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Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring difference that makes you realise you’re on another planet, or in a distant future era.<p>A sports class is in full swing on the outskirts of Beijing. Herds of children charge after a football on …

Does Oklahoma or Oregon Deserve a BCS Spot More?

With its thrilling victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday, 33-24, Oklahoma has incited bedlam on the BCS bowl-selection committee.<p>Now, the folks at the Sugar Bowl will likely have a decision to make between the Sooners and Oregon.<p>Ironically, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm initially projected the two teams …

Forget Oregon Hype, Stanford Is Building a Mini Pac-12 Dynasty

Seasons change and new contenders rise in the Pac-12, but a constant Stanford stands as the conference’s standard. Its 38-14 rout of Arizona State in Saturday’s conference championship game sealed a fourth straight BCS bowl appearance and the program’s first consecutive Rose Bowl bids since …

It's still Stanford's Pac-12, lock, stock and barrel

The idea that Arizona State was going to win Saturday night's Pac-12 Championship Game seemed laughable by the end.<p>Picking Arizona State to win the …

Video: Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney

Ted Miller talks with Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney about winning the Pac-12 championship after running over Arizona State.

College Football

Should NFL Referees Be Fined for Mistakes That Affect the Outcome of Games?

Jeff Triplette and his crew made a bizarre mistake near the end of the Giants and Redskins game in Week 13 that left a lot of players and fans with a bad taste in their mouth. In fact, there have been several key gaffes by officials that likely changed the outcome of games this season.<p>Should there …

Amazon reviewers razz $40,000 Samsung TV

Amazon reviewers may never be able to top the epic community art project that evolved out of Tuscan Whole Milk, but they're sure putting in a good try with the feedback they're delivering on the Samsung's UN85S9 85-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV. The massive $39,997.99 set comes with Amazon …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die.<p>As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the …

Travel Writing

Pro Drivers, Jay Leno Also Struggled With The Porsche That Killed Paul Walker

But what the speed freaks and pro drivers have known for years is that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that killed Walker is notoriously difficult to drive—“dangerous” even, according to some higher-ups who work at the German automaker.<p>It’s “the first car in my life that I drive and I feel scared,” …

Nets have 'better feeling' already

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Jason Kidd coaching era began on Tuesday with a two-hour, high-energy, defensive-oriented practice for the Brooklyn Nets at …

Basketball

Michael Jordan says he'd beat LeBron James in one-on-one

In his prime, Michael Jordan thinks he would have defeated LeBron James and other NBA legends in a game of one-on-one. But there’s one matchup Jordan wasn’t sure about.<p>Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad for an upcoming promo video for NBA 2K14. He said he’d like to have played games against …

Former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe wants to be a pro wrestler

Sometimes you hit refresh on Twitter and come across tweets that catch you just completely by surprise.<p>Like these:<p>https://twitter.com/riddickbowe/status/371427870381330432<p>You hear that, Vince McMahon? Riddick Bowe wants to start a professional wrestling career — at the ripe old age of 46! Oh, and …

Chris Brown tags Hawaii with his graffiti, but is there more to his monster art? Read more: http://bit.ly/18RG3P5

Notre Dame schedules itself to play in the BCS title game

Notre Dame ended a stellar 2012 season by running into an Alabama buzzsaw in the BCS National Championship game — but that loss hasn’t dampened the spirits of the Fighting Irish. Despite losing Manti Te’o to the NFL, Notre Dame is already planning on making a trip to Pasadena for the 2014 title …

Police interested in Aaron Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins

The Hernandez case has taken another twist with attention turning to the former NFL star's fiancee.<p>Authorities investigating the murder of Odin Lloyd have turned their attention to Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, according to The Hartford Courant.<p>Police searched a storage unit in …

Adam Jones says banana was thrown at him from stands in San Francisco

After driving in four runs – including a three-run homer in the ninth – in the Orioles’ 10-2 win over the Giants on Sunday afternoon, center fielder Adam Jones took to Twitter claiming that a banana was thrown at him from the stands at AT&T Park in the bottom of the ninth inning.<p>I’m not going to …