John Griffin

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Doctors Say Obamacare Rule Will Stick Them With Unpaid Bills

Doctors worry they won't get paid by some patients because of an unusual 90-day grace period for government-subsidized health plans.<p>So several professional groups for doctors are urging their members to check patients' insurance status before every visit. Consumer advocates say these checks could …

GSK cancer vaccine fails again but testing continues | Reuters

(Reuters) - An experimental cancer vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline has failed in a second test - this time against lung cancer - but the British company said it still hoped to identify a sub-group of patients in which it would work.<p>A no entry sign is pictured outside the GlaxoSmithKline building in …

Obama reveals Final Four picks

As America settles in for another round of March Madness, its basketball fan in chief is releasing his bracket for the NCAA College Basketball Championships.<p>President Barack Obama is picking No. 4 seed Michigan State to win the men’s tournament, ESPN revealed Wednesday morning.<p>Obama’s Final Four …

Don't Believe the Hype: UFC Star Rory MacDonald Hasn't Proven Anything Yet

In the UFC echo chamber, words are weapons. If you say something long enough and loud enough, it becomes truth, regardless of merit.<p>Take, for example, the idea that Canadian Rory MacDonald is among the very best welterweights in the UFC.<p>Now, that may very well be true. Still just 24, MacDonald has …

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NBA Offseason Moves: Who Won?

Assessing the clear winners, the sort-of winners, the legion of tankers, and everything in between<p>We’re still waiting for Brandon Jennings and Nikola …

Ranking the Worst Free Agent Signings in New York Knicks History

For every great New York Knicks free agent signing, there are pages and pages of cap catastrophes (Jared Jeffries! Again!) Today, as Greg Oden prepares to pick his next sucker–I mean, next franchise–we explore the five worst free agent signings in Knicks history.<p>Feel free to bring your own …

Biogenesis: Alex Rodriguez looking to make deal with MLB

The veteran slugger is reportedly trying to make a deal with the league similar to Ryan Braun's. Unlike Braun, however, A-Rod's suspension is not expected to be imminent.<p>New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is "trying to make a deal" with Major League Baseball regarding the punishment for …

After amazing rehab, RG3 answers his critics

Robert Griffin III, cleared by doctors and his coach to begin practicing as the Washington Redskins open training camp on Thursday, doesn't have to say I told you so.<p>For weeks, the rehabbing star quarterback declared that as a milestone goal on the comeback trail from reconstructive knee …

Larry Bird Proves That He's Still Got It During Pacers Practice

Larry Bird can still shoot the lights out.<p>Indiana Pacers star Paul George recently was interviewed by <i>SLAM Magazine</i> and was asked about Larry Legend shooting in the gym during practice. Apparently, even though Bird has been out of the league for decades, he's still got it.<p>"He picked a ball up that …

Basketball

Ryan Braun suspended rest of year

Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season.<p>Braun will not contest the …

Los Angeles

White House Muddles Obamacare Messaging — Again

This summer was supposed to be a time to reintroduce the public to the Affordable Care Act and teach people how to sign up for benefits this fall.<p>But that's not what's happening.<p>Instead, earlier this month, the Obama administration decided to delay some key pieces of the law, most notably the …

Charlotte Bobcats to officially become Hornets in 2014-2015

The NBA's Board of Governors approved the name change in a Thursday meeting.<p>The NBA's Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve the Charlotte Bobcats' name change to the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, the league announced. The change will take effect for the 2014-15 season.<p><b>More</b>: Rufus on …

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Magic sign Victor Oladipo

The Orlando Magic on Sunday signed first-round pick Victor Oladipo, who starred later in the day in his Orlando Pro Summer League debut.<p>The Magic did …

Kevin McHale Has Enormous Expectations for Dwight Howard and Rockets

Dwight Howard's decision to join the Houston Rockets has plenty of Space City residents excited about the franchise's prospects in the near future, and head coach Kevin McHale might have the highest hopes of all.<p>According to Michael Wallace of ESPN, McHale said of his expectations for a Howard-led …

Basketball

Andy Murray: Winning Wimbledon is 'pinnacle of tennis'

<b>Andy Murray said winning Wimbledon and ending Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion was the "pinnacle of tennis".</b><p>The 26-year-old Scot converted his fourth championship point to beat top seed Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 in what Murray described as a brutal match.<p>"Winning Wimbledon, I can't get …

Martin Prado homers in loss to Mets.

Coyotes to stay in Arizona: Glendale council approves lease agreement

The Coyotes are expected to stay in the desert for at least five more years after Glendale City Council voted to approve a lease agreement with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment.<p>It was a long-winded, confusing, hilarious and largely pathetic piece of civic theater, but after more than four hours …