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Stephen A. praises NBA stars

Stephen A. Smith

UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property worth $4 billion.<p>While the UFC and its new owners figure out the company's next steps, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta are tapping out of mixed martial …

Conor McGregor

The Greatest Foods That Can Be Made In A Waffle Iron

Waffles mean different things to different people. In the U.S., we eat them for breakfast topped with whipped cream and a ton of maple syrup. But in Europe, where they're more of a snack, you’d have a hard time finding a waffle anytime before noon.<p>The same is true when it comes to waffle irons. …

Breakfast

Stephen A., Skip: Love does not deserve a Top 100 spot

Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless both agree that Cavaliers forward Kevin Love should not be ranked in the Top 100 NBA players of all time.

The NBA All-Star voting is broken. Here are 4 ways to fix it

A few tweaks can make the system work.<p>Last week, John Wall complained about the first 2016 NBA All-Star Game voting returns. As you might expect based on that sentence, Wall was not one of the top two guards in the East in those returns. Budding superstar though he may be, Wall isn't actually a …

NBA

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will feature microSD, water resistance, and larger batteries

Samsung is endowing its first two 2016 flagships with a pair of features that were conspicuously missing from 2015’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, according to a person briefed on the company’s plans. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will offer microSD slots (compatible with cards up to 200GB) and …

Phones

Mitch Kupchak says Lakers can't move on until Kobe Bryant retires

After<p>Kobe Bryantretires, theLakerswill eventually hang his jersey in the rafters atStaples Center.<p>Which of Bryant's two numbers will the Lakers honor?<p>"I don't know the answer. Obviously it's going to be 8, 24 or it could be both," said Lakers General Manager<p>Mitch Kupchakat a season-ticket holder …

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj Clash on Twitter Over MTV VMA Nominations

Some inspiration for “Bad Blood” – Part Two?<p>Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj found themselves in a heated Twitter exchange after the “Anaconda” rapper …

Nicki Minaj
Basketball

Mayweather, Pacquiao Through the Years

Boxing

Shell's profit plunge prompts North Sea jobs and investment warning

UK’s biggest oil company to cut global spending by $2bn after first-quarter earnings drop 56% but group refuses to halt Arctic drilling<p>Shell warned on Thursdaythat further jobs and investment are at risk in the North Sea as it slashed annual global spending by a further $2bn (£1.3bn) and reported a …

North Sea

What's Next for Baltimore

A citywide curfew that went into effect late Tuesday until early Wednesday brought calm to Baltimore in the wake of riots that spotlighted deep …

Justice

Steelers vs. Patriots Reportedly Will Open 2015 NFL Regular Season

The 2014 NFL season culminated in the New England Patriots hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. The 2015 season will commence with Tom Brady and Co. taking the first step toward defending that crown.<p>Manish Mehta of the <i>New York Daily News</i> reported Tuesday that the Patriots will open the regular season with …

NFL

NFL adjusts rule defining catch

PHOENIX -- The NFL competition committee tweaked the rule for a catch, but even under the new wording, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant still would …

NFL

How a Men's Health Editor Lost 30 Pounds | Men's Health

“I wore sweaters and loose clothing,” he says. “I untucked my shirts when I wore blazers, and I chose colors and patterns, like black and vertical stripes, that helped me look lean.”<p>And while he could hide the absence of flat belly, nothing could hide the lethargy he was feeling inside.<p>Brian’s …

10 Styles We're Craving for Spring

If there were ever a season that had us itching for some retail therapy, spring would be it. (Sorry, goose-down jacket, but you're going into the incinerator.) In preparation for those glorious warmer days, we've surveyed the market and rounded up our top 10 pieces.<p><b>The Ankle-Wrap Flats</b><p>Look for a …

Clothing

Is Hip-Hop Still ‘CNN For Black People?’

The prevailing opinion is we have to look to the past for the days when hip-hop stirred the political pot. But a new generation of rappers has plenty …

Tweets Is Watching: 50 Cent Calls Joe Budden A "Bitch"

Sometimes Hip Hop can move at a pace too frantic for even the most devoted fan to keep up with. Albums and mixtapes are released at breakneck speed, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Russell Westbrook's 10th Triple-Double of Season Taken Away After Stat Change

Russell Westbrook's torrid pace in the second half of this season continued Sunday. The Oklahoma City Thunder MVP candidate seemingly had another triple-double in the team's 93-75 victory over the Miami Heat; however, Darnell Mayberry of <i>The Oklahoman</i> revealed that a stat change takes away his …

Basketball

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Freddie Roach Insists Floyd Has Made Pac-Man 'Mad'

Manny Pacquiao is an amicable, inoffensive man who throughout his career has shown nothing but respect for his opponents. But according to the Filipino’s trainer Freddie Roach, there’s something about Floyd Mayweather that has gotten under his fighter’s skin and that will serve as inspiration when …

Boxing

How I Add Atmosphere To Some Of My Shots Using Photoshop

A lot of times, what appears to be light effects in my work is actually done in post production, using Photoshop, to enhance or exaggerate existing …

Soup Recipes Hearty Enough To Call Dinner

Jay Leno put it best when he said, "Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal." This often feels true in the case of tomato soup when it's not accompanied with a grilled cheese. And it is definitely true in the case of a pureed butternut squash soup, which leaves you hungry just an hour …

Cooking

Pastor Creflo Dollar Wants Your Dollars

Plain and simple: Pastor Creflo Dollar is a disgrace. Today's headlines read: "Creflo Dollar's lofty plan seeks $65M jet for global missions." And if that wasn't enough, the man bearing the name Dollar, is asking 200,000 people to contribute $200 each to purchase the plane.<p>A website devoted to the …

Faith

Expert Advice on Spotting Fake Merchandize and Body Parts

Don’t trust the guy selling you a ticket? If it goes 5-for-5 in this test, it’s real “99 percent of the time,” says Jason Perry, director of sales and marketing at New Hampshire’s Verizon Wireless Arena:<p>(1) Size is 2 x 6"<p>(2) paper is thick stock<p>(3) printing is “thermal,” with a burned-in look<p>(4) …

Young Thug Was Being Serious About Making ‘Tha Carter 6′

It’s no secret that Young Thug is a huge Lil Wayne fan, but he caught even his biggest supporters by surprise when he announced plans to continue …

Why You Should Train on the Floor

<b>1. It elevates your heart rate.</b> <br>Any time you go from the floor to a standing position and back down again, you’ll get your heart pumping.<p>That’s why I add something as simple as a set of bird dogs in between my upper-body exercises. Or I combine pushups with kettlebell swings. The swings raise my …

Food Safety Tips to Reduce Food Poisoning or Foodborne Illness

The 9 Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick<p>Follow these kitchen tips to beat off nasty bacteria and keep making the meals you love<p>No one wants to toss a salad with E. coli or serve chicken with a side of salmonella. But every year, about 9 million Americans fall sick from these and other sources of …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Chops Wood, Is Basically Living Out a 'Rocky' Montage

Cue "Hearts on Fire" and hitch up the sled dogs—Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no longer futzing around.<p>After several weeks of soft-shoeing about with "sit-ups" and "running," Mayweather is finally getting down to brass tacks for his superfight against Manny Pacquiao and breaking out the meat and potatoes …

Boxing