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Misses add up to big part of Kobe's legacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The man who made the most field goals in NBA history thought about the fellow Los Angeles Laker who was closing in on the other end …

Klay Thompson's Stardom Must Steer Golden State Warriors' Future

Link to Media<p>The Golden State Warriors staked their future on the hope that Klay Thompson could crash the NBA's elite ranks, thus allowing them to do the same.<p>The first part of that plan seems to be coming to fruition. The 24-year-old has exploded out of the gate, positioning himself to set career …

Basketball

Report: Sixers Attempted to Trade Michael Carter-Williams

The Philadelphia Sixers’ shameless tanking plan rolls forward—the team reportedly tried dealing away Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams this …

Floyd Mayweather Made a Staggering Amount of Money Saturday. Guess What His Minute-by-Minute Take Was

Floyd Mayweather Jr. triumphed over Marcos Maidana Saturday night, throwing fewer punches yet landing more of them and ultimately earning the judges’ unanimous decision — and welterweight and junior middleweight world titles — in Las Vegas.<p>But he earned more than a victory and titles — a lot …

Kyrie Irving's shootaround drills are not easy

Watch Kyrie Irving go through drills as Team USA preps for Serbia in its morning shootaround for the 2014 FIBA World Cup finals.<p>Indeed, it does look like an old Allen Iverson commercial.

Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video, supports NFL suspension, aide says | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was shocked by the video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee and the White House believes the NFL’s indefinite suspension of the former Baltimore Ravens star is appropriate, his chief of staff said.<p>Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice warms …

Brandon Marshall only needs one hand to catch touchdowns

The Bears are trailing, but at least catches like this are making the game fun.<p>Call it a "hot take" if you must, but this Brandon Marshall ... he's pretty good at football.<p>It's not exactly helping the Chicago Bears who are down by 10 points at the half, but goodness gracious this was great.

Convicted Pistorius 'free' to compete | South Africa News

Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge.<p>Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic …

The Fantasy War Room is closed

The SB Nation Fantasy War Room is live until 8:30 p.m. ET. Trying to figure out your last minute lineup decisions? Have thoughts on a trade or a waiver pick-up? We're here for you!<p>Welcome back to the War Room! This marks the third season of a chat room that offers you the most extensive fantasy …

Nick Foles steady in clutch to rally Eagles past Andrew Luck, Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the …

Nick Foles remains a QB enigma

PHILADELPHIA -- It was the run-run-reach that derailed Nick Foles.<p><i>One Mississippi</i>. Option No. 1, covered. <i>Two Mississippi</i>. Pump fake to try to shake …

NFL

NBA Rookies Who Should Be Immediate Starters Next Year

The 2013 NBA draft class was considered one of the weaker groups to enter the league in recent memory, but the truth is, a handful of rookies should be starters as soon as the season begins.<p>Regardless of how good a player projects to be, the fact remains that some teams simply need help. Cody …

NBA

Rajon Rondo Vows Never to Play for the Miami Heat

Link to Media<p>Still recovering from a torn ACL that ended his 2012-13 season in late January, Rajon Rondo isn't quite sure when he'll play his next game for the Boston Celtics.<p>He did, however, share some insight with the audience on hand for his basketball camp in Kentucky. He knows exactly when he …

NBA

Yasiel Puig's story was phenomenal before he was a phenom

In a must-read feature for <i>Yahoo! Sports</i>, Jeff Passan reveals the details of one of Yasiel Puig’s many unsuccessful attempts to defect from Cuba before he landed safely on Mexican soil in June, 2012.<p>Wearing a “a raggedy shirt, shorts and flip-flops,” Puig was on a boat intercepted by a U.S. Coast …

Lakers Rumors: Sasha Vujacic in Touch with Lakers, Wants to Return to LA

Link to Media<p>Sasha Vujacic wants to return to the NBA after his stint playing abroad, and he has the Los Angeles Lakers firmly in his sights.<p>According to Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles, Vujacic's "top choice" is to return to the Lakers.<p>The Lakers have put a premium on targeting outside shooting …

Basketball

Dennis Rodman covers the latest "Where Are They Now" issue of @sportsillustrated.

NBA Free Agents 2013: Talented Players Sure to Blossom on New Clubs

Link to Media<p>Now that NBA free agency is underway, it is time to see where J.R. Smith and other talented players will have an impact next season.<p>Dwight Howard has the entire league's attention, but he's already a proven star. The players on this list are talented but haven't made an All-Star team …

NBA