA

Skylar Diggins gets car from Jay-Z

What a graduation present.<p>On the day Skylar Diggins graduated from Notre Dame, she was presented with a new Mercedes by Roc Nation, the company …

Notre Dame

Brittney Griner Says She Was Told Not To Discuss Her Sexuality When She Played At Baylor

Brittney Griner, a senior at Baylor who was picked first in the WNBA draft, told ESPN the Magazine that she and fellow players were told not to discuss their sexuality publicly while at Baylor.<p>"It was a recruiting thing. The coaches thought that if it seemed like they condoned it, people wouldn't …

Sexuality

Dwight Howard And Chandler Parsons Will Share The Same Agent

Follow @DarrenHeitner<p>NBA center Dwight Howard will enter free agency this summer with a plethora of teams interested in securing his services for the 2013-14 season and beyond. Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012 as part of a four-team trade, but the Lakers may only get one year out …

Why Would Anyone Ever Switch from Spotify to Google's New Music Service?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As expected, Google unveiled its new streaming music service at their annual I/O developers …

What Google DIDN’T announce at I/O 2013

This weeks’ Google I/O developer conference was the first in several years where the company limited its keynote appearance to a single day. In this …

Android News

Larry Page Reminded Us Why We Love Google Today

Larry Page, Google's CEO and co-founder, closed out the Google I/O keynote today with a sentimental, almost subdued speech. He didn't sound like a …

Verizon Now Offering iPhone 5 For $99 Deal To Dumb Phone Owners

Last week we told you that Verizon would be selling the iPhone 5 for 50% off later this month. The promotion has now begun, and the iPhone 5 is being offered for $99 with a carrier contract instead of the normal $199 retail price.<p>But there’s a catch that severely limits eligibility.<p>Verizon told …

iPhone 5

Google Stock Price Closes At 52-Week High Of $915 On First Day Of Google I/O As Apple Takes Another Drop

Google’s stock price came close to its 52-week high on the first day of Google I/O today, hitting $915 per share at close. In comparison, Apple today dropped 15 points to close at $428 per share, 277 points off its 52-week high.<p>This morning, Google stock jumped to $909 per share from its opening …

This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

Google Announces 900M Android Activations, 48B Apps Downloaded

Google has announced at its I/O developer conference that there have now been 900 million activations of Android in total. The company also says that it has crossed 48 billion app downloads and that Google has paid out more to developers this year than it did last year. Currently, Android is seeing …

Samsung estimated to make 95 percent of Android device profits

Yes, we all know that Android has the prevailing device market share right now, but which companies in that group are actually making money? According to Strategy Analytics' estimates for Q1, it's Samsung... and virtually no one else. With $5.1 billion of Samsung's $7.9 billion operating profit …

Google opens its Cloud Platform Compute Engine to all comers, updates App Engine

During Google's I/O developer's conference keynote, it actually slipped in quite a bit of, yes, <i>developer</i> news amongst all the noisy consumer launches. One biggie was the announcement that any and all companies looking for computing horsepower can jump on board its formerly-limited Google Compute …

Android Gaming Takes Massive Leap Forward With 'Google Play Game Services'

At Google I/O this morning, Android gaming received a sorely needed shot in the arm, thanks to a new suite of APIs called Google Play Game Services.<p>Let’s face it, we’re living in a multi-device world. Android has reached a milestone of 900 million activations thus far in 2013, and more phones exist …

Samsung backtracks on Galaxy S4 storage issues, hints at update to free up space

Samsung has said it will look into ways to free up more storage in its new Galaxy S4 handset after the issue was featured on consumer BBC TV show <i>Watchdog</i>. Offering only 8GB of free space on its 16GB model, <i>CNET</i> reports that the company will review "the possibility to secure more memory space through …

Gmail's new quick action buttons let you complete tasks without leaving your inbox

To make email even less of a hassle, Google has added new quick action buttons to Gmail on the web. Similar to Micosoft's Active Views platform, the new buttons are designed to help you handle your email from your inbox, without needing to open a single message. Currently, Gmail supports four …

Samsung says Galaxy S 4 software bloat may be trimmed with new firmware

Last week we mentioned that Samsung had landed itself in hot water over in the UK with a BBC consumer program called Watchdog. The television program …

Galaxy S4

Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google will co-invest in a quantum supercomputer lab near its Mountain View campus, exploring the potential for incredibly-fast processing tipped to …

Quantum Computing

At Google I/O, Larry Page preaches a tech fantasia

The CEO charms the Google faithful in an informal Q&A to wrap up the I/O keynote, but his answers cleverly complain about industry backstabbing while promising a utopia driven by tech.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Larry Page spoke softly from the stage at the Moscone Center West on Wednesday morning, but the …

Google Wallet support coming to Sprint Galaxy S4, HTC One, Galaxy Note 2

Some good Google Wallet news for you, provided you’re using a Sprint Galaxy S4, a Sprint HTC One, or the Galaxy Note 2 on Sprint or U.S. Cellular.<p>The extended availability of the service has been announced on the official Google Wallet Twitter account:<p>If you’re among the lucky users of the devices …

Galaxy Note

Windows Phone comes 3rd in smartphones but Android keeps clear lead

Windows Phone has taken third place in the global smartphone OS shipments chart buoyed by Nokia’s Lumia successes, new figures suggest, pushing …

Mobile

Microsoft to Google: We'll bring ads to YouTube app

In response to Google's cease-and-desist letter alleging terms-of-service violations, Microsoft says all it needs from Google is "access to the necessary APIs" to create ad support.<p>Google and Microsoft are in the middle of a scuffle over the updated YouTube app in Windows Phone, but the software …

Windows Phone